Zack Snyder Left *Justice League*—Then He Made an iPhone Movie
Sep19

Zack Snyder Left *Justice League*—Then He Made an iPhone Movie

Six months ago, in the face of tragedy, Zack Snyder stepped away from the upcoming Justice League movie. While the director and his wife dealt with the death of their 20-year-old daughter, Autumn, Joss Whedon stepped in to finish the film—and changed the conversation around Justice League considerably. Almost immediately, questions of how this one movie would perform shifted to speculation about how Snyder’s departure...

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The Best Toronto International Film Festival Movies to Look Forward To
Sep19

The Best Toronto International Film Festival Movies to Look Forward To

Sundance and Telluride may have the more marquee names, but the Toronto International Film Festival, perhaps more than any other in North America, has emerged as an embarrassment of cinematic riches. While a late-summer stupor sweeps multiplexes, TIFF plays host to all kinds of movies, from Oscar hopefuls to shoestring indies to foreign favorites and experimental genre fare. This year’s fest was no different, and brought with it...

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*Blade Runner 2049*: Inside the Dark Future of a Sequel 35 Years in the Making
Sep19

*Blade Runner 2049*: Inside the Dark Future of a Sequel 35 Years in the Making

The Replicant: Inside the Dark Future of Blade Runner 2049 SCROLL DOWN SCROLL DOWN I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe: Skyscrapers engulfed in a sickly yellow haze; Elvis Presley performing on the stage of a decadent art-deco nightclub; water rippling across the windows of a flying car, only to vanish—like tears in rain. And I’ve seen the original blade runner himself set off running again …...

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The 2017 Emmy Winners Were Heartening, But TV Diversity Is Still Far From Prestige
Sep18

The 2017 Emmy Winners Were Heartening, But TV Diversity Is Still Far From Prestige

Late last night, Riz Ahmed—who just hours earlier had become the first male of Asian descent to win an acting Emmy, for his role in The Night Of—uploaded a photo to Instagram. “We here,” the caption read; paired with the image of Ahmed, Lena Waithe, and Donald and Stephen Glover all clutching Emmy statuettes, it was a subtle, if sure nod to the ceremony’s most significant wins. Waithe was the first black...

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Emmy Award Winners 2017: Hulu’s 'Handmaid's Tale' Win Heralds Television’s New 'Big Three'
Sep18

Emmy Award Winners 2017: Hulu’s 'Handmaid's Tale' Win Heralds Television’s New 'Big Three'

Last year, when Jill Soloway accepted her Emmy Award for directing Transparent, she hoisted it in the air and hollered “topple the patriarchy!” At the time, she was talking about trans rights, civil rights, and the feminist movement, mostly on TV but globally, too. Twelve months later, The Handmaid’s Tale, a show where the patriarchy literally rules all and women’s only hope of survival is to topple it, won the...

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Everything We'll Be Watching for During the Emmys
Sep17

Everything We'll Be Watching for During the Emmys

For years the Emmys were the place that Modern Family went to pick up something pretty for the mantle. But that’s all changing thanks to the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Now streaming services compete—and win—right alongside their big network counterparts. With more players in the game, television studios are starting to pony up for really creative shows to grab attention. All of this has lead to a lot of...

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