The Fabelmans

“To the random man in the elevator who saw me scream at the news, thank you for hugging me and not freaking out!” Brian Tyree Henry joked.

At 5 p.m. PT, voting for the 95th Academy Awards nominations closed. It seems mundane, but we venture into the unknown each year, trying to determine the tastes of over 9,500 Academy members. I’ve had dozens of conversations with voters, industry experts and awards strategists, trying to determine which way…

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Variety may receive an affiliate commission. You can now watch “The Fabelmans” from home. After hitting theaters in November, the Steven Spielberg film is now available to purchase digitally on Prime Video, Vudu and Google…

Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans,” Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” Michael Mann’s “Ferrari,” Roman Polanski’s “The Palace,” “The Son” with Anthony Hopkins, and “Golda” with Helen Mirren are among the theatrical releases lined up for the rest of this year and next year for Italy’s 01 Distribution. Paolo Del…

When I saw Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” at the Toronto Film Festival in September, I absolutely loved it. And while I never expected the film to be some breakout smash, my hope for it — and my cautiously optimistic prediction — is that it would find a hook into the culture.…

Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is having no trouble staying above the competition at the Thanksgiving box office, even handily trouncing fellow Disney release “Strange World.” After bringing in $8.1 million on Thanksgiving, the superhero sequel exploded on Friday, adding $18.2 million more in ticket sales to its haul. “Wakanda…

Rick Carter’s production design on Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” is impressive, but he worked hard to not be noticed. “With big spectacles I’ve designed, like ‘Avatar,’ it’s hard to ignore the production design because you know it’s not real,” he says. “ ‘Fabelmans’ is the opposite: The work was designed…

Quentin Tarantino has been blunt about the state of the movie business. On a recent episode of the director’s “Video Archives Podcast,” the man who helped usher in the golden age of indie film with “Pulp Fiction” declared this to be “the worst era in Hollywood history” matched only by other…

The Cairo Intl. Film Festival kicked off Nov. 13 with the Middle East premiere of Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans,” and a new-look leadership team bringing fresh energy to the grande dame of Arab cinema. This year’s event marks the first as festival director for Egyptian filmmaker Amir Ramses, who was…

Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” dominated the domestic box office in its debut, earning $180 million over the weekend and providing a much-needed lift to beleaguered cinemas. The sequel demolished the record for a November opening in North America, soaring past the previous high-water mark of $158 million set by…

Steven Spielberg said in a new interview with The New York Times that streaming services like HBO Max have thrown filmmakers “under the bus” by “unceremoniously” dumping high profile new releases on streaming and not in theaters. The Oscar winner is referring to Warner Bros.’ decision to release all of…