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‘Eighth Grade’ star Elsie Fisher feels the weight of anxiety, too

The 15-year-old actress talks about modern bullying, the effect the internet is having on teens and her experience making the new film 'Eighth Grade.'

How ‘Sorry to Bother You’ and ‘Madeline’s Madeline’ are pushing independent filmmaking forward

These films and others that premiered at BAMCinemaFest this week are unconventional and distinctly of this moment.

Kanye West is desperate

The always-controversial rapper's latest bits of provocation have brought him to a new low, in more ways than one.

In Aaron Katz’s ‘Gemini,’ LA noir is filtered through a modern lens

The director's latest feature-length film updates some classic archetypes.

‘Isle of Dogs’ is Wes Anderson at his best and worst

The director's latest film features some of his signature strengths and weaknesses.

David Byrne talks new album ‘American Utopia’ and why we all have Reasons to Be Cheerful

The art-rock icon also shared his thoughts on America's political divide and why Janelle Monáe is such a captivating performer.

Anna Deavere Smith talks ‘Notes From the Field’ and why she’s excited about the future of art

We spoke with the actress and playwright about her latest one-woman show, which was recently adapted into an HBO special.

James Franco’s handling of these sexual misconduct allegations isn’t heroic — it’s manipulative

The Golden Globe-winning actor said recently that he won't "actively refute" claims that he's behaved inappropriately, but describes the accounts as "not accurate."

In Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Phantom Thread,’ love and exploitation go hand in hand

But that dynamic actually works for the two characters involved.

Tonya Harding is an antihero in ‘I, Tonya.’ But the American public is the villain.

Director Craig Gillespie looks at our nation's endless appetite for scandal and disgrace in his latest film.

Know how the Oscars can address Hollywood’s sexual misconduct scandals? Start with a female host.

If the academy wants to rise to the occasion, they'd have the best shot by making women the focus of the 2018 Oscars.

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ is a stunning fairy tale about being seen

The fantasy director's latest feature opens in select theaters on Dec. 1.

Could 2018 be the year Kendrick Lamar finally wins a Grammy for album of the year?

The critically acclaimed rapper has already lost out on the big award twice, but he might get over the finish line with his latest album, 'Damn.'

Q&A: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ director Denis Villeneuve doesn’t want to live in 2017, either

The Oscar-nominated filmmaker opens up about his thoughts on technology, what goes into building a fictional future and what lies ahead for us in the real world.

Actor Caleb Landry Jones has had a stellar year — and he did it by tapping into white rage on-screen

Jones has brought a potent and particular kind of menace to some of 2017's most talked-about projects, including 'Get Out' and 'Twin Peaks: The Return.'

I was a fan of Louis CK and I didn’t want to believe the rumors. Now they’re more than rumors.

A writer reconciles his fandom with the facts

Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ is a reminder that “white working class” doesn’t just mean one thing

In her solo directorial and writing debut, Gerwig shows us a white working-class family that doesn't play into the narratives that have loomed over 2017.

George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ tries to tell a clever story about race relations. It fails.

Clooney's latest film comes from an old Coen brothers script that he updated with a subplot about bigotry — but neither story satisfies.

Here’s a chart showing the age gaps between romantic partners in Woody Allen’s movies

The still-in-the-works 'A Rainy Day in New York' is just the latest example of an Allen film that involves a relationship between a middle-aged man and a much younger woman.

Now is actually the perfect time for Louis CK’s ‘I Love You, Daddy’

The comedian and auteur's new film deals with questions of consent and sexual power dynamics in show business — and that's exactly the kind of story we could use right now.