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  Kelly Marie Tran knocked down walls to become the first Asian-American woman to snag a leading role in the Star Wars franchise, but some racist losers aren’t enthused. Tran, who plays mechanic Rose Tico in The Last Jedi, has had her page on “Wookieepedia,” a Star Wars fan-run encyclopedia, desecrated by racist remarks, according to Newsweek. The attacks included changing her name to “Ching Chong Wing Tong,” and her character’s homeworld to “Ching Chong China.” (Tran is Vietnamese-American.) There was also a fake quote from Rose...
  We’ve finally been graced with the first trailer for female-powerhouse film Ocean’s 8, and it doesn’t disappoint. The two-and-a-half-minute preview offers eager viewers a glimpse of the superstar cast, including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, former BUST cover star Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson, and Helena Bonham Carter. The trailer reveals the film's “heist,” led by Bullock and centered around the illustrious Met Ball, specifically, a $150,000,000 necklace on display around Hathaway’s character’s neck, reports The Verge. With Blanchett as Bullock’s right-hand gal, Kaling as...

  It’s that time of year — year-end list time! I’ve combed through BUST’s print magazine, website, and podcast to find the movies that BUST contributors loved the most in 2017. They're here in order of release date, along with links to our coverage. Also, none of us have seen the Post yet, but we are psyched for it, so someone please send us a screening invite! 1. I Am Not Your Negro, directed by Raoul Peck (February 3) Director Raoul Peck’s documentary is based on James Baldwin’s...
  Adapted for the screen and directed by Michael Almereyda, Marjorie Prime takes place largely within in a single, Steve Jobs-inspired interior. A meditation on memory, mortality, and what it means to be human, Marjorie Prime is set in the not-so-distant future where cell phones are transparent, and a type of artificial intelligence called Primes have replaced grief counselors. Primes are meant to replicate, in appearance and demeanor, a deceased loved one. They rely on those close to the departed—a husband, wife, daughter, etc.—to feed them...
  Honeypot, written and directed by Jill Greenberg, shows just how awful Harvey Weinstein truly is. Only 7 minutes long, the short film provides a reenactment of what it may have felt like to be a young woman auditioning for a Weinstein film. It stars only three characters, “Harvey,” his female assistant, and an unnamed, unknown actress auditioning for a role. Through the majority of the film, the audience watches in horror as a back and forth takes place between Harvey and the young actress, who pleads...
    Call Me By Your Name, director Luca Guadagnino’s adaptation of the novel by André Aciman, has drawn quite a bit of controversy: there’s the age difference between the two main characters (one 17, one 24); the fact that the two main actors are straight, yet telling a gay coming-of-age story (though the director is gay); and, of course, that peach fucking scene. These are all important conversations to have (well, minus the one about the peach scene), and I went into the film with a...
  The Golden Globes released their nominations this morning, and surprise surprise, not a single woman director was nominated for the second year in a row (the last woman director to be nominated was Ava DuVernay for Selma in 2015). This is especially galling because several women-directed films are up for other awards — Lady Bird, directed by Greta Gerwig, got four nominations in other categories, and Mudbound, directed by Dee Rees, and Battle of the Sexes, directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, got two nominations...
  It’s officially the run-up to Christmas, and you know what that means: TIME TO BUST OUT ALL OF THE OLD SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FILMS!!! One problem though… you kind of have to save the It’s A Wonderful Life-style old movies until minimum Christmas Eve Eve. So that means you’re stuck watching whatever new film Hallmark has crapped out this year, because the only old films available are the 1938 version of Christmas Carol, which is a total classic and all…but it’s also slow as f and it’s not this?     Truly...
I, Tonya
Directed by Craig Gillespie
Out December 8 Director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) takes us back to the infamous ’90s rivalry between figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding in I, Tonya. In case you’ve never been exposed to pop culture, in the weeks before the 1994 Olympics, an attacker hit Kerrigan in the leg with a baton at practice—an attack that was then blamed (rightly or wrongly) on Kerrigan’s competitor, Harding. Now, in this dark but ultimately sympathetic dramedy, Gillespie takes us through...
    Laura Terruso took to the stage at AFI Fest 2017 to introduce her directorial debut Fits and Starts. As she cautiously walked up the platform, Terruso motioned towards her feet, which were pocketed in long stemmed heels. According to Terruso, she wanted to look the part at her Hollywood premiere. As she grasped the railing with both hands and descended down the stairs, she left the audience laughing because despite looking the part, Terruso’s entrance was anything but Hollywood. But her entrance, whether it was...