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The ‘New York Times’ Coins “DuVernay Test” for Race in Film

Have you been looking for a barometer for whether or not a film respectfully realizes its non-white characters? If so, New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis may have a gift for you. …Read More

Neftlix Orders Sketch Series ‘The Characters,’ Which Will Feature Characters

Characters. Every show has to have ’em. Even a show like Saturday Night Live has characters, poorly drawn though they may be. Netflix, once known only as a video rental service but now known as one of the world’s most valuable content creators, knows the importance of characters. And so Netflix has ordered a sketch show called The Characters.  …Read More

Sure, Let’s Talk About the Sexual Politics of ‘Grease’

Last night’s Grease: Live! broadcast, on Fox, wasn’t just the first of the recent “live-event musicals” I was able to endure for more than five minutes (I was out of town when The Wiz Live! aired on NBC, to be fair) — it was also an impressive feat of television. …Read More

Watch Primal Scream and Sky Ferreira Team for “Where The Light Gets In”

Primal Scream are a Scottish rock band that’s been around for 34 years. Sky Ferreira is a 23-year-old singer who has been working since she was, at least, 17. Primal Scream have played with electronic, krautrock, trip hop, and a dozen more musical styles. Show More Summary

“Serge Let Me Be His Female Side”: Jane Birkin on Gainsbourg, Varda, Truffaut, and Her Iconic Career

English actress and singer Jane Birkin beautifully shifts between breathy French and British accents. She speaks of her time with former partner Serge Gainsbourg, one of France’s most brilliant artists, with great fondness. …Read Mo...

Abbi and Ilana Are Up for a Fight in New ‘Broad City’ Season 3 Promo

Abbi and Ilana are back for round three of Broad City and this time it’s serious. …Read More

Louis C.K. May Have Just Revolutionized Entertainment All Over Again With ‘Horace and Pete’

This Saturday, Louis C.K. did something he’s done before. In fact, the last time he did it was almost exactly a year ago, when the comedian made up for disappointing a few thousand fans (myself, as it turned out, among them) with tickets...Show More Summary

Ai Weiwei Recreates Iconic Photo of Drowned Syrian Refugee Child

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei recreated the 2015 photograph of the child Alan Kurdi, a deceased Syrian refugee, whose body washed up on the shore of Turkey. …Read More

‘AbracaDeborah’: An Oral History From the Minds Behind the Illusory Sundance Hit

“The much-buzzed-about AbracaDeborah did not receive any Festival awards, as it’s not an actual film,” announced the Sundance Institute in an official press release on Saturday, naming the winners of the 2016 Feature Film Awards. Yes,...Show More Summary

Watch the Video for PJ Harvey’s New Song, “The Wheel”

PJ Harvey’s ninth studio album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, is due out on April 15 of this year, and she’s been teasing its material pretty consistently for the past few months. She released “The Wheel” little more than a week ago, and now she’s let forth the video, directed by Harvey’s longtime collaborator, filmmaker and photographer Seamus Murphy.  …Read More

10 Must-Read Books for February 2016

With its panoramic historical novels, long-awaited follow-ups, impressive debuts, and sure-fire debate-sparking works of criticism and investigative nonfiction, February of 2016 seems to contain an entire year’s worth of reading. And it does. You’d better get started, then, and be thankful you get an extra day of reading (because of leap year). …Read More

Watch: Vampire Weekend, David Longstreth and Bernie Sanders Perform Together in Iowa

As everyone braced themselves for the Iowa caucuses (voting begins tonight at 7 p.m.), candidates this weekend were making their final attempts at persuasion in the first state to have its 2016 primary. Bernie Sanders’ final rally before...Show More Summary

Kansas City Could Be Home to a New, Original Hieronymus Bosch Painting

It’s not often that news happens in the world of renaissance artwork, so today is a special day. A piece of work at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri has been identified as an original Hieronymus Bosch painting, of which there are currently only a few dozen known in the world.  …Read More

Keira Knightley in Talks to Star in Upcoming Colette Biopic

Keira Knightley has been tapped to star in Colette, a biopic of the French author of Gigi. …Read More

The Genius, Mystery, and Surprising Accessibility of Jacques Rivette

Rivette, who died last week at the age of 87 after suffering some years from Alzheimer’s disease, never accrued any conventional wisdom, aside from the observation that his movies were long. For all of the idiosyncrasies of his work, though, I don’t subscribe to the idea that Rivette was an obscure or particularly hermetic director. …Read More

Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in February

February is a strange month for moviegoing, with studios tiptoeing past the January dumping ground to give us slightly offbeat comic-book movies (Deadpool), sequels (Zoolander 2), and a Coen Brothers flick (Hail, Caesar!). Meanwhile,...Show More Summary

The Oscar-Nominated Movies You Can Watch Right Now

We’re just weeks away from the 88th Academy Awards, set to air on Sunday, February 28 at 8:30PM EST. The controversy about diversity amongst nominees and Hollywood in general has dominated the 2016 awards season, and we’re looking forward to hearing what Oscars host Chris Rock will have to say about the issue, amongst other things. Show More Summary

The Strangest Moments from the Satanic Panic Caught on Tape

America’s witch hunt didn’t end in the 17th century. The “Satanic Panic” — a widespread moral panic that lasted from the 1980s into the ‘90s that found thousands of people accused of sexually abusing and murdering as part of a Satanic cult underground network — became another embarrassing chapter in American history. Show More Summary

Watch a New Featurette for a Look at J.K. Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Harry Potter fans will appreciate this look inside J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world with a new featurette exploring the making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. “This …Read More

Here Are Your 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award Winners

The who’s who of Hollywood attended the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards last night. Idris Elba spoke for many during this controversial awards season, in which audiences and actors …Read More

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