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  “It seems like art,” says John Rothman’s character towards the end of My Art, and it is. The film, directed by and starring Laurie Simmons, follows Ellie Shine (Simmons), an artist in her 60s who is going through an existential crisis, one she hopes will be cured by escaping the busy city for a summer retreat in upstate New York. Cemented by a superb cast and a witty, dry humor, My Art is the kind of film that will make you feel like you’re escaping,...
    Mira Sorvino, amongst the first wave of women to publically accuse Harvey Weinstein of despicable behavior, apologized to Woody Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow in an open letter published in the Huffington Post on Wednesday.In this excerpt, Sorvino explains what propelled her to star in Allen's 1995 film, Mighty Aphrodite, even as allegations of child sexual abuse were swirling around Allen: I confess that at the time I worked for Woody Allen I was a naive young actress. I swallowed the media’s portrayal of your abuse allegations against your...
  There’s a momentary shot in Maya Dardel (directed by  Zachary Cotler and Magdalena Zyzak) that perfectly sums up the protagonist’s opinion on the proceedings of the film: it’s a snatched glance of a small mechanical toy that consists of small brassy balls moving around and around in an endless circle. It’s a bit of a joke, because the majority of Maya Dardel consists of arrogant young men of the poetry or MFA persuasion coming to the title character's door, hoping to be chosen as the...
  Weather channels are predicting up to 12 inches of snow in the tri-state area, and if you’re anything like us, getting snowed in means wrapping up in your comfiest blanket, making some hot chocolate, and watching a movie with a kickass female lead. Here are some of BUST’s top picks, all currently streaming on Netflix, for lazing around during what meteorologists have been calling a “bomb cyclone”—whatever that means. The Incredible Jessica James Starring Jessica Williams of 2 Dope Queens as the titular character, Jessica James follows...
  Last year was defined by the reckoning and exposure of powerful men in Hollywood — and, let’s face it, everywhere. From the women (and some men, too) who took down former hotshots like Harvey Weinstein and Dustin Hoffman, to new updates on Ava DuVernay’s upcoming adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, to Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, 2017 was all about the power of women. And now that the top grossing films of 2017 can be totaled, it’s clear that it was also the year of women...
  Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot continues to wow us all. It was announced on Thursday that she had been chosen as the recipient of the #SeeHer Award, to be presented at the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards. The award will be presented to her by Wonder Woman director, Patty Jenkins, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the Alliance for Family Entertainment (AFE) launched the #SeeHer campaign in June 2016 to fight bias against women in media. Gadot joins Viola Davis, who was the...

Earlier this week, America’s former No. 1 tennis pro and groundbreaking women’s and LGBTQ rights activist Billie Jean King shared some words of wisdom after a screening of the film about her famous 1973 tennis match against Bobby Riggs, Battle of the Sexes. The screening and conversation were held at Crosby Street Hotel and hosted by GLAAD to celebrate the film’s digital and Blu-ray release (as well as its recent Golden Globes and SAG Award nominations). In conversation with GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis after the...
    Gloria Grahame, an actress cast alongside the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Stewart, Kirk Douglas, Glenn Ford, and countless other big names during the Golden Age of Hollywood, is largely forgotten today. You may have seen her though, as the flirtatious Violet in It’s A Wonderful Life (1946), the aspiring actress Laurel Gray in In A Lonely Place (1950), or as the greedy Rosemary in The Badeand the Beautiful (1952), for which she won an Academy Award. Unfortunately, her success was short-lived. Grahame was the quintessential...
In The Fade
Co-written and directed by Fatih Akin
 Out December 27, 2017 
Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin takes on a difficult and necessary subject with In The Fade—the recent rise of white supremacy and Nazism in Germany, Europe, and worldwide. Diane Kruger plays Katja, a white German woman whose Kurdish-German husband, Nuri (Numan Acar), and six-year-old son, Rocco (Rafael Santana ), are killed in a terrorist bombing in contemporary Hamburg. Katja is sure that Nazis are responsible, but the German police insist on focusing on Nuri’s former drug...
  More often than not, journalism movies are a hit. From His Girl Friday (1940) to Absence of Malice (1981) to Spotlight (2015), journalism movies have thrilled audience with stories about revealing scandal and injustice. Steven Spielberg’s latest venture, a thrilling newspaper drama titled The Post, starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and just about every other actor out there like Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Carrie Coon, and Allison Brie, doesn’t disappoint. I know, I know, another Spielberg period piece starring two of the biggest names in Hollywood....