Variety's critics debate the highs and lows of an unusually paranoid and post-apocalyptic summer movie season.
How I Spent My Summer
The thrice-Tony-nominated actress Kate Burton occasionally makes trips to the Hollywood & Vine area of town. "I audition for casting directors who have offices there, and I always find it a deep hoot…
Few actors seem to relish punishment like Mel Gibson, who throws himself in a Mexican prison for this tongue-in-cheek bad-guy-makes-good actioner.
Summer tentpoles "The Avengers," "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises," and bankable fall entries such as the final "Twilight" and first "Hobbit" pics have the biz looking forward to…
In a stunning development given his history of anti-Semitic remarks, Mel Gibson is teaming with "Showgirls" scribe Joe Eszterhas on a screenplay about Jewish hero Judah Maccabee.
A look at the latest news cycle sets the tone -- a young, idealistic Mexican chief of police flees to seek U.S. asylum; a U.S. immigration agent is gunned down in cold blood; some 30 bodies turn up…
There's such a thing as being too clean and too sharp, and on "The Runaways," Benoit Debie wanted to get down and dirty -- maybe not as down and dirty as he's gotten with Gaspar Noe (on…
Mexico has released the names of the first three films to receive funding from the nation's new tax incentive program, known as the Fondo ProAudiovisual.
As Mel Gibson's PR woes mount, there are long-range questions about the effect on his career, as well as more immediate questions about the future of two completed films and two planned projects.
A sweetly insightful look at romance among African-American college students, "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" marks a promising debut for 23-year-old writer-director John Fisher, a recent Howard U…
Matthew Broderick sinks with the ship in "Out on a Limb," a moronic comedy that leads the pack as worst film of the year so far.