Watch 3 minutes of Todd Haynes’ Carol with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara


One of the most hotly anticipated films of the festival, Todd Haynes’ Carol will premiere in Cannes this week starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. The Guardian‘s Hannah Ellis-Petersen today profiles Carol’s producer, Elizabeth Karlsen: It’s taken more than 50 years to get Highsmith’s seminal – and once shocking – ...

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Leggy, Lovely Charlize Talks Fury Road in W


“Cocker spaniels don’t deserve Aileen Wuornos,” says Charlize Theron in an interview with W magazine, soon to be seen burning up the big screen in Mad Max: Fury Road. Theron is looking like the major star that she is in this fab photo shoot. More at W Magazine. On acting ...

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Keira Knightley Confronts Fear of “Feminism”


There are heroes in Hollywood who take a hit for speaking out. There aren’t many of them. There aren’t enough of them but those who do are helping others to feel more comfortable. The dangerous movement of actresses who distant themselves from the word “feminist” makes women feel continual shame ...

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SXSW Gives a Bump for Women in the Oscar Race


Per one of my commenters, I’m writing about SXSW in the futile attempt to highlight the actresses who get buzzed here (and who will later be forgotten by November). Hey, it may help the films at the box office to get any kind of press which is the whole point ...

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Meryl Streep joins Adam Friedman’s “Shout Gladi Gladi”


The feature documentary, “SHOUT GLADI GLADI,” co-directed by Adam Friedman and Iain Kennedy, focuses on women’s health in Africa with a particular emphasis on fistula, a common, debilitating condition that turns once healthy women into outcasts. Academy-Award winning actress Meryl Streep will lend her voice to narrate the film. The ...

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