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Edgar Wright Discusses His New Filmmaking Course and His ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Contribution

Whether you’re an aspiring filmmaker or a movie buff with a Letterboxd profile, Edgar Wright wants to show you the ropes of filmmaking. Similar to Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan and James Cameron, Wright is part of a staggering list of acclaimed filmmakers who didn’t go to film school, opting to teach themselves through the act […]

‘Black Widow,’ ‘CODA,’ ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Zola’ Among Films to Earn ReFrame Stamp

Twenty-eight of the 100 most popular films from 2021 have received a ReFrame Stamp, marking a slight dip from 2020’s record when 29 films qualified as gender-balanced productions. The list, announced today by ReFrame and IMDbPro, is based on an analysis of data provided by IMDbPro, including a list of the 100 most popular films, which […]

When Sound Inhabits Emotional State, From ‘Last Night in Soho’ to ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’

Last Night in Soho Focus Features For Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller — in which Ellie (Thomasin McKenzie) is transported to Soho in the swinging ’60s, where she follows a singer, Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy) — the director’s go-to supervising sound editor/designer and rerecording mixer, Julian Slater, aimed to create sounds that might come from 1965. “We […]

How Edgar Wright’s Parents and Quentin Tarantino Inspired ‘Last Night in Soho’

In Focus Features’ Last Night in Soho, the naive young Eloise “Ellie” Turner (Thomasin McKenzie) arrives in London to study fashion, but quickly learns that the city is an overwhelming place for a small-town girl from Cornwall. As she attempts to settle into big-city life, Ellie begins mysteriously traveling back in time in her dreams […]

“We’re Trying to Rebel Against the System”: Pros From ‘Dune’, ‘West Side Story’ and the THR Cinematographer Roundtable

The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Cinematographer Roundtable was recorded remotely on Nov. 8, as the film community was reeling from the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust. It was also held days before IATSE membership began voting on a new contract (which has since been ratified by a narrow margin), meaning […]

‘Cinderella,’ ‘Cruella’ and ‘Last Night in Soho’ Costume Designers on Defining the Fashion POVs for Their Protagonists

Aneophyte undergrad in the contemporary West End traversing the swinging ’60s, a grifter turned apprentice in tumultuous ’70s London, and an aspiring entrepreneur in a timeless fairy-tale realm: Last Night in Soho‘s Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie), Cruella‘s Estella (Emma Stone) and Cinderella‘s Ella (Camila Cabello), respectively, have one thing in common, besides the potential same nickname: […]

The Charm Offensive Is a Menacing Force in Cinema’s Latest Depictions of Sex Work

Since the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements gained traction in 2017, the entertainment industry has gradually worked not only to tackle its sexualized internal culture and historical exclusion of women, but also to reframe how sex and sexual power are depicted throughout film and television. The post-Harvey Weinstein landscape has thus seen revolutions in how women’s […]

FYC Movie Screenings Are Back in Full Force — But With Some Adjustments

Finally, after last year’s Oscar season — or, technically, this year’s first Oscar season, which stretched into April — the cinephiles among guild voters and the media have reason to rejoice. Movie theaters (and screening rooms) are open once again, and awards hopefuls can be seen the way they were meant to be: on the […]

AFM: Will the Box Office Bounce-Back Help Indies?

For the independent film industry, the re-opening of theaters worldwide has been your classic good news/bad news type situation. The good news, according to the latest figures from box office analyst Comscore, is that movies are back. Comscore reported that the domestic ticket revenue for October hit $638 million, making it the best month since […]

Box Office: ‘Dune’ Tops Halloween Heap With $15.5M; ‘Last Night in Soho’ Gets Spooked

Halloween is never a great time for moviegoing thanks to parties and trick-or-treating, and this year was no exception. Some box office tricks were better than others: As expected, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune stayed at No. 1 in its second weekend with $15.5 million from 4,125 theaters, for a 10-day domestic total of $69.4 million for […]

Events of the Week: ‘Colin in Black and White,’ ‘Last Night in Soho’ and More

As Hollywood events return to full force in New York and Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at the week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including Colin in Black and White, Spencer, Last Night in Soho and The Shrink Next Door. Love Life season two premiere Paul Feig unveiled the second season […]

Edgar Wright on ‘Last Night in Soho’ and Re-creating 1960s London

Edgar Wright couldn’t stop thinking about the ghosts that must occupy the age-old buildings in London’s Soho district. So he turned that thought into Last Night in Soho, his first foray into psychological horror/giallo. The film stars Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy, as McKenzie’s Eloise begins having vivid dreams involving Taylor-Joy’s Sandie, a 1960s singer […]