Film criticism's demise has been eulogized by endless film festival panelists — mostly male, mostly white. Yet, that waning power still goes largely unshared with women (and people of color). "Film…
A life spent at the movies gets the cinematic epitaph it richly deserves in "Life Itself," documentarian Steve James' meticulous and intensely emotional portrait of the late Roger Ebert.
Ben Affleck has a superhero trait that is serving him well these days -- he's impervious to criticism.
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…
Formula One adversaries James Hunt and Niki Lauda's larger-than-life bout for the 1976 world championship title fuels Ron Howard's exhilarating "Rush" — not just one of the great racing movies of all…
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…
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…