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The Lazy Trope of the Unethical Female Journalist

With Camille Preaker, Zoe Barnes, and Rory Gilmore, Hollywood’s depictions of women reporters have never been further from reality.<p>One of the most compelling characters in the recent Showtime documentary miniseries <i>The Fourth Estate</i> is the <i>New York Times</i> reporter Maggie Haberman. Haberman joined the …

Journalism

Bad Religion and Douglas Adams: 8 pop-culture works that launched teenage rebellion

<i>Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your</i> …

#ZomertipsInBrussel (1): bloggers over bier

<b>Voor #ZomertipsInBrussel geven mensen die bloggen over Brussel vijf weken lang tips over wat je deze zomer allemaal kan doen in de stad. Beers 'n'</b> …

TV's boom-and-bust cycle: why shows are hot … and then suddenly not

When the options seem endless for the viewer, a show’s potency can easily become diluted<p>It feels as if we are in a period of boom and bust in TV. It’s definitely boom time in terms of the amount of new shows being produced – more than 520 in 2018 – but the bust comes from how quickly those shows go …

Simon Pegg on Battling Alcoholism, Depression: "It Owned Me"

The British actor has admitted that he was "lost, and unhappy, and an alcoholic" while shooting 'Mission: Impossible III.'<p>Simon Pegg has opened up …

David Lynch on His Memoir Room to Dream and Clues to His Films

Since <i>Eraserhead</i> in 1977, David Lynch has reigned as one of our most compellingly enigmatic directors. Whether it’s films like <i>Blue Velvet</i> and</i> …

Het leven van genderbender Jaden Smith is één grote performance

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David Lynch: ‘You gotta be selfish. It's a terrible thing’

He also believes in reincarnation, which keeps him Zen about growing old. 'Life is a short trip. We’ll all meet again'<p>Trump could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much<p>David Lynch seldom smiles in photographs. His etched Easter Island statue …

Who needs film critics? Actually, we all do

‘Crritic!” This is the final, victorious insult in a war of words between Vladimir and Estragon in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, voicing the disdain for reviewers felt by the playwright and artists the world over, then and since. Some of that contempt for the critic has surfaced once more …

V-necks, cobbles and bunting: why British film is stuck in the 1940s

From today, you can pop into The Bookshop, a new period drama adaptation of the Penelope Fitzgerald novel. While you are browsing, you can get to know a courageous widow (Emily Mortimer), a melancholy recluse (Bill Nighy) and a snobbish busybody (Patricia Clarkson), all of whom live in a coastal …

Debra Granik: ‘This film is about the difference between want and need’

The American writer/director Debra is not someone who punches out movies at a rate of knots: she slow-cooks them, and delivers them only when they’re …

Jason Blum Brings Horror to the Comfort of Your Home

Jason Blum is branching away from his typical horror films to bring something that we all fear right into our living rooms: politics.In a recent …

Will Clive Barker Pass John Carpenter As the Horror Icon to Emulate?

Movies like ‘Baskin,’ ‘The Void,’ and now ‘Mandy’ show that Clive Barker has a big role to play in the future of horror nostalgia.If you’re like me, …

The Best Movies Directed By Women of 2018 So Far

It’s already been a standout year for female filmmakers.How important has 2018 been for female filmmakers so far? Well, in January we witnessed the …

Cinema Scope | Paul Schrader: Deliberate Boredom in the Church of Cinema

<b>By Alex Ross Perry</b><p>Paul Schrader’s <i>First Reformed</i> is his fourth film in five years, following the reinvention-spawning masterpiece <i>The Canyons</i> (2013), …

In the information age, the need for visual literacy is more important than ever.

As the world becomes more and more visual—whether it's the stories we watch, the advertisements we are shown, the news we are told, or the media we …

On her birthday, we sit down with the famed actress of “Bound.”

Many times in her career, she was told not to do something. Not to play a lesbian character. Not to do television. Not to sing. Not to write. It’s …

How Claire Denis' film shatters the Western ideal of familial love.

Claire Denis’ <i>35 Shots of Rum</i> (stream now on Fandor) centers on a relationship between a father, Lionel, and his daughter, Joséphine, but we don’t …

The indie pioneer’s work is more relevant than ever.

The current zeitgeist is painfully cynical — chalk it up to modernism or the consistently disheartening news cycle. It begs the question: Where, in …

Why independent cinemas are booming in the UK | Features | Screen

Source: Johnny Stephens Photography<p>Everyman KIng’s Cross, London<p>In 1985, the opening of the UK’s first multiplex cinema at The Point in Milton Keynes …

The Worst Nuns of Cinema

Bar nun, these sisters are the best of the worst.Film, like religion, draws a great deal of its power from iconography; from images that touch and …

Filmmaking

Cannes 2018 : le jury s’est montré sensible aux causes à défendre

Article sélectionné dans<br>La Matinale du 19/05/2018 Découvrir l’application<p>Mise à part la Palme d’or, attribuée au Japonais Hirokazu Kore-eda, le …

Diablo Cody On ‘Tully’, Motherhood, and Her Collaboration With Jason Reitman

“There’s a darker side to [motherhood]. I know so many people who have suffered from postpartum depression.”In <b>Tully</b>, the third collaboration between</b> …

Parenting

Dennis Hopper talks ditching Hollywood for drugs and painting in New Mexico - Interview Magazine

DENNIS HOPPER PHOTOGRAPHED AT HIS VENICE BEACH, CALIFORNIA HOME BY EUGENE PINKOWSKI. CAMERA: MAMIYA. PRINT: PHOTO IMPACT, L.A.<p>The morning I was to …

Gus Van Sant remembers Andy Warhol’s transgressive film The Chelsea Girls - Interview Magazine

<i>The following is a foreword taken from Andy Warhol’s The Chelsea Girls (D.A.P./The Andy Warhol Museum):</i><p>I worked with a designer who attended the …

Frank Miller: 'I wasn't thinking clearly when I said those things'

After stirring up outrage lambasting Muslims and Wall Street protesters, The Dark Knight Returns creator has been awol from the comics world. He discusses the mentor who got him back on his feet, what he thinks of Donald Trump, and his new prequel to 300<p>As far back as he can remember, Frank Miller …

Sin City

What's at Stake in Cannes's Battle With Netflix

The famed festival is trying to strictly define cinema as a theatrical experience, but it may be fighting a losing war.<p>The ongoing publicity battle between one of cinema’s hoariest institutions (the Cannes Film Festival) and its loudest new “disruptor” (Netflix) is a standoff where it’s tough to …

Killing Eve Is a Sign of TV to Come

The new BBC America show is stylish, irreverent, and hard to categorize.<p>BBC America’s new drama <i>Killing Eve</i>, which debuted on Sunday night, is already one of the most critically acclaimed new shows of the year, alongside HBO’s <i>Barry</i> and Netflix’s <i>The End of the F***ing World.</i> And, like both those …

TV

The 25 Most Exciting Cinematographers Working Today

Cinematography is something of an underrated artform. When many folks go to the movies, they may note that the cinematography was swell, but odds are …

John Krasinski Wants You to Be Afraid of Him

John Krasinski is sitting in the dark behind a bank of computers and a full-size movie screen at Warner Bros.’ sound studios in midtown Manhattan. …