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    I think we can all agree that Melissa McCarthy is an extremely talented, extremely funny actress. From Gilmore Girls to Ghostbusters, she's proven her status as one of the best comedic actresses working today. But unfortunately, some of her recent movies haven't reflected that. Following a trio of terribly-reviewed movies released in the past year (the Happytime Murders, Life of the Party, and Cook Off!), McCarthy's latest film, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, should remind audiences—and studios—that she deserves better scripts and more interesting projects...
Director Bryan Singer’s history of alleged rape, sexual harassment, and assault has been an “open secret” in Hollywood for years—but a damning Esquire expose is supposedly imminent, reports the Wrap. On Monday, Singer released a statement on Instagram saying the article will “rehash false accusations and bogus lawsuits.” The exposé is rumored to be released in the November edition of Esquire, out this week. Singer's statement continues, “In today’s climate where people’s careers are harmed by mere accusations, what Esquire is attempting to do is a reckless...
Natalie Kalmus was born in 1882 and has 404 credits on IMDB. Just to give you an idea of how incredible that is: Stephen Speilburg has 299 credits, Alfred Hitchcock clocks in at 204, and James Cameron has 151 (come on, James, get it together). So who was Natalie Kalmus? And how did this woman, born before the Hollywood boom even existed, rack up such an impressive cinematic CV? Well, Natalie Kalmus gave us color film.  Seriously, watch any Technicolor film from the 1930s and 1940s, and you will...
Let the Halloween festivities commence this weeked with The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival! This premier east coast genre festival features parties, events and the best new independent films at venues throughout the borough. This year, they’re partnering with Nitehawk Cinema, which is set to become one of the primary screening venues. The festival is from October 11th to the 18th and will offer most of the events and screenings on the weekends and a lighter schedule during the weekday. Individual tickets are currently on sale for...
  Sadie Written and directed by Megan GriffithsOut October 12 Seattle-based writer/director Megan Griffiths returns to the big screen with Sadie, a haunting coming-of-age story about a young girl struggling to accept her reality. For Sadie (Sophia Mitri Schloss), growing up in a military family is anything but easy. With her father serving multiple tours overseas and her mother (Melanie Lynskey) struggling to make ends meet as a nurse at the local hospital, Sadie is all too often left to navigate her teens alone. She spends...
Apparently millennials are killing the divorce industry, along with the diamond industry, fabric softener industry, and Denny’s. So when Paper Year opens with the charismatically beautiful Dan and Franny (Avan Jogia and Eve Hewson) rushing through the halls of the drab bureaucratic government building where they’ve just had a quickie wedding, you want to shake your head and coo, “aww, I hope those crazy kids make it.” It’s not clear how long they’ve known one another or have even been together—or if they waited more...
As Twilight celebrates its tenth anniversary, new details are coming out about the outrageously successful film adaptations of the original book series. In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Catherine Hardwicke, the director of the first Twilight film, spoke about Twilight's lack of diversity and how sexism in the film industry affected her experience making the movies. When the first Twilight film was being made, there were extremely low expectations about the success of the film. Despite the popularity of the novels, predictions surrounding its potential...
  For a genre that loves nothing more than a final girl trope, horror always seems to be incredibly saturated by men. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Stephen King and John Carpenter, but horror was built by both men and women. So this Halloween, let’s put some time aside to celebrate four forgotten female horror heroines, without whom the genre would be nothing but a lone bucket of out-of-date fake blood. 1. THE WRITER: DAPHNE DU MAURIER Daphne du Maurier When you think of horror writers, you...

Keira Knightley has starred in no shortage of period dramas, but her latest, Colette, is different from Atonement or Anna Karenina or Pride & Prejudice or King Arthur. Because this one puts real, historical LGBTQ folks at the film's center. And the romance that audiences will root for is not between Colette and her husband, but between Colette and a character named Missy. Missy was a real person named Mathilde de Morny, who dressed in men's clothing, used both "he" and "she" pronouns, and was...
Keira Knightley gets corseted up once again for this biopic of the French author Colette. We first meet Colette in the 1890s; she is then a young country girl named Gabrielle who is about to be married to an older man, the pretentious Parisian author Henry Gauthier-Villars (Dominic West). Once married, Henry cheats on Gabrielle relentlessly, and he hires ghostwriters to crank out works published under his nom de plume, Willy. After some consideration, Gabrielle embraces Henry’s world, renames herself Colette, joins his ghostwriting operations,...