Writer Aaron Guzikowski and director Denis Villeneuve share details about making “Prisoners,” such as the development of Jake Gyllenhaal's Detective Loki.
When Emma Thompson received the script for "Saving Mr. Banks," she admits to being surprised. "The story was about a middle-aged woman. And she wasn't a wife, she wasn't a mother. It was…
The business of voice-over is so fascinating and ripe for expose, it's surprising no one has tackled it before -- it seems like prime material for a Christopher Guest parody. So it was up to…
The group will be profiled in the Nov. 26 issue of Variety and honored with a panel and banquet at the Whistler Film Festival in Whistler, Canada, on Dec. 7.
Comedy legend Bill Cosby was launching his own career as a standup in the early 1960s and spent time at the Greenwich Village clubs that form the backdrop of the Coen brothers' latest film, "Inside…
David O. Russell's latest film, "American Hustle," is very loosely based on the Abscam sting operation of the late '70s/early '80s that resulted in the conviction of several congressmen and a New…
Up until 2005, Charles Roven was a fairly successful Hollywood producer with "Three Kings," "12 Monkeys," "City of Angels," "Cadillac Man" and a pair of "Scooby-Doo" movies. ¶ Then "Batman Begins"…
Members of the Academy's documentary branch may see their 149 films as proof that reality bites. Never fear. Variety will help you sort through this.
In an effort to make the documentary feature category more democratic, the Academy's nonfiction branch changed its qualifying rules last year. A review in the New York Times or Los Angeles Times for…
True stories have always attracted the attention of Hollywood, but perhaps no year in recent memory has seen so many prominent actors playing real people.
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