‘SNL’ Parodies Nicole Kidman’s Iconic AMC Ad With Hilarious Twist

Brent Lang • October 02, 2022

Nicole Kidman’s AMC ad has achieved a new level of pop culture prominence. The so campy, you have to love it ode to the power of cinema has been meme’d, made into t-shirts and inspired audiences to stand and salute since it...

Inspired by ‘Star Trek,’ Leni Lauritsch’s Space Thriller ‘Rubikon’ Grapples With...

Ed Meza • October 02, 2022

In Leni Lauritsch’s gritty sci-fi thriller “Rubikon,” the final frontier could well be humankind’s last refuge. The film, which stars Julia Franz Richter, Georg Blagden (“Versailles”) and Mark Ivanir,...

After 65 Years, London Film Festival Can Still Surprise

Guy Lodge • October 02, 2022

A total of 164 feature films will play at this year’s London Film Festival, alongside an abundance of shorts, TV series and an expanded program of XR (extended reality) works — and that’s in a comparatively slimmed-down era of...

A.R. Rahman, Vijay Sethupathi Team on Zee Studios Silent Film ‘Gandhi Talks’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Naman Ramachandran • October 01, 2022

Vijay Sethupathi (“Vikram”), Aditi Rao Hydari (“Hey Sinamika”), Arvind Swami (“Thalaivi”) and Siddharth Jadhav (“Tamasha Live”) will star in film “Gandhi Talks.” While plot details...

‘Saturday Night Live’ Opens Season 48 With Meta Manning Brothers Commentary Sketch and a Jon...

Wilson Chapman • October 01, 2022

After a summer filled with cast exits and goodbyes, “Saturday Night Live” opened its 48th Season by poking fun at both frequent target President Trump and its own rebuilding period. The sketch starred the premiere’s host...

‘Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial’ Review: A He Said/She Said Schlock ‘Rashomon’ That’s...

Owen Gleiberman • October 01, 2022

“Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial” sounds like the tawdriest of TV-movies, with any vestige of shame left on the cutting-room floor. It definitely is that, yet it’s worth noting that this exact sort thing has been around for...

‘Till’ Review: Chinonye Chukwu Re-Centers the Story of a Hate-Crime Victim on the Mother Who...

Peter Debruge • October 01, 2022

Growing up in Texas toward the tail end of the 20th century, I was not taught about Emmett Till. I’ve learned about him since, of course. Till’s name adorns this year’s overdue federal antilynching act, and his tragic fate has...

Planned Parenthood Slams Netflix’s ‘Blonde’ for Contributing to ‘Anti-Abortion Propaganda’

Breanna Bell • October 01, 2022

After making its Netflix debut on Sept. 28, Andrew Dominick’s “Blonde” has received an intense wave of criticism among viewers for several reasons, largely centering on its depiction and fictionalization of Marilyn...

Oscar Predictions: Best Actress – ‘Till’ Premieres at NYFF With Danielle Deadwyler’s...

Clayton Davis • October 01, 2022

Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and Tony awards ceremonies, curated by Variety...

‘Sisu’ Review: The Road Runner Versus Nazis

Dennis Harvey • October 01, 2022

Jalmari Helander hasn’t made a feature since 2014’s “Big Game,” then the most expensive Finnish film to date. It was an unabashed, bombastic, good-humored action crowd-pleaser that indeed pleased crowds — at...

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