Todd Haynes’ “Carol” is the best film of 2015, followed by Hou Hsiao-hsien’s “The Assassin” and George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” according to a survey of 14 Variety reviewers around the world…
Variety has promoted Justin Chang to chief film critic and Peter Debruge to chief international film critic, both sharing the top mantle with Scott Foundas, establishing a dynamic trio of reviewers…
As cracked as all the pic's Franken-foodstuffs may be, it took guts to fix such an unconventional follow-up, which caters to the very young and very stoned alike.
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…
No longer simply the sidekick, Tonto gets top billing in Disney's extravagant Lone Ranger reboot, which partners a heavily face-painted Johnny Depp with the blandly handsome Armie Hammer.
For the past two semesters, I have been teaching a graduate film studies course at Dodge College. The truth is, no one learned more from the experience than I did.
Kristin Scott Thomas easily upstages Ryan Gosling's near-catatonic turn in this reunion of "Drive" director and star.
Roger Ebert is the reason I'm a film critic. In college, just as I was beginning to review films for the school paper, I wrote my idol. His response was encouraging, the start of a conversation that…
"Short Term 12" is a film about scars, some physical, others emotional, but all examined with a sensitivity and understanding that cuts deep. Set in a group home for damaged adolescents where staff…
A feisty if dramatically lacking portrait of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Slow as molasses but every bit as rich, Lowery's gorgeously shot third feature suggests a lost artifact freshly unearthed from the 1970s, or the origin story behind a long-lost folk ballad about…