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The Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the Best Films of 2021 (So Far)

THR's film reviewers pick faves from the first half of the year, including a South African drama about a gay soldier, a female buddy comedy featuring Kristen Wiig and an adaptation of an exotic…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on ‘In the Heights’ Colorism: “We Shouldn’t Be Surprised”

It’s well known among people of color that Hollywood prefers its coffee with lots of cream, not black. That casting bias has again been exposed with the recent backlash regarding In the…

‘In The Heights’ Production Designer Nelson Coates on Neighborhood Locations and the Gravity-Defying Set

Reteaming with his Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu, production designer Nelson Coates canvassed the streets of New York’s Washington Heights to find the ideal locations for In the Heights

Box Office: ‘Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ Strikes Target With $17M Bow

Lionsgate and Millennium Media’s action-comedy sequel The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard targeted a No. 1 finish at the Father’s Day weekend box office with $11.7 million domestically from 3,331…

Rita Moreno Says, “I’m Disappointed in Myself,” Following ‘In the Heights’ Colorism Defense

Rita Moreno has issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter commenting on remarks she made Tuesday on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, saying she is “incredibly disappointed” with herself…

Rita Moreno Responds to ‘In the Heights’ Colorism Criticism: “You Can Never Do Right, It Seems”

Rita Moreno responded to critiques that musical adaptation In the Heights failed to represent Washington Heights’ Afro-Latino population in remarks made on Tuesday. In a guest appearance on The…

‘In the Heights’ Box Office Discord: Will the Musical Bounce Back?

When a musical strikes the right chord, a Hollywood studio and filmmakers can mine gold. When it doesn’t, discord abounds. Look no further than director Jon M. Chu’s In the Heights, which…

Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses ‘In the Heights’ Colorism Criticism: “I’m Listening”

Warner Bros.’ adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical In the Heights has been promoted as a long-overdue corrective to the underrepresentation of Latinos in Hollywood. And yet…

Box Office Upset: ‘In the Heights’ Loses to ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ With Tepid $11.4M Bow

Warner Bros.’ In the Heights sang off key in its box office opening with $11.4 million, well below expectations and putting the musical at No. 2 behind holdover A Quiet Place Part II in a…

Jon M. Chu on How ‘In the Heights’ Captures Dreams of Hardworking Families: “That’s What Movies Can Do”

Following the release of In the Heights, director Jon M. Chu stopped by The Tonight Show to chat with Jimmy Fallon about the musical drama. The director said it was “super important” for…

‘In the Heights’ Editor, Sound Team Featured in New Episode of THR’s ‘Behind the Screen’

In the Heights‘ supervising sound editor and rerecording mixer Lewis Goldstein, production sound mixer Drew Kunin and editor Myron Kerstein are the guests on a new episode of The Hollywood…

‘In the Heights’ Premiere: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos Urge People to “Feel the Vibrations” in Movie Theaters

Outside the United Palace Theater in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood sat a bright yellow carpet lit up by not just a scorching sun and 90-degree temperatures, but a collection of…