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Anne Heche Taken Off Life Support, Rep Says; Dies at 53

Anne Heche, who starred in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and Wag the Dog and on TV shows including Men in Trees and Hung during a troubled life and career, was taken off life support Sunday night, her rep announced. Heche, 53, had spent several days in a coma at the Grossman Burn Center […]

William Richert, Writer-Director of ‘Winter Kills,’ Dies at 79

William Richert, the maverick writer-director behind the Jeff Bridges-starring conspiracy thriller Winter Kills and A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, which gave River Phoenix his first leading role, has died. He was 79. Richert died Tuesday at his home in Portland, Oregon, his wife, Gretchen, told The Hollywood Reporter. She would not disclosed […]

Tracy McGrath, Veteran Physical Production Executive, Dies at 65

Tracy McGrath, who served as a physical production executive for such companies as Buena Vista Pictures, Miramax, CBS Films, New Regency, Amazon and Apple Films, has died. She was 65. McGrath had lupus and died of other health complications two weekends ago in Los Angeles, an Apple executive said Thursday. A native of Hollywood, McGrath […]

‘Feud’ Revived at FX, Naomi Watts to Star in Season 2

Five years after it last aired, FX has pulled the trigger on a second season of its anthology series Feud. The second season of the Ryan Murphy-produced series has lined up a powerhouse team, with two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts set to star, Gus Van Sant directing, and Jon Robin Baitz writing and serving as […]

“There Is a Panic About Sex Now”: John Cameron Mitchell on How Culture Has Shifted Since Release of Explicit ‘Shortbus’

“Movie stars don’t have sex — they just don’t,” John Cameron Mitchell said Wednesday night inside Landmark’s Nuart Theater during a Q&A that followed a special screening of his experimental and sexually explicit Shortbus. Of course, movie stars do get intimate, but they don’t typically have real, penetrative sex on camera, outside of the porn […]

Gus Van Sant on Beauty, Intensity of Collaborating With Alessandro Michele on GucciFest

The seven episode 'Ouverture of Something That Never Ended' will screen Nov. 16-22 as part of Gucci's inaugural festival and feature superstars like Billie Eilish and Harry Styles.

Filmmakers Gus Van Sant and John Cameron Mitchell on the Importance of Queer Voices in 2020: “Change Is Happening”

Filmmakers Gus Van Sant and John Cameron Mitchell, two icons of the New Queer Cinema movement, participated in Outfest's United in Pride digital film festival, teaming up for a thought-provoking conversation that centered on the future of LGBTQ storytelling as the U.S. faces unprecedented divisiveness.

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.

Richard Easton, Broadway Veteran and Tony Winner, Dies at 86

Richard Easton, the Canadian actor who appeared two-dozen times on Broadway during his six-decade career and won a Tony Award for his performance in Tom Stoppard's 'The Invention of Love,' has died. He was 86.

‘Age Out’: Film Review

Tye Sheridan plays a foster child struggling to live on his own in A.J. Edwards' 'Age Out.'

Critic’s Picks: A June To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

Queer classics, Indian cinema masters, the Coen brothers and favorites of former New Yorker critic Pauline Kael are among highlights from the Los Angeles retrospective and revival scene this month.

Mumbai Film Festival Lineup Includes ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘Roma’ and ‘Cold War’

The Mumbai Film Festival, which marks its 20th anniversary this year, has announced its lineup for the World Cinema category, which includes a wide selection of festival winners from Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, Toronto and Venice.