Patricia Clarkson Is Nine Years Wiser in ‘Learning to Drive’

Based on a New Yorker article by poet and essayist Katha Pollitt, “Learning to Drive” is the story of a New York City book editor named Wendy Shields (Patricia Clarkson), who forms an unlikely bond with her Indian Sikh driving instructor Darwan Singh Tur (Sir Ben Kingsley) amid the turmoil of her crumbling marriage. Although […]

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No More Mrs. Nice Girl: Kate Bosworth Goes Crazy in ‘Amnesiac’

At the age of 32, Kate Bosworth is finally getting the roles she deserves. “I’ve been doing it since I was 14,” the actress told me during a recent interview. “I’ve performed through the angsty teens and the 20s, and it was really the late 20s and early 30s that I feel like the roles […]

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Rebecca Ferguson Brings Killer Thighs and Mystery to ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

More than 40 floors above the city of Philadelphia, actress Rebecca Ferguson is barefoot, pressed against a window and quickly becoming my absolute favorite person. After fielding an unexpected question from her “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” director Christopher McQuarrie during a Twitter Q&A with XFINITY, the 31-year-old Swedish stunner kicked off her gold heels […]

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Christina Applegate Dishes on Road Trips, Movie Mud, Naughty Moms and ‘Vacation’

Thirty-two years ago, Clark W. Griswold Jr. (Chevy Chase) took his family on a cross-country road trip to “America’s favorite family fun park,” Walley World. Along the way, Clark – along with his wife Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), son Rusty (Anthony Michael Hall) and daughter Audrey (Dana Barron) – lost his luggage, robbed a hotel, killed […]

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Sundance Hit ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ Is Literally Indescribable

What is “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” all about? “It’s like ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ but smaller,” director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon said jokingly during our recent interview. “It’s like ’10 Things I Hate About You’ meets ‘The Notebook,’” actress Olivia Cooke added, mocking the cliché comparison device. “But quirky,” actor Thomas Mann said. “Like, tiny.” […]

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‘Insidious: Chapter 3’ Star Lin Shaye Reflects on Her ‘Different’ Career

The list of women who have headlined a major studio movie after the age of 70 is not very long, but actress Lin Shaye is among them. The 71-year-old made her film debut in the 1975 period flick “Hester Street,” and went on to appear in more than a dozen TV series and 70 films, […]

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