| Sep 11, 2014
| 12:00 PM
It's a warm day, not yet 24 hours after "Black and White's" afternoon premiere at the city's annual film festival, and one of its stars, Octavia Spencer, emerges from the doorway — a study in black and white, warm and cool.
| Aug 30, 2014
| 7:41 PM
On a breezy Saturday morning in southwest Los Angeles, they came by the hundreds to lay Ezell Ford to rest and to protest the fatal shooting by police of an unarmed black man struggling with mental illness.
"This is the breaking point," Maurice Bull,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 12:07 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Marvel's upcoming ABC series "Agent Carter," starring Haley Atwell as Peggy Carter, has added Chad Michael Murray ("One Tree Hill," "Fruitvale Station") as Strategic Scientific Reserve agent Jack Thompson and Enver Gjokaj ("...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:30 PM
For most folks, the phrase "Sundance," besides the famous association with Robert Redford, invokes the annual well-covered film festival in snowy Utah. The larger Sundance Institute, founded by Redford in 1981, also puts on other events, including the new...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:01 PM
We can all agree that it's been a pretty great year for movies. But when it comes to this year's best picture Oscar race, that's probably where our accord ends.
At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the equally...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Octavia Spencer worked as an actress for 15 years before becoming an overnight success. Her performance as the forceful maid Minny in Tate Taylor's "The Help" won her the Academy Award for supporting actress in 2012, along with just about every other...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
If you're among the small number of directors or actors who isn't white, there is finally some cause to be excited about what's happening in Hollywood.
For the first time in Academy Awards history, a black man — British filmmaker Steve McQueen...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:35 AM
"Her," Spike Jonze's quirky love story about a lonely man and his warmhearted computer operating system, was named best picture of 2013 on Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Jonze also won best director.
"Spike Jonze is one of...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The movie awards season got into gear Thursday morning with the nominations for the 23rd Gotham Independent Film Awards. Likely Oscar contender "12 Years a Slave" earned the most nominations with three: best film, best actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor and...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Five of the brightest up-and-comers in the movie business will come together at AFI Fest next month for the Times' fourth annual Young Hollywood roundtable.
Dane DeHaan, 27, Greta Gerwig, 30, Michael B. Jordan, 26, Brie Larson, 24, and Miles Teller, 26,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:30 AM
At 26, Michael B. Jordan is still recognized for a role he played as a teenager — young drug dealer Wallace on HBO's "The Wire." He's had a fair share of other "troubled black youth" roles since then — on "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood"...