Variety's critics will see much of the Cannes selection, but which pics are they really excited about? The answers below
The Dry Land
America Ferrera, Common, Ann Dowd and Melonie Diaz have joined the cast of Ryan Piers Williams' “X/Y,” his follow-up to his 2010 Sundance debut “The Dry Land.” Additional cast in the relationship…
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A spy story a la "The Lives of Others," this well-crafted drama serves as a reasonably engrossing showcase for some of Germany's best young actors
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The most harrowing disaster movie in many a moon, "The Impossible" marries a tremendous feat of physical filmmaking to an emotional true story of family survival.
Surfing meets sociology in "Splinters," a compelling docu about the sport's arrival in the Papua New Guinea village of Vanimo. Following four riders whose quest for glory is surrounded by factional…
Ever since his days at a Baltimore middle school, Jason Michael Berman has been wheeling and dealing to make movies.
A road movie/love story/let's-put-a-band-together comedy that risks tripping over its own charming eccentricity, "The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best" is a low-budget, character-driven pic that…
Constructed around an elegantly simple idea but executed with grace and ingenuity, docu "¡Vivan las antipodas!" compares and contrasts four pairs of locations that lie at opposite ends of the globe…
Indie comedy "The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best" will star Michael Weston, Arielle Kebbel, Andrew McCarthy, Christopher McDonald, Melissa Leo, Jason Ritter and Wilmer Valderrama.