Story | Jul 9, 2014 | 10:07 AM
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Story | Aug 21, 2014 | 9:00 AMLOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It may be in 3D this time around, but Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's monotone, monochrome comicbook universe feels flatter than ever in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." Rare indeed is the movie that features this many bared breasts, pummeled crotches and severed noggins and still leaves you checking your watch every 10 minutes. But that's the dubious accomplishment of this visually arresting but grimly repetitive exercise in style, set against a sordid neo-noir landscape populated almost exclusively by tormented tough guys and femme-fatale fetish objects. Nearly a decade after the first "Sin City" grossed more than $158 million worldwide, it's doubtful whether the directors' overlapping fanbases can muster the same level of excitement for a picture about which the best one can really say is, "It sure beats 'The Spirit.' "
Story | Jul 6, 2014 | 10:30 AM
This time last year, Chad Hartigan hit Karlovy Vary midway through an extensive festival tour for his soph feature "This is Martin Bonner." Beginning at Sundance 2013 and only wrapping up at Poland's Off Plus Camera last May, the warm, intimate...
Story | May 15, 2014 | 8:30 AM
The Locarno Film Festival will fete Spanish auteur Victor Erice with a Golden Leopard for lifetime achievement. Erice kicked off his career in 1974 with "The Spirit of the Beehive," which is considered a masterpiece. His subsequent works include "The...
Story | May 19, 2014 | 2:30 PM
CANNES -- The British Film Institute Film Fund is to back "Hockney: A Life in Pictures," about the artist David Hockney, Ben Roberts, the fund's director, said Monday. Randall Wright will helm and write the documentary, which will receive 140,000...