Meet Panos H Koutras: Greece’s own King of Trash

LWLies speak to the director of the outrageous farce, Dodo, at the the 2022 Thessaloniki Film Festival. Panos H Koutras is something of a poster boy for Greek cinema outsiders. His absurdist style has produced original art that elevates seldom-herd voices: a powerhouse trans woman in Strella (2009), Albanian immigrant brothers in Xenia (2014), and […]

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Dr. James Colthurst’s Fleeting Appearance in The Crown Feels Inadequate

In the early days of Princess Diana’s marriage to the man who’d become king, Dr. James Colthurst knew something most of the world as yet did not: The Princess of Wales was miserable. An old friend from her days as a blushing London socialite, Colthurst shared her stately pedigree; as the second son of an […]

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What Selena Gomez Shared About Her Psychotic Episode, Living With Bipolar, and Overcoming Suicidal Thoughts

Few celebrities have shared as much detail about their mental health struggles as Selena Gomez did in My Mind and Me. The documentary, filmed over six years, brought to light what Gomez privately endured when she retreated from the public eye, including a scary episode of psychosis in 2018 that led to a diagnosis of […]

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‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Creator Kazuki Takahashi Died While Trying To Save Woman, Child From Drowning

By Brent Furdyk. Published: 5 hours ago Kazuki Takahashi, who created the popular manga “Yu-Gi-Oh”, tragically died in July at age 60 when his body was discovered floating off the coast of Naga City in Okinawa, Japan. A report subsequently discovered that the popular manga artist died while trying to help a U.S. Army officer […]

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Don’t Worry Darling’s Plot Twist Is Its Ultimate Undoing

Spoilers below. To argue Don’t Worry Darling goes off the rails in its third act is to insult the (pretty, sun-baked) chaos that comes before it. That “chaos,” of course, could easily be in reference to the publicity coaster the Olivia Wilde-directed film has traversed since rumors first festered of a feud between Wilde and […]

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The Sandman Finale Sets Up A Future Showdown. But Does It Lack Conviction?

It’s true, dreams don’t die—especially Netflix’s dreams of turning The Sandman into a years-long sci-fi/fantasy franchise, ideally set to rival Stranger Things when the latter draws to a close next season. But part of what has transformed Stranger Things into such a titan of the streaming landscape is its lead ensemble’s chemistry, a charm that […]

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Fantasy collides with insanity in the first The Silent Twins trailer

To be filed under “based on a true story”: twin sisters Jennifer and June Gibbons moved with their family to Haverfordwest, Wales in 1974, while they were still in the formative years of childhood. A lack of external acceptance from their predominantly white community sent the girls’ psychological development off course, leading them into a […]

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