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  • Film Review: 'Ain't Misbehavin"

    In spanning eight decades, Marcel Ophuls' filmed autobiography "Ain't Misbehavin'" incorporates a wide array of approaches: nostalgia-filled interviews with celebrated contemporaries, whimsical excerpts from Hollywood films, samplings from his own and his...
  • Snake handlers give some Christians the creeps

    There’s a fair amount of snark online Monday about Jamie Coots, the Pentecostal pastor and reality-TV star who was fatally bitten by a snake he was handling in over-literal adherence to Luke 10:19. ("Behold, I give unto you power to tread on...
  • Time Warner Cable invites you to help pay for Clayton Kershaw

    Time Warner Cable invites you to help pay for Clayton Kershaw
    My colleague Joe Flint reported this morning that SportsNet LA, the new channel that the Dodgers own but Time Warner Cable manages, hasn't struck retransmission deals yet with the pay-TV operators serving most Angelenos. The problem, according to Flint'...
  • Sid Caesar, an appreciation: Making light of civility's fragility

    Comedian Sid Caesar, who died Wednesday at the age of 91, was a giant and genius of television. He came into the medium, in 1949, when it was still molten. He helped shape TV comedy, even as TV, with its new technical demands and advantages, shaped his...
  • 2014 Oscars Predictions: Weekly Temperature Gauge (Updated)

    Variety's awards editor Tim Gray has been regularly offering a rundown of the warming trends and cold fronts in our weekly "Temperature Gauge," in addition to projections in eight major awards categories. The fortunes have risen and fallen, but with Oscar...
  • Film Review: 'Trespassing Bergman'

    Mixing awe and irreverence, "Trespassing Bergman" informatively and entertainingly explores the home, life, films and legacy of legendary Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergman with the help of other world-cinema heavyweights. Calling on filmmakers including...
  • Elaine Stritch: 'I Didn't Declare Retirement'

    When I first see Elaine Stritch--the 89-year-old legendary stage and screen actress--she's propped in bed. Although she's been a New York fixture since the 1940s (and spent 18 years living in a room at the Carlyle Hotel), she recently moved to Michigan....
  • Woody Allen and the Media's Mob Hysteria

    What's my favorite Woody Allen movie? When I was asked, along with several other Variety staffers, to answer that question -- long before Dylan Farrow posed it rhetorically to the world -- for a 2013 sidebar to my own Allen interview, I picked "Husbands...
  • Jon Peters -- where is he now?

    "I DID AFFIRM TO MY READERS ... that I was the happiest man I had ever met and I can profoundly reaffirm it at the age of ninety-one," said the great Arthur Rubinstein. Hmmm, I am not quite as happy as Mr. Rubinstein but getting close. UNUSUAL...
  • Santa Barbara film festival gets a word in before the Oscars

     Santa Barbara film festival gets a word in before the Oscars
    SANTA BARBARA — Hollywood's unique awards calculus wouldn't seem to take a film festival at this posh coastal enclave into account. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, after all, is not a prestige movie launching pad such as the Toronto...
  • 'The Giver' trailer: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep in YA dystopia

    'The Giver' trailer: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep in YA dystopia
    As the popularity of "The Hunger Games" franchise and the anticipation of the release of "Divergent" can attest, dystopic young-adult stories are all the rage these days, on screen and on the page. Now the first trailer has been released for a big-...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill re-teaming for Richard Jewell movie?

    "The Wolf of Wall Street" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are reportedly headed back to the big screen together, this time in an adaptation of the 1997 Vanity Fair article "The Ballad of Richard Jewell," about the man falsely accused of being the...