Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster replace Casey Affleck as this year's Best Actress presenters

Earlier this year—and, really, for no particular reason or pending lawsuits whatsoever—Casey Affleck announced that he’d be forgoing his expected duties at this year’s Oscars, skipping the job of handing out Best Actress to the winner of the class of 2018. (Traditionally, the best acting awards are presented by the…

Jennifer Lawrence doesn't need to watch Phantom Thread, she lived it 

Yesterday, Red Sparrow star Jennifer Lawrence’s interview with Marc Maron on Maron’s WTF podcast caused waves on Twitter thanks to this revelation: She turned off Phantom Thread after three minutes.“I got through about three minutes of it,” she said. “I put in a good, solid three. Oh my god, I couldn’t.” Maron went…

Stephen Colbert breaks out the rum for a wild, shoeless interview with Jennifer Lawrence

Earlier today, Patton Oswalt offered some breathless hype for a segment on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show from backstage, saying it was “incredible” and that he was “stunned” by it. After some very basic detective work, everybody figured out he was referring to Colbert’s interview with Jennifer Lawrence, who was there to…

Jennifer Lawrence and Catt Sadler developing docuseries inspired by Time's Up and #MeToo

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Lawrence has revealed—apparently by accident—that she’s developing some kind of documentary series “inspired by #MeToo, Time’s Up, and gender wage conversations in Hollywood.” She’s reportedly set to produce this with Catt Sadler, the former E! News anchor who left her job…

Jennifer Lawrence tweaks her action-heroine steeliness in the half-trashy Red Sparrow

“You must inure yourself to what you find repellent,” intones Charlotte Rampling, playing the unnamed stoic headmistress of what another character in Red Sparrow describes as “whore school.” Her lesson plans must look bonkers; many of them seem to involve forced sexual encounters, sometimes conducted from the front of…

God is a gaslighting husband in Darren Aronofsky’s brilliantly deranged Mother!

Darren Aronofsky’s preoccupation with paranoid, physically grotesque searches for meaning—a curious mix of deep-think and makeup effects that goes back to his black-and-white debut feature, Pi—grimly paints humanity as a species defined by obsessions, addictions, delusions, and self-destruction, its only prophets…

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Jessica Chastain in talks to play the villain in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Back in the day, superhero movies were such a hard sell that studios felt compelled to make them relatively “grounded,” usually by ignoring weirder aspects of a character’s origin or costume. But they’re are so common now that Fox is actually preparing to introduce the Shi’ar in the next X-Men movie. For those who…