She’s A Twentieth Century Girl: Mike Mills’ Latest Picks Up Where Running With Scissors Left Off

Mike Mills has always slipped easily into the mindset of a teenage boy coming of age in an unconventional family. His film debut, Thumbsucker, back in 2005 focused on 17-year-old Justin Cobb (Lou Pucci) and his emotional issues with thumbsucking as a stress reliever. With his second film in 2010, …

Glimmers of Good Acting Don’t Make Up for the Fact That You Could Just Watch “National Anthem” Instead of Jackie

It’s the movie and performance no one can seem to stop talking about. Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in her aggrieved widow state is Oscar bait if ever there was such a thing. As Pablo Larraín’s first major mainstream movie, the director doesn’t over-interpret Noah Oppenheim’s script enough to steal the …

Don’t Cry For Me: Madonna’s Tears of A Clown Show (Including A Cover of “Toxic” As Homage to Donald Trump & Britney Spears’ Birthday)

Madonna has long ago reached the point of immunity, both in terms of the type of and extent of criticism she’s able to let wash over her and with what she’s capable of doing creatively. The Tears of A Clown show that she performed for Australian audiences back in March …