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Kevin Tent on His 30-Year Partnership With Alexander Payne and Why He Knew ‘The Holdovers’ Would be a Hit

As Alexander Payne’s longtime editor, Kevin Tent is one of the very first people to see footage of each film. When he watched the first round of dailies come in from the Massachusetts set of The Holdovers, he was struck by the progression of star Paul Giamatti, with whom he first worked on Sideways two […]

10 of Timothée Chalamet’s Most Memorable Films

One day Timothée Chalamet had small-ish roles in projects like Homeland and Interstellar, and the next, he was the Oscar-nominated up-and-comer that seemingly every director wanted to work with, thanks to his emotional turn as Elio in Call Me by Your Name. His role in Luca Guadagnino’s 2018 coming-of-age drama that also starred Armie Hammer […]

12 of the Best Chase Scenes in Movie History

You know the feeling: Your pulse rises as you lean forward, the hairs on your arms are lifting, and suddenly, you’re holding your breath. A good chase scene will leave you pinned to your seat, unable to look away no matter how many times you’ve seen the movie. The art of the chase has changed […]

Denis Villeneuve Talks ‘Dune 2’ and Why ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Still Keeps Him Up at Night

You’d be hard-pressed to find a filmmaker who has put together a finer body of work than Denis Villeneuve has since making his U.S. debut in 2013. From the mold-breaking thrillers of Prisoners, Enemy and Sicario to a murderers’ row of sci-fi films including Arrival, Blade Runner 2049 and Dune, the French Canadian director’s films […]

Oscars’ Best Casting Award: Which Movies Would’ve Won Over 96 Years of Academy History?

For the first time in a quarter century, a new Oscar category is upon us. Beginning in 2026, honoring films from 2025, the Academy will recognize the best casting of the year. It’s a long-overdue and well-deserved recognition for the casting directors who place such an integral building block in a film’s production but have […]

“I’m Bloody Tired of Hiding”: Lynda Obst on Her Trailblazing Career and Devastating Diagnosis

Oscar nominations were announced in Los Angeles at 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 23. The backlash began by sunrise. Barbie received eight nominations, including for best picture, but where were individual nods for director Greta Gerwig or star Margot Robbie, the A-list architects who constructed a billion-dollar blockbuster out of an $18 plastic doll that was born in 1959? […]

11 of Pedro Pascal’s Most Memorable TV Shows and Movies

It’s hard to imagine a world before Daddy Pascal Pedro Pascal was a household name. But, before landing his breakthrough role on Game of Thrones as Oberyn Martell, the actor had several one-off roles in TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and CSI. While Oberyn Martell was featured […]

Bradley Cooper on Writing, Producing, Directing and Starring in ‘Maestro’: “It All Feels Like One Thing To Me”

Before scoring three Oscar nominations this year for Netflix’s Maestro — including best picture, actor and original screenplay (the latter shared with Josh Singer) — Bradley Cooper had already garnered an impressive nine Academy Award nominations as an actor (Silver Linings Playbook in 2013, American Hustle in 2014, American Sniper in 2015 and A Star Is […]

Why an Oscar Nomination Was On Sterling K. Brown’s Vision Board

An Academy Award nomination wasn’t on Sterling K. Brown’s bingo card for 2024. In fact, when he heard the news, albeit a bit delayed, on Jan. 23, his response, he tells THR, was, “Well, I’ll be damned.” Winning an Oscar, however, was always a dream of the actor’s and part of a long-term goal of […]

‘Poor Things’ Producer Ed Guiney on the “Head-Scratching Moments” Pulling Off Yorgos Lanthimos’ Biggest Movie Yet

One might say Poor Things is an epic culmination for Ed Guiney: It’s a film ten years in the making that lurked in the shadows of the producer’s three other collaborations with director Yorgos Lanthimos (the duo also has a fifth project on the horizon: Kinds of Kindness).  Based on a novel of the same […]

Quiz: How Well Do You Know the 2024 Oscar Nominees?

1 Maestro opens with an extravagant shot that starts on a young Leonard Bernstein (Bradley Cooper) as he’s awakened with the news of his big break, filling in for the conductor of the New York Philharmonic. What thunderous score do we hear as L.B. rips open the curtains, grabs his robe, runs down the hall […]

‘Oppenheimer’ Producer Emma Thomas on Making the Historical Epic a Summer Blockbuster: “That’s the Genius of Chris Nolan”

Emma Thomas has been producing Christopher Nolan’s films since Nolan’s 1997 short feature Doodlebug. 30 years and 12 feature films later, she most recently served as the producer on Oppenheimer, a historical epic about nuclear physicist and father of the atomic bomb J. Robert Oppenheimer, now nominated for 13 Academy Awards including best picture. “What’s […]

‘Past Lives’ Producer Christine Vachon on Working With Debut Director Celine Song: “There’s a Passion That Comes With Making Your First Film”

After decades of producing critically acclaimed and groundbreaking independent films, Christine Vachon has landed her first Oscar nomination with Celine Song’s Past Lives. Appropriately, she found out about her nomination while she was on the ground at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, where Past Lives premiered the year prior, becoming the sleeper hit of the […]

Hollywood Flashback: ‘Cimarron’ Bet on Oklahoma and Struck Oscar Gold

Ninety-two years before Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon would wrestle with Osage County’s troubling history, there was another Oscar-nominated film that explored the very same Oklahoma terrain, even if it did so with kid gloves on. 1931’s Cimarron is best remembered today — if it’s remembered at all — for its epic opening […]

‘American Fiction’ Composer Laura Karpman on Why Jazz Music Was Always Going to Anchor Cord Jefferson’s Directorial Debut

It’s hard to believe that Laura Karpman, a five-time Emmy-winning composer and Juilliard graduate who has scored narrative features (The Marvels) as well as documentaries (Pray Away) in a career spanning more than 30 years, has only now received her first Oscar nomination.  Karpman is nominated for her score for Cord Jefferson’s American Fiction, a […]

‘Oppenheimer’ Sound Editor Richard King on Going “Down the Rabbit Hole With Quantum Physics” In His Research

For sound editor Richard King, it wasn’t the explosion scene in Universal’s Oppenheimer — nominated for 13 Oscars, including best sound — that was most challenging to work on. Instead, it was the smaller quantum particle and wave sequence scenes inside J. Robert Oppenheimer’s head that were most demanding. “They couldn’t sound small, even though […]