Unlike last year, where the Best Picture race was up in the air until the night’s final minutes, Sunday’s Oscars conversation will be focused largely on one film. How many trophies will La La Land take home? Will it win all of the awards, or merely some of them? To answer those questions, turn to Vulture film critics David Edelstein and Emily Yoshida, who will be debating each other — and you, if you’re lucky — in our Oscars live-blog all night long, starting 8 p.m. Sunday. Like Emma Stone says, here’s to the ones who blog. … [Read more...] about Join Vulture’s 2017 Oscars Live Blog With Critics David Edelstein and Emily Yoshida
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Slings & Arrows It makes sense that theater nerds are an easy comedy target for television and movies (see Glee, Waiting for Guffman) — after all, a vast quantity of people working in the entertainment industry can trace their origins back to high-school plays. But, this beloved Canadian cult-favorite from the mid-aughts not only makes fun of the divas, insecure actors, and weirdo artistic “geniuses” who are drawn to the stage, but also rewards the theater-loving geeks watching at home. The show takes place at a fictional struggling, previously well-respected Shakespeare festival, with each six-episode season taking on a different tragedy from the bard’s repertoire (the show’s title is a reference to the first season’s play, Hamlet). Themes from the show-within-the-show seem to keep coming up in the personal lives of the actors, which might sound a bit too on the nose, but then again Shakespeare wasn’t always all that subtle. Also, the … [Read more...] about 9 Short-Season Shows to Watch Over the Long Weekend
But I digress. I’m here to talk about something else. Most of Happiest Season is high-key gay in that it centers on two lesbians making out in a basement in secret. But there’s one (arguably, but not actually … you’ll see) low-key gay moment that struck me as particularly inspired on DuVall’s part. Early on, Harper’s uptight mom (Mary Steenburgen) is showing Abby (whom she believes to be Harper’s “orphan roommate”) around their home, the sort of stately redbrick manse that is a requirement for all Christmas-movie families. The tour concludes in Harper’s old bedroom, where her kooky sister, Jane (Mary Holland), wrenches open Harper’s closet door to reveal a series of pasted-up photos of various nondescript hunks. None of the men are remotely recognizable, save for one large central photo of 1998’s hottest bachelor, Joshua D. Hartnett. “Looks, talent, brains, Hartnett’s got it all!” reads the … [Read more...] about Was Josh Hartnett a Millennial Gay Stepping-Stone? An Investigation.
The coming-out scene, when we were writing it, I was like, “Let’s get this right. Let’s make it feel like your experience.” I think Lena saw how I’d really just ripped my own life and put it in there for certain moments, and those are the moments you want to use your real experience and get all the details right and make it feel really real. Then we finished the first take and I was like, “Holy shit!” Angela Bassett is sitting there crying and Lena is holding her own. It was just incredible. It’s really a testament to Angela and to Lena for just being open and really sharing some honest moments from her life that we adapted into the story. … [Read more...] about Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe Recap
The Diana cut itself is defined by sectioned layers graded sharply backward from the face, creating a shape that can seem sharply angled or voluminously round, depending on how it’s styled. Diana’s hairstyle required six bespoke wigs of various lengths in order to transition from the rounder, softer iteration of Diana’s teen years into the sharper, more glamorous version from after her marriage. “Poor Emma was in the chair for hours and hours,” says Hall, while the stylists tried to get the fringe just right. “Placing and replacing tiny bits of hair because there is a break in that fringe, deciding if it should go this way or that. That detail kind of seems insane, but once you get there, it’s like, Aha!” … [Read more...] about How Emma Corrin Became