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‘Station Eleven’ Stars Mackenzie Davis and Himesh Patel on the Audience Response to the Limited Series: “It’s Affirming That People Will Dive Into the Murky Unknown”

As unlikely as it may have seemed in a moment when the real-world pandemic was yet again shuttering communities, the meditative, elegiac HBO Max limited series Station Eleven — which depicts the emotional and interpersonal repercussions of an even more cataclysmic, and thankfully fictional, outbreak — was embraced by audiences and critics alike. Adapted for […]

Henry Winkler, Ike Barinholtz and Tony Shalhoub Reveal Their Funny Approaches to Playing Comic Father Figures

You don’t have to be a dad to play one on television, but it helps. That’s the consensus of three actors portraying a wide variety of patriarchs — good, bad and somewhere in between — on three of the most-admired comedy series of the moment.

Guillermo del Toro Says ‘Nightmare Alley’ Is “Not the Type of Movie That Is Getting Made That Much Anymore”

“No problem seemed to be big enough, but we got pretty much all of them,” filmmaker Guillermo del Toro chuckles while recalling the myriad and considerable uphill battles he faced every step of the way as co-writer, producer and director of Searchlight’s Nightmare Alley, his masterful tribute to — and tweaking of — the film […]

‘King Richard’ Star Aunjanue Ellis on Creating a Woman Who Is Not Just “a Plot Device”

Actress Aunjanue Ellis and screenwriter Zach Baylin were coming from two very different career paths when their trajectories converged on Warner Bros.’ King Richard, the best picture-nominated film dramatizing how, on little more than hope, dedication and sheer gumption, Compton parents Richard Williams and Oracene Price cultivated their daughters Venus and Serena into two of […]

How Prosthetics Played a Major Role in Shortlisted Films ‘Coming 2 America,’ ‘Dune’ and ‘Eyes of Tammy Faye’

Coming 2 America Challenges abounded for character makeup prosthetics designer Mike Marino. Not only was he tasked with re-creating Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall’s multiple character looks by makeup pioneer Rick Baker from 1988’s Coming to America, he also had to age them 33 years while contending with far less forgiving modern cameras. Marino says […]

‘Los Hermanos/The Brothers’ Documentary Tells the Story of a Musical Reunion

“Our story of two Afro-Cuban virtuosos who love their own countries, love each other’s countries and love each other, adds a level of nuance rarely seen in news or documentary reporting on Cuba,” filmmakers Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider tell The Hollywood Reporter, via email, of their documentary Los Hermanos/The Brothers. It’s a tale of […]

‘Misha and the Wolves’ Director Sam Hobkinson on the Challenges of Making a Documentary About Fiction

If Holocaust survivor Misha Defonseca’s personal tale of escaping Nazi Germany as a child by being accepted into a protective pack of wolves, which she turned into a bestselling book, seems too astonishing to be true, Netflix’s documentary Misha and the Wolves puts it under a microscope that examines both its veracity and why people […]

‘Cyrano’ Stars Haley Bennett and Kelvin Harrison Jr. on Bringing the Classic Romance to New Audiences

In MGM’s Cyrano, actors Haley Bennett and Kelvin Harrison Jr. rise to the unenviable challenge of breathing fresh life into a tale that has been told to audiences for centuries in various forms since Edmond Rostand’s enduring 1897 play. In a break from previous tellings, Bennett’s Roxanne, the object of the outwardly noble and poetic […]

‘Being the Ricardos’ Stars J.K. Simmons and Nina Arianda on the “Frightening and Daunting Task” of Playing TV Icons

Fred and Ethel Mertz are taking potshots at each other once again — but this time with genuine venom, given that I Love Lucy actors William Frawley and Vivian Vance notoriously disliked each other. In Amazon’s Being the Ricardos, those cutting barbs are delivered with lacerating impact by J.K. Simmons and Nina Arianda, who also […]

‘Faya Dayi’ Director Jessica Beshir on Making Her Immersive Documentary About Ethiopia and Its People

The dreamlike altered state of perception produced by Ethiopia’s stimulant leaf khat, for centuries the source of spiritual exploration and today the nation’s biggest cash crop, is reflected in filmmaker Jessica Beshir’s documentary Faya Dayi, an inventive depiction of the intimate stories of a myriad of people embedded in the khat trade. “The form of […]

‘The Neutral Ground’ Director on the Never-Ending Subject of White Supremacy

What began as a short internet video satirizing the furor that erupted over the removal of Confederate statues in New Orleans in 2015 became a bigger, and darker, story. “I’m interested in the absurd lengths people go to avoid acknowledging the impact race has had — and still has — in this country,” says comedian-turned-filmmaker […]

‘Respect’ Director Liesl  Tommy and Writer Tracey  Scott  Wilson on Why Aretha Franklin’s Story “Is Also About America”

If there was one key ingredient that helped director Liesl Tommy and screenwriter Tracey Scott Wilson navigate their whirlwind journey to bring the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect to the screen on a hyper-accelerated production schedule, it’s the mutual R-E-S-P-E-C-T the longtime collaborators have for each other — and for the Queen of Soul herself. “I’ve […]