News of Robin Williams’ suicide this week has led to a predictable surge in sales of digital downloads and DVDs of his most-beloved movies — along with a spike in pirates swiping films like “Good…
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Robin Wililams was found dead Monday at his home in Tiburon, Calif. Williams is best known for both comedic and dramatic roles in movies and television including "Good Will Hunting," for which he won…
Roger Ebert is the reason I'm a film critic. In college, just as I was beginning to review films for the school paper, I wrote my idol. His response was encouraging, the start of a conversation that…
Variety's Justin Chang reflects on his first exchange -- a contentious one -- with the late critic, and how Roger Ebert's grace opened the door to deeper discussion and appreciation of film.
John Krokidas' first feature feels adventurous yet somewhat hemmed-in as it imagines a vortex of jealousy, obsession and murder that engulfed Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac in…
Winning, propulsively pop-rock and burning with youthful passion, "Bare" moves, sings and plays with confidence, even if the musical, first seen in New York in 2004, seems to have lost some of its…
Yet another selfish and success-obsessed workaholic gets a shot at redemption by mentoring needy inner-city kids in "Battlefield America," a pic so thoroughly generic as to suggest a contraption…
Disney U.K. and Ireland has pacted with Lovefilm, Europe's Netflix equivalent, for video on demand -- Disney's first major partner outside of the pay TV window.
With his unfussy approach to composition and an unerring eye for the telling detail, Australian cinematographer John Seale has long been the d.p of choice for many of Hollywood's top directors…
Film lacks structural or thematic glue that's strong enough to keep the entire enterprise together.