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  • At the Gotham Awards, non-folksy tributes, then a folkie win

    At the Gotham Awards, non-folksy tributes, then a folkie win
    NEW YORK -- At the start of Monday night's IFP Gotham Independent Awards, host Nick Kroll made an inside "Inside Llewyn Davis" joke.  "A common theme in this year's movies," the comedian said, "are the horrors we inflict upon one another -- slavery, war,...
  • Predictions in top Golden Globe categories

    When the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced its nominations last month, the biggest surprise was that there were no surprises. There were no obvious, ratings-driven nods to celebrities, no left-field recognition to performances no one else found...
  • Spirit Awards nominations: What to look for on Tuesday

    Spirit Awards nominations: What to look for on Tuesday
    This year's Oscar best picture race continues to be defined as a clash between fall festival favorites "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity." "Gravity" has made headlines in recent weeks for its eye-popping box-office numbers with receipts now exceeding $575...
  • Complete list of Independent Spirit Awards winners and nominees

    The Steve McQueen period drama "12 Years A Slave" swept through the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, taking five prizes, including feature, director, supporting female, screenplay and cinematography. Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey won...
  • Oscar Acting Nominees: Who Worked the Room, Who Laid Low

    Because there were so many strong acting contenders, campaign frenzy has been unprecedented, with strategists piling on Q&A screenings and "in honor of" parties on 24-hour notice. One actor confided to Variety he'd done more than 200 Q&As. Sometimes...
  • Berlin Film Review: 'The Two Faces of January'

    Patricia Highsmith provides the plot and writer-director Hossein Amini supplies the culture in "The Two Faces of January," a gripping old-school suspenser starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac that plays like "The Talented Mr. Ripley"...
  • Paramount Signs 'The Departed' Writer William Monahan to First-Look Deal

    "The Departed" writer William Monahan has signed a two-year first-look deal with Paramount Pictures through his Henceforth Pictures banner. Monahan has written the scripts for two upcoming Paramount projects -- "The Gambler," starring Mark Wahlberg and...
  • Oscar's Unsung Heroes: 'Lone Survivor' Stunt Coordinator, 'Llewyn Davis' Cat Herder and 'Her' Vidgame Designer

    Here is Variety's annual look at the standouts in fields that don't offer kudos-the animal trainer on "Inside Llewyn Davis," the stunt coordinator on "Lone Survivor" and the video game designer on "Her." Animal Trainer Herded Scene-Stealing Cats It's...
  • Review: 'In Secret' is atmospheric, but makes an affair boring

    Review: 'In Secret' is atmospheric, but makes an affair boring
    The latest incarnation of "Thérèse Raquin," Emile Zola's 1867 novel of lust and murder, arrives not as a bodice ripper but a bodice unbuttoner. Aiming for the screw-tightening tension of noir, writer-director Charlie Stratton lands in a murky region of...
  • REVIEW: 'In Secret' ★★ 1/2

    REVIEW: 'In Secret' ★&#9733 1/2
    We keep coming back to "Therese Raquin" for the same reason Emile Zola's 1867 novel of adultery and murder, which ascribed its anti-heroine's amorality to her "hot" African blood, stirred the imaginations of Theodore Dreiser ("An American Tragedy"), James...
  • 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Leads Empire Awards Contest

    LONDON -- "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" leads the contest for the Jameson Empire Awards, which are voted for by readers of Empire magazine. The pic had seven nominations, followed by "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" with five. The shortlist...