Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Paramount) Making a sequel to a cherished cultural totem is no easy business, but director Adam McKay and his muse Will Ferrell keep things very classy in…
"The Past," Asghar Farhadi's follow-up to his Oscar-winning "The Separation," is, on surface, cut from the same cloth as its predecessor, centering on a married couple with irreconcilable…
After winning multiple awards (including the foreign-language Oscar) for the 2011 "A Separation," Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi made an abrupt change with "The Past," set in Paris and filmed…
The Palm Springs Film Festival has announced the 45 foreign language Oscar submissions in the Awards section, a new program on Canadian cinema and the Modern Masters films. The foreign language…
Every year Variety asks playwrights, authors and songwriters to weigh in on screenplays and scripters in the Oscar race. Their insights are as fascinating as the pictures they write about.
Iran has submitted “The Past,” by “A Separation” director Asghar Farhadi, as its candidate for the foreign-language film Academy Award race. The choice, which comes amid the rapprochement under way…
REARVIEW: A strong showing by Canadian and British filmmakers, an outstanding selection of performances and a relentless flow of Oscar hype were all in evidence at the Toronto Film Festival.
FilmDistrict’s “Insidious Chapter 2″ is exceeding even the high end of pre-weekend expectations with a new weekend target of $40 million to $42 million. The scarer sequel earned $20.1 million on its…
Citing strong contributions from all its businesses, Lionsgate has reported earnings of $13.6 million, or 10 cents a share, for its first quarter ended June 30, compared to a loss of $44.2 million…
Mazzara was deeply invested in the AMC smash, but new projects beckon.