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Rian Johnson Is “Pushing” for ‘Glass Onion’ to Return to Theaters, Wants Longer Run for Next Sequel

The 'Knives Out' follow-up has been at the center of discussion after Netflix only gave it a week-long limited theatrical run ahead of its streaming launch.

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Live Action Short Oscar Contenders: Human Stories Told Briefly

These short films explore relationships, struggles and self-identity, incorporating virtual reality, magic and music to craft emotional narratives.

‘Devotion’ Star Jonathan Majors on the Untold Stories of Black Excellence

In Sony’s Devotion, Jonathan Majors stars as Jesse Brown, the first Black aviator to complete the Navy’s basic training program. Set in the months leading to the Korean War, the film — directed by J.D. Dillard and adapted from Adam Makos’ nonfiction book by screenwriters Jake Crane and Jonathan A. Stewart — also stars Glen […]

‘Hacks,’ ‘Don’t Worry Darling,’ and ‘9-1-1’ Location Pros Get Their Props at COLA

From staging a postapocalyptic scene with real animals in the heart of Hollywood to creating a desert utopia in Palm Springs, the productions nominated for the California On Location Awards (COLA) all have one thing in common: They were filmed in the Golden State. (Several nominees are recipients of California’s Film and TV Tax Credit […]

Thilo Kuther, Founder of VFX Company Pixomondo, Dies at 58

Thilo Kuther, the German founder of the international visual effects company Pixomondo, died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Marina del Rey, his nephew, Niklas Fissel, told The Hollywood Reporter. He was 58. A native of Frankfurt, Kuther launched Pixomondo in 2001 out of Stuttgart, creating video installations and 3D animation for corporate clients […]

Cliff Emmich, Actor in ‘Payday’ and ‘Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,’ Dies at 85

Cliff Emmich, the fun-loving character actor who made his mark in Payday, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Halloween II and Little House on the Prairie, has died. He was 85. Emmich died Monday at his Valley Village home in Los Angeles after a long battle with lung cancer, his rep Steve Stevens told The Hollywood Reporter. In […]

‘Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power’ Review: Sam Pollard and Geeta Gandbhir Grippingly Trace the Roots of Black Suffrage

A new documentary weaves together archival footage and contemporary interviews to chronicle how residents of a Georgia county secured their right to vote in the 1960s.

Hollywood Flashback: ‘Wallace & Gromit’ Made Stop-Motion Oscar History in 2005

While this year’s animated feature contenders include three films that employ stop-motion animation — Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Marcel the Shell With Shoes On and Wendell & Wild — the animation technique that dates back to the mid-1800s received very little love in the category until 2005. That’s when Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of […]

“I Care the Most About the Kid Audience”: Filmmakers Behind ‘Strange World,’ ‘Turning Red,’ ‘My Father’s Dragon’ and the THR Animation Roundtable

“This year, it’s very telling that all the animated movies are concerned with death. And also fathers, sons, daughters, mothers. Really, two themes unifying all our movies,” Guillermo del Toro observed as he and his fellow animators gathered to talk shop in a virtual roundtable on Nov. 2. In the stop-motion Pinocchio, directors del Toro […]

Orion Pictures Lands ‘Watchmen’ Writer Cord Jefferson’s Directorial Debut

Orion Pictures — the MGM label headed by Alana Mayo — has acquired the feature directorial debut of Watchmen writer Cord Jefferson. Jeffery Wright stars in the project from Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman’s T-Street and MRC. Based on the 2001 novel Erasure by Percival Everett, the movie centers on Thelonious “Monk” Ellison, a writer and […]

Lance Reddick Joins Lionsgate’s ‘John Wick’ Spinoff ‘Ballerina’

Lance Reddick has signed on to star in Ballerina, the new film set in the John Wick universe. Reddick will reprise his role as Charon, a concierge at the Continental, the fan-favorite hotel for assassins with its own set of rules and severe consequences for breaking them. Production is already underway on the feature that is […]

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Rampage Jackson to Lead World War II Horror Film ‘Operation Blood Hunt’ (Exclusive)

Golden Globe nominee Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) is teaming up with former UFC light heavyweight champion and actor Rampage Jackson (The A-Team) for World War II horror film Operation Blood Hunt. The feature, which recently completed shooting in Bangkok, Thailand, is described as “Predator meets The Dirty Dozen meets Underworld.” Actor-director Louis Mandylor, whose credits include the My Big Fat Greek […]

Making of ‘Pinocchio’: How Guillermo del Toro Updated the Beloved Tale for Contemporary Audiences

The joy in Guillermo del Toro’s face has been abundantly apparent this awards season each time he introduces his latest big-screen outing, a deeply personal animated version of Pinocchio told in the Mexican helmer’s typically sumptuous, meticulously crafted visual style. When the Oscar-winning filmmaker was growing up, Carlo Collodi’s 1883 fable about a wooden puppet […]