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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Tumbler™ Wool Dryer Balls ~ A Soft, Sustainable, Superior Holiday Giftable

By ELLEN LEWIS I love these Tumbler™ Pure Wool Dryer Balls gifted to me several years ago from the Forever Group. I tried them, wary of their mission claim “to encourage eco-friendly drying and eliminate toxic dryer sheets.” But always in search of a great product with a terrific backstory, I decided to learn more. I discovered […]

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Midnights: An Analysis by Four Editors and Taylor Swift Fans

A new Taylor Swift album isn’t just something to listen to; it’s a piece of work to discuss, analyze, and dissect. With its numerous Easter eggs, it’s ripe for examination, but with relatable, memorable lyrics, it’s also a vehicle for self-reflection. In other words, a new Swift original doesn’t just stay between you and your […]

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Ellie Goulding Sings Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, and More for Song Association

What’s more fun than a game of Song Association? A game of Song Association with a glass of champagne. Ellie Goulding sipped on a glass of bubbly as she sat down to play ELLE’s musical guessing game, and despite being under the tiniest influence of alcohol, she still landed a perfect score, 15 out of […]

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Jennifer Coolidge and Naomi Watts Talk The Watcher and Older Women Thriving Onscreen

What would you do if you started receiving eerie, anonymous letters in your dream home? “I don’t think I’d just suddenly leave,” Naomi Watts tells ELLE.com, empathizing with her character Nora Brannock in Netflix’s The Watcher. In the thriller series, Nora and her family move into a stunning new house only to be sent threatening […]

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Midwives

Hnin Ei Hlaing’s eye-opening documentary depicts the rampant and ongoing crisis in Myanmar through the eyes of two caregivers. Copious amounts of blood, heated exchanges, a dramatic close call and a well-intentioned yet often clueless male partner are the standard elements of a birth scene in western television and cinema. The opening scene of director […]

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Bill Hader Masked Up For The Emmys — And Twitter Approves

By Brent Furdyk. Published: 3 hours ago Bill Hader is being commended for his decision to wear a face mask while attending Monday night’s Emmy Awards. In photos taken at awards gala, Hader appears to one of the few celebrities on hand wearing what appeared to be a KN95 mask. READ MORE: Rachel Bilson Clarifies […]

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