Babylon

Damien Chazelle’s big-budget tale of big dreams in 1920s Hollywood hits an alarming number of bum notes. Moviemaking can be a shitshow – literally, if you’re Manuel ‘Manny’ Rayes (Diego Calva) who finds himself running errands for the rich and famous in 1920s Hollywood. When we first meet him in Damien Chazelle’s Babylon, this means […]

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Struggling fathers take the spotlight at this year’s BFI London Film Festival

A trio of dramas explain the relationship between fathers and children put an emphasis on parental personhood at this year’s London Film Festival. Parents can be the cause of our worst memories or the purveyors of our identities – in some cases, they are one and the same. This is pretty much the consensus for […]

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Peter Weber & Dustin Kendrick Defend ‘Bachelorette’ Suitor Nate Mitchell For Allegedly Dating 2 Women At The Same Time

By Brent Furdyk. 6 hours ago Two members of Bachelor Nation are coming to the defence of embattled “Bachelorette” suitor Nate Mitchell. In the latest episode of their podcast, “Bachelors in the City”, reports Us Weekly, “Bachelorette” alum Dustin Kendrick and former Bachelor Peter Weber shared their opinion that Mitchell was getting a bad rap amidst […]

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Jonah Hill Won’t Be Promoting His Latest Film As He Copes With Anxiety Attacks

By Brent Furdyk. 37 mins ago Jonah Hill won’t be hitting the festival circuit to promote his latest film, and he explains why in a candid open letter shared with Deadline. According to Hill’s letter, he’s sitting out promotional efforts for his new documentary, “Stutz”, in order to focus on his mental health after experiencing […]

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Every Word of Taylor Swift’s NYU Commencement Speech: ‘You Will Screw It Up Sometimes. So Will I.’

Taylor Swift became a doctor today—technically, earning her honorary doctorate from New York University with the graduating class of 2022. Swift shared a video of herself en route to the graduation ceremony, where she was the commencement speaker. And Swift gave one of her most honest, inspiring speeches yet, adding cheeky comments about her songs […]

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Scene Stealers: The fraught Shabbat dinner in Licorice Pizza

Paul Thomas Anderson’s love letter to growing up in the San Fernando Valley in the early 1970s bombards us with memorable scenes that are by turns hilarious, revolting and touching. Licorice Pizza is, indeed, a mass repository for future cult scenes. There’s the one where Alana Kane (played by Alana Haim, one third of sisterly […]

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We Tried to Make Sense of These Euphoria Couples with a Psychologist

Euphoria season 2 was quite the ride. It saw our favorite East Highland teens (plus Fez and Ash—and minus Nate) up to more shenanigans, still mostly propelled by sweet thrills, unhealed wounds, and an achingly familiar yearning for connection. As discourse faithfully filled timelines and group chats with each episode, it seemed fitting to ask […]

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Why the Attempts to Diversify And Just Like That… Fell Flat

When HBO announced a Sex and the City revival, I was on the fence. Despite the network’s multiple attempts at recreating the iconic ’90s show in various forms (I’m looking at you, Girls), there had yet to be a rom-com series that lived up to the original. And that’s partly because SATC is one-of-a-kind. Adapted […]

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