Ain't Nothing But Ladies on the Cover of Vanity Fair's Annual Hollywood Issue

On last year’s cover of Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue—that annual Annie Leibovitz photo in which the country’s hottest actors use each other as sexy, well-dressed furniture—20 percent of those photographed were people of color, 100 percent were under 50, 60 percent were men, and 33 percent of the men were Miles Teller…

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Todd Haynes's Carol, Like the Romance at Its Center, Is Stunning and Unforgettable

Todd Haynes has spent a significant chunk of his career making movies about long-suffering women. There’s the anorexic Karen Carpenter in Superstar, the suffocating Orange County housewife Carol Hicks in Safe, the betrayed and hopelessly lovesick Cathy Whitaker in Far From Heaven, and the famously shat-upon mother in …

Truth Is Worth Seeing Mostly Because of Cate Blanchett's Fiction (and Wig)

I have a feeling the real Mary Mapes is nothing like Cate Blanchett’s version of Mary Mapes in James Vanderbilt’s Truth. Not because I’ve met Mary Mapes or am particularly familiar with her (beyond video clips I watched in an attempt to familiarize myself with her mannerisms), but because the weight of Cate…

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