Wachowski’s auction off Matrix swag to support trans kids defense fund

Wachowski's auction off Matrix swag to support trans kids defense fund

Carrie-Anne Moss, Lana Wachowski, and Keanu ReevesPhoto: Kelly Sullivan (Getty Images) It is not, not to put too fine a point on it, a great time for LGBTQ+ rights in America. Right-wing homophobic and transphobic, both inside and outside the halls of government, are currently executing a semi-coordinated push to turn the clock back on … Read more

Please allow Danny Trejo to introduce you to his many dogs

Please allow Danny Trejo to introduce you to his many dogs

Danny Trejo has made a career out of using his steely gaze and gravelly voice to play lots of very tough characters and, at other times, lean into the cognitive dissonance that comes from realizing the man behind those characters is the sort of person who makes Animal Crossing islands and save children from car … Read more

Jack Nicholson went for a scarier Joker so kids would “like it”

Jack Nicholson went for a scarier Joker so kids would "like it"

ActorJack Nicholson.Photo: Kevork Djansezian (Getty Images) With Matt Reeves’ The Batman ready to stream on HBO Max this week, it feels like Bat-mania will continue for the time being (or until the next superhero film hits theaters). Included with its arrival is a deleted scene of Barry Keoghan’s blurred out Joker, teasing the Clown Prince … Read more

New Fantastic Beasts barely beats Sonic 2 at the box office

New Fantastic Beasts barely beats Sonic 2 at the box office

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of DumbledorePhoto: Warner Bros. As we heard just yesterday, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore just opened to the lowest box office total of any movie in JK Rowling’s Wizarding World franchise. The film’s final-ish total (these things always change a little bit before Monday morning) ended up being only $43 … Read more

An Interview With David Lynch About Inland Empire

An Interview With David Lynch About Inland Empire

David Lynch and Laura Dern at the 2006 premiere of his film Inland EmpirePhoto: Getty Images (Getty Images) A phantasmagoric psychological epic that could be broadly described as an exploration of fracturing identity, 2006’s Inland Empire is arguably filmmaker David Lynch’s most labyrinthine and challenging work, which is of course saying something. Starring Laura Dern … Read more

David Lynch says he doesn’t have a film debuting at Cannes

David Lynch says he doesn't have a film debuting at Cannes

David LynchPhoto: Vittorio Zunino Celotto (Getty Images) Few American authors inspire quite the same level of excitement among devoted fans as renaissance man David Lynch—he of the many landmark films and Twin Peaks, certainly, but also a dazzling variety of paintings, music, and, yes, daily weather reports. So social media was understandably abuzz over rumors, … Read more

SNL envisions a real nightmare co-worker: Chucky

SNL envisions a real nightmare co-worker: Chucky

Photo: NBC/Saturday Night Live This is a time when many people with established jobs are trying to renegotiate the amount of time they must show up to work each week. In many cases, the response to returning to the office has been, “For the love of God, no.” For the past two years, many Americans … Read more

Robert Eggers “can’t stand” rewatching The Witch

Robert Eggers "can't stand" rewatching The Witch

Sjón, Anya Taylor-Joy, Robert Eggers, and Alexander Skarsgård at a screening of Eggers’ newest film, The Northman Photo: Tim P. Whitby (Getty Images) With his third film on the way, director Robert Eggers is revealing a his true feelings about his 2015 debut The Witch. “Honestly, I can’t stand watching The Witch now,” Eggers tells … Read more

Jacques Audiard explores love and sex in Paris, 13th District

Jacques Audiard explores love and sex in Paris, 13th District

Noémie Merlant and Makita Samba in Jacques Audiard’s Paris, 13th DistrictPhoto: IFC Films Anyone living in the 13th arrondissement of Paris might wonder what French director Jacques Audiard had in mind when he set his latest film, Paris, 13th District (original English title: The Olympiads) in such a drab section of the city relatively removed … Read more

Academy members, Harry Lennix speak out

Academy members, Harry Lennix speak out

Will SmithPhoto: Neilson Barnard (Getty Images) When we talk about The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences—ie, the group that votes on and hands out the Oscars, and which runs the annual Oscars ceremony—we’re talking about a pretty massive group of people. Exact membership in AMPAS isn’t listed anywhere, but it’s estimated that the … Read more