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Judi Dench’s Reaction to Kenneth Branagh Asking Her to Play His Grandmother in ‘Belfast’: “Good Grief, I’m Not Old Enough!”

Judi Dench says she “didn’t hesitate for a single minute” when Kenneth Branagh asked his dear friend and collaborator to join Focus Features’ Belfast. It was a good thing, too, as…

Why the Oscars Have Become Harder Than Ever to Predict

Until the #OscarsSoWhite controversy exploded in 2016 — when, for the second consecutive year, no non-white performers were nominated for acting Oscars — the Academy of Motion Picture Arts…

‘Faya Dayi,’ ‘Writing With Fire’ Among Oscar Documentary Hopefuls That Tell International Stories

While Neon/Participant’s animated documentary Flee, directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, is Denmark’s Oscar submission for best international feature (and is also a contender in the animated…

Guest Column: How ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’ Revealed the Power of Collaboration

Tick, tick, tick … That’s the sound we hear when we’re waiting for something to happen. While we’re taking notes and working toward a goal and living in the “before.” While we’re looking at…

THR ‘Sound Bites’: Chatting With the Composers of ‘Annette’ and ‘Being the Ricardos’

For the inaugural episodes of The Hollywood Reporter’s Sound Bites series, in which THR editors and writers chat with the composers and soundtrack artists behind some of the year’s buzziest films…

Roland Emmerich, Master of Disaster, Returns to Big-Screen Cataclysms With ‘Moonfall’

In order to create, filmmaker Roland Emmerich surrounds himself with memories of destruction. The Hollywood office of his Centropolis Entertainment features mementos from his catastrophe films Indepen…

‘Being the Ricardos’ Star Javier Bardem and Lucie Arnaz Talk Desi Arnaz’s Legacy

Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos tells the story of one week in the life of comedy icons Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, as they fight to keep their show from being taken off the air while grappling…

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Penelope Cruz (‘Parallel Mothers’)

Penelope Cruz, the guest on this week’s episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is a stunningly talented and beautiful, trailblazing Spanish actress who is one of only a…

A ‘The Batman’ Controversy Unsettles a Portion of Fandom

“Remember we never kill with weapons of any kind!” Those words, uttered by the Caped Crusader to his partner, Robin, in Batman No. 4 (1940) marked the debut of Batman’s “no-kill rule,” an aspect…

‘Belfast’ Stars Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe Drew From Personal Experiences to Play a Married Couple Caught in a Tumultuous Time

BY BEATRICE VERHOEVEN

Stars Caitríona Balfe and Jamie Dornan discuss why they were drawn to Kenneth Branagh's film based on his own childhood, and the emotionality of playing a couple going through a…

Next Big Thing: ‘Scream’ Star Jenna Ortega on Her New School-Shooting Drama ‘The Fallout’

At age 19, Jenna Ortega is already one decade into her career. The actress — who rose to prominence playing Young Jane on The CW’s dramedy Jane the Virgin, followed by roles in You and Yes…

Rita Moreno, Ariana DeBose and Rachel Zegler Tell Their Side of ‘West Side Story’

There’s a saying that you should never meet your idols, but Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose beg to differ. It was the spring of 2019 when Rita Moreno showed up to rehearsals for the new West Side…