Discovery Channel is so all over the place these days -- oscillating between classy nature documentaries and demo-pandering reality shows like "Porter Ridge" -- one hesitates to quibble about the…
When Daily Variety covered the March on Washington, the banner headline the day after the historic civil rights event read, “March Tramples on D.C. Boxoffice; Showfolk Figure in Demonstration.” The…
A movie version of popular YouTube series “Dick Figures” has been set for release online on Sept. 17. The low-brow series has generated 350 million views on YouTube from 40 episodes over three years…
“The Simpsons” began as a toon segment on “The Tracey Ullman Show,” “South Park” got its jumpstart as a viral Christmas card and “Robot Chicken” emerged out of an Internet-only precursor. So it's…
Philip Roth and Dick Cheney are unlikely bedfellows (just try expunging that image from your mind), but there are interesting parallels in both the style and substance of two documentaries devoted to…
Kirby Dick, Malik Bendjelloul, Lauren Greenfield, David France and Alison Klayman have received documentary helmer nominations from the Directors Guild of America.
Twenty of the most memorable scenes in film in 2012, as suggested by the Variety editorial team. By definition, spoilers follow:
Koji Wakamatsu, the prolific and pioneering Japanese cult helmer known for his work in the pink-film adult genre, died on Wednesday from injuries sustained when he was hit by a taxi in the Shinjuku…
Colleagues, creative collaborators and industryites comment on the death of Richard Zanuck on Friday at age 77...
Moonshine, machismo and rivers of gore make for a heady brew in "Lawless," Australian helmer John Hillcoat's stylishly assembled Prohibition-era gangster pic.