Scribe Tribe: The writers behind awards season contenders discuss their craft at the Variety Studio presented by Samsung Galaxy.
When a film's protagonist is in conflict with himself, it's hard for the audience to choose a side. But such is the dramatic high-wire act being performed in several of the season's more prominent…
It might be America's most indigenous art form, but jazz has been dying on the vine for many years, accounting for just a miniscule fraction of music sales in the marketplace, and lacking the kind of…
Writer-director Damien Chazelle's own experiences in a hyper-competitive high school jazz band helped to inspire "Whiplash," his darkly comic portrait of an obsessive 19-year-old drummer (Miles…
Like the intensely single-minded drummer Miles Teller plays in "Whiplash," its writer-director, Damien Chazelle, did not arrive on the world stage unprepared. In fact, exactly one year before his…
"When you look at the roles she's played, they're so diverse it can blow your mind," observed Robert Redford of Glenn Close in a videotaped message screened at Wednesday night's Celebrate Sundance…
Marking the first major U.S. acquisition at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classics has bought domestic rights to writer-director Damien Chazelle's opening night film “Whiplash,”…
Miles Teller drums his heart out -- and then some -- in writer-director Damien Chazelle's stellar career-starter.
Jake Gyllenhaal's thriller "Nightcrawler" is receiving a $2.3 million allocation from the California Film Tax Credit program after moving off the waiting list.
Never mind the inherent titular redundancy: “The Last Exorcism Part II" is a generally effective sequel to the 2010 sleeper that injected at least a little new life into the heavily taxed…