‘Arrival,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Lion,’ ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Silence’ Score ASC Nominations

January 11, 2017  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The American Society of Cinematographers has announced nominees for the 31st annual ASC Awards, taking place on Feb. 4.

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Film Review: ‘The Dark Wind’

December 27, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Clearly stories from the Yazidi community deserve further cinema exposure, but until then, “The Dark Wind” is a respectable beginning that builds to a certain power.

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Film Review: ‘Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim’

December 27, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sherif El Bendary’s feature debut is a buddy film with surrealist touches, crowned by an unexpectedly warm-hearted finale that asserts the primacy of love.

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Film Review: ‘Monster Trucks’

December 26, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Paramount's over-priced and long-delayed creature feature recycles scrap parts from classic kid movies to re-imagine what's under the hood of those giant gas guzzlers.

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Why ‘The OA’ Is One of the Year’s Most Important Films

December 24, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Of all the ways 'The OA' might blow your mind, what it means for cinema — and the future of narrative storytelling — is the most significant.

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As a Dad, Watching Movies For the First Time

December 22, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It's moving to discover you'll wrangle with art differently for the rest of your life.

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Film Review: ‘The Preacher’

December 21, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Utilizing populist forms to highlight inequality and injustice, “The Preacher” strips away layers of hypocrisy to show a ruling elite using religion to maintain power.

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Film Review: ‘City of Dead Men’

December 16, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The combination of raves, hallucinogens, wild youth and pagan rituals in a creepy former mental asylum ought to add up to something a lot more exciting than it does in this U.S.-Colombia co-production.

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Critics’ Choice Awards Go Early, But Is It a Bang or a Whimper?

December 12, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

On the heels of a few scandals, the BFCA/BTJA honored the year's best film and TV Sunday.

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‘Fantastic Beasts,’ ‘Live By Night,’ ‘Allied’ Among Costume Design Oscar Contenders

December 6, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

From 17th Century Japan to the Wizarding World of J.K. Rowling, this year's costume design Oscar race is typically wide-ranging.

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