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LOS ANGELES IS A CITY OF TRAFFIC. So it only makes sense that La La Land, in theaters Dec. 9, opens in the thick of it—a long, glittering caterpillar of cars stopped on an elevated freeway that stretches out to the horizon under an enamel-blue Califo
THE FRENCH FILM GODDESS IS STILL STEAMING UP THE SCREEN IN ELLE AND THINGS TO COME. BONJOUR, OSCAR?
While a few big names disappointed, many of the year’s best books were debuts or sophomore efforts. A changing of the guard is under way.
1. Moonlight ES A love story, a mother-and-son story, a story about being closed off from the world until you realize there’s no way forward unless you join it. Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight engages on multiple levels, but it’s also a work of astonishing
The most successful comedian in the world is also undoubtedly the busiest. Inside the industrious mind and fast-growing empire of Kevin Hart. “I’M GIVING YOU 100%,” Kevin Hart says with commitment, settling into a chair in a conference room inside h
THE ACTOR, 43, STARS IN NETFLIX’S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
In a year that featured standout documentaries and a truly modern Western, a musical (yes, a musical) topped them all.
THE PITCH PERFECT ALUM BECOMES BROADWAY’S HOTTEST RISING STAR WITH THE HIT MUSICAL DEAR EVAN HANSEN
From politics shows to horror series, highlights from a year of listening
KARA WARNER You go head-to-head with Bryan Cranston in your new comedy Why Him? What was your favorite day on-set? One of the main reasons I did it was to work with Bryan. I think a lot of people forget that he came from comedy and how funny he is.
JESSICA CHASTAIN IN MISS SLOANE.
HOW THE TEXAS NATIVE WENT FROM NASHVILLE’S GO-TO SONGWRITER TO BREAKOUT STAR
Stephanie Zacharek The world is full of people who announce loudly and often how much they hate musicals and how it’s unrealistic for performers to burst into song: “No one ever does that in real life!” Exactly. These people and their droning logic
THE ACTOR, 49, STARS IN THE NEW MOVIE XXX: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE
A SCRAPPY (AND SEXY) NEW FOUNDING FATHER STEPS INTO THE BROADWAY SMASH—WITH AN INSPIRING SURVIVAL STORY
PEEK INSIDE THE CHEERFUL MANHATTAN CONDO, WHICH THE YOUNGER STAR CALLS ‘A SOPHISTICATED PLAYROOM’
The master of supernatural suspense returns with Split, a psychological thriller that explores mental illness. Shyamalan discusses the untapped potential of the human brain and the changing nature of diversity in Hollywood
The actor, 67, plays an austere British grandmother in A Monster Calls, a fantasy drama (see review, right) about a boy who summons an imaginary monster to help him cope with death.
THE LATE LATE SHOW STAR, 38, WILL GO FROM THE CARPOOL LANE TO THE GRAMMYS STAGE
He became a TV icon on Growing Pains, but the star’s favorite role was as a real-life father of 3
Hot husband, doting dad, shooting star. Hollywood’s nicest guy blasts off in a new movie with Jennifer Lawrence
Meryl Streep shows the power of a middle-aged dreamer in Stephen Frears’ Florence Foster Jenkins
ELIANA DOCKTERMAN The former How I Met Your Mother star returns to television as Count Olaf, a man scheming after three orphans’ vast fortune, in a new Netflix adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s delightfully macabre children’s books, A Series of Unfortu
AFTER A TURBULENT YEAR, THE STAR IS BLISSFULLY IN LOVE, STARRING IN A HOT NEW SHOW AND OPENING UP ABOUT THE LIFE LESSONS SHE’S LEARNED
HE’S BACK! THE CONTROVERSIAL REPEAT CONTESTANT SPILLS ON THE NEW SEASON—AND WHY HE’S MISUNDERSTOOD
MEET THE ‘PETER PAN’ SINGER, 23, UP FOR BEST NEW ARTIST
THE MODERN FAMILY STAR, 40, VOICES SHANGRI LLAMA IN ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE
In the midst of newfound political turmoil, NATALIE PORTMAN revives Jacqueline Kennedy onscreen, a woman whose private resolve and public grace may have held the nation together.
Fox News’s former star has downplayed her full role in an ugly election.
The Late Show host has been much more direct in talking about the new administration, and it's translating to a ratings boost.