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Danish writer/director Lars von Trier has seemingly always been obsessed with women and their oppression. In his most well-known films—Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark, Antichrist, and most recently, Melancholia—his storylines invariably revolve around a tortured heroine whose alienation escalates to unbearable heights. And his latest release (which is actually two releases—Nymphomaniac: Volume I, out March 21, and Volume II, out April 4) ... Read More
Tris (Shailene Woodley) is forced to come of age in a dystopia where individuals are placed into factions based on which of five virtues they value most highly. But when the time comes for Tris to take her own place in society, she turns out to be Divergent, valuing more than one virtue. She tries to switch out of her family's humble Abnegation Faction to Dauntless Faction, who value bravery, to fake out a government that punishes non-conformity. Unfortunately for ... Read More
We're pretty excited for the opening of Divergent this Friday, woot! Check out our exclusive cover story with hippy child Shailene Woodley below. The first thing I notice about Shailene (pronounced “Shay-LEEN”) Woodley is her feet—they’re bare. She’s just arrived at the Los Angeles hillside house where we’re shooting her BUST cover, and ditching her footwear outside the front door was the first thing she did. The shoes she ... Read More
  The first doc I’ve seen here at the SXSW festival is VESSEL, a powerful, knock-your-Socks-off documentary directed by Diana Whitten, centering on the Dutch abortion rights activist Dr. Rebecca Gomperts. Gomperts’s idea was to sail a ship flying the Dutch flag to countries where abortion is illegal and take women out 11 miles out into international waters to perform legal abortions. Talk about fearless in the face of adversity; WOW!  The ... Read More
Our current cover lady, the magical, hippie-dippie, wise-beyond-her-years Shailene Woodley is also starring as ass-kicking heroine Beatrice (Tris) Prior in the upcoming Divergent.  The movie looks awesome. Set in a future dystopia--reminiscent of the middle school favorite The Giver and ever popular, ever awesome The Hunger Games--Divergent takes place in a society divided into 5 factions defined by virtues. At the age of 16, teenagers ... Read More
A certain part of the internet has been all a flutter this week for a pet theory about...wait for it...Pixar's beloved Toy Story movies. Looks like this frigid February has finally begun to drive every sane adult den-ward. Note: none of the following will make sense unless you've seen (and enjoyed) most of the Toy Story canon.   Image courtesy of Bindocelebrity.com The rumpus began on Monday, when Jon Negroni wrote a piece for Movie Pilot in which he alleged ... Read More
Oh, the Supporting Actress -- country of the comic relief, the villainess, the quirky-girl-with-the-great-personality. It is her grand, historic duty to prop up the neuroses of the Ingenue/Main Homme, or attempt to thwart his or her designs. The supporting actress can have anywhere between eight minutes' screen-time (as did Dame Judi Dench, in her award-winning portrayal of the Queen in 1998's Shakespeare and Love) to several hours' worth of helpful nods. ... Read More
Today at 2 p.m., the Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAMcinématek kicks off "Vengeance Is Hers," a showcase of 20 classic female revenge films. The series spans genres, decades, and continents, so there's something for everyone - but if you're having trouble picking the one (...or two, or five) flick(s) to catch, here's a quick breakdown of this week's offerings. Tickets and screening information are available at the website above.  Friday, Feb 7, 2 & 7 ... Read More
  Regina George is a pop culture icon; unrelentingly representative of a terrifying girl-on-girl meanness, she is the brilliant brainchild of writer Tina Fey, actress Rachel McAdams, and directer Mark Waters. Edging out Heathers’ Heather Chandler as the most eerily alluring young female villain, George terrified and mesmerized audiences and proved that words can be deadlier even than the strongest drain cleaner. As the ten-year anniversary of Mean Girls ... Read More
  We are so thrilled to have the uber-talented Shailene Woodley on the cover of our February/March issue (on newsstands now!), and we're super excited for her breakout role as kickass heroine Tris Prior in Divergent.  (Plus, she zip-lined onto the Kimmel stage last night...our lady crush is deep and abiding.) The trailer just dropped this afternoon! Watch it below, and let us know what you think...     Photo via ... Read More
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