Eva Green

Gregg Araki’s ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’ Is a Compelling Portrait of Sexual Ownership

“I miss fucking you,” Kat (Shailene Woodley) purrs sincerely. “Absence makes the heart get stronger,” her lunk-headed boyfriend Phil (Shiloh Fernandez) malapropos in response. Phil is, in her words, “not the brightest crayon in the box”; elsewhere in the movie, he tells her, “It’s like a vicious circus” and implores her, “Cut him some slacks.” She likes his simplicity, because he gives her what she needs — and when he starts weirdly rebuffing her, she gets it somewhere else. The fact that Kat is played by Woodley, whose roles thus far have skewed far more towards the “good girl” type, gives Gregg Araki’s White Bird in a Blizzard an extra jolt of electricity, for both the audience and the actress. And Araki slyly uses that novelty as a distraction from the clever things he’s up to elsewhere in the picture. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in October

It’s an odd time of year at the cinema — with fall studio movies rolling out and Oscar Season™ in full swing, the multiplex is presumably filled with the kind of smart, adult-minded fare we usually head to the art-house to see. But don’t be fooled; there’s bound to be some wolves in sheep’s clothing out there, and the indies have got you covered this month just in case, with the help of several sharp documentaries, terrific new movies from the likes of Lynn Shelton, Gregg Araki, and Alex Ross Perry, and the smartest social satire in many a moon. Here are the indie movies you can’t miss this month. … Read More

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Watch a Sexed-Up Shailene Woodley in the First Trailer for Gregg Araki’s ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’

When eternal iconoclast Gregg Araki cast Shailene Woodley in his adaptation of Laura Kasischke’s novel White Bird in a… Read More

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Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ Is a Fascinating, Potentially Great Mess

One of the questions that lingered in my mind while watching Penny Dreadful — and trust me, there were a lot of questions floating around there — was simply: What the hell is this show? Penny Dreadful is campy at times, but labeling it “camp” doesn’t feel quite right. It takes a serious, straight-faced approach to its “psychosexual horror” thrills. At the same time, though, it’s one of the most absurd shows that I’ve seen in a while. But maybe that’s a good thing. … Read More

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Shailene Woodley Is in Another Coming-of-Age Movie

Oh look, Shailene Woodley is in another coming-of-age movie. But it’s okay. She’s good at it, and this one looks… Read More

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The 10 Sexiest Movies Ever Made [NSFW]

Good news for people who like sexy stuff: amongst tomorrow’s catalog Blu-ray releases is Bound, the debut feature by future Matrix creators the Wachowskis, a cracklingly good noir­-tinged thriller with a generous helping of seriously hot love scenes. Now that those scenes will be available in high-definition video and sound, we thought it might be worth taking a look at some of the sexiest movies ever made; they’re assembled (along with a dozen runners-up) after the jump, so feel free to concur, disagree, or amend in the comments. … Read More

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