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…
An impressive if somewhat overblown exercise in contrasts, starring "Bullhead" breakout Matthias Schoenaerts and French siren Marion Cotillard as a pair whose daily fight for survival all but…