This year, the original screenplay category scorches. "Birdman," "Foxcatcher," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and dark horse "Nightcrawler" share a focus on people or societies on the brink of doom. See…
Monday was a good day for the indie hit "Nightcrawler," which kicked off the morning with nominations from both the Art Directors Guild and the Producers Guild of America. It was also a very busy day…
Recognizing a talent pool that ranges from Oscar contenders to future box office mavens, Variety celebrates its international mix of happening helmers at the Palm Springs Intl. Film Fest on Jan. 5.
A veteran screenwriter and native Angeleno, Gilroy may be a first-time helmer, but between movie-star wife Rene Russo, Pulitzer-winning dad Frank D. Gilroy ("The Subject Was Roses"), writer-director…
Variety has chosen its 10 Directors to Watch for 2015. This talented crop of cinematic storytellers hails from corners as far removed as Australia and Argentina, representing a diverse mix of genres…
Scribe Tribe: The writers behind awards season contenders discuss their craft at the Variety Studio presented by Samsung Galaxy.
The best-actor category is overcrowded, but Jake Gyllenhaal is so good in “Nightcrawler” that he is a serious contender for one of Oscar’s five slots. While his performance has been one of the…
As a gonzo freelance news cameraman prowling for the goriest, grizzliest scoops he can find, Jake Gyllenhaal gives such a buggy, twitchy performance that he resembles some Cronenbergian mutant in an…
Jake Gyllenhaal has a razor-thin scar on the palm of his hand. It's a permanent souvenir from the set of "Nightcrawler," the Toronto Film Festival thriller, in which the actor plays a twisted crime…