Mallori Johnson Is Bringing Octavia Butler’s Work to Life in Kindred

If you could travel back in time, what year would you go to? Often asked of acquaintances during a lull in casual conversation, it’s the kind of question that serves as a one-and-done personality test. Are you the type to drop acid during the Summer of Love or sip bathtub gin during the Roaring Twenties? […]

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Women look back: celebrating the advent of the modern neo-noir

This year, two films have renegotiated the terms between observers and observed in noir-tinged narratives, exploring the fight for female agency. Chloe Okuno’s Watcher is a tight thriller about a woman stalked by a man living across the street, a story that continuously challenges the relationship between subject and object. Park Chan-wook’s Decision To Leave […]

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White Noise

Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig reunite as a couple grappling with their fear of death in Noah Baumbach’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel. Noah Baumbach is – at least at first glance – a curious choice to adapt the work of American author Don DeLillo for the screen, as his stylised, complex and idiosyncratic prose […]

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Ariana Grande Posts First Photo of Her and Dalton Gomez Posing Together in 5 Months

Ariana Grande has been diligently and quietly working on the film adaptation of Wicked for months, but the singer popped back on Instagram today to give fans a very rare look at her marriage. Grande shared a captionless post featuring multiple photos of her husband Dalton Gomez, including one of them together. In the new […]

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My Policeman Is a Stunning Novel. How Does the Film Stack Up?

Spoilers for the My Policeman book and film below. If you first came to know of the 1950s-set romantic drama My Policeman as “that movie starring Harry Styles as a gay cop,” well, consider this article a safe space. As a matter of fact, the 2012 novel by British author Bethan Roberts—the film’s source material—owes […]

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All About Elle Fanning’s Boyfriend, Max Minghella

Elle Fanning and her boyfriend of four years, Max Minghella, have kept their romance private—but their history is robust and still ongoing as of November 1, 2022, when Fanning shared a photo of them in a couple Halloween costume together on her Instagram grid. That appearance silenced any breakup rumors. The two have been romantically […]

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Taylor Swift Opens Up About ‘Nightmare’ Audition With Eddie Redmayne For ‘Les Miserables’

The 2012 film adaptation of the musical Les Miserables had a lot of big stars, but not Taylor Swift, though that apparently could have happened. She auditioned to play a role, but according to her it was a “nightmare” experience. Swift recounted the moment while on an episode of The Graham Norton Show with actor […]

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Remembering Jules Bass, stop-motion pioneer and creator of Christmas wonder

On Tuesday night earlier this week, Jules Bass passed away at a retirement home in Rye, New York, at the age of eighty-seven. An upstart ad-man who sold America on the coziness of the Christmas season in his main career as animator and filmmaker, he leaves behind a legacy renewed as a matter of tradition […]

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