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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.

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.

‘Philadelphia’ Screenwriter Reveals How Film “Changed My Life”

On the 25th anniversary of his film 'Philadelphia, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Ron Nyswaner recounts how the film changed his life.

Hollywood Flashback: ‘Philadelphia’ Tackled the AIDS Taboo 25 Years Ago

Hollywood's previous attempts to tackle HIV/AIDS hadn't gone well, but director Jonathan Demme's 'Philadelphia' was different.

Richard Linklater Dedicates ‘Last Flag Flying’ Premiere to Jonathan Demme

The veteran-centric dramedy — starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne — opened the New York Film Festival on Thursday.

James Corden Sends 297 Copies of ‘Philadelphia’ to Trump to Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness

The 'Late Late Show' host asked his audience to send any spare copies they can find to the president's Mar-a-Lago residence.

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

Los Angeles cinephiles can treat their Cannes envy this month with a variety of options, including James Dean classics, a tribute to late German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, and works by Jonathan Demme and Maren Ade.

Jonathan Demme’s Former Assistant: “He Changed My Life” (Guest Column)

Filmmaker Rebecca Eskreis pays tribute to the iconic director with her own tales of his "positive spirit, endless creativity and seemingly unlimited energy."

‘Lambs’ Actor Ted Levine Remembers Jonathan Demme’s Directing Style

"He was one of the most intensely sweet men I have known," said the actor, who worked with Demme on three films.

‘Shots Fired’ Creators Remember Jonathan Demme as a Collaborative “Magician”

Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood look back on their time with Demme and the impression he made on their cast.

Critic’s Notebook: Jonathan Demme Enriched Movies With Diversity, Humanism and Great Music

The 'Silence of the Lambs' director leaves behind a rich, genre-spanning mixtape of greatest hits linked not only by their cinematic craft, but by their compassion.

Hollywood Reacts to Jonathan Demme’s Death

Jodie Foster, Barry Jenkins, Beau Willimon, Alec Baldwin, Ron Howard, Edgar Wright, Bryan Fuller and more paid tribute to the notable filmmaker.