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‘Devil in the White City’: Director Todd Field Latest to Depart Hulu Drama

Hulu’s Devil in the White City continues to fall apart. Days after leading man Keanu Reeves departed the limited series from Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, director Todd Field has also parted ways with the project. Sources say Disney-owned streamer Hulu is now searching for a new star as well as a new helmer for […]

Telluride Awards Analysis: ‘Tar’ Star Cate Blanchett Looks Oscars-Bound for One of Her Most Impressive Turns

There’s a very real chance that Ingrid Bergman, Meryl Streep and Frances McDormand will soon be getting company on the list of actresses awarded as many as three Oscars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. That’s how impressive Cate Blanchett, a two-time past winner, is in Tár, the first film in 16 […]

Venice: Festival Audience Gives Cate Blanchett’s Performance in ‘Tar’ a Six-Minute Standing Ovation

Even before anyone had seen Cate Blanchett’s starring turn in Todd Field’s Tár, there was awards buzz around her performance. The role — which sees Blanchett playing the fictional Lydia Tár, widely considered one of the greatest living composers/conductors and the first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra — was tipped, sight unseen, […]

‘Tár’ Review: Cate Blanchett Astounds in Todd Field’s Blistering Character Study

Cate Blanchett plays a celebrated composer-conductor whose reputation is suddenly shattered by revelations of her personal life in Todd Field's caustic dissection of power dynamics.

Venice: Cate Blanchett Says Todd Field’s ‘Tar’ Is “More Existential” Than the Many “Hot-Button Issues” It Raises

“It’s a very spare and special moment when Todd decides to leave the house and make a movie. That’s why we’re all here, right?” So said Cate Blanchett about TÁR, Todd Field’s much-hyped first feature in 16 years, speaking to the press at the Venice Film Festival ahead of its world premiere on the Lido […]

Venice: Focus Features’ Production and Acquisitions Head Kiska Higgs on Todd Field’s “Dazzling” ‘Tar,’ Cate Blanchett Buzz: “She Always Delivers!”

After a typically eclectic year for the specialty banner that has seen hits, including Kenneth Branagh’s black-and-white semiautobiographical Oscar winner Belfast, less successful titles such as Robert Eggers’ rampaging $70 million-plus Viking revenge thriller The Northman, and releases like the Downton Abbey sequel, Edgar Wright’s creepy ’60s time-traveler Last Night in Soho and lo-fi Brit […]

Venice: THR Chief Film Critic’s Top 6 Most Anticipated Titles

1. The Banshees of Inisherin  The rugged Aran Islands off Ireland’s west coast were evocative settings for two lauded Martin McDonagh plays, The Cripple of Inishmaan and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. But the intended third part of that trilogy was never produced or published; the playwright expressed doubts about its merits and stated a desire to return to […]