What Sweet Tooth Changes From the Comic

Sweet Tooth, the live-action adaptation of Jeff Lemire’s post-apocalyptic comic, has now arrived on Netflix and it’s a hit! Or at least that’s what producer Robert Downey Jr. ‘s overwhelmingly prevalent promoted tweet claims. I can recite “#SweetTooth is now certified fresh with a perfect 100% critics score. So incredibly proud of the whole @sweettooth […]

Cannes Film Festival Details Safety Measures, International Travel Conditions (EXCLUSIVE)

The first global film event to be staged in 2021, the 73rd edition of the Cannes Film Festival, will take place under strict security and health guidelines. Variety spoke exclusively with Cannes general secretary François Desrousseaux, who has been hammering out protocols with the festival’s organizers, producers and Cannes regional authorities, while conducting discussions with […]

Why Batwoman’s Choice to Abolish the Crows Matters

In the previous episode, Batwoman put Luke in the literal crosshairs of white Crows in an inevitable conflict between a Black man and a trigger happy cop. The circumstances that led there were messy and didn’t make much sense, but the Crows shooting an unarmed Black person was a narrative certainty—the logical apex of the […]

‘Loki’ Star Owen Wilson on Joining the MCU, Explaining Time Travel and Loving His Grey Hair

Prior to Marvel Studios’ “Loki,” not only had Owen Wilson never been in a superhero project before, but he’d barely ever done television: Just a two-part episode of IFC’s “Documentary Now,” a segment of Comedy Central’s “Drunk History,” and an uncredited cameo on “Community.” “Loki,” however, is uncharted territory for the star of “The Royal […]

Gabrielle Union and Jeremy Pope to Star in A24’s ‘The Inspection’

Gabrielle Union and Jeremy Pope have been cast in the A24 movie “The Inspection,” based on the life of filmmaker and Marine Corps veteran Elegance Bratton. Bratton is writing the screenplay and directing the film in his feature debut. It will begin shooting later this summer. A24 will handle worldwide distribution on “The Inspection” and […]