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BTS Will Take an ‘Extended Period of Rest’ Ahead of ‘New Chapter’

BTS is taking an “extended period of rest” to recharge ahead of their upcoming “new chapter,” the K-pop group announced on Sunday. A statement posted to BigHit Music’s…

Netflix announces comedy festival, including Dave Chappelle amid scandal

“Netflix Is A Joke” will be an 11-day fest held in Los Angeles in 2022 where over 130 comedians will perform.

Sean Baker on ‘Red Rocket,’ Casting Simon Rex, and Making Movies in Polarized America

Sean Baker likes to turn his camera on the people and places Hollywood usually ignores. In films like “Tangerine,” the story of a transgender sex worker that was…

The Best Films of 2021

It’s been nearly two years since the COVID-19 pandemic transformed the way the world does everything, from washing one’s hands to watching movies. Before the outbreak, the aptly…

By Playing With Visual Styles, ‘Landscapers,’ Starring Olivia Colman, Peels Back Layers of Truth About Love and Murder

In the early aughts, an English couple, Christopher and Susan Edwards, were found guilty of the 1998 double homicide of Susan Edwards’ parents. However, for years after, the…

‘Succession,’ ‘Mare of Easttown,’ ‘Evil’ Lead 27th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards TV Nominations

Critics Choice Association members can’t get enough of the dysfunctional Roy family. Two years after it won the Critics Choice Award for best drama series, HBO’s “Succession” is…

French Film Executive Eric Lagesse on His Connection With Arab Cinema, State of the Arthouse Sector

Eric Lagesse, the CEO/president of Paris-based arthouse distributor and world sales outfit Pyramide Films, received the Industry Tribute Award at Cairo Film Festival on Friday. Variety spoke with…

Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Leads Another Quiet Weekend at Box Office

Without any new releases to pose a threat, Disney’s animated musical fable “Encanto” has again notched the No. 1 spot on domestic box office charts. In its second…

Giveon on Working With Justin Bieber and Fan Influence on ‘Heartbreak Anniversary’

A couple anniversaries have passed since the breakup that inspired fast-rising singer-songwriter Giveon’s platinum-certified 2020 hit “Heartbreak Anniversary.” But the Long Beach, Calif., native’s distinctive, soulful vocals and…

BTS Delivers Heartfelt Video Speech After Receiving Variety’s Record of the Year Award: ‘The Beginning of Our New Chapter’

BTS delivered a heartfelt video speech at Variety‘s Hitmakers event on Saturday, after being awarded record of the year for “Butter.” While accepting the honor, RM reflected on…

With Post Malone, 24kGoldn, Iann Dior and More, Austin Rosen’s Electric Feel Is a Hitmaking Powerhouse

Back in 2013, Austin Rosen wanted to give creators a base from which to build a career, so he started his own management company. That business has proven…

Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley on ‘Heat Waves’: ‘I Never Thought Something So Personal Would Be Heard By So Many People’

For a band from England, Glass Animals, Variety’s Group of the Year, has spent so much time touring the United States, it may as well be American. “I…