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Concessions Conundrum

Will movie theaters serve popcorn and concessions when they reopen? Variety's chief film critic Owen Gleiberman examines why it will be a tough call to make.

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  • ‘Lovecraft Country’

    American history is up for examination in HBO's new drama that uses horror traditions to tell a story of racism.

  • ‘Immigration Nation’

    "Immigration Nation" is a damning indictment of the systems that make ICE so powerful, and a wrenching examination of the human cost.

  • ‘On the Trail’

    The HBO Max doc follows female campaign embeds, a worthy goal, but feels less urgent with 2020 politicking on hold.

  • ‘The Tax Collector’

    More committed than the role calls for, Shia LaBeouf disappears in "The Tax Collector" before getting anything interesting to do.

  • ‘An American Pickle’

    Seth Rogen plays two roles in a fish-out-of-water buddy comedy that's too cantankerous to be funny and too preposterous to believe.

  • Critics Pick

    ‘Get Duked!’

    What starts as a naive camping trip for four teenage losers takes a dark — and hilarious — turn into "Most Dangerous Game" territory.

  • ‘Made in Italy’

    Mawkish and predictable, James D'Arcy's filmmaking debut, about a father and son, falls short of its melodramatic ambitions.

  • ‘Richard II’

    Andre Holland leads the cast of a surprisingly intimate audio version of Shakespeare, from the Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park.

  • ‘The Line’

    Meet the COVID-19 pandemic's first responders in this streaming docu-play about health care workers.

  • ‘The Present’

    Helder Guimarães' modest Zoom-based magic show brings audiences together nightly during lockdown.

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