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Woody Allen Talks Making Movies in Streaming Era: “A Lot of the Thrill Is Gone”

Woody Allen says he’s no longer much interested in making movies in the streaming era. “I will probably make one more movie, but a lot of the thrill is gone because it doesn’t have the whole cinema effect. When I started, you would do a film and it would go to movie houses all over […]

Alec Baldwin Set to Interview Woody Allen

Alec Baldwin is set to interview scandal-plagued filmmaker Woody Allen. Baldwin made the announcement on his Instagram, revealing that he will conduct an Instagram Live interview with Allen on Tuesday morning. In a caption to his post, the actor anticipated the criticism he will face by writing, “Let me preface this by stating that I […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Ronan Farrow (‘Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes’)

“It’s patience, it’s empathy, it’s trying to really listen to someone and their concerns, both in an interview and also in conversations about whether they’re going to give an interview, and also it’s bringing yourself,” says Ronan Farrow, one of the most consequential investigative journalists of our time, when asked during a recent recording of […]

Roger Angell, Revered Baseball Essayist, Dies at 101

Roger Angell, who turned a 1962 spring training assignment for The New Yorker into an elegant baseball writing career that landed him on the steps of Cooperstown’s Hall of Fame, died Friday. He was 101. Angell died at his home in Manhattan, New Yorker editor David Remnick announced. In 1956, Angell essentially replaced his mother, Katharine Sergeant Angell, […]

New Woody Allen Essay Collection to Be Published in June

Woody Allen has a collection of humor essays coming out in June, his first book since his controversial memoir Apropos of Nothing was released two years ago. Arcade Publishing, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, announced Wednesday that Zero Gravity will be published June 7. It includes essays that have appeared in The New Yorker and […]

Woody Allen’s ‘Rifkin’s Festival’: Film Review

The director's 50th feature, about a writer and film teacher accompanying his publicist wife to a festival in Spain, stars Wallace Shawn, Gina Gershon, Louis Garrel and Elena Anaya.

Woody Allen’s ‘A Rainy Day in New York’ Secures Surprise Theatrical Release in China

China’s film regulators are keeping U.S. distributors guessing. Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster of 2021 with $1.63 billion at the global box office and counting, still has not been granted a release date in China, where filmgoers generally turn out for Marvel movies in droves. The superhero tentpole’s lack of a release […]

Mort Sahl, Caustic Stand-Up Comic of the 1950s, Dies at 94

Mort Sahl, the caustic, kinetic stand-up comedian of the late 1950s and early ’60s whose unflinching bipartisan barbs defined political satire for a generation of Americans, has died. He was 94. Sahl, described as “Will Rogers with fangs” by Time on Aug. 15, 1960, when he made history as the first stand-up to be featured […]

Michael Wolff on Bombshell Book That “Conveys Being in That Room With Jeffrey Epstein”

Michael Wolff — whose dispatches from the 2016 campaign trail for The Hollywood Reporter led to his controversial 2018 best-seller Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House and two follow-up books on the former president — is back again with Too Famous: The Rich, the Powerful, the Wishful, the Notorious, the Damned (Henry Holt). Pulling […]

To Interview or Not to Interview? Bill Cosby Offers TV Networks a Dilemma

When Bill Cosby was released from prison following the stunning decision by Pennsylvania’s state Supreme Court earlier this week, the media descended on his home in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania. Later that day, he participated in a brief appearance there, flanked by his attorneys. But the 83-year-old comedian remained silent as his lawyers spoke to the press. […]

Dylan Farrow Says Cosby, Franco Case Outcomes Show How Justice System “Continually Fails” Sexual Assault Survivors

Dylan Farrow on Wednesday blasted Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction being overturned and the separate news that James Franco had agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle a sexual misconduct lawsuit as a “travesty.” The Woody Allen accuser posted a lengthy message to social media saying she was heartbroken for all the victims and that […]

Woody Allen’s ‘Rainy Day’ Streaming on Amazon Despite Legal Battle

Though its fate sparked a major legal battle between Woody Allen and Amazon, A Rainy Day in New York has found a home … on Amazon. The film, written and directed by the embattled auteur, is currently streaming for free on Amazon Prime and even carries the Prime logo, indicating it’s a title that Amazon […]