Oliver Stone responds to our Oliver Stone piece in thoroughly Oliver Stone fashion

About a week ago, I published the article “Oliver Stone’s JFK Made Me A Creepy Kid, And Now A Disappointed Adult.” In it, I wrote about my teen years as a “JFK assassination buff,” a nascent fascination that Stone’s 1991 film stoked into a slightly morbid obsession. It was a piece about how my adolescent hours of…

Oliver Stone's JFK made me a creepy kid, and now a disappointed adult

Thursday night saw the release of the nigh-mythical JFK Assassination Records, a collection of nearly 3,000 documents related to the president’s 1963 murder that Donald Trump—once more taking credit for something that already existed—ordered released, fulfilling a Congressional mandate made way back in 1992. That…

A former actress says Val Kilmer punched her while she auditioned for The Doors

In a BuzzFeed story, a former actress named Caitlin O’Heaney has accused Val Kilmer of punching her while she was auditioning for The Doors while director Oliver Stone allegedly “just stood there the whole time laughing.” O’Heaney was auditioning for the role of Pamela, Doors frontman Jim Morrison’s girlfriend, and…

Oliver Stone clarifies Harvey Weinstein comments, should do a quick Google search first next time

We’ve kept a running tally of the worst takes on the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault and harassment revelations, one that is probably going to need another update soon enough. Oliver Stone’s defense of the ousted movie exec, who could end up being the subject of criminal investigations, might have made that list, as…

Harvey Weinstein defender Oliver Stone may have his own sexist misdeeds to deal with

Earlier tonight, Oliver Stone—who’s currently in South Korea for the Busan International Film Festival—decided to weigh in on the numerous allegations currently circling ousted Weinstein Co. mogul Harvey Weinstein, putting forward an attitude that could be safely described as “Hey, let’s cut the guy a break.” “It’s…

Oliver Stone made Vladimir Putin watch Dr. Strangelove, apparently

Stanley Kubrick’s Cold War satire Dr. Strangelove has lost some of its fun in recent months, when things like “war with Russia” and “the complete nuclear annihilation of the Earth” stopped seeming like cautionary tales of a bygone era, and started seeming like potential headlines on tomorrow’s newspapers. Still, that…

Watch actors perform side by side with their real-life counterparts

It’s always impressive seeing an actor assume the role of a real, well-known person, which always prompts the follow-up question of how accurate their portrayal was. Natalie Portman’s eerie ethereality in Jackie, for example, has been praised for its striking similarity to the former first lady, and we’ve previously …

Oliver Stone’s Vietnam novel entrusted to his son for film adaptation

The film adaptation of Oliver Stone’s early novel, A Child’s Night Dream, will be handled by someone close to the material: Stone’s son Sean. According to Deadline, Sean is directing the project, and has refashioned Stone’s Vietnam era tale so now it takes place in a post-9/11 world. The book was written when the…

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