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Paramount Unveils ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ Coming Summer 2022 At Virtual Event

The new “Transformers” movie has only just begun shooting, but Paramount Pictures wants to let the world know that they’re still spending all the money on this franchise. Today Paramount held a virtual Production Kickoff press conference event for the new film titled “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” complete with a virtual tour of their […]

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‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ Tops An Uneventful Father’s Day Weekend

The box office has been in a strange in-between zone, no longer in the doldrums of the pandemic but not quite back to normal either. After Memorial Day weekend seemed to bring back America’s movie mania — thanks to the openings of A Quiet Place Part II and Cruella — things have stalled a bit […]

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Tribeca Festival Took ‘Film’ Out of Its Name and Captured the Ambiguous State of the Industry

Tribeca may have been the first big in-person film event of 2021, but it wasn’t clear what it told us about the year ahead. From anticipated premieres to lower-profile films, ambiguity loomed large.The 20th edition launched June 9 with the world premiere in all five boroughs of Jon M. Chu’s movie of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical […]

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Screen Talk Live: Studios and Indies Face a Daunting Future, but Here Are Some Signs of Hope

A year ago, the future of moviegoing — and crowded gatherings in general — was a big open question. That remains the case today, but the climate has certainly shifted, as movies are returning to theaters and actual live film festival experiences have crept back into existence. And so has the opportunity for IndieWire’s Screen […]

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Rita Moreno Defends Lin-Manuel Miranda Over ‘In the Heights’ Colorism Criticism: ‘You Can Never Do Right’

Rita Moreno is defending Lin-Manuel Miranda and “In the Heights” following criticism over the film’s lack of Afro-Latino representation.On tonight’s episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” Moreno appeared to promote her documentary, “Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It,” and later brought up the “In the Heights” controversy.“Can we talk for […]

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‘In the Heights’: Production Designing the Latin Neighborhood as a Playground for Each Musical Number

When production designer Nelson Coates first saw Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” Broadway musical in 2008, he was so “blown away” that he immediately bought tickets to two more performances. He vowed to be a part of any movie adaption of this Latin celebration of music, dance, and community in Washington Heights. But he played […]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses Lack of Afro-Latino Representation in ‘In the Heights’: ‘We Fell Short’

“In the Heights” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is addressing criticism over the film’s lack of Afro-Latino representation.In a statement posted to Twitter, Miranda apologized for not including more dark-skinned Afro-Latinos in the film’s cast, especially in the leading roles.“I started writing ‘In the Heights’ because I didn’t feel seen. And over the past 20 years all […]

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