Alfonso Cuaron's white-knuckle space odyssey restores a sense of wonder, terror and possibility to the bigscreen that should inspire awe among critics and audiences worldwide.
As worldwide distribution and co-production deals generate more coin for TV drama production, they up the ante for production values as well as in the race for the Creative Arts Emmys. Captured on…
Co-productions remain a key vehicle for Hollywood movies to get into China. But producers need to make sure their projects meet the tough local criteria. There has been a crackdown in the past few…
Finding the most entertaining angle on one of the world's dullest sports, "The Short Game" has built-in word-of-mouth that should help it break out of the docu sandtrap and roll down the fairway. The…
A clever conceit that ultimately resolves itself along overly smooth, therapeutic lines.
In a saga worthy of a Hollywood thriller, allegations of email hacking and industrial espionage have surfaced in the camera industry in a lawsuit filed by digital camera maker Red against rival Arri.
A few weeks ago I moderated the Q&A that followed the Variety screening of "Jane Eyre." I asked director Cary Fukunaga if he'd shot with a digital camera or on film, and he replied that he always…
Neither Martin Scorsese nor the top members of his creative team had done a 3D film before they embarked on "Hugo," but their first effort ended up garnering near-universal praise for the way they…
Martin Scorsese and his crew mulled the idea of shooting "Hugo" in 2D and converting it, but decided it needed to be shot in 3D -- though they quickly discovered the process required them to rethink…
Four films, four budget levels, and four sets of choices, challenges and opportunities