With 78 features world premiering at SXSW this year, Variety couldn’t possibly get to everything. Here are quick takes from senior film critic Peter Debruge on a handful of deserving films that…
Freestyle Releasing has scooped U.S. theatrical rights to Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad's supernatural thriller "Jinn," it was announced Wednesday.
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When it comes to the tenor of the films the Screen Actors Guild membership chose for their nominees this year, an emphasis on humor won out over darker-toned subjects.
It takes a lot to impress globetrotting location veteran Douglas Dresser, but he was duly smitten during a trip to Dubai last year.
Michael Haro had to blow up a car on the shoulder of a road for "Entourage" during fire season. David Blum used cars, bicycles and sky divers on 25 locations in seven days for a Honda commercial…
Zero Chou's "Drifting Flowers" moseys along for 90-odd minutes, seemingly content to speak largely in lesbian cliches.
Athol Fugard's characters are always actors: In almost all of the South African playwright's work, people navigate the racial dilemmas created by apartheid (or the post-apartheid era) by slipping in…
Vancouver plays itself for once in "Generation X" author Douglas Coupland's first original screenwriting venture, "Everything's Gone Green." Starring an excellent Paulo Costanzo (late of "Joey") as a…
Bill Irwin projects himself into the career of George L. Fox, a once-famous but long-forgotten 19th-century clown beloved for his white-face role of Humpty Dumpty. The clown-playwright offers a…
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