Already a Golden Globe winner, the Oscar-nominated "How to Train Your Dragon 2" displays a level of sophistication beyond anything DreamWorks Animation has achieved before.
Ellen DeGeneres' selfie was the most buzzed-about moment of last year's Oscars — reaching a level of popularity so quickly that it managed to break Twitter. But what a lot of people don't realize is…
It is without a doubt one of the biggest budget, highest-grossing and most critically acclaimed films in history to be directed, at least in part, over Skype.
Wes Anderson's films have long been touted for the distinctly handmade worlds in which they take place. The filmmaker's latest, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," set in the fictional country of Zubrowka…
Alejandro G. Inarritu's concept of shooting "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" as if it were a single, continuous camera take was not exactly met with encouragement by his peers. The…
From finding new ways to shoot the most adrenaline-infused car chases to taking exhibition audio into new frontiers, this year's recipients of the Academy Scientific & Technical Awards are pushing…
The year's Academy Award contenders dropped by Variety's studio at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 2 during the Oscar Nominees Luncheon.
Fifty-two years ago, Peter O'Toole considered his plans for the Turks in "Lawrence of Arabia" and said, "No prisoners." Thirteen years ago, Richard Linklater considered his plans for "Boyhood" and…
Save for a mention in Arthur Conan Doyle's "His Last Bow," precious little is known about the latter years of Sherlock Holmes: "We heard of you as living the life of a hermit among your bees and your…
Industry pros from around the globe pick the year’s best film and performances for Variety’s World’s Best Picture Poll.