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Hollywood Critics Association President Resigns, Citing “Hostile, Biased” Work Environment (Exclusive)

Nikki Fowler had been an HCA member since May 2021, served on its board since April 2022 and was its president since September 2022.

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Emanuele Crialese on ‘L’Immensità,’ Penelope Cruz and Transgender Politics

Emanuele Crialese, 58, director of the cult film Respiro (Critics’ Week Award at Cannes in 2002) was born in Rome to Sicilian parents, studied at NYU and made his debut with Once We Were Strangers in 1997. Before that, he had already transitioned from female to male, from Emanuela to Emanuele. Respiro was a success […]

Sideshow, Janus Take Catherine Breillat’s Cannes Competition Title ‘Last Summer’ for North America

Sideshow and Janus Films have snatched up another of this year’s Cannes Festival favorites, picking up rights in North America for Catherine Breillat’s Last Summer. The feature, which premiered in the Cannes competition lineup, is a French adaptation of May el-Toukhy’s Danish drama Queen of Hearts, which won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in 2019. […]

James Wan on Finishing ‘Aquaman’ Sequel, AI Fears and Where ‘Saw’ Came From

James Wan has become the example he never had. Born to Malaysian Chinese parents, Wan immigrated with his family from Malaysia to Western Australia when he was 8, and by then he had already fallen in love with film through Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper’s supernatural horror classic Poltergeist (1982). That feature includes something that […]

Polish Box Office Champ Takes on Russian Leader in Thriller ‘Putin’ (Exclusive Trailer)

Polish box office king Patryk Vega has set his sights on Vladimir Putin. Vega, who now goes by the artistic name Besaleel, is best known for his gangster films, including local hits Pitbull and Women of Mafia, which have grossed a cumulative $100 million plus at the Polish box office. But for his English-language debut, […]

Filmed ‘Waitress’ Musical to Be First Tribeca Premiere to Screen Simultaneously in Times Square (Exclusive)

Waitress, the Musical – Live on Broadway! will make history when it debuts during the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival as the first film to be broadcast in Times Square as part of the annual New York festival’s programming slate. The film will play simultaneously for free on TSX Entertainment’s 18,000-square-foot digital screen overlooking Times Square […]

‘Oppenheimer’ Is Christopher Nolan’s First R-Rated Film in 20 Years

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer has officially earned an R-rating by the MPA, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed, marking a rare Nolan feature to get such a rating. Nolan’s breakout feature Memento (2000) and his next outing, Insomnia (2002), were both rated R, but he has largely stayed in the PG-13 sphere. Actor David Dastmalchian once noted […]

Sophie Thatcher on ‘The Boogeyman’ and the ‘Yellowjackets’ Scene That Cost Her the Most Sleep

In early 2022, Sophie Thatcher was everywhere. The Chicago native broke out as teenage Natalie on Yellowjackets, the buzziest new cable show at the time, and it led straight into a recurring role on The Book of Boba Fett. She was also the talk of Twitter since she reminded so many people of Juliette Lewis, […]

‘Shooting Stars’ Review: Peacock’s Lovingly Sanitized LeBron James Origin Story

The film tells the story of the basketball star's close friendships with his high-school teammates known as the "Fab Five."

Surprise: Dwayne Johnson Returning for New ‘Fast and Furious’ Movie

After the surprise tease at the end of Fast X, Universal is making it official: Dwayne Johnson is back for another Fast and Furious movie. Johnson will star in an untitled Fast project, Universal and Johnson announced Thursday. Fast mainstay Chris Morgan penned the script. The return is a major reversal for the star, who […]

How ‘Asteroid City’ Filmmaker Wes Anderson Does Cannes

The mega cast of Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City — including Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Jason Schwartzman, Jeffrey Wright, Bryan Cranston, Matt Dillon, Adrien Brody and Maya Hawke — landed on the Cannes red carpet May 23 by megabus, a transportation choice that has become something of a tradition for the Paris-based filmmaker. Anderson, known to […]

Next Big Thing: ‘Past Lives’’ Teo Yoo on Not Being Able to Hug His Co-Star

Teo Yoo is waiting for someone to tell him this is all a dream. The actor stars in Past Lives, the feature debut from playwright-director Celine Song that took Sundance by storm, and as the ethereal romance nears its June 2 release, he’s feeling ever more amazed that this is, in fact, real life. “Every […]

Renzo Rossellini to Receive Locarno Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award

The Locarno Film Festival will pay tribute to Italian producer and director Renzo Rossellini by presenting him with a lifetime achievement award, organizers said Thursday. The award ceremony in the Swiss town’s Piazza Grande on Aug. 10 will be followed by a screening of Federico Fellini’s La città delle donne (City of Women, 1980), on which Rossellini […]