| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:08 PM
As the latest film franchise based on a bestselling young-adult book series, "Divergent" arrives in theaters Friday to the delight of die-hard fans.
But for those unfamiliar with the dystopian thriller's background and mythology, all this talk of...
| 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...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Jennifer Lawrence es el primer nombre anunciado por la Academia de Hollywood de la presumiblemente amplia lista de actores y cineastas que se encargarán de entregar las estatuillas doradas en la 86 edición de los Óscar.
Lawrence está nominada como mejor...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Winning an Oscar — or just being nominated — can transform a Hollywood future. Yet just because some actors and filmmakers weren't shortlisted for an Academy Award doesn't mean their great work is going unrewarded.
Critics have rightly...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:40 PM
"Blue Ruin" is a moody, stripped-down action thriller with the most unlikely vigilante one could imagine. Dwight (Macon Blair) is no buffed-up hero, but a soft and skittish loner who has no idea how to hold a gun, much less use it.
| Jan 25, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Ellie Goulding still thinks of herself as a singer-songwriter, even if the success of her pulsing dance singles "Lights" and "Anything Could Happen" has made it so nobody else does.
Now something of a real pop star--after a record 33 weeks on the chart,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Is Shailene Woodley the new Jennifer Lawrence?
That's the increasingly relevant question as Woodley has made the media rounds this past month, talking up her new indie romance "The Spectacular Now" and next year's "Divergent."
Certainly, there are a...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:34 AM
If the truth were in the telling, it wouldn't matter who told it — or, for that matter, if anyone listened. Daniel Woodrell's new novel, "The Maid's Version," depicts a town full of folk who, in the wake of a deadly explosion in a dance hall, prefer...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:30 PM
A24 has launched a digital campaign for James Franco in "Spring Breakers," with a Twitter feed that contains critics' praise under the tagline "Consider This Sh*t."
A second tweet included the words "We weren't joking. Consider this shit very seriously....
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:20 PM
You may have missed it for the racket produced by the majority of movies currently going boom-boom — or, in the case of "The Lone Ranger," bust-bust — at the multiplex. But with the arrival of Sundance Film Festival sensation "Fruitvale...
| Feb 27, 2011
"True Grit," "The Fighter," "Black Swan" and "The King's Speech" are a few of the many head-spinning, stomach-turning, heart-wrenching movies that impacted audiences locally and across the globe. On Feb. 27, the most worthy of films from 2010 will be...