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Pedro Almodovar, Tilda Swinton, Mark Ruffalo Demand “Full Accountability” for Killing of Palestinian Journalist

Pedro Almodovar, Susan Sarandon, Ken Loach, Mike Leigh, Tilda Swinton, Mark Ruffalo, Asif Kapadia, Miriam Margolyes, Boots Riley, Jim Jarmusch, Steve Coogan, Naomi Klein, Hany Abu Assad and Peter Gabriel are among a group of 126 artists who have put their names on a statement that calls for “meaningful measures to ensure accountability for the […]

Dorian Film Awards: ‘The Power of the Dog,’ ‘Flee’ Among Top Honors

Continuing her triumphant awards run, Jane Campion was recognized as best director for Western drama The Power of the Dog at the Dorian Film Awards on Thursday, hosted by GALECA, the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics. The project also picked up the coveted best film honor in category that included Japanese drama Drive My Car, […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Penelope Cruz (‘Parallel Mothers’)

Penelope Cruz, the guest on this week’s episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is a stunningly talented and beautiful, trailblazing Spanish actress who is one of only a small handful of Europeans who have become bona fide A-list stars in America. The Los Angeles Times has called her “one of international cinema’s most artistically risk-ready […]

“Directing Is a Hostage Negotiation With Reality”: Pedro Almodovar, Jane Campion, Guillermo del Toro and the THR Director Roundtable

Directing movies has always been a high-wire act, and it has only gotten harder in this unpredictable era of the pandemic. In mid-November, six filmmakers behind some of the year’s most celebrated cinematic work gathered for The Hollywood Reporter’s Director Roundtable: Pedro Almodóvar (Parallel Mothers), Kenneth Branagh (Belfast), Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog), […]

Gina Rodriguez to Star in TV Adaptation of Pedro Almodovar’s ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’ for Apple (Exclusive)

Pedro Almodovar’s 1988 black comedy Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is getting the TV treatment. Sources say Apple has optioned the rights to develop a TV series based on the feature that secured the writer-director his first Oscar nomination (for foreign-language film). Jane the Virgin grad Gina Rodriguez will star in the […]

How Alberto Iglesias Scored ‘Parallel Mothers’ as an “Intimate Thriller”

Spanish composer Alberto Iglesias has been working steadily alongside Pedro Almodóvar for more than 25 years. Iglesias’ sweeping, romantic scores have helped capture the outsized intimacy that has become a staple of the filmmaker’s late career offerings, including Oscar-winning films like All About My Mother and Talk to Her. Iglesias still remembers the first time […]

Penelope Cruz Talks Her Film Legacy, Pandemic and Platform Shifts During MoMa Film Benefit Career Tribute

Penélope Cruz was honored Tuesday night by the Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of a career tribute featuring frequent collaborator Pedro Almodóvar alongside fellow stars Lupita Nyong’o, Rebecca Hall and singer Rosalía. The 14th annual Film Benefit opened with Rajendra Roy, MoMa’s chief curator of film, and counted Cruz’s friend, singer […]

Dionne Warwick Doc to Open Palm Springs International Film Festival

The lineup for the 33rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival is set, with Dave Wooley and David Heilbroner’s documentary Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over opening on Jan. 7 and Roger Michell’s The Duke wrapping up the fest on Jan. 16. Warwick is scheduled to appear in person on opening night (presented by IHG […]

David Chute, Influential Film Critic and Writer, Dies at 71

David Chute, the authoritative film critic and writer who was an early champion of Stephen King, John Waters, John Woo and Asian cinema, has died. He was 71. Chute died Nov. 8 in Los Angeles after a brief battle with esophageal cancer, his daughter, Nora Chute, reported. David Christopher Chute was born on March 11, […]

Penelope Cruz to Be Honored at MoMA’s Film Benefit

Penélope Cruz has a date with the Museum of Modern Art on Dec. 14. The actress — garnering critical praise for turns this year in Parallel Mothers with longtime collaborator Pedro Almodovar and in Official Competition for directing team Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat — will be feted during the museum’s annual Film Benefit. The […]

Penélope Cruz in Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Parallel Mothers’ (‘Madres Paralelas’): Film Review | Venice 2021

The paths of two women cross in a maternity ward and remain intertwined, as traumas of past and present are unearthed in the Spanish auteur’s sumptuous melodrama.

Venice: Penelope Cruz Says She’s The “Luckiest Girl in the World” to Have Worked With Pedro Almodovar on 8 Films

Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz gushed about their almost quarter century of filmmaking together at the press conference for Venice Film Festival opener Parallel Mothers, the duo’s eighth feature collaboration. “I feel like the luckiest girl in the world getting to work with him for so many years,” she said. “He has given me so […]