NOW Meryl Feels Compelled to Speak on Sexual Harassment, And It’s Rather Kevin Spacey-esque in Its Deflection

In the face of continued pressure to actually express an opinion–largely thanks to Rose McGowan’s rampant and merciless shaming about actresses wearing black to the Golden Globes–Meryl Streep has at last decided to say something about misconduct in the industry that she’s long enjoyed the benefits of being a part …

Everything Is Copy Documentary Examines the Limits of Nora Ephron’s Philosophy on Art

The family mantra of the Ephrons, started by Nora’s screenwriter mother, Phoebe Wolkind, was simply this: “everything is copy.” That is to say, any pains and agonies from one’s life are to be turned into a positive by reconstructing the narrative into art–particularly scathing and humorous art. By doing so, you …

Florence Foster Jenkins: The Caterpillar Who Wanted So Badly to Use Money To Become A Butterfly

“Was everyone laughing at me the whole time?” This question, demanded in earnest on her deathbed by socialite Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) could easily be asked at the end of anyone’s life, when they’ve suddenly realized just how farcical it was–especially after years of essentially using financial clout to …

Ricki and The Flash Makes a Flaccid Attempt at Feminism Geared Toward Female Rockers

Diablo Cody isn’t usually one to fail. With a strong track record of insightful screenplays including Juno, Jennifer’s Body and Young Adult, it’s disappointing to see her talent fall flat in the Jonathan Demme-directed (The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia) Ricki and the Flash. A redemption tale, of sorts, the …