Jennifer Aniston Panicky That Brangelina's Wedding Will Upstage Hers

Although Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Justin Theroux, Jennifer Aniston, Chandler Bing and that duck called a truce at some point, as Brangelina's and Jenreaux's (?) marriages draw nearer, threatening to even land sort of around the same time, some obvious problems become apparent. » 3/11/13 9:00am 3/11/13 9:00am

While little choreographed…

The Chick-Flick Antidote: Please Give

Please Give is, sadly, a rarity: A movie with a mostly-female cast that focuses on realistic characters, not Louboutin-wearing "cougars" or some Successful Career Gals Who Can't Win At Love. The characters aren't always likable, but critics loved the film. » 4/30/10 3:00pm 4/30/10 3:00pm

Catherine Keener Doesn't Need To Be In Ladymags

"If she posed in Harper's Bazaar or Ladies' Home Journal, she'd be more famous," says Nicole Holofcener of her collaborator. "She'd be offered more stuff. But I don't think she cares. This is the path she wants to take." [Newsweek] » 4/15/10 7:30pm 4/15/10 7:30pm

Please Give Trailer: Guilt, Aging, And Real Estate

There is finally a trailer for Please Give, Nicole Holofcener's Sundance-lauded showcase of some very fine actresses (including Catherine Keener, Rebecca Hall, Amanda Peet) playing some very imperfect characters. » 3/15/10 2:20pm 3/15/10 2:20pm

Lady Gaga Chooses Celibacy; RPatz Doesn't Really Hate Vaginas

The Novelty Of The Imperfect (But Redeemable) Female Character

Despite complaints that it's too parochially New York, there's evidence that writer-director Nicole Holofcener's Please Give, currently screening at Sundance, offers something distinctly more relatable: female characters that are neither bitches nor saints. » 1/27/10 4:00pm 1/27/10 4:00pm

Where The Wild Things Are: More Moody Than Wild

Where The Wild Things Are isn't a film for children, but about them. Many critics love it, but others say it's "made by, and for, members of a generation who feel it's unfair to have to grow up." » 10/16/09 12:30pm 10/16/09 12:30pm

Female SAG Nominees: Douchebag Rock Geniuses, Dead Mothers & Former…

When the Golden Globe noms were announced last week, we broke down the female honorees along the old Shirley MacLaine adage about good parts for actresses falling into either hooker, victim or doormat categories. Today, the Screen Actors Guild announced the nominees for its awards and, although there's nary a hooker… » 12/20/07 12:30pm 12/20/07 12:30pm

Keener + Holofcener = A Good Day For Women In Hollywood

*Inspired by Shirley MacLaine's assertion that the best parts for actresses fall into one of the above categories » 12/18/07 10:30am 12/18/07 10:30am

Today in Hollywood casting news: Actress Rhona Mitra () is set to star as the wife of a police chief (Jon Hamm) and grieving mother of a missing boy in the independent thriller , . And in other…

If You Feel The Tag Rubbing Against Your Breasts, You've Got The Damn…