A defiantly unclassifiable cross-genre experiment that simultaneously reinvents and regurgitates low-budget British cinema as it goes.
"Cheap Thrills" is a thoroughly nasty piece of work, which doubtless will be the strongest selling point for this worst-case scenario about steadily escalating dares and degradations. Playing like…
Austin — SXSW Film auds have chosen Destin Daniel Cretton’s dramedy “Short Term 12″ as their fave pic in the 2013 Narrative Feature Competition program, the festival announced Saturday, along with…
Open Road Films has vacated the April 19 release date for "Jobs," the indie Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher. A spokeswoman for the distrib said a new slot has not been set yet. Open Road…
Austin-based Drafthouse Films has bought all U.S. rights, with a theatrical commitment to 20 markets, to E.L. Katz's feature bow "Cheap Thrills," which world preemed Friday at the Alamo Ritz in South…
Luc Besson's EuropaCorp has tapped Lisa Ellzey as exec VP of U.S. film production with plans to double the number of English-language movies it makes from its current three or four a year.
Austin — As "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" opens South by Southwest Friday with a comic flourish, hundreds of bizzers — including the fest's largest-ever buyer contingent — begin the real SXSW…
After the controversy surrounding the all-male shortlist for last year's Rising Star award, BAFTA has swung back in the other direction with this year's nomination of four women and just one male.
Variety asked five PGA television nominees -- Gareth Neame ("Downton Abbey," PBS), Christopher Lloyd ("Modern Family," ABC), Leslie Greif ("Hatfields & McCoys," The History Channel), Anthony Bourdain…
Ethan Embry is set to star opposite David Koechner in the indie actioner "Cheap Thrills."