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Missing-Girl Drama ‘Saint X’ Lands Series Order at Hulu

Hulu is headed to the Caribbean for its latest literary adaptation. The Disney-run streamer has given a series order to Saint X, a drama based on Alexis Schaitkin’s 2020 novel of the same name. Leila Gerstein (Hart of Dixie, The Handmaid’s Tale) is adapting the book, and Dee Rees (Mudbound, Pariah) will direct. ABC Signature […]

Director Dee Rees on the Importance of Debut ‘Pariah’ Becoming a Criterion Release: “We Have to Widen the Canon”

In 1995, while trying to buy a movie ticket, Dee Rees got an early lesson in the bias of film industry economics. Then a freshman at Florida A&M University, Rees went to the local multiplex in Tallahassee to see Dead Presidents, a crime drama about Black Vietnam veterans directed by the Hughes brothers, who were […]

A Personal History of Gay Pride and Prejudice: Hollywood Reporter’s Chief Film Critic Looks Back

THR's chief film critic reflects on his decades of watching, and reviewing, movies as a gay man — from toxic stereotypes and the ubiquitous 'f-word' to the thrill of Almódovar and New Queer Cinema, Oscar's 'Brokeback' burn to the 'Moonlight' milestone and beyond.

Dee Rees Tackling ‘Porgy and Bess’ Remake for MGM

After premiering her latest film 'The Last Thing He Wanted' at Sundance, Dee Rees has chosen her next project: a remake of George Gershwin’s 'Porgy and Bess.'

‘The Last Thing He Wanted’: Film Review | Sundance 2020

Anne Hathaway plays a reporter stuck in an arms deal gone wrong in Dee Rees' adaptation of Joan Didion's 'The Last Thing He Wanted.'

Anne Hathaway Uncovers an Arms Deal in ‘The Last Thing He Wanted’ Trailer

Anne Hathaway uncovers an arms deal in the trailer for Dee Rees' Netflix film 'The Last Thing He Wanted,' adapted from the 1996 Joan Didion novel of the same name and co-starring Ben Affleck, Willem Dafoe and Rosie Perez. The movie starts streaming Feb. 21.

Sundance: Dee Rees, Ethan Hawke Named to Dramatic Jury

The Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday announced its 2020 jury members, which include Ethan Hawke and 'Mudbound' filmmaker Dee Rees.

Dee Rees Sets New Movie With Musical ‘Kyd’s Exquisite Follies’

Having finished her second Netflix feature 'The Last Thing He Wanted,' filmmaker Dee Rees has chosen her next project — the fantasy musical 'The Kyd’s Exquisite Follies.'

Tribeca: Queen Latifah on How Short-Film Initiative is Working to Improve Representation

Speaking at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, Queen Latifah opened up to Dee Rees about how she's managed and navigated her dynamic career, and how her latest endeavor, The Queen Collective Shorts, is working to uplift women filmmakers, and accelerate gender and racial equality behind the camera.

Milan Fashion Week: Prada Mixes Youthful Athleticism With Ladylike Polish

Sofia Coppola and Spike Lee were in the front row for Miuccia Prada’s inventive spring collection at Milan Fashion Week.

Spike Lee, Dee Rees to Open Black Culture Movie Marathon at Fondazione Prada

The two filmmakers will participate in a public conversation with artist Theaster Gates, who has curated a marathon of films to accompany his new show, “The Black Image Corporation.”

How Dee Rees’ ‘Electric Dreams’ Episode Acts as a Potent Warning About “Groupthink”

Showrunner Mike Dinner and ep Isa Dick Hackett discuss the timeliness of the 'Kill All Others' episode of the Amazon anthology 'Electric Dreams.'