There's a beguiling aesthetic playfulness here, but the narrative's erratic, sometimes confused progress is finally more frustrating than rewarding.
Sundance Film Festival
The career of renowned British cultural theorist Stuart Hall is difficult to categorize, its areas of study and influence extending from politics to sociology to the arts.
IFC Films has closed a deal to acquire David Lowery's "Ain't Them Bodies Saints," which stars Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster and Nate Parker.
The buying bonanza at Sundance hasn't been a boon for all.
Shia LeBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood stopped by the Variety Studio on Tuesday to discuss Fredrik Bond’s new drama “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.” LeBeouf, who plays a guy in love with the…
After seeing strong results with the anthology horror pic "V/H/S," Magnolia Pictures is nearing a deal to acquire standalone sequel "S-VHS," sources tell Variety.
With the immediacy of a flash grenade, "The Square" captures a historical moment by inhabiting a political organism -- the ongoing Egyptian Revolution, filmed for two years in and around Tahrir…
When director Shane Carruth (“Primer”) was casting his sophomore feature “Upstream Color,” it was his editor David Lowery, the director of fellow Sundance pic “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” who…
Assembling a terrific cast is the main achievement of screenwriter Stuart Zicherman's directorial debut, "A.C.O.D." (an awkward acronym for "Adult Children of Divorce"), but the ensemble's crack…
Effectively unsettling for as long as auds don't know what's going on -- in part because the actors didn't, either -- Jeremy Lovering's tense debut might have worked better had it left more to the…
An eye-opening examination of Mexico's blood-soaked drug war and its unsettling pop-culture side effects, "Narco Cultura" is as overwhelming as it is absorbing.