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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 Vol. 338, No. 14, January 5

A Place in the Sun (and Sacramento)
when A movie creates a vivid sense of place - as so many of 2017's best do - people rightly credit the director, cinematographer and production designer. But before that team works its magic, a shrewd screenwriter will try to provide pointed hints as...
Applause for Those Who Go the Extra Mile Stellar Work beyond Awards
Lord knows, we don't need another awards show. But the year in film has seen some extraordinary work and though the usual "for your consideration" conversations are valid, they seem insufficient.There is a long list of people who are worthy of Oscar...
A Staycation in the Heart of Hollywood
DROPPING INTO Hollywood for an event, premiere or night out is often a challenge due to nightly gridlock. Three new hotels have added the possibility of a stressfree, stylish stay whether for well-earned staycation or a way to keep ahead of the crowds...
Bob Jones
OCT. 31, 1989IF THERE?S A ?Zelig? of American music, it might be Bob Jones. Originally an aspiring young folk singer from Massachusetts, Jones began working with the legendary producer George Wein in 1959 as a volunteer at the first Newport Folk Festival....
Bryant Assembles His Toon Dream Team
WHEN LAKERS champion Kobe Bryant announced his retirement in the farewell letter "Dear Basketball," he didn't imagine it would evolve into an Oscar contender for animated short. "That is beyond the realm of dreams," Bryant says.But in retrospect, it's...
Claire Foy: 'You See Her Trying to Figure It All Out.'
THE BRITISH ACTRESS burst onto the awards scene with her impressive regal turn as Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix's "The Crown," whose second season was released Dec. 8. She's also earning buzz for her in "Breathe," as the wife of a man diagnosed with...
Creature Realism Held Key to Film's Success
WHEN GUILLERMO DEL TORO started developing "The Shape of Water," he knew there were two keys to the film's success: a strong script and the right creature.He hired sculptor Mike Hill, creator of many monster models that del Toro owned, and effects and...
Exploring Mental Health on Modern TV
More than A decade and a half ago, in 2002, Tony Shalhoub portrayed a police consultant with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) on USA's procedural "Monk." Given the show's comedy roots, his compulsions were often exaggerated, wide-ranging and played...
Feisty Femmes
in A year in which the entertainment industry was rocked by harassment scandals, women's stories have become more important than ever before. But even as waves of claims exposed destructive male behavior, toppled long-protected gatekeepers and finally,...
'Get Out' Script Merits High Marks
ANY FILM IN WHICH a black man must flee his white girlfriend's family for dear life has no business being as layered, poignant, serious, and resonant as "Get Out." It has no business transcending its supposed genre to become a cultural milestone. Actually,...
Hoops Loops Musical Legend
COMPOSER JOHN williams had never seen a basketball game - high school, college or pro.Yet when L.A. Lakers legend Kobe Bryant called about scoring a five-minute animated short based on his farewell poem to the sport, the five-time Oscar winner interrupted...
It's the Year of the Kids
"THE FLORIDA PROJECT," director Sean Baker's Cannes Film Festival sensation, has won rave reviews and awards for its stark, sometimes harsh, reminder of the poverty in our country that many would rather avert our eyes to than acknowledge. Set at the...
Lesley Manville
LESLEY MANVILLE'Phantom Thread'Written and Directed by Paul Thomas AndersonA veteran of British screen and stage and a frequent collaborator with Mike Leigh ("Another Year," "Mr. Turner," "Topsy-Turvy") Lesley Manville made a rare foray into American...
Red Carpet Rising: Hollywood's Stylists Reveal Fave Designers
Another round of red carpets means another round of gorgeous gowns, and a golden opportunity for up-and-coming fashion designers to savor a coveted moment in the spotlight. Hot on the heels of the Golden Globes nominations, we asked stylists Cristina...
Scenes You Need to See
IT WAS A YEAR full of true stories, epic battles and quiet moments on the big screen. We asked our staff to pick some of the most memorable moments from their favorite films of the year - obviously, spoilers abound.All the Money in the WorldWhen John...
Teams for Dreamers
it's one of the oldest truisms about filmmaking - that 90% of directing is all about the casting. And like so many truisms, there's a lot of truth to it, but it only gets it half right: As much as directors depend on casting every single role exactly...
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