Posts tagged "sundance"

Carrie Bradshaw’s Worst Boyfriend Berger Recreates His Lame Breakup Post-It

My favorite moment in “Sex And The City” is when shit-head writer Berger dumps Carrie via Post-It Note. This is not because anyone deserves that ending, but rather because Carrie is legitimately the worst. Anyway! Cosmo found actor Ron Livingston at Sundance this weekend, promoting his new movie “The End Of The Tour,”…

By: Megan Reynolds / January 27, 2015

Our Justice System Is Sentencing Domestic Abuse Survivors To Life Without Parole

Our justice system’s misunderstandings about domestic violence are putting abuse survivors into jail for life without parole. [The Atlantic]
Clergy, priests, and monks sent their own photos to a Florida police department so that they would stop using pictures of Black youth for target practice. [Washington Post]
Read about the women who…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 26, 2015

This Clip From “Girlhood” Is the Perfect Antidote To “Boyhood'”

The Sundance Film Festival has started, and one of the movies to come out of it is Celina Sciamma’s “Girlhood,” the coming-of-age story we all need. It’s about Marieme, a Black teenager growing up in the projects near Paris, and how she falls in with a tough girl gang. This scene, which Vulture premiered exclusively…

By: Megan Reynolds / January 23, 2015

This Parody Fits Every Indie Movie Cliche Into Under 3 Minutes

Remember that Cracked parody about Oscar-nominated movies? Just in time for the Sundance Film Festival, indie movies now have a parody all their own. “Not Another Sundance Movie” was created by the comedy group Tastes Funny, and it’s packed with every indie cliche you can imagine. Vintage pickup trucks. People crying in the front seat…

By: Claire Hannum / January 23, 2014

Love It Or Leave It: Kate Bosworth’s Sixties Throwback?

Kate Bosworth showed up at Sundance to promote her starring role in the new film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s autobiographical novel Big Sur, directed by her fiancé Michael Polish. They certainly chose an odd time to release a Kerouac movie, what with that other one coming out and all. I’m curious to see if Polish’…

By: Rachel Krause / January 27, 2013

Sundance Survey: Female Directors Fare Better In Indie Films Than Hollywood

Women directors fare far better in indie films than they do in the mainstream Hollywood machine, according to a new study out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Women are still woefully underrepresented in all filmmaking roles in Sundance films, however. [Guardian UK]
On the geography of abortion access in America. [Daily Beast]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 23, 2013

Well Played: Dakota Fanning Chooses Fashion Over Function

Dakota Fanning is looking super, super cute in this crop top and shimmery embroidered miniskirt combo straight outta the Louis Vuitton pre-fall 2013 collection — this is one of my favorite looks of hers in a while. But I just want to call some attention to the fact that Dakota went sleeveless, belly-baring, and fancy-free…

By: Rachel Krause / January 23, 2013

The Sexiest Sundance Ever & Deflowering A Man

There was lots of sex going on at Sundance. I’m referring to the films. But I’m sure that people were having sex offscreen, too. [NY Mag/ The Cut]
A complete guide to getting tested for STDs. Starting with, do it! [Gurl]
Enjoy this clip of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tony Danza talking about…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 22, 2013

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Does Another Disgustingly Adorable Thing

You guys know I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt, right? Like, love-love. However, I must say, this latest spate of cute videos of JGL singing might just have pushed me over the edge from love to hate. Like, stop being so great, guy. It’s too much. I can’t keep up. If my fantasy that we will one…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 29, 2012

Let’s Talk About All The Things Wrong With This Photo Of Michael Cera And Ben Flajnik

As Amelia said when she looked at this picture of actor Michael Cera and “Bachelor” Ben Flajnik at a Sundance Film Festival party, “There are a lot of things about this that make me uncomfie.”  I couldn’t agree more. I had a visceral feeling of discomfort the moment I saw it. I have so many…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 24, 2012

Oprah’s Network To Air Documentary “Becoming Chaz” About Cher’s Transgender Son

You might expect movies to go straight from the uber-crunchy Sundance Film Festival to, say, the uber-crunchy Independent Film Channel (IFC). But one Sundance documentary of serious cultural import will go a more mainstream route: Oprah’s new network, OWN, will air the television premiere of “Becoming Chaz,” about Chaz Bono‘s gender reassignment surgery. Chaz,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 20, 2011

A Beastie Boys Biopic Is In The Works

Picture this: Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood, and Danny McBride as Mike D, Ad-Rock, and MCA. Yup, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch is directing a short biopic about the making of the song “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!).” “Fight For Your Right Revisited” will premiere at the Sundance Short Film Festival. Oh-so excited to…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 11, 2010

James Franco’s New Performance Art Dissects “Three’s Company”

I was just about to forgive James Franco for signing on to appear in 20 episodes of “General Hospital” and calling it “performance art,” when I caught wind of his latest project. In his downtime from being a beat poet (“Howl”) and cutting off his arm (“127 Hours”), he has been hard at work o…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 4, 2010

The Best Film No One Knows About Yet

I spent my Christmas vacation in Dublin. After too much Guinness and too many hurricane-like rainstorms, my friends and I decided to duck into the Irish Film Institute to get warm and dry. It turned out to be a fantastic decision. Right as we slogged in, the film “Nowhere Boy” was about to begin.

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 6, 2010

The Daily Hotness: Jay Bakker

The only boy who could ever teach me, was the son of a preacher man! And I’m a Jew. But let’s face it, Tammy Faye Bakker’s baby is a full grown hottie. From the sleeve tats to the soulful talk, I couldn’t get enough of Jay on his Sundance channel reality TV show. And now…

By: Simcha / August 27, 2008

Isabella Rossellini Investigates Bug Love

While Isabella Rossellini may be known for her roles in Alias and Death Becomes Her, she’s now helping to answer the question people have been asking since the beginning of time — how do insects do it? Isabella’s short film series Green Porno will get to the bottom of this. Personally, we’re hoping the film…

By: Catherine Strawn / December 12, 2007