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  • Toronto: Sony Classics Buys German Postwar Drama 'Labyrinth of Lies' for North America

    Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights to post-World War II drama "Labyrinth of Lies," a day before its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. The German production, Giulio Ricciarelli's directorial debut, was sold by Beta...
  • San Sebastian Names Fernando Bovaira as Main Competition Jury President

    MADRID - Fernando Bovaira ("The Others," "Agora," "Biutiful"), producer of some of the most ambitious and successful films made out of Spain in its modern era, will head up a San Sebastian main competition jury, which also includes as an honorary member...
  • 'The Skeleton Twins' is worth it for Bill Hader

    'The Skeleton Twins' is worth it for Bill Hader
    **1/2 (out of four) The opening of “The Skeleton Twins” pulls off a nifty/contrived trick in that a suicide attempt breaks up a different suicide attempt. Lonely and unhappy in L.A., Milo (Bill Hader) tosses a picture of himself and his ex in...
  • Let the Oversharing Begin: 5 Confessions Ahead of Lena Dunham's First Book

    Lena Dunham has made a specialty of oversharing since the start of her career. In next Sunday's New York Times Magazine, the 28-year old "Girls" creator sat down with Meghan Daum to talk about dealing with criticism and her new book, "Not That Kind of...
  • 'God Help the Girl' a tuneful delight

    'God Help the Girl' a tuneful delight
    Labor Day is past us, and the fall, with its wave of prestige pictures, is just about to begin, but before it does, make an attempt to catch up with "God Help the Girl." The lively, self-aware musical has such a will-o'-the-wisp quality that you fear it...
  • Hamptons Festival Sets Competition Slate, Award for Hilary Swank

    Hilary Swank and Joel Schumacher will take home special awards from the 2014 Hamptons Intl. Film Festival, which also has set the slates for its Golden Starfish competitive categories. Swank, who's attending the festival for the centerpiece screening...
  • From Dubai to Cairo, Festivals Help Arab Filmmakers Court Hollywood Partners

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - This fall, in the bustling media hubs of Dubai and Abu Dhabi and the more ancient Arab capitals of Cairo and Marrakech, festival execs are promising a bumper crop of Arab cinema. It's a harvest that regional players have...
  • Could Corbin Bernsen be in Bethlehem as early as April?

    Could Corbin Bernsen be in Bethlehem as early as April?
    Bethlehem got a little star power last year when actors Corbin Bernsen, Taylor Spreitler and friends scoured the city for spots to shoot their "passion project," a coming-of-age movie titled "Bethlehem." They said they wanted authenticity and revised...
  • Reese Witherspoon's 'Wild' Premieres to Oscar Buzz in Telluride

    TELLURIDE, Colo. -- Fox Searchlight's world premiere of "Wild," starring Reese Witherspoon, kicked off the 41st Telluride Film Festival on Friday, screening to a packed Chuck Jones theater audience that included Witherspoon, co-star Laura Dern, director...
  • Rob Owen: High-class problem: too much good TV

    If there's one thing that has become clear in recent years, it's that TV is the winner. It has proved itself a superior storytelling medium to film. This was probably always true, but TV never took routine advantage of its opportunity to tell serialized,...
  • Venice Q&A: Jordanian 'Theeb' Director Abu Nowar

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Jordanian director Naji Abu Nowar's bold first feature, "Theeb," is a Bedouin Western shot in the Jordanian desert with real Bedouins. Nowar, who studied screenwriting at the Sundance Institute Lab's first Middle East...
  • Dowdle brothers overcome catacomb challenges to shoot new film, 'As Above, So Below'

    If you had to guess which movie director was recently the first to be granted access to the nonpublic areas of the catacombs six stories beneath the streets of Paris, you might say, Luc Besson, Leos Carax or another of France's most prominent names. Mais...