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EXPLAINER: Guns on movie sets: How does that work?

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died Thursday after a prop firearm that actor Alec Baldwin was holding discharged on the New Mexico set of “Rust.” Director Joel Souza was also hit and injured but has...

Review: 'The French Dispatch' is a film of 4 quirky stories

There’s a line that Bill Murray’s Harold Ross-like character Arthur Howitzer Jr, the editor of The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun, says a few times in Wes Anderson’s new movie that...

‘Halloween Kills’ carves out $50.4 million at box office

“Halloween Kills” may be available to watch at home, but the latest installment in the Michael Myers saga is making a killing at the North American box office in its first weekend in theaters. The Dav...

For Vicky Krieps, life and art blend on ‘Bergman Island’

Vicky Krieps was not Mia Hansen-Løve's first choice to star in “ Bergman Island.” She wasn’t the second, third or 12th choice either because the role of Chris, a filmmaker who goes on a writing retrea...

4 actors, 1 room unspool a shooting’s aftermath in ‘Mass’

Jason Isaacs was at a Starbucks when he sat down to read the script for “ Mass ” for the first time. It was a decision he’d come to regret, if only because at some point he started “heaving with sobs”...

Audrey Diwan eager to bring Venice winner ‘Happening’ to US

French filmmaker Audrey Diwan’s life changed forever when her sophomore film “Happening” won the top award at the Venice International Film Festival exactly one month ago. In the four weeks since, Diw...

Craig’s final Bond takes $56 million at domestic box office

After over 18 months of pandemic delays, “No Time to Die” opened on target. The final James Bond film of the Daniel Craig era grossed $56 million from 4,407 North American theaters, according to studi...

In ‘Lamb,’ a haunting Icelandic film about motherhood

Noomi Rapace flew into Iceland to film “Lamb” on a Sunday and on Monday morning, she was literally delivering baby lambs on camera. There wasn’t time to wait or practice. It was the last week of lambi...

EXPLAINER: What's behind the looming Hollywood strike?

A major Hollywood strike could be on the horizon for some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers in the entertainment industry. Over the weekend, members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Em...

Review: Thai cave incident explored in riveting ‘The Rescue’

The outcome is right there in the title. And yet the new documentary “ The Rescue,” about the harrowing 18-day ordeal in which 12 young soccer players and their coach were saved from a flooded cave in...

Oscars enlist Will Packer to produce 94th ceremony

"Girls Trip” producer Will Packer will produce next year’s Oscars, the film academy said Tuesday. It’s the first time Packer has been selected for the gig and the third time in as ma...

Hollywood’s behind-the-scenes crews vote to authorize strike

Film and television production in North America is in jeopardy of coming to a standstill after its behind-the-scenes workers overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike for the first time in its 128-ye...

Film review: With humor, ‘Venom 2’ leans into relationships

“ Venom: Let There Be Carnage ” is best when it’s not trying to be a comic book movie. That fact may not bode especially well for future spinoffs and integrations within the so-calle...

Review: ‘Titane’ is feral and wildly original cinema

" Titane ” is a shock to the system. Unbound by genre, decency or form, French writer-director Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or recipient is pulsating and passionately defiant cinema th...

With DuVernay’s nudge, Haile Gerima comes to Netflix

Filmmaker Haile Gerima is having a long overdue moment and he’s a little conflicted about it. The 75-year-old director of “Bush Mama” and “Ashes and Embers” has proudly operated outs...