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Founded in 1905, Variety is an entertainment newspaper published weekly by Reed Business Information. The subtitle of the paper is The International Entertainment Weekly. Variety features stories and columns pertaining to theatre, television, radio, music, records and movies. Variety's Vice President and Editor-in-Chief is Peter Bart. Charles Koones serves as President and Publisher. Dana Harris is the Editor and Olivia Hemaratanatorn is the Managing Editor.

Articles from September 2016

Awards Contenders Swarm Fest's Red Carpet
If the Venice and Telluride film festivals set the stage for this year's Oscar season with swank red carpets and exclusive first looks at some of the fall's top contenders, the Toronto fest is poised to gauge broader interest with its massive crowds.Indeed,...
Bleed for This
Director, Writer: Ben YoungerCast: Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey SagalBoxing isn't just about being able to throw a good punch. It's just as much about how you take the blows that come at you. In the case of Vinny Pazienza, the hit he didn't see...
Cedar Stirs Israeli Pride with Gere Starring in 'Norman'
BIZ MATURESJOSEPH CEDAR, the New Yorkborn, Israel-raised golden boy of the cinema of the modern Jewish state, bursts firmly onto the international scene this festival season with "Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer," his new...
Elle
ElleFILM REVIEWDirector: Paul VerhoevenCast: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling, Virginie Efira, Christian Berkel, Judith MagreYou've never seen a rape-revenge fantasy quite like "Elle," not least because the rape, revenge...
'Jackie' Opens Up First Lady's Imagined Life
REVIEW"NOTHING'S EVER MINE, not to keep," the newly widowed Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy mordantly observes midway through "Jackie," Pablo Larrain's relentlessly close-up take on history's most iconized first lady. She says it as she looks around the palatial...
Moonlight
Director, Writer: Barry JenkinsCast: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Alex Hibbert, Ashton SandersWhat does it mean to be Black in America today? That question, too big for any one film to answer, serves as the driving inquiry in Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight,"...
Moore Leads the Cast of Bloom's 'Bel Canto'
JULIANNE MOORE, KEN Watanabe and Demian Bichir will star in the South American drama "Bel Canto" with Paul Weitz directing.Weitz has adapted the screenplay with Anthony Weintraub ("Tekkonkinkreet") from Ann Patchett's bestseller of the same name.Caroline...
'Party' Tops Fest's City to City Slate
THE BRIGHT LIGHTS of Toronto turn on Lagos this week, as the Nigerian metropolis takes center stage for TIFF's eighth City to City program.The program this year offers a dynamic portrait of a fastpaced metropolis of 20 million plus,Boasting a mix of...
Reel Reality for Spall
MAKE BELIEVESince his magisterial Cannes lead actor-winning turn as director Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner," English thesp Timothy Spall is more in demand than ever. Now he essays two other real-life people: the Rev. Ian Paisley, Northern Ireland's firebrand...
Sandra Oh: 'This Film Believes in Peace and Understanding'
KOREAN-CANADIAN ACTRESS SANDRA Oh, acclaimed for her work on the hit TV series "Grey's Anatomy," for which she won a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild awards, and the feature film "Sideways," scores her first executive producer credit with the...
Terry George Explores Dark History in 'The Promise'
TERRY GEORGE EARNED critical raves with 2004's "Hotel Rwanda," an unflinching portrait of courage in the face of human cruelty that nabbed Oscar nominations for its script and stars Don Cheadle and Sophie Okonedo. Now, the Irish screenwriter and director...
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