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White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch Director Wants Consumers to ‘Look Beyond the Marketing’

The smell of strong perfume. The loud, thumping music. The walls plastered with the torsos of shirtless men. For the millennials who once considered it the epitome of cool, these are the hallmarks of teen clothing brand Abercrombie & Fitch — the subject of a new Netflix documentary by Alison Klayman. Klayman wants viewers of White Hot: The Rise...

Captive Audience Director on the Most Shocking Parts of the Steven and Cary Stayner Story

Captive Audience director Jessica Dimmock remembers seeing I Know My First Name Is Steven on TV as a kid when it aired in 1989. All these years later, the made-for-TV movie about the kidnapping and eventual escape of Merced, California boy Steven Stayner was still stuck in her memory. So when the producers of the new Hulu true-crime docuseries Captive...

Dave Chappelle Attacked; a Strikingly Timely Abortion Film; Obi-Wan Kenobi Trailer

Dave Chappelle is attacked onstage; a film set in 1963 becomes strikingly relevant; Obi-Wan Kenobi is back for more Jedi mind tricks. Plus: What happened to Nancy Kerrigan’s attacker. All in today’s Movie News Rundown. Happening: The new film from Audrey Diwan follows a young woman who seeks an illegal abortion in France in 1963 — and just became stunningly...

Audrey Diwan’s Happening Is a Sobering Reminder of Life Before Abortion Rights

Happening, a new French-language film from director Audrey Diwan based on the autobiographical novel by Annie Ernaux, tells the true story of a college-aged woman’s trials and tribulations as she seeks an illegal abortion in 1963 France. The film arrives in theaters Friday, and became soberingly relevant with the news that the Supreme Court is poised...

Joaquin Phoenix’s Plea; Johnny Depp’s Return; One Single Met Gala Take

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara’s new documentary has an argument for veganism that’s pretty darn compelling; Johnny Depp returns with his first movie in over three years; one single, solitary take on the Met Gala. All in today’s Movie News Rundown. Meg Ryan: Is returning to the director’s chair for the first time since 2015’s Ithaca to direct and...

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara’s Pro-Vegan Doc The End of Medicine Is All Facts, No ‘Gotcha,’ Says Director

A new documentary from Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara outlines in no uncertain terms the distinct possibility that antibiotics could lose effectiveness on humans within the next century. Although the overall message of the documentary is to promote a vegan, plant-based diet, director Alex Lockwood was extremely cautious not to step into the realm of...

Space-Age Sex, Secrets and Harry Styles in Don’t Worry Darling (Trailer)

The trailer for Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling is out, and it features quite a lot of space-age sex scenes between Harry Styles and Florence Pugh… oh, and a whole lot of secrets. The R-rated psychological thriller takes place in the 1950s and follows Pugh as Alice, a beautiful housewife who lives with her husband Jack (Harry Styles) in a utopian...

Bill Murray Speaks; Don’t Worry Darling Trailer; Tobey Maguire for Spider-Man 4?

Bill Murray addresses an instance of “insensitive” behavior on set of Being Mortal; Oscar Isaac explains why he had to think for a minute before saying yes to Marvel’s Moon Knight; French films are having a moment; Sam Raimi would consider doing Spider-Man 4 with Tobey Maguire; the trailer for Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling. All in today’s Movie...

I Love America: Director Lisa Azuelos Pays Homage to Los Angeles

Lisa Azuelos’ new drama film I Love America — out today on Amazon Prime Video — tells the story of a French woman who moves to Los Angeles and beings looking for love in her 50s. For Azuelos, it’s somewhat autobiographical. “I’m in love with Los Angeles,” Azuelos tells MovieMaker. In the movie, the protagonist, Lisa (Sophie Marceau), soon realizes...

Why We’re Still Holding a Film Festival in Ukraine

Alika Kharchenko is the communication manager for the Kyiv International Short Film Festival, as well as the manager of the KyivMusicFilm distribution company and the newly created online cinema TYTR. In the piece below, she talks about KISFF’s perseverance through Russia’s invasion. The Kyiv International Short Film Festival is the largest short film...

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