Kristen Stewart

‘Camp X-Ray’ Proves Kristen Stewart Can Act — But We Already Knew That

Here’s how terrible the Twilight movies are: they convinced the world that a good actress was a terrible one. I would like to tell you that her very good performance in the new film Camp X-Ray is some sort of revelation, but if you have to be told that, you haven’t been paying attention; she’s been good several times before (Adventureland and The Runaways leap to mind), even in films that were, to put it charitably, problematic (like On the Road and Welcome to the Rileys). But those pictures were all bookended by entries in The Twilight Saga, so even if the few people who saw those other films were impressed by her work in them, there was another awful Twilight movie on the horizon to remind us of how bad she could be. Those films ended in 2012. Camp X-Ray is the first Stewart film to hit theaters after them. It marks the beginning, hopefully, of a reconsideration. … Read More

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A Beautifully Tinted First Look at the ‘1984’-ish ‘Equals’ Starring Kristen Stewart

Hey – remember how 1984 is kinda sorta getting remade as a romance starring Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult, called Equals? And… Read More

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See Kristen Stewart as a Guantanamo Guard in ‘Camp X-Ray’ Trailer

Kristen Stewart should not be playing Snow White, or Bella Cullen, or any other occasionally vapid-seeming pretty girl (no matter… Read More

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Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart, and Brie Larson Are Jenny Lewis’ Band in “Just One of the Guys” Video

Every woman’s girl crush Jenny Lewis rounded up a few other crushes for her absolutely delightful “Just One of the… Read More

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Watch Clips from Olivier Assayas’s ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ Starring Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart

With Irma Vep, Olivier Assayas cast Maggie Cheung as an actress dealing with her foreignness within the insular traditions of French… Read More

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Kristen Stewart Is up to Something “Epic, Epic, Epic” and You Won’t Like It

If you want to safeguard your untarnished nostalgia for high-school reading, do not read further; if you’re aching for some… Read More

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10 Great Performances by Terrible Actors

Forgive the perhaps unwarranted level of enthusiasm, but Joy Ride is out on Blu-ray today, and YIPEE. It’s a crackerjack little thriller from eternally underrated director John Dahl, co-written by a young J.J. Abrams, starring Steve Zahn, Leelee Sobieski, and, yes, Paul Walker. Though second-billed behind Zahn, this is indisputably a vehicle for the handsome and unaccountably dull future star of the Fast and Furious franchise — and believe it or not, he’s not distractingly terrible in it. Make whatever stopped-clock, blind-squirrel analogies you’d like, but occasionally even the worst of actors stumbles into a decent performance. Here’s a few… Read More

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The ‘Forbes’ Highest-Paid Actresses List and the End of the Movie Star

Every year, Forbes releases its lists of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors and actresses, presumably to give schoolteachers and cops and social workers an opportunity to think a little harder about their choices. This week saw the release of the ten highest-paid actresses list, topped by Angelina Jolie at $33 million a year. Putting aside the rather glaring issues of gender pay — that top $33 million paycheck would barely land Jolie in the top ten of male actors — here’s a question: Angelina Jolie? Seriously? Angelina Jolie hasn’t appeared in a movie since 2010. (The year, not the forgotten 2001 sequel.) That film, The Tourist, is mostly remembered these days as the punchline for Golden Globes stories. It made a little bit of money, but certainly not enough that its leading lady should still be coasting on it. Yet this year’s Forbes lists are mostly interesting as confirmation of what we’ve been suspecting for a while: that movie stars don’t matter anymore. … Read More

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