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  • Review: Jake Gyllenhaal plays doubles in satisfyingly weird 'Enemy'

    Review: Jake Gyllenhaal plays doubles in satisfyingly weird 'Enemy'
    Tightly wound and agreeably strange, Denis Villeneuve's "Enemy" reconnects the French-Canadian director with his "Prisoners" star Jake Gyllenhaal for a bite-sized doppelgänger thriller based on Portuguese fantasist José Saramago's novel "The Double."...
  • Review: 'Blood Ties' engaging but falls short as crime saga

    Review: 'Blood Ties' engaging but falls short as crime saga
    "Blood Ties" is a largely engrossing drama set in 1974 that works better as an emotional study of brothers on flip sides of the law than as the Sidney Lumet-type crime saga it strives to be. Still, there's a heft to the proceedings that keeps us...
  • Jill Soloway hits it big with Amazon's 'Transparent'

    Jill Soloway hits it big with Amazon's 'Transparent'
    Jill Soloway's vision of hitting the big time looks like this: Ratty couches strewn with old blankets. A “stinky rug.” A cat box containing a yellow liquid that, assurances are made, is just dirty water, not any sort of digestive byproduct. A...
  • Sundance Documentary Winner 'Case Against 8′ Set for June 6 Release

    HBO Documentary Films will release "The Case Against 8" in theaters on June 6 in Los Angeles and New York, followed by an expansion on June 13. HBO will broadcast the doc June 23, three days before the first anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling...
  • 'Case Against 8,' about overturn of Proposition 8, headed to theaters

    Documentaries in this age of Netflix and VOD don't often get a theatrical release, but HBO is betting that “The Case Against 8,” its Sundance-decorated documentary about the legal battle to overturn Proposition 8, can buck the trend. The...
  • TV storytelling could change our stories for good

    TV storytelling could change our stories for good
    When Kevin Spacey showed up at the Oscars as a presenter earlier this month, he came prepared with a very shrewd bit, adopting the persona of Frank Underwood, his character on "House of Cards. "And I sing," he drawled from the stage, to the evident...
  • Sundance Presents Cross-Section of U.S. Indie Fare, Music-Themed Pix at London Festival

    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...
  • Interview: Singer Ross Farrelly of rising Irish youngsters The Strypes

    Interview: Singer Ross Farrelly of rising Irish youngsters The Strypes
    UPDATE: The Strypes' March 24 show at Subterranean has been postponed. Stay tuned for a rescheduled date. Ross Farrelly is 16 years old. He lives with his parents. And right now, Dave Grohl, Elton John and The Who’s Roger Daltrey can’t get...
  • Weerasethakul, Reygadas, Noe, Gallo, Dorrie Link for 'Short Cuts' (EXCLUSIVE)

    GUADALAJARA -Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Carlos Reygadas, Vincent Gallo, Gaspar Noe and Dorris Dorrie feature among 31 directors from four continents signed up for "Short Plays," a soccer-themed omnibus production shot around the world and created by...
  • Tribeca 2014: Courtney Cox, Joss Whedon to unveil new films at festival

    Tribeca 2014: Courtney Cox, Joss Whedon to unveil new films at festival
    The Tribeca Film Festival will feature a number of celebrities in front of and behind the camera when it kicks off its 13th edition next month. Chris Messina directs “Alex of Venice,” a marital drama that stars the filmmaker and Mary...
  • 'Game of Thrones' Unveils Two New Short Trailers (VIDEOS)

    With the premiere of season four only two weeks away, HBO's "Game of Thrones" is tantalizing viewers with two new short trailers for season four. The cabler's new action-packed teasers show that there won't be calm before the winter storm. The dreaded...
  • Robert Redford, a face for the ages

    Robert Redford, a face for the ages
    The lines crease and arc, deeper they have grown, spooling out from lips, chin and eyes, which glimmer like blue flames in a vigil. The face is a map, a diary; a rough terrain once smooth, showing its courage in its frailties. It is still handsome —...