British filmmaker Mike Le Han and production partner Black Lake have attached a trio of leads for teen fantasy “The Peppercorn Chronicles” — Jodelle Ferland (“Twilight,” pictured above), Noah Ringer…
In a pre-Cannes move, Daniel Wagner has formed BiFrost Pictures Inc. as a specialty financing and production company with the goal of investing in four to six movies annually with budgets up to $20…
A well-crafted Joseon Dynasty palace saga in which a royal consort is thrown into a merciless game of thrones, "The Concubine" seduces by way of a slow but ultimately gratifying plot reversal.
Dear Variety: Thank you for this opportunity to express myself on these highly respected pages. Your abbreevs are mad confusing! What's a tenpercentery? Isn't it quicker to type "ABC" instead of…
A young boy haunted by loss tries to make sense of his harsh world.
"Bi, Don't Be Afraid!" is blocked by its own cinematic intentions from finding an emotional core.
A once-over-lightly examination of an alleged cultural phenomenon, "Bi the Way" recalls the classic joke among journalists regarding what constitutes a trend.
Political pundits given to citing "Franco-American tension" would never use the expression again with a straight face after a visit to the festival of American films held each September in Deauville.
Gallic gangster actioner fuses many disparate generic and stylistic conventions, but, although script by co-star Samy Naceri's brother was purportedly pared down from several hundred pages, it still…
As Hollywood knows, the influence and activities of the American Film Institute extend well beyond its Los Angeles campus. Originally funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, today the org's…
One of the most idiosyncratic exponents of new Japanese cinema, Takeshi Kitano will further consolidate the international reputation he established through such films as "Sonatine" with his poignant…