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After the controversy surrounding 13 Reasons Why and its glamorization of teen suicide, many were concerned that Netflix’s new original movie, To The Bone, would fall victim to the same issues with its focus on eating disorders. The film, released on July 14, centers on 20-year-old Ellen (Lily Collins) as she battles through an almost disastrous journey with anorexia and struggles to recover from the eating disorder that is quickly engulfing her entire life. While critical reception was more positive regarding To The Bone, many, including...

In just over a decade, she worked with the greatest directors in Golden Age Hollywood: Huston, Wilder, Cukor, and Hawks. Moviegoers paid $200,000,000 to watch her project her trademark combination of atomic-age sexuality and childlike, vulnerable astuteness. She was born into an orphan’s chaos and lived the shadowy Los Angelean life of a Raymond Chandler character — losing her soul in a struggle for acceptance, and then her life trying to re-find it. I did what they said and all it got me was a lot...
Check It is a must-see documentary that shows a summer in the lives of LGBTQ+ teenagers in Washington, D.C. The film, which is directed by Dana Flor and Toby Oppenheimer and executive produced by Steve Buscemi, is being promoted by Louis C. K., who has it on his website where you can watch it for $5. The film is a very real and clear depiction of  teenagers who, growing up, were surrounded by intolerance and bullied. They formed a gang, because there’s safety in numbers. They bonded beyond...
Jessica Williams logged countless hours on the Daily Show before departing in 2016, but she has not yet appeared in many movies. Her biggest film role so far has been a supporting role in 2015’s People Places Things, where she played Regina Hall’s daughter. But fans of Williams have been yearning to see her star in her own film — and Netflix’s the Incredible Jessica James — directed by Jim Strouse, who also directed Williams in People Places Things — finally gives us that. Williams stars as...
Atomic Blonde, out today, gives us an incredible action heroine: Charlize Theron plays Lorraine Broughton, a Cold War-era British spy who, as her supervisor tells us, has unbelievable skills in intelligence collection, hand-to-hand combat, and foreign languages, particularly Russian. And although she shares the screen with a number of other spies — both male and female, and of various nationalities — Lorraine is undoubtedly the best, most badass spy of them all. Directed by action film pro David Leitch, the film is based on the...
FROM THE LAND OF THE MOONDirected by Nicole GarciaOut July 28 Part postwar drama, part romance, part mystery, From the Land of the Moon is a French film that follows a woman named Gabrielle (Marion Cotillard) through almost two decades of her life. After an introductory scene in which Gabrielle flees a cab she’s sharing with her husband and teenage son, the film flashes back to her life as a young woman in rural France, post-WWII. She has an obsessive crush on her teacher and is...
Wonder Woman was the first superhero movie directed by a woman, and that rare superhero movie to star a woman, and it completely dominated the box office. So it’s not a complete surprise that Wonder Woman 2 is happening, but we are excited, nonetheless! Variety reports that Warner Bros. has announced that Wonder Woman 2 will premiere on December 13, 2019. (We know, it's a long wait!) Patty Jenkins will again co-write the script with Geoff Johns, who oversees the DC film universe for Warner Bros.  Here’s what...
The original 1971 rendition of The Beguiled is a subtle, snaking psycho-sexual thriller, in which we watch Clint Eastwood — in the same year and paired with the same director as Dirty Harry — visually peruse and victimize a school full of school-aged girls and their female teachers. The movie is a sprawling invitation to the male gaze, in which one woman after another falls into the honey-trap of McBurney (Eastwood’s) obviously manufactured flirtations. It’s a movie tailor-made to fall into Sofia Coppola’s hands and have...
Here at BUST, we’ve been superfans of Jenny Slate for ages, and we’ve been thrilled to watch her skyrocketing movie career. Slate’s latest film is Landline, an ensemble dramedy co-written and directed by Gillian Robespierre, who previously wrote and directed Obvious Child, which also starred Slate. Landline has a stellar cast, co-starring Edie Falco, Abby Quinn, John Turturro, Jay Duplass, and Finn Wittrock, but Slate, who also executive produced, is really the star here. She plays a young woman, Dana, who seems to have it all...
Fast cars, big guns, and Taraji P. Henson "dressed in all black like The Omen" taking a bottle of Hennessy to the face as a paid gun. . . TAKE MY MONEY NOW! Set to the tune of “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner, the trailer for the film, also named Proud Mary, is a barrage of scenes of Taraji as a lone assassin kicking ass and looking unbothered. Directed by Babak Najafi, the film follows Mary, an assassin for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life gets...