| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"Cake," which world premieres on Monday afternoon at the Toronto Film Festival, features a breakthrough performance from Jennifer Aniston as a 40-something woman who suffers from chronic pain.
To inhabit the character, Aniston went through an arduous...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Jennifer Aniston says her performance in new drama "Cake" was physically and emotionally tough, but it was "beyond a dream role."
Aniston came to the Variety Studio Monday to chat about the film, which has its world premiere Monday at the Toronto Film...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The Sundance Institute has announced the selected films for the U.S. and World Cinema dramatic and documentary competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT <=> section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. This year's festival will be held Jan. 16-26 in...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Oscar fashion and beauty have an immeasurable amount of influence on what people wear to high-profile events, including other red carpets and high school proms. So it comes as no surprise that retailers begin releasing knockoffs and real versions of Oscar...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:44 PM
The event: BooHoo.com, a U.K.-based online fashion retailer, threw a star-studded viewing party at Beyoncé's "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" L.A. concert Tuesday night at the Hyde Lounge at Staples Center to celebrate the company's first year in the U.S. ...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:32 PM
During the Super Bowl on Sunday, beer and yogurt commercials reigned supreme, while the normally memorable Doritos, M&Ms and soda commercials fell flat. Here's a rundown of the five most memorable commercials in no particular order. And if you're...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:27 AM
"The Last Five Years"
Boy gets goy, boy loses goy, boy writes musical about goy.
All right, yes, Jason Robert Brown has denied in the past that "The Last Five Years," his much-produced chamber musical about a failed marriage between a rising Jewish...
| Aug 21, 2013
***1/2 (out of four)
In the immensely authentic, Chicago-made "Drinking Buddies," the chemistry between pals and Revolution Brewing co-workers Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Chicago native Jake Johnson of "New Girl") isn't the elephant in the room. It's a...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:40 AM
The names are bigger, the flow is smoother, but the voyeuristic aimlessness still prevails in indie stalwart Joe Swanberg's latest film, the breezily charming "Drinking Buddies."
The action — a term used loosely with regards to Swanberg ("Hannah...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Joe Swanberg has long been a director whose films have been more widely talked about than actually seen. He has become controversial for his improvisational style of ultra-low-budget filmmaking, his frank depictions of sexuality and his central position...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 9:13 AM
TORONTO -- There is something special about seeing director Jason Reitman’s movies at the Toronto International Film Festival. I’ve had the chance twice.
Born in Montreal, he’s a native son of the fest as much as Canada, his family,...