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  • Franklin Leonard's Black List can help green-light screenplays

    Franklin Leonard's Black List can help green-light screenplays
    Franklin Leonard wasn't looking to upend the system. He just wanted some good vacation reading. In 2004, Leonard was working as a development executive at Leonardo DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way, charged with sifting through piles of...
  • Oscar race shapes up for best director, cinematography nominees

    Since the film academy began handing out the best director Oscar in 1929, you can count the number of women who have been nominated on one hand — Lina Wertmüller for "Seven Beauties" (1976), Jane Campion for "The Piano" (1993), Sofia Coppola for...
  • Rachel Marsden: Will Obama finish as a statesman or a politician?

    PARIS -- U.S. President Barack Obama was elected in 2008 as a politician, and he's on pace to finish his presidency as one, rather than as the statesman many presumed he would become. As it currently stands, his accomplishments aren't likely to remain...
  • 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' has a definite bite

    'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' has a definite bite
    A vampire is such a handy creature for filmmakers in search of a metaphor or two. Mortality is usually the first bite, and Ana Lily Amirpour's stunning first feature, "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," definitely takes a stab at that. But it is the way...
  • Ben Affleck gets the manipulated man's every twist and turn right

    Ben Affleck gets the manipulated man's every twist and turn right
    Ben Affleck has played virtually every style of loser lug on-screen, each lug better than the last. Even when his character appears to be in charge, like his CIA agent in "Argo," you're not surprised that the Americans he's supposed to be saving in Iran...
  • Q&A: Harlan Coben Chats About 'No Second Chance' And Career Switch

    While at Mipcom to present his first TV show, "No Second Chance," popular American crime novelist Harlan Coben sat with Variety to discuss the new direction that his career is taking. The writer is back in France for "No Second Chance," almost a decade...
  • 'Birdman,' 'Imitation Game' to Launch Camerimage

    LONDON -- Camerimage Film Festival, which is dedicated to the art of cinematography, is to open with Gala Screenings of "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" and "The Imitation Game" on Nov. 15. The director of photography on "Birdman,"...
  • Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' is ready to dazzle us!

    "I HAVE behind me not only the splendid traditions and annals of more than a thousand years but the living strength and Majesty of the Commonwealth and Empire; of societies old and new; of lands and races different in history and origins, but all, by God'...
  • Oscars: 9 Under-the-Radar Performances that Deserve Buzz

    If you believe the awards season chatter, the Oscar race is practically over--even if it's only just beginning. There's already been a lot of talk about the frontrunners this year (from "The Imitation Game's" Benedict Cumberbatch to "Wild's" Reese...
  • 'Imitation Game's' outsiders plot lured Morten Tyldum

    'Imitation Game's' outsiders plot lured Morten Tyldum
    "The Imitation Game" could appear at first glance to be the product of some algorithm designed for maximum impact as a year-end prestige picture. For starters, it's a biopic about British mathematician Alan Turing, who was instrumental in cracking...
  • Box Office: 'Gone Girl' Becomes David Fincher's Highest-Grossing Film in U.S.

    "Gone Girl" has overtaken "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" as director David Fincher's highest-grossing film in the U.S. Fox's martial thriller earned $1.8 million on Friday at the box office, increasing its cume to $129.6 million and thereby edging...