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  • Toronto Film Review: 'The Editor'

    Devoted fans of the Italian giallo genre -- those hybrid murder-mystery/horror mellers that flourished from the mid-'60s to the mid-'80s -- will get a hoot out of the precision with which "The Editor" satirizes their clumsier conventions. Unfortunately,...
  • Toronto Film Fest Market Faces Challenges With Platform Changes, Global Politics

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Sellers at this week's Toronto Film Festival hope to ride the wave of Cannes and Sundance, which saw a healthy number of deals close earlier in the year. But by no means does that suggest that the movie business is in full...
  • J.K. Simmons on Playing a 'Real' Villain in 'Whiplash'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Though he's appeared in more than 50 movies and several hit TV shows, J.K. Simmons is perhaps still best known as the deadpan professor in Farmer's Insurance commercials. "It's humbling, to say the least," says the 59-year-...
  • Directors Like 'Whiplash's' Damien Chazelle Drum Up Attention With Short Films

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Like the intensely single-minded drummer Miles Teller plays in "Whiplash," its writer-director, Damien Chazelle, did not arrive on the world stage unprepared. In fact, exactly one year before his white-knuckle feature won...
  • Charles Bowden dies at 69; writer chronicled border drug violence

    Charles Bowden, a chronicler of the Southwest who started as a nature writer but became known for his gritty yet lyrical nonfiction narratives of drug violence and hopelessness on the U.S.-Mexico border, has died. He was 69. Bowden, who had been...
  • Israel, Germany, France Join Ridley Scott's 'Life in a Day' Format (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - VENICE - Israel, Germany, and France are joining Ridley Scott's user-generated feature format "Life in a Day," the collective filmmaking project in which people in an individual country upload footage of their lives on a...
  • Telluride Film Review: 'Madame Bovary'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - . Measured and absorbing rather than deeply compelling or vital, this latest adaptation of a rarely well-filmed novel makes a strong effort to capture the stiflingly provincial world that Flaubert was able to describe in such...
  • Arab Film Festivals Offer Spotlights to Local Filmmakers

    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 spent several years cultivating....
  • Telluride Film Review: 'Seymour: An Introduction'

    The great classical pianist in "Seymour: An Introduction." Although clearly designed as a reverent tribute from one artist to another, this first documentary directed by Ethan Hawke happily sidesteps any vanity-project pitfalls, granting full expression...
  • Why France Has Become a More Formidable Player at Film Festivals

    The French movie industry has been fiercely debating key issues: Exorbitant movie budgets, release windows, the difficulties of domestic distribution. But as a formidable festival force, France reigns near supreme in the sheer quantity of quality...
  • 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...
  • Bill Hader on becoming a leading man

    Bill Hader on becoming a leading man
    With all respect to Stefon, the gushy club-hopping, seen-it-all, lives-in-a-trash-can-near-Radio-Shack correspondent that Bill Hader played on "Saturday Night Live," the Bill Hader story has everything: A childhood in Oklahoma, a job in a movie theater,...