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‘Smile’ Star Sosie Bacon Discusses the Horror Hit’s Wild Ending

[The following story contains spoilers for Smile.] Smile may have been a nightmare for Sosie Bacon’s character, but the experience has been a dream come true for the actor. The Parker Finn-directed horror film was not only Bacon’s first time atop the call sheet, but it was also her first number-one film at the domestic […]

‘Wakanda Forever’ Leaves Door Open for a Classic Villain

“Only the most broken people can be great leaders,” Namor (Tenoch Huerta) intones in the latest trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. While the first trailer for Ryan Coogler’s highly-anticipated sequel conveyed a message of grief as the central characters mourned the death of King T’Challa, reflecting audiences’ continued grief over the loss of Chadwick […]

Lindsay Lohan on Her Netflix Movie Comeback: “Acting Is Like Riding a Bicycle”

Is a Lohanaissance soon to be upon us? Once one of Hollywood’s most promising young stars, carrying films like Nancy Meyers’ 1998 remake of The Parent Trap and reaching the A-list with 2004’s Mean Girls, Lindsay Lohan’s trajectory was soon violently derailed by addiction and a party-girl lifestyle that made her a TMZ mainstay. Her […]

Questlove and Black Thought Know Much More Than Music

For six hours a day, five days a week, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter can still be found in the halls of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, working on bits with Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and leading the show’s house band, The Roots, for their 13th year running. (The band itself has been […]

The American French Film Festival Targets Young Audiences With Unique Cultural Exchange

Film festivals entertain, inspire and often can launch new talent in front and behind the camera. But few festivals, especially in the U.S., run purpose-built programs to develop young audiences. Going into its 26th edition, the American French Film Festival (the L.A.-based festival focused on French cinema and formerly known as COLCOA) has hosted Southern […]

‘Bros’ Cast on How Its LGBTQ Representation On and Offscreen Provided a More Comfortable Creative Experience

Much of the discussion around the release of the Billy Eichner-starring, Judd Apatow-produced romantic comedy Bros has been about the semantics of its historic nature. Yes, it’s one of the first major studio movies starring two gay leads played by two openly gay actors. Yes, it’s part of a small, but growing handful of LGBTQ-inclusive […]

#MeToo 5 Years Later: Have Film Fests Cleaned Up Their Act?

“I was raped by Harvey Weinstein here at Cannes,” Italian actress Asia Argento told a shocked crowd at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. “I was 21 years old. The festival was his hunting ground. I want to make a prediction: Harvey Weinstein will never be welcomed here ever again. He will live in disgrace, shunned […]

Christian Bale Talks Singing with Taylor Swift and Producing ‘Amsterdam’

Christian Bale has always rebuffed the idea of being a producer and starting a production company, but the Oscar winner has warmed to the idea thanks to his two upcoming projects, Amsterdam and The Pale Blue Eye.  With Amsterdam, Bale and long-time collaborator David O. Russell began developing the idea for the film at a […]

#MeToo, Five Years Later: Within Hollywood’s Crafts Community, “Things Didn’t Get Better”

The shocking accounts of sexism and harassment revealed in the early stages of the #MeToo movement exposed a toxic culture of abuse that had long gone unchecked in Hollywood. But the high-profile actresses and executives who lent their stories and celebrity to the cause were far from the only ones affected. Women in the crafts […]

‘Blonde’ Co-Star Adrien Brody on Marilyn Monroe Biopic’s Divisiveness: “It’s Fearless Filmmaking”

By the time Adrien Brody arrives as Arthur Miller in Andrew Dominik’s nearly three-hour Marilyn Monroe biopic, Blonde, the audience is apt to be relieved when the famous writer betrays the Hollywood icon by breaking a cherished promise — only because virtually everyone else in the film has already abused and exploited the actress in […]

Director David Bruckner Talks Updating ‘Hellraiser’ for a Modern Audience

Before David Bruckner made his solo directorial debut in 2017 with Netflix’s The Ritual, the filmmaker was heavily involved in rebooting Friday the 13th, first as a found footage film and then as a more conventional ‘80s reboot. But Bruckner ultimately left the project and took the indie route, beginning with the well-received Ritual and […]

‘Blonde’: 10 of the Marilyn Monroe Biopic’s Stars and Their Real-Life Inspirations

Andrew Dominik’s Blonde is a reimagining of the true story of Marilyn Monroe’s (Ana de Armas) rise to fame in Hollywood during the 1950s and ’60s. Throughout the film, Dominik explores the split between the late Hollywood legend’s public and private lives. The movie touches on various aspects of the icon’s life, including her childhood […]