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Review: ‘Assassination Nation’ Bluntly Calls Out All-American Misogyny

Guns, transphobia, bullying: These are some of the “trigger warnings” announced onscreen within the first few moments of “Assassination Nation,” an abrasive social satire about a town horrifically transformed by a wave of anonymous data hacks. The cheeky opener is an apt mood-setter, even if it …

Broad City

Fresh out of F***s to Give, Senator Mazie Hirono Has Harsh Words for Kavanaugh Defenders

Hawaii’s Mazie Hirono is done with the GOP’s bullshit surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination hearings, and she has been for a while. …

Chuck Grassley

Things We Saw Today: Here’s What We Know About the Veronica Mars Revival

We heard earlier this week that Hulu was eyeing a new season of <i>Veronica Mars,</i> and that revival is now officially a done deal. Kristen Bell posted a …

Kristen Bell

Brett Kavanaugh and the Relationship Between Sexual Violence and Opposing Reproductive Rights

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>The Week in Reproductive Justice, a weekly recap</i><i> of all news related to the hot-button issue of what lawmakers are allowing women to do</i> …

Brett Kavanaugh

Judy Greer, Hollywood’s Favorite Co-Star, Turns Filmmaker

LOS ANGELES — Judy Greer is the relatable star, the one who walks her own dog, pooper-scooper bags in hand, even when there are no paparazzi around to capture it, and lives for solo trips to Target, cruising the beauty aisles late at night to de-stress. The one time she went to the Oscars, she …

Los Angeles

Friday Mixtape: Animator Steve Smith takes us from Kate Bush to Oneohtrix Point Never

Los Angeles-based animator Steve Smith has ridiculously high skills in building animated shorts that combine both the very weird and the very …

Steve Smith

An Episode Version of Paul Davis' THE BODY Premieres at LA Film Fest Tonight, on Hulu in October

You may recall that around four years ago director Paul Davis shared with the world, for one day only, his Melies d'Or winning short film <b>The Body</b>. It …

Film Festivals

Word of Mouth: Quartier International, Montréal

Business districts aren’t typically hubs of excitement, but don’t tell that to Montréal. It’s here that the city’s commercial core has made a community where culture and style can thrive. The Quartier International business district has become known for its openness to diversity and willingness to …

Montréal

The Brett Kavanaugh case shows we still blame women for the sins of men | Rebecca Solnit

We know that there is virtually nothing that a straight white man can do to discredit himself<p>We have been here before. We have been here over and over in an endless, Groundhog Day loop about how rape and sexual abuse happen: offering the same explanations, hearing the same kind of stories from wave …

Brett Kavanaugh

Art and Craft: First-Person Shooter - Film Comment

By Amy Taubin in the September-October 2018 Issue<p>Reed Morano made her mark as a feature cinematographer with <i>Frozen River</i> (2008). She followed with</i> …

The Handmaid's Tale

You should be watching Dietland, it’s really—ah shit, it’s canceled

Whatever the flaws of <i>Dietland</i>’s first season—and there were flaws—AMC’s ambitious, intriguing series was a welcome presence. It told a story, adapted …

Weight Loss

The 40 Best ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Villains, Ranked

Chosen. One girl in all the world, plucked from an ordinary existence to become something greater, to shoulder the weight of the world. To fight the …

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Dear Famous People

YouTube

Scientists Gave MDMA to Octopuses—and What Happened Was Profound

When humans take the drug MDMA, versions of which are known as molly or ecstasy, they commonly feel very happy, extraverted, and particularly …

Ecstasy (Drug)

Christine Blasey Ford Is Supposed to Lose

Chuck Grassley made the announcement on Monday evening: the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which he is the chair, would hear testimony from Brett …

Chuck Grassley

The Emmys Should Be Political

The past year has proved, over and over again, that TV is defined by misbehavior. Awards shows shouldn’t ignore that fact.<p>Once upon a time, years ago, two awards-show hosts made a rape joke. The month was January of 2015, and the location was the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where Tina Fey and Amy Poehler …

Awards

The Fantastic Everyday: The Shape of Water and Female Sexuality

<b>The Fantastic Everyday: The Shape of Water and Female Sexuality</b><p>A romantic tryst between a woman and an amphibious sea creature was never going to be …

The Shape of Water

Hitchcock’s study in voyeurism: Rear Window.

Humanity has always had a certain voyeuristic tendency about it. Even before Nicéphore Niépce took what is widely considered to be the first …

Grace Kelly

Hereditary: Confronting The Good Mother

*Spoiler alert*<p>Being an ardent horror fan, especially of female-driven (or female-authored) horror films, I had been absolutely psyched to see …

Mental Disorders

Is the Predator the Lamest Movie Monster Ever?

We stack him up against Chucky, Pinhead and that Irish elf who wants his gold backWhile watching <i>The Predator</i>, the very mediocre new installment of …

Sequels

Over 200 Alumni of Christine Blasey Ford’s High School Sign Letter of Support for Her Claims Against Kavanaugh

Over 200 alumni of the Holton-Arms school have signed a letter in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has come forward to accuse Supreme Court …

Brett Kavanaugh

Review: Colette Is Everything You’d Want in a Queer Period Drama and More

I was already excited about <i>Colette.</i> A period drama starring the queen of period dramas, Keira Knightley, playing one of France’s most iconic writers …

Nicolas Cage expresses 'frustration' with Cage rage internet meme

Nicolas Cage has expressed his frustration with “Cage rage” internet memes, saying they are “frustrating” and unfair to him and the directors of his films.<p>In an interview with Indiewire to promote his latest film Mandy, a gory action-horror in which Cage plays a revenger looking to take down a …

Marlon Brando

Fabricated

EXCLUSIVE: Are Bert & Ernie a couple? We finally have an answer…

A former 'Sesame Street' writer dishes on the famous duo, Jim Henson, flirting with monsters, Elmo's scandal, and more.

Dinner For Few is an allegorical animation depicting our society that benefits a select few

<i>Dinner For Few</i> is a ten minute CG-animated film depicting a sociopolitical allegory of our society. Directed by Emmy award-winning animation artist …

DINNER FOR FEW

Charley the Haunted Doll

Rumored to have tormented a family in the late 1960s, this toy now resides in a quiet little oddities shop.<p>In 1968, a peculiar doll was discovered in …

Weird

Why Women Don’t Get to Be Angry

My parents’ wedding, in 1965, was a lavish affair that went on for more than 20 hours and with more than 500 guests in attendance. Among the most …

Art: Suspiria by Sara Deck

While most of the world still hasn’t seen Luca Guadagnino’s <i>Suspiria</i>, that hasn’t stopped Sara Deck from creating an absolute killer of a print for …

Suspiria