Todd Haynes

What the Variety Staff Is Thankful for in Entertainment in 2021

Movie theaters reopened, “Succession” Season 3 is finally here and some of the biggest artists are hitting the road once again to go back on tour. As the…

Torino Film Festival Mixes Militant Cinema With More Mainstream Movies

Italy’s Torino Film Festival, the pre-eminent event for young directors and indie cinema — now being revamped after going virtual due to the pandemic — will somewhat symbolically…

Variety’s FYC Fest: Documentary Day Lineup Announced

Variety has announced the lineup for this year’s Variety FYC Fest Documentary Day on Dec. 7 at 9:30 a.m. PT/12:30 p.m. ET. The event will celebrate the top…

‘Flee,’ ‘Summer of Soul’ Lead Cinema Eye Honors 2021 Nominations

The Cinema Eye Honors has announced the nominations for its 15th annual awards. “Flee” leads the field with seven nominations, while “Summer of Soul (…Or When the Revolution…

DOC NYC Fest Gets Underway, Throwing Heat Behind a Bevvy of Awards Hopefuls, Including ‘Flee,’ ‘Attica’ and ‘Becoming Cousteau’

The 12th edition of DOC NYC kicks off today — exactly one month before the AMPAS documentary branch begins voting to determine the 2022 Oscar documentary shortlist. The…

Crowds Throng U.K.-Wide BFI London Film Festival – Global Bulletin

FESTIVAL The 65th BFI London Film Festival, which concluded Oct. 17, attracted crowds for in-person events and virtually. The festival unspooled over 12 days across London venues, 10…

Costume Designer Sandy Powell’s Always on the Hunt for Good Designs

Three decades after her start in show business, Sandy Powell has made such a mark with her work, that “costume designer” is often not needed as a prefix…

Here’s Where the Cast from The Social Network Is Today

Movies about recent history can be hit-or-miss, especially when they deal with a subject as touchy as social media. Despite being about wealthy Ivy League students inventing a…

Velvet Underground doc reveals Lou Reed and Andy Warhol power struggle

After Reed fired Warhol as manager of the Velvet Underground in 1967, the artist responded by calling him “a rat” — unaware that Reed had already employed a more cutting put-down for him.

Todd Haynes on ‘Velvet Underground,’ NY’s Avant-Garde Scene and the Challenges of Making a Music Doc

Despite having never made a documentary, Todd Haynes didn’t hesitate when Universal Music Group’s David Blackman approached him in 2018 to make a nonfiction feature about the enormously…

From Britney Spears to Kanye West: The hottest upcoming music documentaries

From “Britney vs. Spears” on Netflix to the upcoming Madonna film, “Madame X,” on Paramount+, these are the music documentaries to look out for.

Todd Haynes on His Sigmund Freud Project, Peggy Lee Biopic

Todd Haynes spoke about his plans to make a Sigmund Freud film at the Zurich Film Festival, where he is presenting his documentary “The Velvet Underground.” “I have…