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Seth Abramovitch

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Lorde, Nine Inch Nails to Headline Inaugural Primavera Sound Los Angeles

After COVID-19 sidelined it in 2020, Primavera Sound Los Angeles 2022, the first U.S. edition of the long-running Barcelona music festival Primavera Sound, has announced its first batch of performers

Tony Kushner on Tackling ‘West Side Story’ With Spielberg: “We Knew We Were Going Into a Complicated Situation”

Stephen Sondheim, who died Nov. 26 at 91, leaves us with a parting gift in the form of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, out Dec. 10. Sondheim wrote the lyrics for the landmark 1957…

Hollywood Flashback: Odd Love Bloomed in ‘Harold and Maude’ 50 Years Ago

Of all the great screen romances, there has never been one less likely — or more touching — than that of 1971’s Harold and Maude, which turns 50 on Dec. 20. (Paramount is marking the occasion with…

“It Made All of Us Rethink Things That Happened in Our Lives”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Tender Bar’ Actors Tye Sheridan and Lily Rabe

Director George Clooney gave his star, Tye Sheridan, a few tried-and-true acting tricks while making his latest feature, coming-of-age drama The Tender Bar. “He’ll come up to you after a take…

Next Big Thing: Philemon Chambers on Starring as First Black Actor in an LGBTQ Christmas Rom-Com

It didn’t unfold at a counter at Schwab’s Pharmacy, but Philemon Chambers has a seemingly-out-of-nowhere discovery story, too. Chambers (his first name is pronounced “phil-LEE-mun”), 27, had…

Hollywood Flashback: ‘Spirited Away’ Broke Records and Made Oscar History

At the 75th Academy Awards, Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away won best animated feature in the second year of the category’s existence — and, to this day, it is the only hand-drawn feature…

Hollywood Flashback: Jeremy Irons Did High-Society Crime in ‘Reversal of Fortune’

House of Gucci, opening Nov. 24 and based on a 2001 book, dramatizes the murder of Gucci heir Maurizio Gucci. Three decades ago, Jeremy Irons — who plays Maurizio’s father, Rodolfo, in the…

Hollywood Flashback: ‘Mad Men’ Kicked Off Critics’ Choice TV Awards in Style

The first Critics’ Choice Television Awards, held June 20, 2011, made it the new kid on the TV kudosfest block. An offshoot of the Critics’ Choice Awards, which honors movies, it was conceived…

Hollywood Flashback: Jonathan Larson Died on the Opening Night of ‘Rent’ in 1996

When Tick, Tick … Boom! — Lin-Manuel Miranda’s feature directorial debut that stars Andrew Garfield as Rent creator Jonathan Larson — premieres Nov. 19 on Netflix, it will be the first time…

Nicholas Hoult: A Tsar Is Born

“Are you interested in how I got dog poo on my face when truffling?” asks Nicholas Hoult one chilly October morning, seated at a tucked-away eatery in North Hollywood. Something in the way the…

Hollywood Flashback: Italy’s ‘Shoeshine’ Launched the Academy’s Foreign Film Category

It’s thanks to Italian neorealist director Vittorio De Sica — the genius behind such films as 1948’s The Bicycle Thief and 1970’s The Garden of the Finzi-Continis — that the Academy Awards has a…

Hollywood Flashback: In 1989, Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Henry V’ Breathed Life Into Shakespeare

Like Laurence Olivier, whose 1944 film version of Henry V inspired a wave of Shakespearean films by the likes of Orson Welles and Akira Kurosawa, Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V, his first film…