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Chasing Barbara Loden and the broken, beer-soaked soul of Wanda Chasing Barbara Loden and the broken, beer-soaked soul of Wanda

Born either in 1932 or 1934, depending on who’s asking, and dead by 1980, Barbara Loden was a brief glimmer in the eye of cinema history, a fleeting mirage that vanishes as soon as it appears on the edge of your peripheral vision. A North Carolina native who spent the last decade of her life trying to prove, to…

Food, family, and history combine in the sweet, slight broth of Ramen Shop Food, family, and history combine in the sweet, slight broth of Ramen Shop

Food is one of the most powerful emotional forces on Earth. For many people, the smell and taste of a favorite childhood dish brings back vivid, nostalgic memories of a particular moment in time, often a moment when that person felt safe, content, and loved. For Masato (Takumi Saitoh), the half-Japanese,…

The Act is a dishy guilty pleasure wrapped up in a pretty prestige bow The Act is a dishy guilty pleasure wrapped up in a pretty prestige bow

Calling Dee Dee Blanchard an “overprotective mom” would be a dramatic understatement. Blanchard suffered from Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a more-common-than-you-might-think mental disorder where a caregiver fakes, or even induces, illness in someone in their care in order to gain money, sympathy, or some other form…

Here's what's coming to (and leaving from) Netflix in April Here's what's coming to (and leaving from) Netflix in April

It’s just like old times at Netflix this coming April, the rare month that the streaming service’s catalog acquisitions arguably outshine its original series. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t still a metric shit-ton of Netflix original content coming next month—it simply means that a significant portion of said…

Magic is reborn in "Fire And Blood" as Game Of Thrones wraps up its first season Magic is reborn in "Fire And Blood" as Game Of Thrones wraps up its first season

Daenerys Targaryen “gives birth” to her dragon babies.

Just because you can't see the monsters doesn't mean they won't eat you in a Starfish exclusive clip

As they often do in periods of great political turmoil, post-apocalyptic movies are having a moment. But unlike the small bands of survivors in Bird Box and A Quiet Place, Aubrey (Virginia Gardner), the heroine of A.T. White’s feature directorial debut Starfish, is alone. Well, mostly—she has the cryptic mixtapes left…

Giallo gets a porno-chic makeover in the kinky, queer, and colorful Knife + Heart Giallo gets a porno-chic makeover in the kinky, queer, and colorful Knife + Heart

Gaspar Noé’s Climax opens with a title card proclaiming this is “a French film—and proud of it!” But it isn’t the only extremely French provocation packed with sex, drugs, and neon-drenched disco dancing to hit American theaters this month. There’s also Knife + Heart, Yann Gonzalez’s unabashedly queer tribute to the…

Tom DeLonge will try to prove the existence of aliens on new History show Tom DeLonge will try to prove the existence of aliens on new History show

The sheer number of stars in our galaxy—let alone the universe at large—is so huge that the idea that we are alone, that this is the only planet among billions of potential planets that experienced the proper conditions to create life over the unknowable vastness of space and time, is one of humanity’s more conceited…

Wayne’s World director Penelope Spheeris on leaving Hollywood behind: “They can blow me” Wayne’s World director Penelope Spheeris on leaving Hollywood behind: “They can blow me”

Pioneering punk film director Penelope Spheeris ran out of fucks to give a long time ago—around the time she started getting script notes from Harvey Weinstein, as she recalls. There’s visible disgust on her face recalling the disrespect the Weinsteins showed her on the set of her 1998 movie Senseless, which would end…

Good Boys introduces Jacob Tremblay to porn in its new red-band trailer

It seems like only yesterday we first met Jacob Tremblay, the adorable, Star Wars-obsessed child actor who was only nine years old when he became a breakout star thanks to his role as a kidnapped kid seeing the outside world for the very first time in Lenny Abrahamson’s Room (2015). Now young Jacob is 12, thanks very…

Taika Waititi is adapting Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits for TV Taika Waititi is adapting Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits for TV

Following the box-office and critical success of Thor:Ragnarok, Taika Waititi is currently loading up on upcoming projects with the enthusiasm of Jordan Peele after Get Out or Guillermo del Toro pretty much any time. And today Deadline reports that Waititi—whose TV adaptation of What We Do In The Shadows premieres…

Julianne Moore gets her groove back in the delicate midlife romance Gloria Bell Julianne Moore gets her groove back in the delicate midlife romance Gloria Bell

They don’t make a lot of films, let alone R-rated romances, starring women over the age of 50. So what does it say that two recent examples are about the same woman? In this case, it mostly speaks to the evolution of Chilean director Sebastián Lelio, who follows up his English-language debut, Disobedience, and…

Robyn, HAIM, and The Isley Brothers headline this year's Pitchfork Music Festival lineup Robyn, HAIM, and The Isley Brothers headline this year's Pitchfork Music Festival lineup

As the city slowly wakes up and begins shaking off the bone-chilling cold, a sign of spring as sure as empty Cheetos bags blossoming out of half-melted snow drifts has arrived in Chicago: The annual announcement of the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup. Now in its 14th(!) year, the festival returns to Chicago’s Union…

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