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  • Turner film, exhibition reveal British master to a new generation

    With an epic sweep worthy of a J.M.W. Turner masterpiece, a new portrayal of one of Britain's greatest painters is winning the Romantic artist a new generation of admirers. Joseph Mallord William Turner overturned 19th Century conventions by painting the...
  • Paul Schrader Preps Web Series 'Life on the Other Side'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - MAR DEL PLATA - An an illustration of talent's diaspora from conventional movies, legendary helmer-scribe Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver," "American Gigolo") is prepping a 10-episode web-series, "Life on the Other Side," each...
  • Gotham Fest Celebrates Fierce Independents

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Gotham Independent Film Awards, an event that bills itself as the kickoff to the film awards season, is entering its 24th year. But it wasn't until 2004 that the ceremony started to resemble similar kudofests -- including...
  • Jay Leno Prize Sparks What-Ifs After the Latenight Wars

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Friends and admirers said all the right things in presenting Jay Leno the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for comedy, an event commemorated with a 90-minute PBS special. Leno "did it clean. He did it with dignity," said...
  • Sabah, chanteuse and actress from Lebanon's 'golden years,' dies at 87

     Sabah, chanteuse and actress from Lebanon's 'golden years,' dies at 87
    Lebanese chanteuse and actress Sabah, an iconic cultural figure in the Arab world for more than six decades, died Wednesday, Lebanese media and her family reported. She was 87. A beloved and sometimes controversial performer who entranced audiences on...
  • Box office: 'Horrible Bosses 2' nabs $1 million on Tuesday

    Box office: 'Horrible Bosses 2' nabs $1 million on Tuesday
    "Horrible Bosses 2" is off to a solid start at the box office, opening with Tuesday night pre-shows that grossed a studio-estimated $1 million in ticket sales.  That easily tops the comparable late-night take of the 2011 original, which clocked in at...
  • Documentary examines Penn State in wake of Sandusky scandal

    Documentary examines Penn State in wake of Sandusky scandal
    "College football is something special. It really is. Hopefully we won't lose sight of that. Or mess it up." Prescient words, spoken by Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno in an old TV interview. You have to wonder what he was alluding to —...
  • Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac Talk 'A Most Violent Year,' Bad Auditions at SAG Screening

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - On Monday, Nov. 17, the filmmaker and stars of "A Most Violent Year" spoke to a SAG audience following a screening of the film. Moderated by Variety's Jenelle Riley, the conversation was filmed by SAG Foundation, the non-profit...
  • Review: 'Happy Valley'

    Review: 'Happy Valley'
    Amir Bar-Lev's documentaries include "The Tillman Story," about a friendly-fire casualty in Afghanistan, and "My Kid Could Paint That," a portrait of an alleged child prodigy and her family. In both films (both excellent), the truth lurks beneath layers...
  • Coen brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' is helping boost L.A. film production

    Coen brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' is helping boost L.A. film production
    The Coen brothers are bringing some needed star power to the streets of Los Angeles. The upcoming movie "Hail, Caesar!" recently began production in L.A., giving the region a welcome boost in feature film activity. Production days for movies filmed on...
  • Review: 'That Man From Rio'

    Review: 'That Man From Rio'
    Opening for a week at the Siskel Film Center in a fine-looking 50th anniversary digital restoration, the 1964 action lark "That Man From Rio" took its cheeky, chaotic cue from the James Bond franchise, as well as Stanley Donen's "Charade" and Alfred...