John Horn

Host, The Frame

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John Horn is the host of The Frame. He previously was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, where he covered the film business for more than a decade. Before joining The Times, Horn was a senior writer at Newsweek magazine, a senior editor at Premiere magazine, an entertainment reporter for The Associated Press and a television reporter for the Orange County Register. He is an honors graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Dramatic Arts. He is a former member of the vestry at All Saints Church and a former member of the boards of the National Arts Journalism Program and Union Station Homeless Services.

Stories by John Horn

'Unrest' filmmaker was determined to document her pain

First-time filmmaker Jennifer Brea documents her struggle with a chronic disease in "Unrest." Even when she was in pain, she told her husband and crew to keep filming.

Matthew Bourne says 'Red Shoes' is more theater than ballet

The British choreographer has made a career out of adapting popular movies, novels and operas into dance productions.

Angelina Jolie's 'First They Killed My Father' had therapists on set

Angelina Jolie discovered author Loung Ung's memoir 17 years ago while filming in Cambodia. Now, she's bringing Ung's experience of the Khmer Rouge regime to the screen.

‘Battle of the Sexes’ directors say audiences changed after 2016 election

Directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton say they had to write a lot of "passionate letters" to make "Battle of the Sexes" the way they wanted.

With TIFF in the rearview, we take a look at the possible Oscar-race contenders

The big contenders for award season usually emerge at fall film festivals, like the Toronoto International Film Festival. This year, a slew of powerful female performances are dominating.

Natalie Portman explores ethics of 'Eating Animals' in new documentary

The actress produced and narrated the new documentary, which is based on Jonathan Safran Foer's book of the same name.

Rotten Tomatoes ratings don't hurt box office, study says

Yves Bergquist looked at the relationship between Rotten Tomato scores and box office returns and found no correlation— positive or negative— between the two.

High on movies at the Telluride Film Festival

The festival is known for screening films that matter. Each of the past five Academy Award best picture winners had their world- or North American premieres here.

Cinefamily closes pending investigation of harassment, abuse claims

The popular indie film theater has closed its doors as it deals with the resignation of its founder and the vice-president of its board of directors.

Lakeith Stanfield finds beauty in tragedy in 'Crown Heights'

The actor talks about his role as Colin Warner, a Trinidadian immigrant convicted for a crime he did not commit.

Edie Falco: It's all about the 'writers, writers, writers'

"For many years I thought, 'Well you know, the script isn't very good but if I work hard enough and do a really good job, I can fix it.'"

Al Gore believes the internet might be the answer to 'fake news'

Former Vice President Al Gore hopes his new documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power" will educate people on how to talk about climate change and combat "fake news" with the truth.

Comic-Con 2017: Marvel causes a commotion, but 'Deadpool' is a no-show

Marvel Studios wowed fans with "Thor" and "Black Panther." But fans looking for a peek at the new "Deadpool" or "X-Men" films were let down by 20th Century Fox.

Jessica Williams: 'This is my ancestors' dream'

The former "Daily Show" correspondent is making her feature film starring debut in the Netflix movie, "The Incredible Jessica James."

Ai Weiwei makes 'Hansel & Gretel' unsettling in a new way

As a fairy tale about eating children, "Hansel & Gretel" was already pretty disturbing. As an art exhibition about surveillance, it's unnerving in a different way.