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  • Robert M. Fresco, Documentarian and Horror Pic Writer, Dies at 83

    Robert M. Fresco, a writer of horror films who went on to win a 1969 Oscar for his documentary short "Czechoslovakia 1968," died in Manhattan of cancer on Feb. 14. He was 83. The docu short, produced, written and directed by Fresco and Denis Sanders,...
  • The fateful vision of 'Network,' nearly 40 years later

    The fateful vision of 'Network,' nearly 40 years later
    "I want you to go to the window, open it, stick your head out and yell, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore." So said Howard Beale in "Network." When the movie opened in fall 1976, critics and audiences — not to mention...
  • Emmys making changes. Get ready for 'Anchorman 2.5.'

    After the coffee. Before rethinking my priorities in life. The Skinny: Don't you hate it when when what you are watching on TV seeps into your dreams? My dreams last night were definitely influenced by "House of Cards." And no, there were no plastic...
  • 'Pompeii': Predictable pastiche goes down in flames, reviews say

    'Pompeii': Predictable pastiche goes down in flames, reviews say
    What do you get when you combine the sword-and-sandal battles of "Gladiator," the star-crossed love story of "Titanic" and the apocalyptic spectacle of, say, "2012"? The new movie "Pompeii" explores that very question, and according to film critics, the...
  • To these scribes, writing about dogs isn't for the dogs

    To these scribes, writing about dogs isn't for the dogs
    NEW YORK -- Ranny Green knew he was onto something back in the 1970s, when a story he wrote for his newspaper in Washington state garnered more phone calls and letters than anything he had done in his journalistic career. It was about dogs. Decades...
  • Berenson's undercover spy takes on Iran

    Berenson's undercover spy takes on Iran
    'The Counterfeit Agent' By Alex Berenson. Putnam, 384 pages, $27.95 Global politics are complicated, and contemporary spy thrillers must match that with Byzantine plots if they are to be believable. Timely stories and meticulously researched plots are...
  • Justice Clarence Thomas' silence is 'disgraceful'? Not really.

    Jeffrey Toobin, one of the best commentators on the Supreme Court, is accusing Justice Clarence Thomas of “not doing his job” because, as is widely known, Thomas doesn’t ask questions at the court’s oral arguments. (The headline on...
  • 'Anchorman 2' to get R-rated theatrical rerelease, 763 new jokes

    So much for staying classy: "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," Will Ferrell's broad comedy about broadcast news, is getting a raunchy, R-rated theatrical rerelease for one week, beginning Feb. 28. Officially billed as "Anchorman 2: The Legend...
  • Raunchier 'Anchorman 2′ Set for U.S., U.K. Release

    Paramount is heading back to the Ron Burgundy well with a one-week release in the U.S. and U.K. of a new cut of "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" -- with 763 more jokes. The re-cut version replaces nearly all of the jokes in the original film, which...
  • Woody Allen and the Media's Mob Hysteria

    What's my favorite Woody Allen movie? When I was asked, along with several other Variety staffers, to answer that question -- long before Dylan Farrow posed it rhetorically to the world -- for a 2013 sidebar to my own Allen interview, I picked "Husbands...
  • Ayad Akhtar's take on the Muslim experience in America

     Ayad Akhtar's take on the Muslim experience in America
    SAN DIEGO — With an assured and intimate voice, playwright and novelist Ayad Akhtar's stories cleverly slide across religion, tradition, sexuality and the dangerous if sometimes comical predicaments endured by Muslims in a post-Sept. 11 world...