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‘The Zone of Interest’ DP Lukasz Zal on Depicting Evil Without the Emotional Manipulation

To work on The Zone of Interest, Jonathan Glazer’s harrowing Holocaust drama about the domestic life of an Auschwitz commandant and his family, Polish cinematographer Lukasz Zal said he had to “forget everything I was taught” about making “beautiful images.” Glazer’s film, loosely adapted from Martin Amis’ 2014 novel, follows the seemingly mundane activities of […]

Why Japan Is on the Precipice of a Content Boom

For the past year and a half, Netflix’s Minyoung Kim, the Asia-based executive commonly credited with building the company’s winning strategy in Korea, hasn’t been spending much time in Seoul. Instead, the content vp who famously greenlit Squid Game has been living full-time in Tokyo, where she has been laying the groundwork for Netflix’s next […]

German Mini-Major Leonine Launches Animation Division With Toon2Tango Acquisition

German mini-major Leonine Studios has taken full control of German animation group Toon2Tango and is using the Munich-based outfit as the basis of a new division, Leonine Animation Studios. Leonine, which acquired a 25.1 percent stake in Toon2Tango in October 2022, will hold 50 percent of the new division, with Toon2Tango principles Hans Ulrich Stoef […]

‘There’s Still Tomorrow’: The Italian Box Office Success Sparking Discussion About Domestic Violence

There’s Still Tomorrow, the new film that has just passed Greta Gerwig’s Barbie to become the most-watched movie in Italy this year, opens on a domestic scene. Delia, played by actress-turned-director Paola Cortellesi, wakes up next to her husband, Ivano (Valerio Mastandrea). “Buongiorno!” she says, brightly. Without a word, he slaps her. Hard. Then, as […]

A ‘Rapturous, Immersive Party:’ Here’s How to Get Tickets to Kylie Minogue’s Sold-Out Las Vegas Residency

Kylie Minogue has arrived in Las Vegas for her first-ever Sin City residency, and while tickets are selling out online, there are still a few ways to score seats to the singer’s big show. Minogue’s “More That Just a Residency” kicked off Nov. 3, with dates running until May 4, 2024. The show is being […]

‘Anyone But You’ Director Will Gluck’s Guide to Sydney, Australia

For me, my love of Sydney, Australia — where I shot Anyone But You starring Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell — boils down to two things. One, it’s not only a beautiful city, but every small neighborhood has the water right next to it. There’s beach everywhere, and even ferries as public transport. Second, the […]

Australia Travel: Where Hollywood Hangs in Sydney and Byron Bay

With its lush golden beaches trimmed in eye-popping emerald waves, whale-studded waters, rugged mountains and the laid-back urban equivalent of Los Angeles, New South Wales — home to Sydney as well as perhaps the planet’s coolest surf town, Byron Bay — is an attractive proposition. And that’s not even taking into account its culinary and […]

Mental Health and Female Empowerment: Two Oscar-Qualified Shorts Pushing the Boundaries of African Cinema

In Her Perfect Life, Onajite Johnson-Ibrahim (played by Pearl Thusi) appears to have it all. She’s a 39-year-old entrepreneur with the perfect Instagram profile — a fantastic career, a loving husband (played by Ahmed Ibrahim), and two bright and beautiful children — but Onajite is secretly suffering from depression. She’s contemplating suicide. Iyawo Mi (My […]

Prince Harry Wins Partial Victory With $180K Damages Ruling in Phone Hacking Case

Prince Harry won a partial victory in his legal battle against British tabloid publisher the Mirror Group, when a court awarded the royal $180,000 (140,000 pounds) in damages in his phone-hacking case. Prince Harry accused Mirror Group tabloids of hacking his phone and other illegal activities aimed at finding out private information that could then […]

Netflix Reveals First Images, Release Date for Italian Porn Biopic Series ‘Supersex’

Netflix has dropped its first key art and several new images for Supersex, the hotly anticipated biographical series on Italian porn star Rocco Siffredi. Alessandro Borghi, star of Netflix’s mafia drama series Suburra and 2022 Cannes jury prize winner The Eight Mountains, plays Rocco in the fictionalized take on the porn actor’s life. The seven-episode […]

RTL Group Sells Dutch TV Operation to DPG Media for $1.2B

RTL Group has signed a deal valued at $1.2 billion (1.1 billion euros) to sell its Dutch television operation RTL Nederland to European group DPG Media. The deal comes after Dutch authorities blocked RTL’s original plans to merge its Dutch TV operations with Talpa Networks, the TV group controlled by TV mogul and The Voice […]

Iranian Film ‘No End’ Dropped From Hainan Island Festival, Claims Chinese Censorship

Nader Saeivar’s Iranian drama No End has been dropped from the official selection of the Hainan Island International Film Festival in what filmmakers say was an act of censorship by Chinese authorities. ArtHood Entertainment, which is handling world sales for No End, told The Hollywood Reporter it received a confirmation from the Hainan Island festival […]