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  • With Shocking Abortion Scene Restored, 'Nymphomaniac' Makes Venice Fest Most Daring

    If the 2014 festival circuit were a contest -- and why shouldn't it be, since these lofty-minded sprocket operas pit the directors whose work they screen in competition against one another? -- then the Venice film festival emerges the winner. That will...
  • Taiwan to Take 'Ice Poison' on Foreign-Language Oscar Campaign

    TORONTO - Taiwan has selected "Ice Poison" as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Awards race. The film by Taiwan-based Burmese director Midi Z is the story of impoverished Burmese who through miserable circumstances turn to selling and...
  • 'It's Only a Play'

    "NEW York, without the theater, is Newark!" utters the Matthew Broderick playwright-character in the about-to-open hit comedy, "It's Only a Play." This Terrence McNally work of inside theatre genius is already over the moon at the Longacre and it doesn't...
  • Russian Cinema: Local Pics Up VFX Ante

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Russian audiences have an enthusiasm for 3D, large formats and visual effects, says Paul Heth, CEO of leading Russian exhibition chain Karo. That lines up Russians with audiences in much of the world, where such spectacle...
  • Toronto: So Many Actor Standouts, But Where Are the Great Roles for Women?

    In just 10 days, festival-goers have seen way too many best-actor contenders, and there are plenty of year-end possibilities still to come. Will the Academy expand the actor race to accommodate this year's crop? No way, but they should: The quality and...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Beyond the Lights'

    "Beyond the Lights" is a strange beast, . Yet writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Love and Basketball") nonetheless manages to fit all the warring elements of her screenplay into an undeniably entertaining, attractive package, buoyed by a fierce...
  • Toronto: 'Theory of Everything' Has the Right Formula for Oscars

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones confidently enter the awards race with their new Stephen Hawking drama "The Theory of Everything." The film, which premiered Sunday at the Toronto Film Festival, is already earning strong...
  • Toronto: 'The Good Lie' Filmmakers Want Audiences to Get Involved in Sudan

    Screenwriter Margaret Nagle hustled to find a home for "The Good Lie" for 11 years. After responding to an open call in Variety by the late producer Robert Newmyer for stories about young boys forced to flee war-torn and famine-ridden Sudan, Nagle saw...
  • 'Equalizer' Director Antoine Fuqua on Denzel Washington's Work Ethic, 'Magnificent Seven' Remake

    It's been 13 years since Antoine Fuqua directed Denzel Washington to an Academy Award playing a cop gone bad in "Training Day." Now the two collaborators are back in business together with "The Equalizer," a blood-drenched vigilante thriller that...
  • Karel Cerny, Production Designer Who Won an Oscar for 'Amadeus,' Dies at 92

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Karel Cerny, the production designer and art director who won one of the eight Oscars earned by fellow Czech Milos Forman's "Amadeus," died Friday in the city of Tabor in the Czech Republic. He was 92. In addition to 1984's...
  • Joan Rivers, an unstoppable comic force to the end

     Joan Rivers, an unstoppable comic force to the end
    Just as we long suspected, the only thing that could stop Joan Rivers was death. Abrasive, raunchy, self-immolating and often unapologetically offensive, Rivers changed comedy, courted controversy, survived catastrophe and refused to give up or give in,...