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  • Film Critic Stanley Kauffmann Dies at 97

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Stanley Kauffmann, the erudite critic, author and editor who reviewed movies for The New Republic for more than 50 years, wrote his own plays and fiction, and helped discover the classic novels "Fahrenheit 451" and "The Moviegoer," died...
  • Stanley Kauffmann dies: Film critic helped define a generation

    Stanley Kauffmann dies: Film critic helped define a generation
    Stanley Kauffmann, the longtime film and theater critic of The New Republic who in the 20th century helped define movie reviews as an intellectual form, has died. He was 97. Kauffmann died from complications of pneumonia in New York. A tribute will be...
  • Roger Ebert at the movies

    He was the fat one, Gene Siskel was the other one. That's how lots of us thought of them when they teamed up to review the movies and bicker with each other, though not necessarily in that order, back in the long ago ... when was it, the otherwise...
  • Film Review: 'I Spit on Your Grave 2'

    Steven R. Monroe's 2010 remake of the enduring 1978 cult hit "I Spit on Your Grave" was surprisingly strong, so it's disappointing that this sequel -- from the same director, although definitely not the same scenarists -- should prove exactly the kind...
  • Variety's Picks: 'Breaking Bad: The Middle School Musical,' Lady Gaga, Madden NFL 25, More

    Variety selects the videos (below), games, apps, books, music and more (photo gallery, above) you should know about each week. Breaking Bad: The Middle School Musical Rhett & Link The comedy duo, known for their viral advertising videos, direct a cast...
  • TIFF 2013: Roger Ebert tribute: 'He's probably ... somewhere in here'

    TIFF 2013: Roger Ebert tribute: 'He's probably ... somewhere in here'
    Film critic Roger Ebert didn't cover the inaugural Toronto International Film Festival in 1976. But he came the second year and for more than 30 years after that, helping, festival director and Chief Executive Piers Handling believes, put the festival...
  • Writer-Producer William Froug Dies at 91

    William Froug, the Emmy-winning writer-producer, author and screenwriting professor who restructured UCLA's entire screenwriting program, died of natural causes at the Tidwell House Hospice in Sarasota, Florida, on Aug. 25. He was 91. As a television...
  • Toronto: 'Fifth Estate' Premiere Focuses Fest on Wikileaks Drama

    "The Fifth Estate" launched the 38th Toronto Film Festival with a major focus on the worldwide implications of the Wikileaks story. "I had wanted to do a political film for a long time," director Bill Condon told the audience at the Roy Thomson Hall....
  • Ireland Offers Great Deals for Overseas Producers

    As a garrulous and gregarious people from a small country that uses both the English language and the euro, the Irish have a natural talent for co-production. Those skills have become all the more essential since the credit crunch killed the Celtic Tiger...
  • Ireland: Large-Scale Productions Welcome at Ashford Studios

    At the new Ashford Studios, south of Dublin, mud-spattered Viking warriors take a break from the action to check their email on their smartphones. Shooting is under way on the second season of History's "Vikings," the latest historical blockbuster from...
  • Roger Ebert: The Last Critic Who Mattered?

    This week's opening night tribute to the Toronto Film Festival's chief cheerleader, the late Roger Ebert, will beg a key question: Can anyone fill his shoes? No other critic ever possessed the international platform of his TV gigs, his visibility or his...
  • Director Lenny Abrahamson Poised for Breakout With 'Frank'

    Since his eye-catching debut with "Adam and Paul" in 2004, Lenny Abrahamson has been tipped as the most likely Irish director to follow Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan onto the international A-list. The 46 year old has bided his time. After consolidating...