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  • Variety Ups Film Critic Guy Lodge

    Continuing its commitment to international film coverage, Variety has upped London-based contributor Guy Lodge to the position of film critic and features writer. Previously a critic for the entertainment news outlet Hitfix, Lodge will now write...
  • 'I Origins' Helmer Mike Cahill Talks Science and Sequels as Sci-fi Pic Prepares to Open Karlovy Vary

    Variety speaks to writer-director Mike Cahill, whose sci-fi mystery "I Origins" opens the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival on Friday. The pic, which was purchased by Fox Searchlight for worldwide distribution, stars Michael Pitt as a young scientist...
  • Catalonia's Sitges Fest Fetes Roland Emmerich

    MADRID - Announcing its first heavyweight creative presence at Spain's Sitges Festival, L.A.-based scribe-helmer-producer Roland Emmerich, director of "Independence Day," "2012" and "Stargate," will receive the Grand Honorary Award at Spain's 47th...
  • WATCH: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig Star in 'The Skeleton Twins' Trailer

    The full-length trailer for dark comedy "The Skeleton Twins" sees "Saturday Night Live" alums Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig perfectly illustrating the trials and tribulations of reuniting with a sibling after a decade apart. "The Skeleton Twins" is...
  • Robert Redford to Adapt WWII Novel 'Climb to Conquer' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Robert Redford plans to produce a film based on Peter Shelton's book "Climb to Conquer: The Untold Story of WWII's 10th Mountain Division Ski Troop." Kurt Johnstad ("Act of Valor," "300: Rise of an Empire") is in discussions to adapt the story about...
  • Jazz fireworks for a holiday weekend

    Jazz fireworks for a holiday weekend
    The jazz tempo does not slow for the holiday weekend. Among the highlights: Paul Marinaro: Connoisseurs of music in Chicago long have known that Marinaro owns one of the most plush and malleable bass-baritones to be heard today. But it wasn't until...
  • The West of old, new and myth meet in Durango, Colo.

    The West of old, new and myth meet in Durango, Colo.
    Without railroads and mines, what would the American West be? Less populous, less prosperous, less polluted. And the town of Durango might not be anything at all. Durango, sporty and historic, stands 6,520 feet above sea level among the San Juan...
  • 'Internet's Own Boy' explores hacker Aaron Swartz's life, death

     'Internet's Own Boy' explores hacker Aaron Swartz's life, death
    Aaron Swartz was both a hero of the Internet age and a victim of it. On Jan. 12, 2013, Swartz, a developer of Reddit who had become an Internet folk hero with his commitment to make online content free to the public, hanged himself in his Brooklyn...
  • Film Review: 'Whitey: United States of America V. James J. Bulger'

    If access is a documentary filmmaker's best friend, Joe Berlinger must have felt awfully lonely during the making of "Whitey," which chronicles the arrest and trial of the infamous Boston crime boss James Joseph Bulger, Jr. Unlike the unfettered access to...
  • Polanski revels in the perverse � again � in 'Venus in Fur'

    Vanda stumbles into the theater from off the street, drenched from a French cloudburst. She curses, stumbles about, pleads. Can't she get an audition? Thomas, the adapter / director, has just gotten off the phone, griping to his fiancee that he cannot...
  • Looking Back: 'Mad Men's' Elisabeth Moss Dances Her Way into Variety

    Elisabeth Moss has racked up five Emmy nominations playing complex, career-driven Peggy Olson on "Mad Men." But just as Peggy has transformed over the course of seven seasons, Moss, 31, has virtually grown up onscreen, thanks to roles like President...
  • 'Violette' shows French novelist Violette Leduc's daring life

    'Violette' shows French novelist Violette Leduc's daring life
    Though its subject was real, the French biopic "Violette" feels more like a thought experiment: What if a brilliant and daring female artist was just as self-indulgent and self-pitying as the vilest of her male counterparts? Director Martin Provost's...