‘Really Love’ Review: A D

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Isaiah (Kofi Siriboe) and Stevie (Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing) don’t meet cute in “Really Love.” They meet with understated beauty, at a time in their lives when ardor and connection will be tested by the dreams each has harbored for much of their lives. He’s a talented painter watching other art school classmates get representation and gallery…

Apple Taps Ivan and Jason Reitman to Direct Heartwarming Holiday

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Apple is eager to spin the iPhone Pro 13 as a professional-grade filmmaking device — and as part of that effort, the tech giant enlisted Ivan and Jason Reitman for its 2021 holiday commercial, marking the father and son’s first co-directing collaboration. The “Saving Simon” commercial, a tale involving a little girl’s heroic efforts to…

‘La Casa,’ ‘The New Greatness’ and ‘Continuum VR’ Triumph at

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Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff’s project “La Casa” won the IDFA Forum Award for Best Pitch on Wednesday at the 34th edition of the Amsterdam-based documentary festival. A co-production between Chile and Germany – and currently in production – the film will focus on a time when a social revolt in Chile is unleashed and…

Ashley Judd Vows Time’s Up Will Return Stronger After ‘Major

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I remember the day so vividly. It was Jan. 1, 2018, and 300 prominent women in the entertainment industry vowed their support of Time’s Up, a new nonprofit organization focused on fighting sexual abuse in Hollywood and beyond. The group published an open letter signed by high-profile talent including Shonda Rhimes, Natalie Portman, Ava DuVernay,…

Three Men Found Guilty of Murdering Ahmaud Arbery

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A jury has found Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020. All three white men were involved in the murder of Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, on February 23, 2020, in Brunswick, Ga. Arbery was running through the neighborhood of Satilla Shores when the McMichaels, who…

SAG Awards Changes Venue as Show Returns to In-Person Event

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The Screen Actors Guild is making at least one major change to its awards as it prepares to return to a live, in-person event: A major venue switch. After being based at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall since 1997, the 28th annual event is moving to Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar. According to SAG Awards executive…

From ‘Squid Game’ to ‘House of Gucci,’ Here Are Key

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If it feels like we were just writing about the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards, well, that’s probably because they got pushed to later in 2021 than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That ceremony, the 27th of its kind, took place on April 4. That shift of the awards calendar is resulting in some…

From Echo Dots to Fire Tablets: The Best Amazon Device

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All products and services featured by Variety are independently selected by Variety editors. However, Variety may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. No one celebrates a Deals Day quite like Amazon. So it’s no surprise that the online retailer has…

After a Year of Change, the 2022 Golden Globes Have

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Just days before the 78th annual Golden Globes earlier this year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. (HFPA) — the organization behind those awards — came under public scrutiny for its lack of diversity and inclusion among its membership, as well as the ethics around the lavish trips and events members would accept as part of…

How Teri Hatcher Found Her Stand-Up Comedy Groove With Help

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Teri Hatcher is getting serious about comedy. The actor is no stranger to delivering jokes or being put in humorous situations on-screen, from her iconic guest star appearance on “Seinfeld” to eight seasons of often outlandish moments on “Desperate Housewives.” For the last few years she has been balancing television gigs with performing stand-up sets…