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  1. news ‘Zola’ Broke the Rules, and Janicza Bravo Deserves Awards for Taking It There

    Hollywood may not have always known what to do with Janicza Bravo, but she certainly knew what to do with it. The visionary filmmaker behind “Zola,” one of the year’s most inventive and incisive films, Bravo has said her films don’t typically fit the mold of what the industry expects from Black...
  2. news Hollywood Can Be a Better and Safer Place for Women, but the Hard Work Has Only Just Begun

    IndieWire turns 25 this year. To mark the occasion, we’re running a series of essays about the future of everything we cover. At the time, the reaction was swift: just three months after Hollywood super-producer Harvey Weinstein was first accused of a litany of acts of sexual abuse and...
  3. news The Greatest Horror Movies of All Time

    Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links. [Editor’s note: The below article was originally published on October 23, 2018. It has been expanded from the 100 greatest horror movies of all time to the 135...
  4. news ‘United States vs. Reality Winner’ Subject: ‘I Wish This Was Not a Story About Me Every Day’

    Reality Winner on Wednesday made her first public appearance since she was released from prison in June, taking part in a conversation at the Double Exposure Film Festival that centered around the ongoing campaign for President Joe Biden to pardon her. Winner pleaded guilty in 2018 to leaking a...
  5. news ‘Hester Street’ Was a Rare 1970s Specialized American Indie Film Success

    The 4K restoration (released this month by Cohen Media and featured at the New York Film Festival) of Joan Micklin Silver’s 1975 “Hester Street” is getting deserved credit as a rare female-directed American film from its era. The black and white feature, set in the mostly Jewish immigrant...
  6. news Ridley Scott Says FX’s ‘Alien’ TV Series Will ‘Never Be as Good’ as His 1979 Original

    Ridley Scott is about to have one of the biggest fall movie seasons of his career thanks to the release of two major new films: “The Last Duel” and “House of Gucci.” The former has already earned strong reviews out of the Venice Film Festival, while the latter features the acting return of Lady...
  7. news Afghanistan’s Film Archives Were Saved from the Taliban Once Before. What Now?

    During the Taliban’s rule of Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, women and girls were shut out of public life, punishments took the form of public executions, and media was banned. That made the archives of the state-run Afghan Film — featuring scenes of women with their hair uncovered and other...
  8. news ‘No Time to Die’ Adds Heft to Strong October After ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’

    With $56 million, “No Time to Die” is the fifth-largest opening weekend this year. That’s logical for a film with an audience that skews much older, and non-minority, than what propelled three Marvel character films and “F9” to better initial results. Massive press interest aside, current Bond...
  9. news Bond 26: Where the 007 Franchise Should Go After Shocking ‘No Time to Die’ End

    [Editor’s note: The following post contains light spoilers for the ending of “No Time to Die.”] Let’s not mince words: the Daniel Craig era of James Bond is over. The star of five Bond films of varying success and tone, Craig has long made it plain that “No Time to Die” was going to be his last...
  10. news Jake Gyllenhaal Had Anxiety Freak-Out, Forgot Lines on ‘Spider-Man’ Set: ‘MCU Acting Is Hard’

    Jake Gyllenhaal opened up to Howard Stern (via The Independent) this week on the difficulties of acting in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, describing it as “a whole different craft.” Gyllenhaal starred as Quentin Beck/Mysterio opposite Tom Holland in the 2019 summer tentpole “Spider Man: Far From...
  11. news ‘What Happened, Brittany Murphy?’ Trailer: HBO Max Doc Goes Beyond the Headlines of Ill-Fated Star

    “Clueless” and “8 Mile” star Brittany Murphy’s sudden death in 2009 at the age of 32 rocked Hollywood. Much speculation followed as to the cause of her death at a young age, while it was eventually ruled as an accident. A new HBO Max documentary, “What Happened, Brittany Murphy?,” aims to go...
  12. news Drew Barrymore Praises Lucy Liu for Standing Up to Bill Murray’s ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Insults

    Lucy Liu revealed over the summer that Bill Murray hurled “unacceptable and inexcusable” insults at her during the making of the 2000 action movie “Charlie’s Angels.” Now Liu’s co-star, Drew Barrymore, is opening up about the incident. During an episode of “The Drew Barrymore Show” this week...
  13. news ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Grosses $90 Million, the Best Opening Since ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

    Finally, we have the movie that saved cinema and it’s… “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”? No single film can possibly restore the box office to pre-pandemic levels, but the Sony title opened to $90 million in North America — in short, exactly what history tells us to expect from the Marvel character...
  14. news Meet the New, Revamped Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 105 Members Strong

    Back on February 25, 2021, under pressure from NBC, which broadcasts the annual Golden Globes show — plus a consortium of publicists and Amazon, Netflix, and Warner Media, which refused to supply talent for interviews until long overdue reforms were made — the beleaguered Hollywood Foreign Press...
  15. news We Need the Academy Awards to Save the Movies That Only Get Made Because Oscars Exist

    IndieWire turns 25 this year. To mark the occasion, we’re running a series of essays about the future of everything we cover. It’s sport to make fun of the Oscars and, after April’s anemic pandemic show, there’s nowhere to go but up. But the Oscars are more than shallow red carpet glamour and...
  16. news Sundance Hires New CEO: Joana Vicente Will Leave TIFF to Succeed Keri Putnam

    It’s the changing of the film festival guard as Toronto International Film Festival co-head and executive director Joana Vicente steps down from her TIFF role after three years to return to her roots in American independent film. She will take over as CEO of the Sundance Institute, succeeding...
  17. news Fantastic Fest Awards 2021: ‘After Blue,’ ‘The Sadness,’ and More Win Big — Exclusive

    Fantastic Fest 2021 is bringing its physical edition to an end on September 30, and IndieWire is exclusively revealing this year’s award winners below. Many of the winning features will be available to stream September 30 through October 11 as part of the virtual Fantastic Fest at Home...
  18. news Bond’s Ben Whishaw Wants Gay Actor to Replace Daniel Craig, and He Knows Two ‘Ideal’ Men

    Much of the conversation surrounding who should replace Daniel Craig as the new James Bond after “No Time to Die” has centered on whether or not a woman should take over the role, but what about a gay man? That’s the casting pitch championed by Bond actor Ben Whishaw in a new interview with...
  19. news CAA Will Buy ICM to Take on WME, but the Destination Appears to Be the Same: IPO

    CAA’s planned acquisition of ICM Partners would reduce the big four agencies to three, but the deal suggests that the magic number may be two. Each of the two largest agencies have embraced a different business model: Be like CAA and double down on the representation business and strengthen...
  20. news Sundance Announces 2022 Festival Details, Including Plans for Both Virtual and In-Person Options

    After launching an ambitious — and quite popular — hybrid festival for its 2021 edition, the Sundance Film Festival is preparing for a slightly more traditional event in 2022. As announced earlier this year, online screenings will still take place in 2022 — the festival is running January 20...
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