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  • Variety Creative Impact Award in Acting: Jonah Hill

    For Jonah Hill, the most daunting challenge of his role in Martin Scorsese's financial depravity epic "The Wolf of Wall Street" wasn't getting the part. "Leonardo DiCaprio basically co-signed for me," Hill says of his co-star, who persuaded Scorsese to...
  • New releases: Divorce hits a child hard in 'What Maisie Knew'

     New releases: Divorce hits a child hard in 'What Maisie Knew'
    What Maisie Knew Millennium, $28.99; Blu-ray, $29.99 Available on VOD beginning Aug. 13 It's tough enough to have a normal childhood in the cramped bustle of the big city, but even harder when being shuttled back and forth between two parents who...
  • WGA Tightens Eligibility For Documentary Awards

    The Writers Guild of America has tightened up the eligibility for its documentary screenplay awards and will only allow scripts that have been written under its jurisdiction or one of its sister guilds. Move comes eight years after the first WGA...
  • Hollywood Star Vehicles Chase European Audience Award

    LONDON -- English-language fare with Hollywood stars make up more than a third of the nominees for the European Film Academy's People's Choice Award, which will be voted for by film fans across Europe. Nominees include "Anna Karenina," starring Keira...
  • Review: 'Sample This' offers little insight into band's music

    Review: 'Sample This' offers little insight into band's music
    The unexpected success of last year's Oscar-winning "Searching for Sugar Man" has apparently opened the door to similar documentaries about unappreciated performers whose work finds second and third lives far from their original milieus. One such...
  • Best of Toronto: Variety Critics Look Past the Oscar Hype

    PETER DEBRUGE: Looking back on 11 days and several hundred movies, it's somewhat disheartening to realize this is the year that Oscar hype all but overwhelmed the Toronto Film Festival. Things have been gradually building up to this, considering that...
  • Tribeca, A+E Films Launch Doc Workshop at Made in NY Media Center

    The activities of the newly opened Made in NY Media Center are beginning to come into focus, with the center now hosting a new three-day program aimed at helping filmmakers position viable documentary features for the bigscreen. Launched by Gotham...
  • Sarah Polley's 'Stories We Tell,' 'Blackfish' Lead International Documentary Noms

    Sarah Polley's family story "Stories We Tell" and Gabriela Cowperthwaite's Sea World-set "Blackfish" have been nominated for the feature-film award at the International Documentary Association's IDA Awards. Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing,"...
  • Review: Another triumphant night for 'Sugar Man' Rodriguez, a sell-out in Philly

     
    Sixto Rodriguez is not a household name, but his inspiring story has become famous and it’s resulting in sold-out music venues throughout the country. Rodriguez is a folk singer/songwriter who didn’t have much success while growing up in...
  • Film Review: 'Llyn Foulkes: One Man Band'

    Buyer beware: Purchase a canvas by the maverick Los Angeles painter Llyn Foulkes and he just might show up at your home/gallery/museum asking to make some changes. At least, that's the impression given by "Llyn Foulkes: One Man Band," an illuminating...
  • Thanks to film 'A Band Called Death,' punk rockers get a new life

    Thanks to film 'A Band Called Death,' punk rockers get a new life
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Bassist and singer Bobby Hackney Sr. gawked wide-eyed at the framed photos of Buster Keaton, Lillian Gish, Fatty Arbuckle and other stars from the early days of Hollywood, which lined the walls...
  • An improbably happy ending for Rodriguez

    An improbably happy ending for Rodriguez
    A lovely film about a Detroit singer-songwriter robbed of musical fame but rewarded with a second chance decades later, at age 70, "Searching for Sugar Man" tells a story of serendipity and just deserts. If it were fiction, it'd be improbable fiction. But...