A Chat with Anna Rose Holmer, Director of The Summer's Best Film The Fits

The Fits is a beautiful and true film that analogizes the emotional heft of girls growing up with a real-life physical tug of war between the act of boxing and competitive drill dance. It is the best film I’ve seen all year, and perhaps one of the best I’ve ever seen. Technically a coming of age film as well as a…

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Happy 30th Birthday to Top Gun, the Flying Film that Made Tom Cruise a Star

Thirty years ago today, Top Gun debuted with a star-studded premiere in New York City. Back in 1986, the premiere was an entirely different animal—more casual, for one, and without the preponderance of celebrity stylists, you can see it in the candidness of the photographs: Cruise foppish and brooding, Val Kilmer

In New Film Ma Ma, Penelope Cruz Finds Love While Struggling With Breast Cancer

Spanish director Julio Medem’s latest film looks as lush and sensual as Sex and Lucía, his acclaimed 2001 film and the one for which he’s best known stateside; it doesn’t hurt that the exceptional Penélope Cruz helms it. In ma ma, she plays Magda, a woman who meets a troubled man during her struggle with breast…

Makeup Artist Ve Neill on Face Off, Inventing Beetlejuice & Saving Spider-man: A Chat

For film fans, art nerds and anyone even remotely interested in make-up as an art form, Face Off is the best reality competition show on television. Presently at the end of its tenth season on the SyFy network, the show tasks special effects artists with making elaborate creatures in an impossibly short amount of…

Watch the Trailer for Love True, a Surreal Documentary About True Love

With Love True, Israeli director Alma Har’el dove into the myriad ways that wholly loving another person can play out—romantic, platonic, familial—and emerged with what looks to be a dreamstate of a documentary, full of woozy shots set to an original score by Flying Lotus. For some of the scenes, Har’el asked her…

Here Are All the Whos and Ahhs On the 2016 MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet

The 2016 MTV Movie Awards air tonight and, as expected, the red carpet was full of some A-list celebrities and a lot of randos I had to Google. I’ll let you surmise who are the whos, because we’re really here to look at the ensembles; some whos really know what’s up in that realm, thankfully for us all. Above, Cara…

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Eva Green Is the Bird Headmistress of Wee Freaks & Weirdos In Tim Burton's New Movie

It’s basically destiny that freako-king Tim Burton ever discovered Eva Green, the French goth gamine who haunts Showtime’s Penny Dreadful with a ghostly and voracious vulnerability. She is as delicate and fierce as any of his muses through the years—Lisa Marie, Winona Ryder, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowski—and…