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

Leonardo DiCaprio on the environmentalist undertones in “The Revenant”

The actor says the film resonates with him as a cautionary reminder of a time in history when frontiersmen were hastily exploiting nature for profit.

#OscarsSoWhite: Can the industry get past its myopia?

Marc Bernardin of The Hollywood Reporter argues that movie studios think about black, Latino and Asian actors too narrowly.

Hollywood is still 'a straight, white boys club,' study says

Researchers at USC say the entire media landscape "is still largely whitewashed" and that women and minorities are caught in an "epidemic of invisibility."

How Steve Zissis's struggles became HBO hit 'Togetherness'

From igniting cheese to exploring the terrors of middle-age onscreen, the lifelong friend of the Duplass brothers becomes a success in his own right.

Paul Rust might be Netflix's next star

Not many people can say they've worked with two of their comedy heroes — but Paul Rust can. He co-created and stars in the Netflix show "Love" and co-wrote "Pee-wee's Big Holiday."

'Mustang' filmmaker challenges patriarchy and gets an Oscar nomination

Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven shot "Mustang" in her homeland of Turkey. But she's also lived in France, which is why her film became that country's Academy Award entry.

Sylvester Stallone has mixed feelings about his Oscar nomination for 'Creed'

The actor is grateful for his supporting actor nod, but laments that his co-star, Michael B. Jordan, and director, Ryan Coogler, were not recognized.

Inside Kanye West's epic album release party

The rapper, designer and Twitter ranter threw a massive party at Madison Square Garden to debut "The Life of Pablo" and the new threads from his fashion label, Yeezy.

Jennifer Jason Leigh on 'Anomalisa' sex scenes: 'intimate, awkward, uncomfortable'

Jennifer Jason Leigh talks about how she almost gave up on acting, the awkward and intimate sex scene in "Anomalisa," and how acting in a Quentin Tarantino​ film and Charlie Kaufman film changed her life.

Hollywood ramps up for campaign season—and we don't mean the Oscars

Actors and other industry types have a history of endorsing political candidates, but this year both Democrats and Republicans in the business are torn between who to endorse.

Samantha Bee brings a female perspective to late night TV

L.A. Times TV critic Mary McNamara says "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" is off to a good start, but laments that it's only a weekly show.

Sundance 2016: Jason Lew moves from in front of to behind the camera

The former actor made his directorial debut at Sundance with "The Free World," which fits in with Lew's desire to explore issues relating to identity.

'Baskets' co-creator Jonathan Krisel: 'What I like is the absurdness of reality'

The writer and producer is attracted to making and working on shows with an offbeat sense of humor, including: "Portlandia," "Tim & Eric" and his latest, "Baskets."

Why Trevor Noah still hasn't found his groove on 'The Daily Show'

No one expected Jon Stewart's replacement to pick up right where the longtime host left off. But four months into Noah's tenure, it's clear that 'The Daily Show' isn't as vital as it used to be.

Why a manipulated magazine photo plays a pivotal role in 'The People v. OJ Simpson'

Series creators Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander say when Time magazine darkened Simpson's skin, it became a key moment in the story.