Review: ‘Headliners Van Morrison and Jeff Beck Skip the Nostalgia at London’s 02 Arena BluesFest Show’

November 1, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Rock music legends Van Morrison and Jeff Beck still aren't ready to rest on their laurels. Their 02 Arena BluesFest show was enlivened by their mutual determination to always find truth and new adventures in their art.

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Rome Film Festival Review: ‘Land of the Little People’

October 21, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A damning vision of Israel targeting the socialization of children in a battle-focused nation where animalistic alpha male posturing creates a society marked by cold-blooded cruelty.

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Film Review: ’13 Million Voices’

October 16, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A rousing, impassioned study of the challenges and rewards of peace activism in Cuba, "13 Million Voices" might best be described as a finished film about a work in progress.

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Russell Crowe, Matt Damon Toast Ridley Scott at American Cinematheque Fete

October 15, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Director Ridley Scott and Warner Bros. marketing and distribution chief were honored by the American Cinematheque Friday night.

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‘The Real O’Neals’ Cast: How the Network Sitcom Tells a Unique LGBT Story

October 12, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Paley Center in Beverly Hills, Calif. hosted the cast and producers of “The Real O’Neals” Tuesday evening. The ABC sitcom had its season premiere on Oct. 11 in tandem with Tuesday’s event, which also coincided on the same date as National Coming Out Day. The panel included stars Martha Plimpton, Jay R. Ferguson, Noah Galvin, Mary Hollis Inboden and executive..

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‘O.J.: Made in America,’ ‘13th,’ ‘Gleason’ Lead Critics’ Choice Docu Nominations

October 10, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association celebrate the best in documentary filmmaking.

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Venice Film Review: ‘Quit Staring at My Plate’

October 1, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The director’s penchant for the kind of realism that celebrates the ugliness of tawdry lives makes the film difficult to warm to, despite strong performances.

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Little Wing’

September 29, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Selma Vilhunen's debut feature deals sensitively and intelligently with difficult real-life issues such as bullying, poverty, mental illness and dysfunctional families, making it a natural for festival programmers and Euro broadcasters.

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Film Review: Tim Burton’s ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

September 26, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Not since “Sweeney Todd” have the studios found such a perfect match of material for Tim Burton, Hollywood’s most iconic auteur.

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San Sebastian Film Review: ‘The Odyssey’

September 24, 2016  |  Variety  |  No Comments

If you're going to title your film "The Odyssey," you need to be pretty certain it's got enough narrative heft and thrust to justify the Homeric allusion.

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