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  • Robert Downey Jr. drops superhero mask, has new mission in 'The Judge'

    Robert Downey Jr. drops superhero mask, has new mission in 'The Judge'
    There are worse descriptions, as actor typecasting goes, than "wisecracking superhero." Then again, if you're Robert Downey Jr. and colorful descriptions are what you trade in, it could start to feel a little bit limiting. The wheel turns quickly in...
  • Turkey's Culture Ministry Aims To Broaden the Appeal of Turkish Films

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Turkish cinema is experiencing a burst of energy. A new generation of filmmakers is getting notice on the festival circuit, making for a lively, vibrant film scene. The most recent example is "Sivas," a potent first feature by...
  • Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' Sold in U.K., Australia

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Sierra/Affinity has sold distribution rights to Jon Stewart's "Rosewater" in the U.K. to The Works UK Distribution and in Australia to Transmission Films. The deals come six weeks after "Rosewater" premiered at the Telluride...
  • How Martin Scorsese's New York Review of Books Obsession Inspired HBO Doc

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Martin Scorsese is best known for his bloody chronicles of mobsters and made men, so the film legend wouldn't seem like a natural fit to peel back the curtain on the New York Review of Books, the periodical of choice for the...
  • 'Whiplash,' exquisite and painful, hits all the right notes

    'Whiplash,' exquisite and painful, hits all the right notes
    Fear. Passion. Blood. Sweat. Tears. Pounding through the beat of a drum. Screaming in the crash of the cymbals. Fast, furious, raging perfection in bleeding hands, broken sticks, broken relationships, broken lives. Debris surrounding transcendent...
  • Boris Kodjoe, Director Bille Woodruff Talk Sex Scenes at 'Addicted' Premiere

    Wednesday night saw the New York premiere of "Addicted," director Bille Woodruff's adaptation of the popular erotic novel and ubiquitous subway reading material. Written by the prolific novelist Zane (aka Kristina Roberts), "Addicted" is the story of Zoe,...
  • 'Breakup Buddies' road comedy tops $100 million at China box office

    'Breakup Buddies' road comedy tops $100 million at China box office
    The raunchy road comedy “Breakup Buddies” scored big at the Chinese box office last week, pocketing about $100 million as mainlanders flocked to cinemas during the extended National Day holiday. The film from director Ning Hao and starring...
  • 'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' plays better as 'Her,' 'Him'

    'Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' plays better as 'Her,' 'Him'
    For his first film, writer-director Ned Benson aimed higher than most: Determined to tell the same story from two points of view, he created separate but entwined features. With its "Him" and "Her" components, "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" gives...
  • Philadelphia Film Festival to present hours of pizazz

    Philadelphia Film Festival to present hours of pizazz
    If you're tired of overblown Hollywood blockbusters, check out the 23rd Philadelphia Film Festival, which offers a bonanza of fresh and exciting features and shorts from all over the world. Unreeling over 11 days at a handful of Philly venues, the...
  • When Josh and Benny Safdie Met Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - From the brothers Warner to the brothers Weinstein, the movie business has long been a fraternal affair, though sibling director teams (Coen, Hughes, Wachowski) are a relatively new concept, and one that always inspired a...
  • Kristen Stewart going further from 'Twilight' with prestige-film slate

    Not long ago, Kristen Stewart was the face of one of Hollywood's biggest franchises. But even as she skyrocketed to fame as the star of the blockbuster "Twilight" films, the actress never seemed entirely comfortable as a headline-grabbing international...