REARVIEW: A strong showing by Canadian and British filmmakers, an outstanding selection of performances and a relentless flow of Oscar hype were all in evidence at the Toronto Film Festival.
This week's opening night tribute to the Toronto Film Festival's chief cheerleader, the late Roger Ebert, will beg a key question: Can anyone fill his shoes? No other critic ever possessed the…
Jonathan Glazer's alien adventure deserves the Golden Lion. But why wasn't Alfonso Cuaron's space odyssey in competition?
Alfonso Cuaron's white-knuckle space odyssey restores a sense of wonder, terror and possibility to the bigscreen that should inspire awe among critics and audiences worldwide.
The Locarno Film Festival is hosting its second annual Critics Academy. A member of Locarno's Best First Feature jury this year, Scott Foundas, Variety's chief film critic, reflects on the initiative…
Aside from being a haven for cinephiles, the Locarno Film Festival is serving as a classroom for nine aspiring film critics from seven different countries. The second annual Critics Academy — a…
Johnny Depp and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have spoken out for the first time since mega-budget Western “The Lone Ranger” crumbled at the global box office, blaming U.S. critics for one of the…
"Gravity," "Under the Skin" and "Moebius" are among our critic's most hotly anticipated titles at this year's Venice Film Festival.
Coogler's film isn't the flashiest or most original movie ever to win Sundance, but in its carefully observed, unvarnished portrait of middle-class African-American life, and its acute sense of…
I wanted to love "Pacific Rim" more. I suspect that's a feeling most film critics had. After all, Guillermo del Toro is one of the good guys, a fantasy director with a poet's soul. And the reviews…
With more online movie sites than ever, it might seem like women have more chances to get into film criticism. But a study released Friday by San Diego State professor Martha Lauzen finds that among…