About halfway through this year's Emmy Awards, it became clear that the producers were sort of irritated they had to interrupt their variety show with, you know, awards. And that seemed to color the…
Last year's event provided Ben Affleck his first directing award (of many to come) after the Academy chose not to nominate him.
REARVIEW: A strong showing by Canadian and British filmmakers, an outstanding selection of performances and a relentless flow of Oscar hype were all in evidence at the Toronto Film Festival.
MADRID –Xavier Henry-Rashid's Film Republic, a London-based arthouse film sales agent, has inked world sales rights to two Swiss films, road movie "Cherry Pie," and Marcel Gisler's LGBT title…
The Locarno Film Festival is hosting its second annual Critics Academy. A member of Locarno's Best First Feature jury this year, Scott Foundas, Variety's chief film critic, reflects on the initiative…
Aside from being a haven for cinephiles, the Locarno Film Festival is serving as a classroom for nine aspiring film critics from seven different countries. The second annual Critics Academy — a…
This quasi-scientific fantasy finds Japanese horror maestro Kiyoshi Kurosawa at his least disturbing or mesmerizing.
This spare and chilly Italian thriller is likely too downbeat to make much of a splash at home.
With Disney’s “The Lone Ranger” set to bow on Wednesday, critics have begun weighing in on this summer’s most expensive movies. Here’s what a few have to say about the Johnny Depp Western…
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ava DuVernay and Paul Feig are among the 276 new members invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
They don't get along onscreen, but Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy have a field day in "The Heat," playing a reluctant buddy-cop pair in an R-rated comedy that sacrifices action for consistent…