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Christopher Nolan Feels “Great About the State of the Movie Business” After ‘Oppenheimer’ Success

Christopher Nolan is looking back at his banner year in Hollywood thanks to Oppenheimer as well as the current state of the cinema landscape. The summer box office saw a much-needed resurgence following the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw movie theaters shut down. But Nolan’s film and Greta Gerwig’s Barbie helped bring cinemagoers back in large […]

Creative Fusion on an Extra-Large Scale: Jennifer Lame on Editing ‘Oppenheimer’ and ‘Postcard From Earth’

Editor Jennifer Lame’s work has appeared on many of the world’s largest screens this year. Over the summer, her second movie with director Christopher Nolan, his historical epic Oppenheimer, for Universal, had moviegoers scrambling for tickets to Imax’s large-format theaters. And in October, the Lame-edited Postcard From Earth, from director Darren Aronofsky, became the first […]

Stylists and the Strikes: How Red Carpets Were Impacted in 2023

When SAG-AFTRA announced in July that its members would strike for the first time in more than 40 years, star stylist Jessica Paster looked at a clothing rack in her studio. On it were hanging five red-carpet looks planned for client Emily Blunt. None were worn over the summer: The actress and co-star of Oppenheimer […]

“We Wanted to Paint With the Light and Write With the Camera”: The THR Cinematographer Roundtable

“I think it was a voice from the wider audience telling us that people wanted to go to the cinemas again and people wanted to join in with an event,” says Oppenheimer cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema of the summer’s Barbenheimer phenomenon. Rodrigo Prieto, who lensed Greta Gerwig’s Barbie as well as Martin Scorsese’s Killers of […]

‘Barbie,’ ‘Oppenheimer’ Among Most Googled Movies Globally in 2023

In a multi-screen digital world, Google’s search world has become increasingly key to marketing movies to a worldwide audience — especially in the run-up to opening weekends. With Barbie and Oppenheimer making waves at the multiplex last summer, Barbenheimer had an unsurprisingly ripple effect for both tentpoles — as they topped the Google Trends table […]

Talent Behind ‘Barbie,’ ‘Oppenheimer’ Among American Cinematheque Crafts Honorees 

Talent behind movies including Barbie, Oppenheimer and Maestro are among the honorees for the American Cinematheque’s third annual “Tribute to the Crafts,” which will be held Jan. 19 at the newly renovated Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The event — which will be co-hosted by producers and American Cinematheque board members Franklin Leonard and Paula Wagner […]

‘Oppenheimer’ Live in Concert Coming to UCLA’s Royce Hall

Oppenheimer: Live in Concert featuring a 53-piece orchestra under the direction of the film’s Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Göransson, conducted by Anthony Parnther, is coming to UCLA’s Royce Hall on Jan. 10. The event, presented by Universal Pictures and Syncopy, will include an introduction by writer, director and producer Christopher Nolan. The awards hopeful has been […]

‘Barbie’ Leads Critics Choice Film Nominations With 18 Nods

Barbie leads the 2024 Critics Choice film nominations, with 18 nods, it was announced today. Oppenheimer and Poor Things scored the second most nominations with 13 nods each, followed by Killers of the Flower Moon, which landed 12 nominations. Barbie, Oppenheimer, Poor Things and Killers of the Flower Moon are all up for best picture, […]

Producers of ‘American Fiction,’ ‘Maestro,’ ‘Origin’ and More Oscar Contenders Talk the Toughest Tasks Behind the Scenes of Their Films

Jermaine Johnson, American Fiction Producer Jermaine Johnson worked primarily as a literary manager for clients like first-time movie writer-director Cord Jefferson (whom he’s represented for close to a decade) before the pair collaborated on Jefferson’s darkly comic adaptation of the novel Erasure by Percival Everett, which Jefferson wrote on spec with Johnson’s encouragement.  Naturally, first-time […]

Tom Holland Talks Grueling ‘Crowded Room’ Shoot, Taking a Year Off From Acting and Seeking Advice From Zendaya

With Akiva Goldsman’s The Crowded Room, Marvel superstar Tom Holland netted a career first by executive producing a TV show and taking on not only the lead role of Danny Sullivan — a character inspired by Daniel Keyes’ 1981 nonfiction book The Minds of Billy Milligan, about the first person to be found not guilty […]

‘Oppenheimer’ to Get Japan Release

Oppenheimer will get a theatrical release in Japan. Japanese distributor Bitters End has confirmed it will bow Christopher Nolan’s biopic in local cinemas next year, though it did not set a specific release date. In a statement, Bitters End said it had made the decision after screening the film and “following months of thoughtful dialogue […]

‘Fargo’ Star David Rysdahl Reveals Original Film Easter Eggs and Teases ‘Alien’ Series

[This story contains spoilers from Fargo season five, episode four, “Insolubilia.”] For the last five years, Fargo star David Rysdahl has been quietly turning in a number of quality performances, and now the audience and industry alike are catching on. Beginning with Dead Pigs, Cathy Yan’s feature directorial debut premiered at 2018’s Sundance Film Festival […]