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Amazing Amy Kill Bill

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 10, 2017 15:08:13 August 10, 2017 15:08:13
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Lindsay Shookus must be back in New York because she and Ben Affleck weren’t papped together all weekend and he stepped out on his own the other day. Jennifer Garner, meanwhile, hasn’t been seen this week. Full Story

Brie Larson in The Glass Castle

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 10, 2017 14:43:47 August 10, 2017 14:43:47
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The Glass Castle is an adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ memoir of the same name about her unmoored childhood with her alcoholic father and enabler mother. I think it’s supposed to be a heart-warming, family-above-all-else, I Survived tale in which we celebrate Jeannette overcoming the hardship of her youth to find success as a writer, but the ending is so f*cked up I’m not actually sure what even is the moral of the story. Full Story

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Halle Berry in Kidnap

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 9, 2017 15:12:39 August 9, 2017 15:12:39
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The Trashy Movie Paradox is that to be a good trashy movie, a movie must be REALLY trashy—we’re talking Meet the Feebles puppet-f*cking trashy. At some point you have to realize that your movie is bad and fling yourself whole-heartedly into the badness to land somewhere on the good-bad spectrum. Full Story

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Award season in August

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 4, 2017 16:00:43 August 4, 2017 16:00:43
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VALERIE MACON/ Phillip Faraone/ Araya Diaz/ Todd Williamson/ Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images

Some of us care about award season year-round. There’s a small group at work and we exchange emails almost every day about possible contenders, speculating about how the field will narrow as we get deeper into the fall. While the work itself should always be paramount, needless to say, what generates more or less award season interest is who the players will be. Full Story

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Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 3, 2017 20:05:13 August 3, 2017 20:05:13
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Set during the 1967 Detroit riots, Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal’s latest docu-drama focuses on the Algiers Motel murders in which three young black men were killed during a police brutality incident. Bigelow and Boal have had success exploring real-world events like the Iraq war (The Hurt Locker, for which both won Oscars), and the hunt for Osama bin Laden (Zero Dark Thirty), with Bigelow’s hand-held aesthetic and Boal’s journalistic qualities combining to make powerful and intense action-driven dramas. Full Story

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Zazie Beetz on a bike

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 3, 2017 19:35:07 August 3, 2017 19:35:07
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I love saying Zazie Beetz’s name. What a great name. I only know Zazie Beetz from Atlanta and I should say I’m obsessed with her on Atlanta. She plays Van, Donald Glover’s on-off girlfriend and mother of their child. Full Story

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