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  • London Olympics begin with a flourish in Opening Ceremony

    London Olympics begin with a flourish in Opening Ceremony
    With Shakespearean flourishes and pogoing punk rockers, and featuring the actor who plays James Bond on service to his actual majesty, Queen Elizabeth, the United Kingdom opened the Olympic Games on Friday night in a hip and humorous fashion. The much-...
  • Olympics opening ceremony makes for fine prime-time TV event

    Olympics opening ceremony makes for fine prime-time TV event
    What plays well in a stadium doesn't always work so well on TV. But if the in-person thumbs-up reviews out of London Friday were accurate, the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics were a winner on both fronts. By and large, the version shown for...
  • London Olympics close with more music and much praise

    London Olympics close with more music and much praise
    It must be true: All good things indeed must come to an end — a fireworks-strafing, confetti-showering and rock-god-reviving end if you're talking about the Summer Olympics that concluded Sunday. "We lit the flame, and we lit up the world," said...
  • Telluride vs. Toronto: The Battle for Oscar Supremacy

    Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late '30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while both SXSW and Tribeca...
  • Film4's New Chief David Kosse Speaks to Variety About Challenges of Role

    LONDON -- U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 revealed today that the new chief of its filmmaking division, Film4 -- which has backed Oscar-winning pics like Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" and Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire" -- would be David Kosse, who is...
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  • 'Filth' an over-the-top wallow in the gutter

     'Filth' an over-the-top wallow in the gutter
    "Filth," adapted from "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh's 1998 novel, is either lucky to have James McAvoy playing its lead character — a venal, corrupt, vice-ridden reprobate of an Edinburgh detective — or oddly unfortunate. Although it's...
  • James Franco, in flux

      James Franco, in flux
    I fear for the future of James Franco's acting career. And when I say acting, I'm referring to Franco's portrayal of other characters, not the growing number of meta performances the actor is amassing. It's not that Franco is bad at playing Franco. If...
  • Talent, Execs Making Waves in Ecuador's Burgeoning Film Biz

    Diego Araujo, writer-director His helming debut "Feriado," sold by M-Appeal, became the first Ecuadorian pic to have a world premiere at the Berlinale. Araujo has written and directed several shorts, docus and commercials. He's developing three pics...
  • Could the Next Chief of U.K.'s Film4 be an American?

    CANNES -- The favorite game among the Brit pack in Cannes is guessing who will be Tessa Ross' successor as Film4 chief, and a surprising choice has emerged: former Focus Features boss James Schamus. Whether he'd be interested is another matter, but...
  • 50 Cent, Johnny Weir, Gloria Allred Among 'Dream School' Season 2 Instructors

    SundanceTV has greenlit season two of non-fiction original series "Dream School," the network announced Monday. The six-episode season is scheduled to premiere in fall 2014. Hip-hop artists Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and Chuck D. will executive produce and...
  • CANNES: India's Kanu Behl and Dibakar Banerjee Explain 'Titli' Challenges

    Presented this week in Un Certain Regard, Kanu Behl's "Titli" is a gritty drama that is both contemporary Indian fiction and also very documentary in style. The first feature by Kanu Behl, it draws on his extensive film-making experience and the...