Meryl Streep's Ricki and the Flash Will Do Great on the Bar Circuit

After viewing the trailer for Ricki and the Flash, you’ll learn two things: 1. Meryl Streep can sing, and 2. the entire plot of Ricki and the Flash. More than any movie in recent memory, its trailer goes through every major beat in the story—down to the rousing finale. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. »8/07/15 2:10pm

Diablo Cody Points Out the Ol' Channing Tatum Stripping Double Standard

Regardless of how you feel about the polarizing writer/director Diablo Cody (Young Adult won me over, I gotta say), , it's nifty that she co-chaired the third year of the Athena Film Festival, an annual showcase for the works of women in the film industry. Vulture caught up with Cody to discuss Kathryn Bigelow's Zero… »2/09/13 3:00pm

Lady Gaga's Tour Rider Includes 'A Mannequin with Puffy Pink Pubic Hair'

GOD, I love reading famous people's tour riders. It's the fucking best. I don't begrudge them any of it—go nuts, stars!—but it's just so satisfying to peer into people's weird obsessions and/or whims and/or determination to fuck with their assistants. A legal document detailing Lady Gaga's demands was leaked this week »2/08/13 8:00pm

Female Directors Might Be Ignored By Hollywood, But They're Celebrated at the Athena Film Festival

Love movies? Wish you could see more quality, lady-friendly stuff? Take note: The second annual Athena Film Festival— a celebration of "women's leadership in both real life and the fictional world"— is right around the corner, February 9-12, at Barnard College in New York City. This year's awardees include the likes… »1/26/12 6:50pm