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How ‘Yellowjackets’ Stars Survived Hollywood

Sure, they may have eaten a person back in the day. But there are some things the grown women of Yellowjackets just wouldn’t do. On this, the actresses who play them — Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis, Melanie Lynskey and Christina Ricci — agree, as they gather in a backyard in L.A.’s Topanga Canyon in late […]

Why ‘Yellowjackets’ Star Melanie Lynskey Deserves an Emmy Nomination

From a distance, you might mistake Yellowjackets‘ Shauna Sadecki (Melanie Lynskey) as a woman born to be overlooked. As a teen, played by Sophie Nélisse, she was the frumpier, more bookish best friend to effervescent golden girl Jackie (Ella Purnell); in the present, she’s a sullen suburban housewife who spends her days scrubbing shit stains […]

Jessica Biel on the “Meta on Meta” Surprise Roles in Her and Melanie Lynskey’s ‘Candy’

When Justin Timberlake found out about wife Jessica Biel’s next TV project, he wanted in. Biel is starring in and executive producing Candy, the Hulu drama offering viewers their next true-crime TV tale. The limited series explores the real-life gruesome 1980 murder of Betty Gore, who is played by Melanie Lynskey, and her friend Candy […]

Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey in Hulu’s ‘Candy’: TV Review

The true-crime miniseries tells the story of Candy Montgomery, a Texas homemaker accused of killing her friend Betty Gore with an axe in 1980.

Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey Chronicle True Story of Infamous Texas Axe Murderer in ‘Candy’

Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey are bringing the true story of Candy Montgomery to life on the screen. Hulu offered a first look and teaser of the upcoming limited series Candy, centered on Montgomery (portrayed by Biel), a 1980 suburban Texas housewife who murdered her neighbor Betty Gore (Melanie Lynskey) with an ax. In the […]

What Will It Take for Hollywood to Mess With Texas?

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement that he’s directing state agencies to investigate gender-affirming care for transgender children as instances of “child abuse” was met with widespread condemnation Wednesday, with criticism ranging from Hollywood to the White House. In a Feb. 22 letter addressed to Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner Jaime Masters, Abbott […]

Showtime’s ‘Yellowjackets’: TV Review

Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, Tawny Cypress and Christina Ricci lead the horror-drenched drama as survivors of a horrific plane crash that took place 25 years earlier.

‘Lady of the Manor’: Film Review

Justin and Christian Long's comedy centers on the unlikely friendship between Lady Wadsworth, a prim and proper ghost haunting a 19th century Savannah mansion, and Hannah, a feckless stoner who works there in the modern day.

Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba, Rose Byrne, James Marsden Join Cate Blanchett in FX Drama

FX is adding a who's-who of top talent to join Cate Blanchett in 'Mrs. America.' Uzo Aduba, Rose Byrne, Kayli Carter, Ari Graynor, Melanie Lynskey, James Marsden, Margo Martindale, Sarah Paulson, John Slattery, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Tracey Ullman have boarded the nine-episode limited series, which focuses on efforts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

Melanie Lynskey to Star in Hulu Anthology ‘Castle Rock’

She joins a cast that includes Andre Holland, Sissy Spacek and Jane Levy.

‘And Then I Go’: Film Review | LAFF 2017

Melanie Lynskey and Justin Long co-star as parents of a troubled teen in Vincent Grashaw’s sophomore feature, ‘And Then I Go.’

‘XX’: Film Review | Sundance 2017

Motherhood is a nightmare, birthday parties a bust and camping trips get messy in 'XX,' a quartet of horror shorts written and directed by women, with a cast that features Melanie Lynskey and Natalie Brown.