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The Hollywood Reporter: Jeff Goldblum, Dr. Phil and the Clumsy Art of Celebrity Contrition

After saying something dangerous or ignorant, public figures tend to double down or give snarky non-apologies. The Hollywood Reporter columnist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar offers them some advice. One of Jeff Goldblum's most famous movie lines is...
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The Hollywood Reporter: Trump’s Coronavirus Reaction Reminds of ‘Hunters’ Nazi Conspiracy

Christopher Saunders ('Hunters') The president’s blame-the-black-guy rhetoric and foot-dragging behavior have the same result as the Amazon show's gleefully unrepentant Nazis', and his racist failures and lack of leadership will be his legacy. In Amazon’s...
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The Hollywood Reporter: Kobe Bryant, Gayle King and Why Black Words Matter

Lintao Zhang/Getty Images (Kobe Bryant) Threatening and demeaning King for examining the late basketball player's complicated legacy, writes The Hollywood Reporter columnist, fosters a "climate of disrespect" that Bryant himself would have never wanted. When Kobe Bryant died,...
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The Hollywood Reporter: The Sad, “Disturbing Familiarity” of This Year’s Oscar Nominees

Illustration by Kyle Hilton Nearly as disappointing as the tired lack of inclusivity among this year's best picture contenders, writes The Hollywood Reporter columnist, is "the timidity of the filmmakers" that did make the cut....
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The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Just Mercy’ and the Difference Between Black and White Legal Dramas

Jake Giles Netter/Warner Bros. ('Just Mercy' director Destin Daniel Cretton on the set of the Warner Bros. drama about lawyer Bryan Stevenson.) Movies about racial injustice can "exonerate us" when set in the past, but...
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The Hollywood Reporter: In Hollywood, a Decade of Racial Progress But at a Glacial Pace

Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures; Universal Studios; Marvel Studios The Hollywood Reporter columnist reviews the movement toward inclusion in the film and TV industry as he takes "tongs and a fossil brush" to The Hollywood...
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The Hollywood Reporter: Scorsese Isn’t Wrong About Marvel (He Isn’t Right, Either)

Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images (Martin Scorsese) The director wasn’t denigrating superhero films so much as stating the obvious, writes the NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist. Director Martin Scorsese’s claim to Empire magazine that Marvel films aren’t...
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The Hollywood Reporter: Why the ‘Joker’ Gun Violence Protests Miss the Mark

Warner Bros. Pictures Though supportive of their goals, the Hollywood Reporter columnist (and gun owner) argues that survivors of shootings are targeting the wrong film with the wrong strategy, "setting a bad precedent for all...
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The Hollywood Reporter: Bruce Lee Was My Friend, and Tarantino’s Movie Disrespects Him

Alamy Stock Photo (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bruce Lee during the filming of 'Game of Death,' released in 1978.) The NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist, a friend of the late martial arts star, believes the...