BY Mary Rockcastle
on Jul 17, 2014
There’s a special place in my heart for comedy that is so true it hurts. We got a taste of it when Lizzy Caplan deadpanned through a magnificent bit about how men can be funny.
Now we’re getting it again with Feminist Bros, a new YouTube duo that voice their opinions on movies on the YouTube channel Citizen Radio. They’re so right on with their assessment of horror films that it’s impossible to watch without cracking a smile. Just to give you a sample, here’s a quote from their video about horror movies:
“Men can cry! I cry all the time. Read More
BY Lex Ellenthal
on Jul 11, 2014
You may or may not be familiar with the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign. If you aren’t, it was a thing on Twitter recently where people tweeted pictures of themselves or their loved ones holding signs that said why we need diverse books. However, it’s sort of lost momentum, and I don’t know about you, but I haven’t noticed a change in the literary landscape as far as representation is concerned. In fact, other than Orange is the New Black, I haven’t seen much of any representation in any form of media recently. And as a consumer, that makes me livid. Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Jul 09, 2014
Tired of seeing free movies? Nope. Interested in seeing kick-ass women in lead roles? Hell yes. Lucky for you, Videology’s Strong Female Lead series kicks off this August, and they’re celebrating women in cinema by screening a different movie every month, each with a powerful female at the center of the action.
The Williamsburg video store/bar/screening room is host to all kinds of fun screening parties and themed bingo nights, and it begins its Strong Female Lead series on August 7th with Slums of Beverly Hills, starring Natasha Lyonne. Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jun 27, 2014
In the 1920s and 30s, the twins Violet and Daisy Hilton were as close to being vaudeville royalty as any two people could get. They were talented performers: they could sing and dance, they played any number of musical instruments, they were witty and charming and crowds of fans flocked to their shows every night. They also had one other appealing factor: a small piece of flesh on their backs that had conjoined the sisters since the day they were born.
Growing up with such a visible physical handicap, their eventual success was not necessarily expected. Read More
BY Maddie Maschger
on Jun 25, 2014
“For the YSL woman, a tuxedo spells defiance… She’s more than a man’s equal, she’s his adversary.”
“Yves Saint Laurent,” the latest film from Jalil Lespert, depicts the life and impact of the infamous namesake designer and that of his romantic and professional partner, Pierre Bergé, who narrates.
The film works from the assumption that the audience knows a great deal about Saint Laurent, which leaves several unfortunate and significant lapses of context. Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jun 17, 2014
Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff), thirty-something struggling actor, father, and husband, never really made the jump into adulthood. He spends his days auditioning for role after role, even though he hasn’t gotten a part since his role in the oft-mentioned ‘dandruff commercial’ of times past. When Aidan’s father (Mandy Patinkin) reports that his cancer has metastasized and he’s running out of time, Aidan finds himself confronted with the effects that his irresponsibility has on his deteriorating relationships with everyone in his family. Read More
BY Maddie Maschger
on Jun 04, 2014
I have been staring at an open Word document since late Friday evening after I sat in a sold-out theater and watched my New Favorite Film unfold before me, trying to put into words what about Maleficent made me exclaim (much to the dismay of the audience members around me) “THIS IS A REALLY BIG DEAL” right after (major spoilers ahead) Maleficent kisses Aurora on the forehead, awakening her from the curse with true love’s first kiss. Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on Jun 03, 2014
Summer is the perfect time for movie theater refuge. When your air-conditioning cruelly breaks in the middle of a heat wave, there is nothing better than fleeing to the movies to watch March of the Penguins (or was that just me?) However, The Wrap has revealed that out of 39 movies being released this summer, only one, Jupiter Down, is directed by a woman. Excuse me, CO-DIRECTED by a woman, Lana Wachowski with her brother, Andy. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on May 31, 2014
Don't start chatting her up--she won't respond. Not because she's busy hurrying to save the lives of the crew of a doomed space mission, but because she's made out of silicone.
All Steve Scott's Behance profile says is, this is a "project of mine to see how closely I could imitate life." Scott is an artist and illustrator, but also a portrait sculptor, a model/prop maker, creature FX creator and mould maker. The silicone used to make Sigourney come to life is cast into a mould made from an original clay sculpture. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on May 08, 2014
In the thick of adulthood, high school memories can sometimes be a blur of crushes and slumber parties. But 27-year-old filmmaker Gia Coppola’s directorial debut (out May 9), based on James Franco’s book of short stories Palo Alto, is here to remind us of the darker aspects of being a teen—from drug experimentation and self-harm to ill-advised sexual encounters. Coppola isn’t much older than her film’s young stars Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, and Emma Roberts, and the L.A. Read More