Guilt

We’re all aware of the hokey old “the doctor is a woman!” riddle, but what if that doctor were Dr. Frankenstein? Distaff riffs on Mary Shelley’s OG horror novel do exist — schlocky 1971 Italian exploitation flick “Lady Frankenstein,” for one. But given that it’s a story of life-creation, it’s…

Set and shot north of Barcelona in Manresa, “You Would Do It Too,” from David Victori (“Cross the Line,” “Sky Rojo”), is a lightning-fast eight-part half-hour thriller following a bus heist gone awry. Written and directed by Victori, it is also the first Spanish production resulting from an alliance struck…

“When you start looking in the darkness, you’ll see something. That’s the idea I wanted to depict and convey,” Takeshi Kogahara tells Variety, after the screening of his debut “Nagisa,” a movie where darkness and silences play a crucial role. The plot follows a young man (played by Yuzu Aoki)…

On March 5, 2002, as residents of the Northeastern Chinese city of Changchun were settling in for the evening, an unprecedented thing happened. For the thousands of households tuned to any one of the eight state-run cable TV channels, a burst of static, followed by a prerecorded video defending the…

Indian filmmaker Suman Sen’s “Eka” (“Solo”) has been granted funding from the Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, a fund operated by France’s national film board (CNC).  The project, Sen’s feature debut, was part of the 2019 Film Bazaar coproduction market. Producers on the India-France-Norway coproduction include Dominique Welinksi of DW,…

Spoiler Alert: This story contains spoilers for “Chucky Actually,” the Season 2 finale of “Chucky” on Syfy and USA Network. ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, Chucky was using a chainsaw to bisect the mayor right through her blouse. In the Season 2 finale of “Chucky,”…

Seattle college student John Leonard’s surprising 1990s journey is the subject of “Pepsi, Where’s My Jet,” a new Netflix docuseries.

“The Marriage,” the feature-length fiction debut from Brazilian documentary filmmaker Maíra Bühler (“Let It Burn”), and a pair of intimate and revelatory queer films “The Way You See Me,” and buzz-title “Diamond,” backed by Argentina’s Maravilla Cine (“That Weekend”), are among the selections set for Ventana Sur’s 2022 Punto Genero…

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains spoilers for “The Thing Lay Still,” the season finale of “Interview With the Vampire,” now streaming on AMC+. In another story, the vampire family that slays together may have stayed together. But in the Nov. 13 finale of AMC’s “Interview With the Vampire,” betrayal flowed…

MARRAKECH — Running Nov. 14-17, the 5th Atlas Workshops, the industry-and-talent development program for Moroccan, Arab and African projects at the Marrakech Film Festival, is celebrating its return to an in-person event this time round. With an increase in submissions, awards, and an ever-larger audience of industry execs checking out…

“Tulsa King,” the new Paramount+ drama created by Taylor Sheridan and Terence Winter, is entirely too conventional and workmanlike to be a remarkable series. And yet it is remarkable – and oddly fascinating – for a couple of reasons. For one thing, “Tulsa King” continues the parabolic rise of Sheridan,…