Evocative visuals and a strong cast ham-handedly reframe the infamous ax murderess as a heroine slaying the patriarchy.
No one likes eighth grade. It’s the compulsory military service of American adolescence, the cod liver oil every child must swallow on her way to adulthood. In the rigged Russian roulette game of human genetics, it’s the bullet in the chamber, that pimple-infested, body-odorous, hair-in-uncomfortable-new-places minimum-security prison every girl must endure, the real-life horror movie [...]
“To drink or not to drink?” That is one of the many questions that Jane Fonda poses in her new documentary. Lounging around, getting her hair done, the Oscar-winning actress starts to dish about her beverage of choice. “They only serve wine,” she laughs. “I don’t drink champagne. I don’t drink wine. I drink vodka. [...]
Jane Fonda, Tessa Thompson, Gloria Allred and other celebrities rallied a crowd of hundreds strong at the women’s march at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday. Allred, a women’s rights attorney, led attendees in a chant of “Resist. Persist. Insist. Elect.” Fonda, the Oscar-winning actress and progressive icon, encouraged the assembled to join grassroots organizations. [...]
Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is set to top the weekend box office for the third consecutive week over newcomers “12 Strong” and “Den of Thieves,” with $20 million from 3,704 North American locations. Warner Bros.’ “12 Strong” should take second place in its opening weekend, with more than $15 million from 3,002 domestic [...]
Twenty years ago, Robin Williams approached director Gus Van Sant about developing irreverent Portland cartoonist John Callahan’s memoir, “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot,” with the intention of playing its author — a quadriplegic skirt-chaser, wheelchair racer, born-again bastard, tactlessly un-P.C. disaster — in what sounds like it would have been a wild, [...]
Following the footsteps of Isabelle Huppert, critically-acclaimed French actress Juliette Binoche received UniFrance’s French Cinema Award during a ceremony hosted at France’s Culture Minister in Paris. Binoche, who’s just wrapped the shoot of Olivier Assayas’s “Non Fiction,” was celebrated by UniFrance’s new president Serge Toubiana and managing director Isabelle Giordano and several filmmakers she has [...]