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‘No Way Out’ Review: A Middling Modern L.A. Noir That Tracks Love and Its Trail of Bodies

The femme fatale is alive and well in Los Angeles-set indie “No Way Out,” an old-fashioned noir dressed up in the steamy decadence of an erotic thriller. Trouble…

‘Hold All My Calls, Unless It’s Tom Cruise’: Remembering Attorney to the Stars Bert Fields

In July 2012, I showed up at the office of legendary Hollywood litigator Bert Fields along with Variety freelancer Bob Verini. We were doing a Q&A with the…

Director Lars von Trier ‘in good spirits’ after Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

The 66-year-old controversial filmmaker reportedly will keep working despite his diagnosis.

How ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ Uses Neon and Phone Lighting to Fuel Its Hyper-Online Bloodlust

Social media drives the performative interactions of entitled 20-somethings in Halina Reijn’s “Bodies Bodies Bodies,” but beneath their constructed personas, anxiety, fear and jealousy fester. These intense feelings…

‘Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool’ Review: Young Man, There’s No Need to Feel Down

If you’ve ever seen Mike Birbiglia before, whether on stage or screen (or a couple months back, filling in for Jimmy Kimmel), then “The Old Man and the…

Khruangbin and Vieux Farka Toure Light Up Brooklyn’s Prospect Park as Thunderstorms Loom: Concert Review

As New York discovered in no uncertain terms last summer when the star-studded “We Love NYC” concert in Central Park was abruptly canceled less than halfway before it…

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Big Steppers’ Tour Takes Performance Art to New Heights: Concert Review

In the decades since hip-hop’s conception, artists have taken transformative steps when it comes to communicating stories. While the genre has invariably been tethered to innovation and multiple…

‘Only Murders’ Cinematographer on Show’s Visual Motifs and Directing Pair of Episodes for Season 2

“Only Murders in the Building” cinematographer Chris Teague got a chance to step behind the camera to direct two episodes of the Emmy-nominated Hulu series. According to showrunner…

CBS Entertainment Promotes Mackenzie Mitchell to Vice President of Specials, Music, Live Entertainment

Mackenzie Mitchell has been promoted to vice president of specials, music and live events for CBS Entertainment, Jack Sussman — executive vice president of specials, music, live events…

‘Loki’ DP Explains How She Filmed That Complex One-Shot Sequence

Autumn Durald Arkapaw made Variety’s 10 Cinematographers to Watch list in 2014, and she just landed her first Emmy nomination for lensing for a single-camera series for Disney+’s…

‘Jersey Shore’ star Vinny Guadagnino buys luxe $3.43M NYC pad

The Staten Island native bought this Soho spread on the heels of selling his place in Los Angeles.

Sony Pictures Post Production Services Upgrades Two Mix Stages

Two key post-production stages at Sony Pictures Post Production services have received complete mix upgrades. Renovation on the 229-seat Kim Novak Theater was recently completed. The theater is…