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‘Priscilla’ L.A. Premiere Moves Amid Venue’s Union Dispute (Exclusive)

Priscilla’s L.A. premiere on Monday has been derailed by an ongoing IATSE contract dispute with the American Legion Theater in Hollywood. Distributor A24 confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that it decided on Friday to move to another, yet-to-be-announced location after becoming aware of the labor fight Thursday night. THR published an in-depth examination of the […]

With Taylor Swift, ‘Barbie,’ and Beyonce, Movie Theaters Tell Female Audiences: You Belong With Me

When Taylor Swift and Beyonce appeared sharing a tub of popcorn at an AMC theater in Los Angeles Wednesday night for the premiere of Swift’s concert movie, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, the moment was an Avengers-like teaming of pop culture superheroines. In the midst of the long-running industry strike that has driven studios to […]

‘Reptile’ Filmmaker Grant Singer Breaks Down the Ending of His Netflix Chart-Topper

[This story contains spoilers for Reptile.] In the two weeks since its release, Grant Singer’s Reptile has remained atop Netflix’s own film charts with 19.9 million views and counting. The Benicio Del Toro-led crime thriller is Singer’s feature directorial debut after nearly a decade of making inventive music videos for the likes of The Weeknd, […]

Diablo Cody’s ‘Lisa Frankenstein’ Gets First Look, Launch Date

Lisa Frankenstein, the Focus Features horror comedy from Oscar-winning scribe Diablo Cody, is set to hit theaters Feb. 9, 2024, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The film, about a misunderstood teenager and her high school crush, is helmed by Zelda Williams in her feature directorial debut. In a first look released by Focus, Lisa Frankenstein […]

A Century Before ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ a Long-Lost Film About Osage Murders Was Billed as “The Most Sensational Picture of the Age”

Tragedies of the Osage Hills, billed as “the most sensational picture of the age,” was released May 11, 1926, at the American Theatre in downtown Cushing, Oklahoma. Produced by Native American filmmaker James Young Deer and his partner, Oklahoma hotel owner Frank L. Thompson, the movie was described as a drama about the Osage Reign […]

Taylor Swift Box Office: ‘Eras Tour’ Heads for Bejeweled $40M-Plus Friday, $110M-Plus Weekend

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour may have started off its box office run with a muted $2.8 million in grosses from surprise Thursday evening shows, but is quickly turning into a female-fueled cinematic sensation that will smash records for a concert film. Early returns show the film earning anywhere from $40 million to $48 million […]

Busan Film Festival’s Market Notches Record Attendance Despite Reduced Budget, Headwinds

The Busan International Film Festival’s Asian Contents and Film Market wrapped up its 2023 edition with record attendance from over 2,479 industry representatives, according to organizers. Despite industry-wide headwinds, attendees from sales and licensing companies, buyers, producers and investors gathered in Busan in an expanded exhibition hall at BEXCO, the main venue, to trade content […]

With ‘American Fiction,’ Cord Jefferson Scorches the Entertainment Machine — But “Never Wanted to Police Blackness or Art”

[This story contains spoilers from American Fiction.] It’s not often that a filmmaker gets to premiere their project to an audience they’ve set their hyperspecific comedic sights on. But it’s an experience first-time director Cord Jefferson can now claim after his new film, American Fiction, made its east coast debut at the Hamptons International Film […]

John Carpenter “Can’t Believe” He Watched the ‘Barbie’ Movie: “I Had Nothing to Do With Barbie Dolls”

John Carpenter said he is still surprised that he watched the Barbie movie this summer. During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, published online Tuesday, the writer-director-composer was asked if he ever goes to a theater to watch a movie. He explained that he hadn’t “been to a movie in a while” but that […]

Rob Liefeld Teams with ‘Deadpool’ Stunt Coordinator for ‘Bloodstrike’ Proof of Concept Trailer

Comic book creator Rob Liefeld is getting a boost from a member of the Deadpool movie family for his latest project. Liefeld has teamed with Phillip J. Silvera, who served as a stunt coordinator on 2016’s Deadpool, for a proof-of-concept trailer for Bloodstrike. Liefeld is best known for creating Marvel characters such as Deadpool and […]

Timothée Chalamet Becomes Genius Chocolatier in New ‘Wonka’ Trailer

Timothée Chalamet as inventor Willy Wonka is determined to transform humanity one delicious chocolate bon bon at a time in the latest whimsical trailer for Wonka, which Warner Bros. released on Thursday. “I guess it’s time to change the world,” Chalamet playing the titular chocolatier declares in the teaser trailer (below) for the upcoming tentpole […]

‘The Matrix’ “Bullet Time” VFX Innovators to Receive Engineering Society’s Progress Medal

A pair of VFX pros behind 1999’s groundbreaking sci-fi thriller The Matrix will receive the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineer’s highest honor, the Progress Medal, next week at the SMPTE awards gala that will conclude its annual Media Technology Summit. John Christopher Gaeta and Kim Libreri will be recognized for their contributions to […]

Israeli Director Yahav Winner Found Dead After Hamas Terrorist Attack

Israeli soldiers have recovered the body of The Boy director Yahav Winner after he fought off an attack on his home by Hamas terrorists in the southern Israeli kibbutz Kfar Aza on Oct. 7, only to be kidnapped and eventually killed. On Thursday, Israeli sales and distribution company Go2Films confirmed the death of the Israeli […]

‘Starve Acre’ Director Daniel Kokotajlo on Why Folk Horror Is Having a Cinematic Moment

For his 2017 feature debut, Brit director Daniel Kokotajlo delved into his own personal experiences growing up as a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Apostasy, a remarkable drama that opened a window into the strict Christian sect he had long since turned his back on, was celebrated as one of the most daring and powerful […]

Composer Branford Marsalis on His R&B Approach to Writing ‘Rustin’ Score and Big Band Sound of “Show Me Your Ideas” (Exclusive)

In Rustin, George C. Wolfe and Colman Domingo recount how one man helped make a movement. Set to release on Netflix Nov. 17, the biopic — which features a script from Julian Breece and Dustin Lance Black — traces the life and work of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, a gay Black man and a key architect […]

‘Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour’ Review: A Sometimes Exhausting, Often Exhilarating, Always Impressively Immersive Screen Experience

The epic concert movie, which features more than three dozen songs, was filmed over three Los Angeles shows on the pop icon's record-breaking global tour.