The Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the 20 Best Films of Cannes 2023
Favorites included Scorsese’s wrenching true-crime epic, two riveting French courtroom dramas, a chilling Holocaust film like no other, a handcrafted Moroccan documentary, and the latest from veteran auteurs Aki Kaurismaki, Wim Wenders and Victor Erice.
Jon Favreau Says Robert Downey Jr. Was in Talks for Another Marvel Character Before Becoming Iron Man
It may be hard to imagine Robert Downey Jr. as anyone other than Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but director Jon Favreau revealed that he was considered for another superhero project before becoming the beloved Tony Stark. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Iron Man, which kicked off Phase One of the MCU […]
George Maharis, Star of ‘Route 66,’ Dies at 94
He had to leave the popular 1960s CBS series after coming down with hepatitis.
Cannes Analysis: Jury Prize Winners and Losers to Watch for Come Oscar Season
Nobody can see everything that screens in competition at the Cannes Film Festival — there were 21 titles in the mix this year — and I certainly didn’t. So, without passing judgment on all of the titles that were recognized with prizes on Saturday, I must say that I am struck by the fact that all […]
LVMH Concedes Defeat on Cheval Blanc Hotel Project in Beverly Hills
The suspense surrounding the future of the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton multimillion-dollar luxury hotel project is over. Days after a special election was held on Tuesday showing a slim majority against the project, LVMH issued a statement conceding defeat for its Cheval Blanc hotel proposal on Rodeo Drive. “Although some votes remain to be […]
‘Elemental’ Review: Pixar’s Timely High-Concept Bonanza Underwhelms
Director Peter Sohn ('The Good Dinosaur') tells the story of a fire family immigrating to a metropolis dominated by the opposing element of water, and the romance that ensues.
‘Succession’: Why Kendall Is Wearing a Flashy Richard Mille Watch and Cousin Greg Rocks a Rolex “Pepsi” GMT
Kendall Roy’s new watch on the latest and final season of Succession is hardly a quiet luxury. The Roy scion — who on earlier seasons favored timepieces by more traditional makers like Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe — is now rocking a much flashier item on his wrist: a sporty RM 67-01 by Richard Mille that qualifies […]
Jeremy O. Harris and Mel Ottenberg on Cannes Style: “Revel in the Joy of Dressing”
Jeremy O. Harris is a bona fide Broadway-meets-Hollywood multihyphenate. And at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the Tony Award-nominated playwright and producer on HBO’s Euphoria added another title to his resume: an actor in Sean Price Williams’ The Sweet East. The drama follows a young woman traveling along the northeastern coast of the United States […]
WGA Asks Tony-Nominated Guild Members Not to Attend Tony Awards
The Writers Guild of America has asked Tony nominees who are WGA members to not attend the Tony Awards on June 11, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The WGA recently sent out an email to Tony nominees, who are also guild members, saying that instead of attending, they may pre-tape acceptance speeches, in case of […]
Legend of the Croisette: The Slow, Pure Cinema of Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Nuri Bilge Ceylan likes to take his time. The Turkish director is one of the greatest living practitioners of slow cinema. The filmmaking ethos — pioneered by Russian auteur Andrei Tarkovsky and taken up by the likes of Theo Angelopoulos, Albert Serra, Béla Tarr, Kelly Reichardt and Lav Diaz — eschews the rapid editing and […]
Justine Triet’s ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ Wins Palme d’Or at 2023 Cannes Film Festival
Justine Triet’s French courtroom thriller Anatomy of a Fall has won the 2023 Palme d’Or for best film of the 76th Cannes International Film Festival. Triet is just the third woman director to win Cannes’ top honor, but the second in three years, following Julia Ducournau, who took the Palme for Titane in 2021. Jane […]
A New Production Studio Helps Foster Youth Move into Hollywood
Tige Charity found herself unemployed from an insurance department job during the late-2000s recession. Looking to find a new sense of purpose, she began thinking about a visit she’d once made to a girls group home with her husband, actor Antonio D. Charity (The Orville), and how the home’s director had told her about the […]