Effie Brown Schools Project Greenlight in Episode Inexplicably Titled ‘Hot Ghetto Mess'

This season of Project Greenlight has been troubled from the beginning. Its racial subtext has weighted heavily in the corner of clueless white people, with producer Effie Brown having to bear the brunt of said cluelessness. On Sunday night’s episode, actually entitled “Hot Ghetto Mess,” Brown yet again bumps up into… »10/19/15 11:40am10/19/15 11:40am

Designer Kate Hawley Talks The Menacing Beauty of Crimson Peak's Victorian Costumes

Guillermo del Toro is known primarily as an auteur of highly stylized horror and science fiction, but with Crimson Peak, the director has made a film that has captured the imagination of the fashion world. On Tuesday evening, Bergdorf Goodman unveiled a new series of windows inspired by the film, interpreting its… »10/15/15 10:30am10/15/15 10:30am

Quentin Tarantino Feels Oppressed by 'Black Critics,' Should Sit the Hell Down

In the same issue of T that spawned Miranda July’s Rihanna profile and this smoking hot Lagerfeld quote, Quentin Tarantino is interviewed by Bret Easton Ellis for a wild romp into his “Gonzo Vision.” As the two sip wine and opine on cinema in his Hollywood Hills abode (so gonzo!), the author sneers at “the policing of… »10/13/15 10:30am10/13/15 10:30am

Duh: Women in Hollywood Power Positions Hire More Women

Women in Hollywood power-positions definitively hire more women than men in the same positions. It’s something we could derive empirically or even intuit, but now there’s more quantifiable evidence, via an annual report from San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film. »9/15/15 9:45am9/15/15 9:45am

Nancy Meyers On The Bachelorette: 'There Is Nothing More Compelling'

Nancy Meyers is late. Since her first film, 1980’s Private Benjamin, she’s never gone more than five years without writing and/or directing a new one—and she usually just needs two or three. But it’s been six years since It’s Complicated, so a new Meyers joint is—to many—reason to rejoice. Mostly because, ahhhhhhhh oh… »9/11/15 2:20pm9/11/15 2:20pm

Dance Moms Star Maddie Ziegler Landed Her First Film Role (With Sia, No Less)

Maddie Ziegler, the 12-year-old Dance Moms star and performer whose talents and propensity with wigs have made her a muse to the pop musician Sia, is now taking her skills to film for the first time—in a role developed, of course, by the pop musician Sia. »9/09/15 2:43pm9/09/15 2:43pm

Were You...Born to Dance, Like This Multimillion-Dollar Dance Movie?

There is a formula to every contemporary dance movie, cribbed from Romeo and Juliet, jacked from West Side Story, and interpreted in various mix-n-match forms from Dirty Dancing to Step Up (all versions) to Save the Last Dance to Stomp the Yard to Lambada: the Forbidden Dance to Honey to Footloose (both versions), ad… »9/08/15 11:48am9/08/15 11:48am

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