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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Todd Haynes (‘The Velvet Underground’)

Todd Haynes, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Awards Chatter podcast, is one of the most significant independent filmmakers of the last 35 years. A daring writer and director who was at the vanguard of what came to be known as New Queer Cinema, he has worked with and is a favorite of many […]

“I Didn’t Want to Leave Any Stone Unturned”: Questlove, Todd Haynes, Liz Garbus and the THR Documentary Roundtable

In the middle of an extraordinary year — 2020 — they were at work on films that charted other resonant histories. In Becoming Cousteau, Liz Garbus, 51, chronicles an emerging environmentalist; in Summer of Soul, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, 50, confronts the erasure of Black stories; in The Rescue, which he directed with Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, 48, depicts the challenge faced by a group of unlikely […]

How Todd Haynes’ ‘The Velvet Underground’ Is “Indebted” to Andy Warhol Films

Describing the visual language of Todd Haynes’ documentary The Velvet Underground for Apple TV+, Haynes’ longtime cinematographer Edward Lachman contends that the director “found the visual metaphor for the art, the counterculture” of the New York underground during the ’60s. This feature-length look at the influential band is a collage of archival material, including Andy […]

NY Film Festival Unveils Main Slate, Sets Vaccination Requirement for 2021 Edition

The 2021 New York Film Festival has unveiled its main slate and will require proof of vaccination for all audiences, filmmakers and staff members at venues for the annual fall event. The NYFF, presented by Film at Lincoln Center, will screen 32 films, produced in 31 different countries, as its main slate, including Cannes Palme […]

Cannes: Todd Haynes’ ‘The Velvet Underground’ Doc an Instant Contender

In a year already packed with great music documentaries — from Questlove’s Summer of Soul to Edgar Wright’s The Sparks Brothers to Mary Wharton’s Tom Petty: Somewhere You Feel Free — another standout was unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday night with the world premiere of Todd Haynes’ The Velvet Underground, which was rapturously received […]

Todd Haynes’ ‘The Velvet Underground’: Film Review | Cannes 2021

The filmmaker dives deep into the story of the influential rock 'n' roll band led by Lou Reed and John Cale and the creative ferment of 1960s New York City that spawned them in this documentary for Apple.

‘Industrial Soundtrack for the Urban Decay’: Film Review

This fan-friendly music documentary charts the rise of ear-bashing industrial rock from underground cult to influential global subculture

Parquet Courts are Young, Fast and Ter-RIFF-ic: Concert Review

Mathematical, minimally precise rockers roar through 16-song, 50-minute set, leaving the crowd wanting more.

Macaulay Culkin Forms Pizza-Themed Velvet Underground Tribute Band

The actor's new band is called The Pizza Underground, whose songs ooze with cheesy puns.

John Cale Remembers Friend Lou Reed: ‘We Have the Best of Our Fury Laid Out on Vinyl’

The two musicians co-founded The Velvet Underground in 1965.

Lou Reed’s Death: 5 Memorable Music Moments (Audio)

The Velvet Underground co-founder, who later embarked on a solo career, died Sunday at age 71.

Lou Reed’s Death: Hollywood Mourns the Rock Icon

"He was a master," writes David Bowie, while John Cusack tweets that he was "inspired" by the singer-songwriter, who died Sunday at 71.