New works by Steven Spielberg, Todd Haynes, Chantal Akerman, Michael Moore, Michel Gondry, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Guy Maddin, Stéphane Brizé, and Michael Almereyda are among the 26 films that will comprise the Main Slate of the 2015 New York Film Festival.
Since its announcement last year, Sisters has been one of our can’t-miss movies for 2015, pairing Tina Fey and Amy Poehler onscreen for the first time since Baby Mama, with a script by Paula Pell, a 15-year veteran of Saturday Night Live. After a teaser back in January, Universal is releasing (presumably attached to Trainwreck, which is some A+ target marketing) the first full trailer for the movie, and it looks pretty great:
I’ve never tried to hold a smirk for over two hours. After watching Matt Piedmont and Andrew Steele’s The Spoils Before Dying, however, I can say for sure that someone has attempted it. The experience of witnessing this attempt oscillates between being surprisingly delightful and, as expected, insipid.
Maya Rudolph — who has a pretty immense lineup of exciting new projects in the works — stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers and recalled an old project: doing impersonations …Read More
It’s after Memorial Day, which means that across the country, grills have been rolled out, beach towels unfurled, and thousands of college grads unleashed into the real world. Helping them make the transition are big-name commencement speakers dispensing advice with varying degrees of seriousness. Robert De Niro’s grabbed headlines with his already-infamous “yeah, you’re fucked” address at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (though his follow-up — “the good news is that’s not a bad place to start” — got slightly less attention). Here are some other highlights from the 2015 commencement season, from tongue-in-cheek to earnest to everything in …Read More