Charlotte Wells: ‘Adults are locked in the roles that they perform for kids’

The Scottish filmmaker behind breakout indie Aftersun explains the complex process of portraying memory in cinema. Cinema is rooted in the exploration — and manipulation — of memory. This notion feels ever true in Charlotte Wells’ directorial debut Aftersun, a quietly devastating portrayal of a summer holiday shared by a young girl and her father […]

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How Clinique’s Global Brand President Is Paving the Way for the Latinx Community

Working diligently behind the scenes, Michelle Freyre could very well be responsible for the next generation’s success in business. The Global Brand President of Clinique and Origins (it was under her reign that Clinique’s Black Honey lipstick became a worldwide success—again), she’s also an inductee of the Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA) and […]

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Exploring empathy through virtual reality at LFF

The 2022 LFF Expanded programme featured a number of virtual reality experiences which aimed to connect audiences and filmmakers more than ever. In 2015, during his widely debated TED talk, American entrepreneur and visual artist Chris Milk described Virtual Reality as “the ultimate empathy machine.” Since then it has become an emergent and rapidly evolving […]

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Ice Cube, Rapper Too Short And More React To Gavin Newsom’s Rap Lyrics Law Protecting Artists’ Creative Freedom In Criminal Cases

By Melissa Romualdi. Published: 3 hours ago Friday marked a big win for artists in California. The state Governor Gavin Newsom signed The Decriminalizing Artistic Expression Act, a new law that will restrict California courts from using rap lyrics as evidence in criminal cases. The landmark lesiglastion comes after the Calif. Senate and Assembly unanimously […]

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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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