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What Ridley Scott Has Learned: “We Don’t Know S***”

Ridley Scott keeps sliding his thumb over a prominent lump on the palm of his left hand. It’s the hand Scott uses to draw the storyboards for his films in pen and ink, to operate a camera on his shoots and to do oil paintings on weekends. It’s also the hand that Scott had just […]

Can Family-Approved Biopics Sway Academy Voters?

While Hollywood long has embraced the biopic, it has become more common in recent years for family members of a film’s subject — or even the films’ subjects themselves — to take on executive producing roles to ensure that the movie is as accurate to their vision as it is entertaining. Warner Bros.’ King Richard […]

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Box Office Is Mixed Blessing for Hollywood

Spider-Man: No Way Home showed no signs of slowing down as Christmas week commenced, scoring the second-biggest Monday of all time for December and the third-biggest for any time for the year with $37.1 million from 4,336 theaters despite the looming threat of the Omicron variant. That brings the movie’s four-day domestic haul to $297.2 […]

‘Being the Ricardos,’ ‘House of Gucci’ and ‘Tragedy of Macbeth’ Showcase Women Taking Power

Historically, poison was considered a woman’s weapon. Poison is covert — it can easily be slipped into food and drink or simply be mistaken for herbs and other medicinal tinctures. While men across various cultures generally had more freedom to publicly fight out their conflicts, women often had to wage silent warfare in the shadows. […]

From ‘House of Gucci’ to ‘West Side Story’: Oscar Hopefuls Feature Protagonists Seeking a Better Life

The most prized films of the 2020-21 awards season seemed to show America its true face, puncturing a fantasy of perennial optimism. Movies like Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, Minari, Judas and the Black Messiah, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, One Night in Miami, The United States vs. Billie Holiday and […]

From ‘Spencer’ Cupcakes to ‘Squid Game’ Pop-Ups: How Studios Have Been Creative With Their FYC Campaigns

This feature is curated and written by Hollywood Reporter editors and presented by Amazon Ads. Every year, Hollywood studios and production companies go all out on their awards campaigns with For Your Consideration swag sent to voters and select members of the press, smart and witty billboards erected throughout the city and talent of their […]

Why Moviegoers Are Ready for Big, Walloping Performances Again

In quite possibly the funniest jump cut of this year, perhaps even the funniest sequence of all 2021 cinema, we watch in House of Gucci as curvy, coquettish Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) lures her gangly nerd of a boyfriend, Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver), into the trailer office of her father’s trucking business. With his floppy […]

Lady Gaga to Receive Icon Award During Palm Springs International Film Festival

Lady Gaga’s murderous turn as Patrizia Gucci in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci has snagged the superstar another trophy. Days after being named best actress by the New York Film Critics Circle, Gaga has been selected to receive an Icon Award from the Palm Springs International Film Festival. She’ll accept during the fest’s Film Awards […]

‘The Last Duel’ and ‘House of Gucci’ Composer Harry Gregson-Williams on Scoring Ridley Scott’s Different Epics

When composer Harry Gregson-Williams begins a collaboration with director Ridley Scott, he’ll usually leave their first meeting with a set of questions instead of a list of demands. “Ridley is an ideas man,” says Gregson-Williams, who has worked with the veteran director on five films: 2005’s Kingdom of Heaven, 2012’s Prometheus, 2015’s The Martian and […]

How Jared Leto Completely Transformed Into His ‘House of Gucci’ Character

For MGM/United Artists’ House of Gucci, Jared Leto plays Paolo Gucci, the middle-aged, overweight and balding cousin of Adam Driver’s Maurizio Gucci. For an actor who has grown accustomed to transformative work in films like 2013’s Dallas Buyers Club (which earned him an Oscar for best supporting actor) and this year’s The Little Things, one […]

From ‘Being the Ricardos’ to ‘House of Gucci’: The Tricky Balance When Playing Real-Life People

Hollywood loves a biopic, and the Academy, in turn, has a history of honoring the actors brave enough to portray a beloved (or at times reviled) figure from recent history — in recent years, the acting prizes have gone to Daniel Kaluuya (Fred Hampton in this year’s Judas and the Black Messiah), Renée Zellweger (Judy […]

Box Office: ‘Encanto,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ Lead Quiet Post-Holiday Weekend

Walt Disney Animation’s original musical animated adventure Encanto led the post-Thanksgiving session at the box office, which is always a quiet weekend following the holiday. This year was further complicated by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and concerns about the new omicron variant. Encanto, featuring original songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, grossed $12.7 million from 3,980 theaters […]