Roman Polanski is threatening to sue the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over his expulsion from its membership, arguing that he did not receive a “fair hearing.” The Academy expelled both Polanski, 84, and Bill Cosby, 80, on Thursday “in accordance with the organization’s standards of conduct,” the organization said in a statement.
Mimi Leder, who helmed ‘On the Basis of Sex,’ talked about the film during a Focus Features luncheon at CinemaCon. Director Mimi Leder on Wednesday said that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “loves” the upcoming biopic On the Basis of Sex, in which Felicity Jones plays the justice. “Madame Justice loves the movie.
Featuring a moving performance by Vero Tshanda Beya, the French director’s Africa-set festival darling was shortlisted for a best foreign-language film Oscar this year. Born in Paris to a Gallic mother and Senegalese father, writer-director Alain Gomis has always had one foot in France and one in Africa. His debut film, L’afrance (2001), dealt with
“There is not a hired hand in the bunch,” writes THR’s chief film critic, as he reflects on the five nominees who all, for the first time in history, also wrote or co-wrote their films. Those who have been working on behalf of change at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whether in
THR’s Scott Feinberg will moderate the Feb. 6 sit-down with Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo del Toro, Greta Gerwig, Christopher Nolan and Jordan Peele. The five filmmakers who were nominated earlier this month for the best director Oscar — Phantom Thread‘s Paul Thomas Anderson, The Shape of Water‘s Guillermo del Toro, Lady Bird‘s Greta Gerwig, Dunkirk‘s
The four-part series will move the setting of Lucy Kirkwood’s Olivier-winning stage play to the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. William Oldroyd, the British director of 2017 indie hit Lady Macbeth, is to helm a four-part adaptation of Lucy Kirkwood’s acclaimed stage play Chimerica for U.K. network Channel 4. Chimerica, which won the Olivier Award for
Chile’s ‘A Fantastic Woman,’ nominated for the best foreign language film, also stars trans actress Daniela Vega. Oscar nods for women and minorities drew many of the headlines in Tuesday’s nominations, but this year’s Academy Awards also mark a breakthrough for transgender filmmakers. Yance Ford, the director of the documentary Strong Island and a trans man,
Sean Baker says he’s keeping up the ritual for star Willem Dafoe Every night for the past month, director Sean Baker has been carrying out a superstitious exercise ritual, one that is showing benefits … on his backside. The first time he committed to the exercise, he was “going into The Florida Project for a
Two recognizable actors briefly joined the season-four space epic — one as a key Gamer voice in the final moments. [Warning: This story contains spoilers to the Black Mirror season-four episode, “USS Callister.”] A familiar voice beamed onto the USS Callister to identify himself as “King of space” in the final moments of the Black
[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the Black Mirror season four episode, “ArkAngel.”] Though Black Mirror is an anthology comprised of stand-alone stories, one of the new season four episodes sticks out from the rest in an unassuming way. “ArkAngel,” directed by Jodie Foster and starring Rosemarie DeWitt, doesn’t bring with it the typical futuristic,
Six top filmmakers — also including Patty Jenkins, Denis Villeneuve, Angelina Jolie and Joe Wright — open up about choosing the right projects (“You don’t want to end up in a bad marriage”), firing staff and what it feels like to direct a movie that bombs: “People think you move on, but you don’t.” What
Elsewhere at the independent film celebration earlier this week, ‘Call Me by Your Name’ star Timothee Chalamet and director Luca Guadagnino tease the prospect of a sequel (or sequels) to the acclaimed coming-of-age romance, which won best feature. Get Out and Call Me by Your Name were the big winners at Monday night’s Gotham independent
The Londoner also helmed ‘Dutchman’ and ‘They Might Be Giants,’ edited Kubrick films and enjoyed a “hysterical” moment at the 1969 Academy Awards. Anthony Harvey, who received an Oscar nomination for directing The Lion in Winter, the 1968 historical drama that starred Katharine Hepburn, Peter O’Toole and, in his movie debut, Anthony Hopkins, has died.
Martin Scorsese is executive producer of the Spirit Award-nominated film, a coming-of-age story set in the Romani community of Calabria, Italy. Italian-American director Jonas Carpignano will be honored with the Capri Hollywood Rising Star Award for his latest film A Ciambra, which is Italy’s submission for consideration for the best foreign-language film Oscar. Carpignano will
Ronan joins THR’s Actress Roundtable to discuss her buzz-worthy film and Hollywood’s sexual harassment allegations. Saoirse Ronan is creating a lot of buzz this awards season with her starring role in Lady Bird, where she plays an opinionated and strong-willed teenager. She sat down with The Hollywood Reporter for the Actress Roundtable — alongside Jennifer
Sandler will receive the comedy award for ‘The Meyerowitz Stories,’ while Wright will receive the director award for ‘Darkest Hour.’ Adam Sandler and director Joe Wright are the latest talent to be named as honorees at the upcoming Hollywood Film Awards. Sandler will receive the Hollywood Comedy Award for his performance in the Netflix feature