In the Merciless Blonde, How Much of This Marilyn Monroe Is Real?

Spoilers below. Imitation, a flattery, should not always be met with ire. Sometimes mimicry is powerful, even transcendent; this is occasionally the case with Ana de Armas’ performance as Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik’s much-derided new film, Blonde. But it is in this power that a certain responsibility resides in the hands of the imitator—and, […]

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Fans Defend Lizzo After Aries Spears Ridicules Her Weight

By Melissa Romualdi. Published: 3 hours ago Fans rushed to Lizzo’s defence after comedian Aries Spears said multiple insulting comments about the “Good as Hell” singer. During an interview on “The Art of Dialogue” podcast, Spears voiced distasteful remarks about the singer’s weight and appearance. READ MORE: Lizzo Teaches ‘Sandlot’ Star Patrick Renna ‘About Damn Time’ Dance Moves For […]

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The Evolutionary Theory of Tatiana Maslany

How to put this delicately: There’s this thing about her face. It’s a friendly face, heart-shaped, with an apple-cheeks smile muffled by dyed curls the color of frothed coffee and honeycomb. Yet it morphs at every angle, like one of those 3-D portraits expanding and contracting depending on the viewer’s perspective. Almost-but-not-quite hazel eyes add […]

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Albert Serra wishes you were here in the tropical trailer for Pacifiction

Those familiar with the work of filmmaker Albert Serra may approach news of another feature with some measure of trepidation, knowing of his penchant for extreme content presented in a mode of high-and-dry irony. (Liberté, his last effort, treated viewers to minutes upon minutes of desiccated, geriatric nobles hanging out in the woods and engaging […]

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20 years on, Scooby Doo is still a thrillingly silly throwback teen comedy

Growing up in the early 2000s, the live-action Scooby-Doo movie was a regular Saturday night video rental in my house – 20 years since its release, the film evokes memories of the candy-coloured, celebrity-obsessed zeitgeist of the early noughties.  Released in 2002 and based on the popular Hanna-Barbera cartoon, Scooby-Doo follows a group of sleuthing […]

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‘Batman Returns’ Director Tim Burton Ridicules Batman’s Nipples In ‘The Batman’

By Shakiel Mahjouri. 1 hour ago Tim Burton sees a lot of irony in dated criticisms of “Batman Returns” and the movies that came after. Burton recently sat down to celebrate 30 years of “Batman Returns”, Burton’s second and final stint as “Batman” director. The caped crusader has become more and more grim in recent […]

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Severance’s Britt Lower Doesn’t Know Anything About the Baby Goats

Major spoilers below for Severance season 1. I watched the Severance finale at my corporate office, under the glare of fluorescent lighting. In hindsight, this was a blatantly stupid decision: The Apple TV+ series capitalizes on the inherent spookiness of its white-walled, windowless office space to invoke the show’s persistent sense of unease. But, like […]

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