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

How composer Justin Hurwitz created the award-winning score for 'La La Land'

The movie is an Academy Award favorite, but the most important thing for Hurwitz was creating a score that "sounded like its own thing."

Facebook looks to loosen YouTube's hold on music videos

MTV was the first big player on the music video scene. Then it was YouTube, and now Facebook wants in on the game.

Oscar-nominated short documentary '4.1 Miles' personalizes the refugee crisis

The efforts of one Greek Coast Guard captain and his crew to save as many lives as possible are the subject of Daphne Matziaraki's film.

How embracing the uncanny led to the unique look and feel of 'Legion'

In many ways, the new FX series "Legion" feels more like a psychedelic immersion into the main character's mental landscape and less like a comic book show.

Are Grammy voters in tune with today's music?

Though Adele won out over Beyoncé's more adventurous album, this year's Grammy results indicate that voters are branching out from their conservative tendencies.

'Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis' tackles aftermath of terrorism

Colin Hanks' HBO documentary follows the Eagles of Death Metal in the months that followed the November 2015 attacks in Paris, when 89 people were killed at the band's concert.

Warner Bros. stays on course to make films available for early streaming

Most studios are exploring a future when new releases are made available to home viewers within weeks instead of months.

De La Soul previews its Kickstarter-funded album, 'And the Anonymous Nobody'

De La Soul's David Jude Jolicoeur and Kelvin "Pos" Mercer talk sampling, making music without a record label, and what you can expect from their new album.

What 'The Lego Batman Movie' has in common with 'Deadpool'

Producer Dan Lin describes "The Lego Movie" as "The Matrix" for kids. Could "The Lego Batman Movie" be a PG version of "Deadpool"?

Lin-Manuel Miranda: 'Chase what inspires you and finish it'

The multi-talented Lin-Manuel Miranda — “Hamilton” creator, “Moana” songwriter — discusses whether the election has changed what he wants to do with his art.

Barry Jenkins: from relative unknown to 8 Oscar nominations for 'Moonlight'

Before making "Moonlight" filmmaker Barry Jenkins only had one other feature-length film under his belt. Now, he's going through the hectic experience of awards season.

Going straight to the source for a film about James Baldwin

For his Oscar-nominated documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro,” filmmaker Raoul Peck used only the writer's words — either read by Samuel L. Jackson or taken from archival recordings of Baldwin himself.

Opportunities for women film directors are few and far between

A new report from USC Annenberg's Media, Diversity, and Social Change Initiative finds a startling lack of opportunity for women, and especially for women of color.

For Billy Eichner, pop culture and politics intersect on the street

For the actor and comedian, adding a political point of view to his TV sketch show, “Billy on the Street,” was the natural thing to do.

Sundance 2017: The festival is decidedly political this year

Frame host John Horn shares updates from Park City, Utah, where the 2017 Sundance Film Festival is underway, with a focus on activism — both political and environmental.