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Which Horror Trailer About Witchy Women Is the Scariest?

Here is a trailer for 2016’s The Witch, which is enthused by Mashable as “genuinely chill-inducing.” I watched this little guy and while I would very much like to see this movie, which is out in 2017, I must dispute that the trailer is all that scary. Especially because yesterday, I viewed another film trailer that… »8/19/15 4:10pm8/19/15 4:10pm

FKA twigs Releases New EP as a Sprawling and Gorgeous Short Film

There are few artists working in the mainstream today that blend mediums and genre with the same skill as musician, dancer, and filmmaker FKA twigs, a fact that she proves once again with the August 13 release of M3LL155X, her third EP, and the enrapturing 17-minute short film that accompanies the music. »8/13/15 6:20pm8/13/15 6:20pm

These Suffragette Posters Make Me Wanna Go Out and Exercise My Rights

Suffragette, the upcoming film written by a woman, directed by a woman, produced by two women, and starring mostly women, has released three new character posters that make me want to run out and exercise my right to vote. I want to vote in the Republican primary. I want to vote in the Democratic primary. I want to… »7/15/15 9:15pm7/15/15 9:15pm

Director Liz Garbus on Nina Simone's Life, Legacy & Lauryn Hill

What Happened, Miss Simone?, which premieres on Netflix this Friday, is a masterpiece. Directed by Oscar-nominated documentarian Liz Garbus, whose storytelling skills are uniquely sensitive to the complicated tales of women and men grappling with fame and internal demons, it presents Nina Simone unlike we’ve ever seen… »6/25/15 2:30pm6/25/15 2:30pm

Courtney Love Issues Cease & Desist to Film Alleging She Killed Kurt

Since the suicide of Kurt Cobain on April 8, 1994, his widow Courtney Love has been dogged by persistent rumors that she had a hand in it. More than 21 years later, Love has now issued a cease and desist against theaters showing Soaked in Bleach, a new documentary that gives a platform to Tom Grant, a private… »6/17/15 3:30pm6/17/15 3:30pm

Emma Stone Playing a Half-Asian Character in Aloha: Literally Why

As you may know, Emma Stone plays a character named “Allison Ng” in the new Cameron Crowe movie Aloha. Her character, who’s supposed to be a quarter Hawaiian and a quarter Chinese, is meaningfully non-white within the framework of the story; according to Entertainment Weekly, she’s a “Hula dancing expert with a… »6/01/15 1:20pm6/01/15 1:20pm

The True Cost Trailer Shows the Human Toll of Fast Fashion

Conscious clothing consumers know about the human rights issues that fast fashion poses—those cheap, trendy t-shirts everyone cops at retail chains were most likely made by mostly-women garment workers doing their jobs in terrible conditions for astonishingly little pay. The fires and building collapse at factories in… »5/20/15 1:30pm5/20/15 1:30pm

Southern Rites: A Small Town's Inability to Acknowledge Its Own Racism

In 2009, photographer Gillian Laub published a series of photos documenting the high school proms in the tiny Georgia community of Montgomery County, which was remarkable because the proms were racially segregated. Though the students grew up together, played together, and went to Montgomery County High together,… »5/19/15 4:00pm5/19/15 4:00pm

Finally, A Movie That Tells The Truth About Crappy Male EDM DJs!

I am uncontainably excited for We Are Your Friends, the movie that Max “Catfish” Joseph temporarily left Catfish to film, leading to Nev’s demise. I am excited because based on the first trailer, the world of the shitty male EDM DJ is a strange plane with which Max is clearly intimately familiar, and I trust him to… »5/19/15 1:30pm5/19/15 1:30pm

Will the New Kurt Cobain Doc Spur More Sexist Hate for Courtney Love?

I DVR’d Montage of Heck and watched it a day after it premiered on HBO. I waited partly out of dread. Everything I’ve read about the Kurt Cobain documentary cast it as the most through and fascinating depiction of him ever—largely due to unprecedented access to home movies, journals, and a clutch of his Dr Demento- »5/06/15 8:00pm5/06/15 8:00pm