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Jessica Chastain finds the representation of female characters at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival “disturbing” TBH, and she isn’t afraid to pop off. During the closing press conference for the festival jury, glittering goddess Chastain (a member of the jury) remarks that, after watching “20 films in 10 days . . . the one thing I really took away from this experience is how the world views women from the female characters that I saw represented, and it was quite disturbing to me, to be...
BUST’s muti-talented poetry editor Amber Tamblyn has been on a self-actualizing blitz this year. The new mom to three-month-old Marlow Alice (squee!) just made her directing debut with Paint It Black — a dark, daring film adaptation of the novel by Janet Fitch—that has been earning rave reviews since its premiere May 19. On top of all this, Tamblyn also stars in Can You Forgive Her?, an off-Broadway play that opened on May 23. And just this past weekend, Tamblyn paired up with literary rock star Roxane Gay to host...
Tramps, currently available on Netflix, is a sweet, slight, and short film — the actual runtime is barely 80 minutes — that was seemingly made for streaming on a lazy afternoon. A fresh spin on the Roman Holiday/Before Sunrise model, Tramps follows two beautiful young people who meet by chance, walk around a city, and fall in love within the span of a day and night. Where Tramps diverges is the incorporation of a heist/con element gone wrong, which is responsible for bringing these two...
  Forget Kim K, it was this badass picture of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o that broke the internet. It went viral on Twitter and Tumblr, starting a tweetstorm about making a heist movie featuring the aforementioned dream team.  They quickly tweeted back their support of the idea! With the endorsement of the two stars, it went from joke to full-fledged concept with people asking for Ava Duvernay to direct and Issa Rae to write the script. The two quickly responded and the idea went from dream to joke to the very...
Paint It Black Co-written and directed by Amber Tamblyn Out May 19 Amber Tamblyn’s directorial debut, Paint It Black, is a visually stunning exploration of grief and a fitting follow-up to her 2015 poetry collection, Dark Sparkler, which explored the lives and deaths of doomed actresses. Based on the novel by Janet Fitch, with a script co-written by Tamblyn and Ed Dougherty, Paint It Black opens with Josie (Alia Shawkat) receiving the news that her boyfriend (Rhys Wakefield) has committed suicide in a motel. When the police ask...
Out last Friday, the new teen romantic drama Everything, Everything is different from the usual John Green adaptations you usually see onscreen. And that’s for two reasons. The first is the fact that the film takes place largely in its main character’s imagination, and director Stella Meghie turns these daydreams into scenes that are visually stunning, charmingly funny, and occasionally heartbreaking - and star Amandla Stenberg carries these scenes beautifully.The second is the fact that this teen romantic drama, based on the bestselling YA novel by...
Hello, yes, do you know about this new movie Patti Cake$? You should.  Patricia (AKA Patti Cake$) is an aspiring rapper from New Jersey who wants to show the world the boss bitch she knows she is. Armed with her clever writing ability, rapping skillz, and the support of her friends and grandma, Patti aims leave her impoverished life for a more glamorous one.  Patti Cake$ looks like white Precious meets 8 mile #patticakes — LARRY (@LARRYtweeted) May 17, 2017 Is this the next "mom's spaghetti" movie?? But with a lady?!...
When I think of Cate Blanchett’s extraordinary acting talents, I think of the 2007 Academy Awards, when she was nominated for two completely different performances: as Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth, and as Bob Dylan in I’m Not There. If performances like those don’t have you convinced of Blanchett’s talents, Julian Rosefeldt’s new film Manifesto will. In the film, Blanchett transforms into 13 different characters of different genders, ages, and nationalities. In various scenes, she’s a drunk old homeless man; a prim housewife; a cooler-than-thou punk;...
The Most Hated Woman In America is an immediately intriguing title. After all, it seems as though there are so many women this epithet could describe, depending on what political views are being centered in the discussion. Yet it turns out that this new Netflix Original movie tells the story of Madalyn Murray O’Hair, who isn’t exactly a name on people’s lips in 2017. A quick search on O’Hair reveals that she was the plaintiff of Murray v. Cutlet, one of two cases that led...
  3 GENERATIONS is a movie about transitioning, but it isn't a movie about a transgender teen. It showcases how hard it is on a family — the two older generations — when their child and grandchild is trans. This uninspiring film, starring Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts, and Susan Sarandon, struggles to find what it wants to say, probably because it doesn't even know what to call itself. The movie was first titled 3 GENERATIONS, then changed its name to ABOUT RAY, and is now 3 GENERATIONS again. To...