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  For her directorial debut, actor Lea Thompson made The Year of Spectacular Men a family affair. The film follows Izzy, played by Thompson’s oldest daughter Madelyn Deutch, as she awkwardly navigates her first year out of college. Alongside Izzy is her seemingly more mature younger sister Sabrina, who also happens to be Madelyn’s real-life sister, Zoey Deutch. As Izzy jumps from month to month, romance to romance, and rides the waves of emotional and physical uncertainty that often overwhelm 20-somethings, she’s forced to recognize some...
  From the BUST archives, check out our August/September 2009 cover story, featuring Diablo Cody interviewed by Jill Soloway. The powerhouse screenwriter behind Juno and The United States of Tara is back this fall with a vengeance. Here, she talks with fellow Tara writer, producer, and friend Jill Soloway about her new film, Jennifer’s Body; calls out feminists for being too hard on other women; and explains why the world needs to see more size-ten ladies naked. A few years ago, a fellow writer was telling me about...
Kelly Marie Tran, a Vietnamese-American actress, recently deleted her social media accounts following months of racist and sexist harassment. Tran starred as Rose Tico, a mechanic turned resistance fighter, in the 2017 Star Wars movie The Last Jedi. She was the first woman of color to have a principal role in the Star Wars franchise.  According to Esquire, some bigoted Star Wars fans have claimed there is a liberal conspiracy within the new Star Wars films, after Kathleen Kennedy took over as president of Lucasfilm in 2012 with a new...
On Chesil Beach is one of two movies released this year starring Irish-American babe Saoirse Ronan and British actor Billy Howle, the other being the adaptation of the Anton Chekhov playThe Seagull. And while both are beautifully shot period pieces, you’ll probably have better luck spending your money and time on the latter. Ronan and Howle star as young newlyweds, Florence and Edward, in director Dominic Cooke's adaption of the Ian McEwan novel the same name. The year is 1962, and sex education is non-existent. The film...
That SummerDirected By Göran Hugo OlssonOut May 11 In 1972, socialite Lee Radziwill asked artist Peter Beard to help her make a film featuring her relatives, Big and Little Edie Beale of Grey Gardens. The pair hired filmmakers David and Albert Maysles to help, but the project never panned out. Three years later, the Maysles brothers returned to the house in the Hamptons and made the now legendary documentary Grey Gardens. But nobody saw that original attempt—featuring more of staunch Little Edie’s wild outfits, dance numbers, and...
As we get nearer to our 25th anniversary this July, we're bringing some of our favorite BUST stories out of the archives and onto the internet. Way back in 2003, Frances McDormand—then 45—was our cover star for our Spring 2003 "Age Issue." Now, at 60, she's as much of an inspiration as she was 15 years ago, recently calling for Hollywood to adopt inclusion riders as a way to increasing diversity on set.   Most of us fell in love with her as Marge Gunderson—the most likable...
Carla Gutierrez is the sought-after editor of acclaimed documentaries and documentary shorts, including La Corona (directed by Amanda Micheli, 2008); Reportero (Bernardo Ruiz, 2012), and When Two Worlds Collide (Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel, 2016). She’s helped bring stories as diverse as Amazonian environmental activism, a post-Nazi Germany love story, and a prison beauty pageant to audiences all over the world, earning Academy Award and Emmy nominations along the way. Her latest project: editing RBG, the new documentary on everyone’s favorite viral Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader...
Spoilers ahead. No matter what you think of Solo: A Star Wars Story, you have to know that this movie is important. I think it deserves better than the 69% on Rotten Tomatoes, but maybe that’s because I’ve watched Attack of the Clones recently. This movie is important because we finally got queer Star Wars on the big screen. In the weeks leading up to this prequel film to the original series, co-screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan told the Huffington Post that Lando Calrissian­­­­—the swaggering, cape-sporting mayor of Cloud City...
Here at BUST, we love a lady-led comedy, and the latest to fall on our radar is the Netflix movie Ibiza, starring Gillian Jacobs, Phoebe Robinson and Vanessa Bayer and directed by Alex Richanbach. The trio stars as BFFs who go on an impromptu vacation to Barcelona when neurotic publicist Harper (Jacobs) gets her first international work assignment and her best friends, delightfully weird dentist Nikki (Bayer) and pothead “freelancer” Leah (Robinson), decide to tag along. Hey, you’re probably thinking, this movie is called Ibiza, not...
Cate Blanchett Jokes About Ocean’s 8’s Pro-Crime Message The Ocean’s 8 press tour kicked off yesterday with a press conference at the Met. When asked what effect the “strong female roles” in the movie would have, Cate Blanchett joked, “Encouraging children to crime.” Read more at Vulture.  Progressive Women Make History In Southern PrimariesLast night, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas and Arkansas held their primaries, with exciting results for progressive women. In Georgia, Stacey Abrams made history, becoming the first black woman in the US to win a major...