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Galloway on Film

The Whiteness of ‘Toy Story 4’

It's not just near-absence of people of color in the Pixar film 'Toy Story 4' that’s bothersome, it’s the absence of anything approximating life in America as most know it.

What’s the “Best” Picture Ever?

Is The Godfather the best film ever made? Or is it Citizen Kane? Or even Vertigo?

Oscars: Can ‘Parasite’ Break the Best Picture Barrier?

Alfonso Cuarón’s 'Roma' came closer to the best picture Oscar than any other foreign film, but had to settle for the foreign feature award instead. Can 'Parasite' upend the category?

Bob Weinstein Wants Back Into Hollywood. Here’s Why Hollywood Shouldn’t Let Him

Those getting into business with Bob Weinstein's new company are making a grave mistake.

Hollywood Should Follow ‘South Park’ and Stand Up to Tyrants

The entertainment industry has a duty not only to stand behind Trey Parker and Matt Stone, but to follow their lead in their response to tyrants. Because in failing to do so, it tacitly allows injustice to grow.

The Fascinating Gossip in Hollywood Legends’ Letters

A new book edited with archivist Barbara Hall, 'Letters from Hollywood: Inside the Private World of Classic American Moviemaking,' tells the history of the industry.

In Defense of ‘Joker’ and Its Repulsive Violence

Todd Phillips’ bravura work 'Joker' dares to confront the things we’re most afraid to see.

Malcolm Gladwell’s New Book Falls Victim to the Big Idea

With his new book, 'Talking to Strangers', the celebrated writer Malcolm Gladwell is on shaky ground writes the Hollywood Reporter's Stephen Galloway.

Why Nobody in Hollywood Has Any Friends

Transience is the very essence of the entertainment business, unpredictability its warp and weft.

Les Moonves, Kevin Tsujihara and the Art of Hollywood Self-Sabotage

From Moonves to Tsujihara, there's a long tradition of tinseltown executives destroying their own careers.

As Annapurna Teeters, Why Are So Many Rooting for Megan Ellison to Fail?

As her Annapurna Pictures faces financial headwinds, Megan Ellison should be praised for her commitment to critically acclaimed films instead of facing skepticism about a turnaround.

The Vanishing $200 Million Blockbuster

In the first eight months of this year, not a single film has topped out between $200 million to $300 million domestically — the first time that's happened since 1995.