| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:30 AM
LONDON -- As the lineup for the third Sundance London film and music festival is unveiled, Variety talks to John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Trevor Groth, Sundance's director of programming, about the selection (see below for...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:46 AM
A film of spare precision if not much mystery, writer-director Terry Miles' comedy-drama "Cinemanovels" (starting Monday at Facets) stars Lauren Lee Smith as the daughter of Canada's most famous fictitious film director, recently deceased. The Quebecois...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The first months of the year are, by consensus, the bleakest of cinematic times. But not so much if, like me, you are a lover of documentaries, someone who revels in the pleasures of the nonfiction film.
Proofs of the remarkable strength of...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:22 PM
The Writers Guild of America honored Spike Jonze for his future-set love story "Her" with its award for original screenplay and Billy Ray for "Captain Phillips," the true story of a hijacking at sea, for adapted screenplay on Saturday night. The awards...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:54 AM
The screenplays of "American Hustle," "Her," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Blue Jasmine" are among the nominees for Writers Guild of America Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen in 2013.
Nominees announced Friday in the original...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:42 PM
If, as has been said, the movie business is like a giant tanker ship that can't change course on a dime, this year's Oscar nominations show an organization in the midst of making that kind of adjustment in direction, moving slowly but steadily from the...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:54 PM
David O. Russell's Abscam-inspired con story, "American Hustle," was named best film of 2013 on Tuesday by the New York Film Critics Circle. The film, which opens Dec. 13, also won awards for supporting actress Jennifer Lawrence and screenplay writers...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:53 PM
"Blackfish," "20 Feet From Stardom" and "Tim's Vermeer" are among the 15 films that have made the Oscar shortlist for documentary features, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday.
Members of the documentary branch narrowed...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:35 AM
"Her," Spike Jonze's quirky love story about a lonely man and his warmhearted computer operating system, was named best picture of 2013 on Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Jonze also won best director.
"Spike Jonze is one of...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 1:16 PM
The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. has announced its first wave of winners, with more selections to be announced Sunday afternoon.
Lupita Nyong'o received supporting actress honors for "12 Years a Slave," in which she played the abused plantation...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Alfonso Cuarón's sci-fi thriller "Gravity" and Spike Jonze's offbeat love story "Her" tied for best film honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. It was one of three ties in major categories.
The organization's lead actress honors were shared by...