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  • Charles Bowden dies at 69; writer chronicled border drug violence

    Charles Bowden, a chronicler of the Southwest who started as a nature writer but became known for his gritty yet lyrical nonfiction narratives of drug violence and hopelessness on the U.S.-Mexico border, has died. He was 69. Bowden, who had been...
  • Review: 'Honeymoon' is a chilling newlywed nightmare

     Review: 'Honeymoon' is a chilling newlywed nightmare
    When a horror movie is called "Honeymoon," the obvious question is "When is it over?" (the honeymoon part, not the whole movie). For cheery young lovebirds Paul (Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Rose Leslie), who decamp to her family's lake house for post-...
  • Toronto: Smaller Deals Show Tough Market for Indie Film Business

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - For a few hours over the weekend, the Toronto Film Festival looked like its old self -- a wild game of "Let's Make a Deal." After Chris Rock's "Top Five" premiered on Saturday night to ecstatic reviews, at least three studios...
  • Israel, Germany, France Join Ridley Scott's 'Life in a Day' Format (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - VENICE - Israel, Germany, and France are joining Ridley Scott's user-generated feature format "Life in a Day," the collective filmmaking project in which people in an individual country upload footage of their lives on a...
  • Telluride Film Review: 'Madame Bovary'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - . Measured and absorbing rather than deeply compelling or vital, this latest adaptation of a rarely well-filmed novel makes a strong effort to capture the stiflingly provincial world that Flaubert was able to describe in such...
  • 'The Green Prince' is a real-world spy thriller

    'The Green Prince' is a real-world spy thriller
    Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Hamas founder/leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, spied on Hamas for Israel for 10 years As readers of spy fiction know, every secret agent has a handler, the person to whom the undercover operative reports. We've read about it in...
  • 'Memphis' gives outsider's view of black people in the South

    'Memphis' gives outsider's view of black people in the South
    Another day, another white dude's mythical vision of the South centered on economically disadvantaged black folk. After David Gordon Green's "George Washington" and Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild," a cynic has to wonder whether writer-...
  • Documentary 'Take Me to the River' explores Memphis' musical genres

    Documentary 'Take Me to the River' explores Memphis' musical genres
    The loose, worshipful documentary "Take Me to the River" sets out to celebrate Memphis as a musical nexus of genres — blues, country, soul, rock — by sitting in on the recording of an album bringing together the region's legendary headliners...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'The Editor'

    Devoted fans of the Italian giallo genre -- those hybrid murder-mystery/horror mellers that flourished from the mid-'60s to the mid-'80s -- will get a hoot out of the precision with which "The Editor" satirizes their clumsier conventions. Unfortunately,...
  • In 'The Skeleton Twins,' untangling the past to move forward

     In 'The Skeleton Twins,' untangling the past to move forward
    One song kept playing through my mind as I watched "The Skeleton Twins," an introspective indie drama starring the very exciting post-"Saturday Night Live" Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader as siblings damaged by their father's death. "Suicide Is Painless,"...
  • TV Picks: 'The Roosevelts,' 'Red Band Society' and more

    "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History."  This seven-part, 14-hour chronicle of a family that helped shape not only American history but American identity is a stunning reminder of why Ken Burns, having revolutionized the documentary series, continues to be...