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Kristen Stewart Personal ShopperWritten and directed by Olivier AssayasOut March 10 French director Olivier Assayas’ first film starring Kristen Stewart, 2014’s Clouds of Sils Maria, was nominated for so many awards, it’s not surprising they’ve teamed up again. In Personal Shopper, Stewart plays Maureen, a young American woman living in Paris who works as a personal shopper for a wealthy, jet-setting socialite. Maureen hates her job, but keeps it because it lets her stay in Paris, not far from the house where her twin brother, Lewis, died...
Garance Marillier RawWritten and directed by Julia Ducournau
Out March 10 Vegetarianism and veterinary school are family traditions for Justine (Garance Marillier), a young woman who’s looking forward to joining her older sister Alexia (Ella Rumpf) at the same school their parents attended. Unfortunately, her prickly sibling isn’t interested in showing her the ropes, and instead urges Justine to participate in the school’s bloody freshman hazing ritual as a means of fitting in. After a particularly stomach-turning test, however, Justine’s body begins developing strange cravings that require sating...
The first trailer for Rough Night — starring Broad City's Ilana Glazer, Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon, Zoe Kravitz, Scarlett Johansson, and Jillian Bell — flips the girl's weekend comedy on its head. Directed by Lucia Aniello and co-written by Aniello and Broad City's Paul W. Downs, Rough Night follows its all-star cast to Johansson's Miami bachelorette party. They take shots, they do coke, they check out the local "babes." They bring a male stripper to the house and, in the words of Bell, are "swimmin' in...
25-year-old Zazie Beetz made waves over the summer playing Van, Donald Glover's chracter's ex and mother of his child on FX's hit show Atlanta. Her new movie Wolves, directed by Bart Freundlich, just got released and tells the story of the destruction of a prep-school basketball player (Taylor John Smith). Zazie plays the basketball player's girlfriend, who finds herself unexpectedly pregnant — and gets an abortion. This year has been a whirlwind of success for the up and coming actress, and she talks to us about her rise to...
Have you heard this one? A guy walks into a bar and...6 million Jewish men, women and children get slaughtered. Not a knee-slapper? Would it help if I told you the guy in question had a nerdtastic mustache? The Holocaust, along with other grave subjects like rape, 9/11, and AIDS, are often taboo topics for humor. And while these things are beyond horrible and tragic in real life (#duh), should these heart-wrenching realities be off-limits in the realm of comedy? That’s the question explored in Ferne Pearlstein’s...
“I never expected to make a living doing my art,” Lynn Shelton said during the press tour for her latest film, Laggies (2014). The Seattle-based filmmaker didn’t feel a burning desire to become a director until her late 30s. She worked in theater, moved to New York to study photography, and worked as a film editor on friends’ movies. “I just did not have the confidence to do it,” Shelton said in a 2009 interview with The New York Times. “And then I had to find...
In some perfectly-planned timing, Calvin Klein released an underwear campaign starring the men of Moonlight the day after the movie won Best Picture at the Oscars. The photos feature Mahershala Ali (above), Ashton Sanders, and Trevante Rhodes in various stages of undress, plus 12-year-old Alex Hibbert fully clothed and looking adorable. “Since the beginning, Calvin Klein’s underwear imagery has always made big statements about masculinity,” Calvin Klein creative director Pieter Mulier said in a statement. “The performances of these actors in Moonlight affected us deeply and...

We already rounded up the Oscars moments you should care about, including wins from Moonlight, Viola Davis, and Mahershala Ali. But we think you might enjoy an Oscars-related laugh as well. Here are the best memes from the 2017 Oscars: 1. And the Best Picture goes to... Twitter/Jen Lewis, @thisjenlewis When the La La Land/Moonlight switch up happened, a La La Land producer held up the Best Picture card to show that he wasn’t kidding when he said that Moonlight was the real winner. Now, people are photoshopping the card to...
If you watched the Oscars last night, you know that it was pretty predictable up until the final ten minutes, when everything went WILD. The producers of La La Land were in the midst of their acceptance speeches for Best Picture when they realized that presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway had been given the wrong envelope, and Moonlight was the real (and deserved!) winner. But even before that moment, there were some highlights in the long, boring ceremony. Here are the things you should actually...
Many of Mira Nair’s films often portray characters who are split between two cultures — Mississippi Masala, The Perez Family, Monsoon Wedding, and The Namesake — and through these films, she’s been credited with bringing Indian film and culture to America. Born in 1957 in Rourkela, India, Nair grew up with her parents and two older brothers. Nair’s family is Punjabi and is from one of the most prosperous, middle upper class regions in India. At 11, due to her father’s job, the family moved to...
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