| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The "American dream" looked a whole lot different in 1920s Ellis Island.
The new trailer of James Gray's "The Immigrant" follows Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, a Polish nurse who thinks she's being saved by Joaquin Phoenix's character, only to find...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Money has nothing to do with style at all, but naturally it helps every situation," said the late doyenne of Vogue, Diana Vreeland.
Well, Conde Nast, the magazine giant, must now be licking itself like the sleek cat that had cream thrown on it.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Movie previews: A listing in the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:22 AM
In an earlier Asghar Farhadi film, "About Elly," a divorcing character says: "A bitter end is much better than a bitterness without ending." Neither option provides much ease. In the right hands, however, both yield infinite dramatic riches.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:38 PM
CANNES, France - For her work in "The Past," as a divorcing Paris mother caught in a web of deceptions, Berenice Bejo won the best actress award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The movie opens in Chicago Friday; Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi'...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The M Word
At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Less than a year ago, hardly anyone knew who Lupita Nyong'o was. This week she graces the cover of People as the magazine's most beautiful person, continuing her red-hot streak.
"It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," the 31-year-old...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 12:00 PM
If the clang and clutter of summer superhero movies and action behemoths aren't for you — or even if you just want a break — there are still plenty of options in the months ahead, both at the art house and the far corners of the multiplex....
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:30 PM
A belated festival premiere for Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" and a powerhouse showing for British filmmakers including Mike Leigh and Ken Loach -- plus appearances by other usual suspects such as David Cronenberg, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nuri...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 8:27 PM
However long other ticket buyers stand in line to see "Don't Quit: The Joe Roth Story," Mike White has waited longer.
Nearly four decades, in fact.
White, the former football coach at UC Berkeley, has hoped to see a film about the story of Roth, the...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Although films like Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" and David Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars" look like Cannes shoo-ins, the festival's 2014 lineup is still very much a work in progress. That hasn't stopped Variety's top film critics from naming what they'...