Odessa Young Is Unstoppable: Meet The Breakout Star Of Assassination Nation
The Sydney, Australia native has been acting since she was 11 years old. At 17, she dropped out of high school to pursue acting full-time. That same year, she was dubbed the “It Girl” of the 2015 Venice Film Festival, where she was promoting two feature films, Looking for Grace, and The Daughter. The latter…
Captain Marvel and the future of the Avengers, explained
This post contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War. At the tail end of Avengers: Infinity War’s post-credits scene, the camera focuses in on a star, flanked by stripes. It’s a Marvel riff on the iconic Bat Signal that alerts Batman that Gotham needs him. It tells us that the world is in dire need of…
If Beale Street Could Talk adapts James Baldwin’s novel into a haunting, gorgeous film
It seems natural that Barry Jenkins settled on James Baldwin’s novel If Beale Street Could Talk for his first post-Moonlight film project. At Beale Street’s world premiere in Toronto, Jenkins was introduced as a filmmaker whose movies are not just about love, but are themselves love letters to the audience. And Beale Street is both…
President Trump just seriously escalated his efforts to interfere with Mueller’s probe
President Trump just dramatically escalated his efforts to interfere with the Russia investigation. Late Monday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders released a banal-sounding statement: that, “for reasons of transparency” and in response to requests from Congress, President Trump has directed the Justice Department to declassify a whole bunch of materials related to the…
The Kavanaugh assault allegations are a reminder that Democrats were smart to push Al Franken out
The swirling controversy over allegations that Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape a 15-year-old when he was 17 is a reminder that Democrats were right to accept the resignation of Sen. Al Franken months ago. They went after one of their own, and despite the pain and they’ve come out on the other side stronger for…