BY Tess Duncan in Movies on Jan 15, 2013 |
Birth Story is a compelling documentary that tells the story of Ina May Gaskin and her husband Stephen, who began a flourishing farming commune in Tennessee in the 1970s. “The Farm” began when Stephen, a spiritual leader and orator, was asked to go on a speaking tour around the U.S. The couple’s friends and fans of Stephen’s speeches asked to join them on the tour. Ina began teaching herself how to deliver on the tour when the pregnant ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Movies on Jan 10, 2013 |
Back in November we got stoked on the third annual Athena Film Festival coming to New York this February. Now we’re extra stoked because the lineup has finally been released! In case you missed our post about this year’s festival, the Athena Film Festival is an event dedicated to exploring female leadership. Leading ladies on and off screen come together to raise questions about what it means to be a leader, in reality and in the fictional ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Movies on Jan 04, 2013 |
PAJAMARAMA!, your favorite evening of slumber-party classics curated by ladies of note, is back! We've brought you towering beehives and shirtless Jeff Goldblum, and this week, BUST teams up with Salon and Videology to bring you The Best of Gilda Radner.
Join author and zine-stress Ayun Halliday for an evening with legendary comedienne Gilda Radner, taken way before her time after a battle with ovarian cancer. Re-live the glory days of SNL and laugh along with ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Movies on Dec 20, 2012 |
It’s the perfect time for Jack Kerouac’s iconic autobio- graphical novel On the Road to come to the big screen, despite skepticism that this singular staple of beat liter- ature has finally been sold out. Today we find ourselves in an era of uncertain futures populated by emasculated, cigarette-smoking young men with thick-framed glasses and the women who love them—not unlike the late ’40s.
Screenwriter Jose Rivera’s script is still ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Movies on Dec 19, 2012 |
Much like the Academy voters, I am a total sucker for period dramas starring Keira Knightley. They’re not always great, but man, are they pretty. Joe Wright’s new adaptation seems like the hundredth version of Anna to make it to the screen, but it is instantly recognizable as one of the most original. Tom Stoppard’s screenplay sets most of the action on an actual stage that moves with the characters. It’s initially difficult to adjust to this ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Movies on Dec 18, 2012 |
What’re you up to tomorrow night? Take a break from that present-procuring panic and head to Videology in Williamsburg for this month’s installment of PAJAMARAMA!, an ongoing series of slumber party classics curated by in-the-know ladies.
This month, Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon has selected Earth Girls are Easy, a 1988 sci-fi sex comedy starring Geena Davis, Julie Brown, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans, and a very young (and very hunky) Jeff ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith in Movies on Dec 14, 2012 |
From the opening sequence of cutesy doodles set to Wilco’s “Heavy Metal Drummer,” it’s clear that Save the Date is a certain genre of rom com: the indie rom-com dramedy. Think 500 Days of Summer, Juno, Garden State, or anything Michael Cera has been in. I usually love these movies, but I didn't love Save the Date. Despite its indie soundtrack, likeable stars, and an adorable cat, Save the Date is never anything more than mediocre.
Most of ... Read More
BY Bridgette Miller in Movies on Dec 13, 2012 |
If you missed the very first PAJAMARAMA! night at Videology in Brooklyn, then you missed a hair-raising good time as BUST editors Molly Simms and Emily Rems presented the John Waters hit Hairspray. Luckily, PAJAMARAMA! is back with another opportunity for you to enjoy a classic slumber party movie handpicked by an awesome lady.
This month, Salon senior writer and author Mary Elizabeth Williams has selected Earth Girls Are Easy, the weird and wonderful ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Movies on Dec 13, 2012 |
The words “save the date” immediately bring forth images of white gowns, floral arrangements, and choosing between chicken or fish. But the film Save the Date, directed by Michael Mohan (who co-wrote the film with Jeffrey Brown), doesn’t focus on those clichés. Instead, it centers on Sarah (played by Lizzy Caplan), who’s trying to figure out what she wants in life. Instead of saying yes to her boyfriend Kevin’s public proposal, made soon ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Movies on Dec 10, 2012 |
Things are not good for Sweetness O’Hara. A shy, studious girl in a rough neighborhood, Sweetness (the captivating Zöe Kravitz) is bullied at school and alternately abused and ignored by her alcoholic father and mentally ill mother. When she finally hits her breaking point, things get even worse—if you can believe it.
Director Victoria Mahoney has cast a talented ensemble, featuring Precious star Gabourey Sidibe, Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where ... Read More