Shredded Trump documents and spy games: Ronan Farrow’s biggest scoops

Farrows new book Catch and Kill draws in many powerful figures in politics and media and offers shocking revelations Ronan Farrows book Farrow alleges. The shredding allegedly took place after the Wall Street Journal the Daily Beast disclosed, has hired lawyers on three continents to try to block publication of Farrows book. Weinstein, who is set to go on trial on criminal rape charges in January, has also denied any non-consensual sexual activity. Spy games Catch and Kill describes in gripping detail the lengths to which Weinstein and his lawyers went to keep tabs on Farrow. Through the long denial in which he has said the sexual encounter in Sochi, and the affair that ensued, was mutual and completely consensual. …

Out of space: Star Wars Resistance has gay characters, Disney says

Producers confirm that Orka and Flix in the animated childrens series are first queer couple in the franchise The animated childrens series Star Wars Resistance may not be the most popular thread of the long-running franchise, but its the first in the universe to harbour two gay characters. Disney producers confirmed on Monday what fans had already surmised, that two characters in the series, Orka and Flix voiced by Jim Rash and Bobby Moynihan respectively were a queer couple. Executive producers Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge, and Brandon Auman spoke to the podcast the 2017 live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. Disney has made moves to include more rounded queer characters in its films, with Tessa Thompsons Valkyrie slated to …

Id ask my mum: why do you drink? Andie MacDowell on childhood and Hollywood

She learned responsibility young, caring for her mother then became a stunningly successful model and screen star. The actor talks about ageing on screen, why she eschews drugs, and her pride in her daughters acting careers Andie MacDowells career as a successful model, who went on to become a successful actor, almost ended before it began. It was 1979, in the middle of the Studio 54 era, when she moved to New York. She was 21 years old, had just been signed by the Elite model agency and appeared to have the world at her feet. But she soon wanted to go back to her home town. There was a lot of cocaine around, she says. I had a small …

Une Femme Douce review Bresson’s transcendent reflection on marriage

The French directors 1969 spectacle about the wife of a pawnbroker who kills herself is still difficult, devastating and captivating 50 years on Rfilm of the same name by Sergei Loznitsa in 2017). It was his first colour film, and the colours themselves appear muted and darkened, as if from a neglected church tapestry. Dominique Sanda plays Elle, the delicate young wife of a pawnbroker (that ominous Dostoevskian trope) who takes her own life by jumping from the balcony of their handsome Paris apartment, leaving no suicide note or explanation. The eerily calm widower Luc (Guy Frangin) his face set in the mask of suppressed emotion that he wore throughout their unhappy marriage explains the course of their relationship to …

Rabbi Reminds The World About Mr. Rogers Radical Theology In Viral Twitter Thread

trailer for a new movie about him, called ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’, just arrived. In it, acclaimed actor Tom Hanks stars as Fred Rogers, the beloved American TV personality, Presbyterian minister, musician, puppeteer, writer and producer. Mr. Rogers truly was a man of many talents, the greatest among which was his ability to love his neighbors unquestioningly. Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, an influential author, lecturer and religious leader, used this occasion to remind the world what values Mr. Rogers stood for. His philosophy of life was all about compassion, inclusiveness and loving others just as you love yourself. Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg | Twitter Tom Hanks (63) will be playing Mr. Rogers in the upcoming movie, ‘A Beautiful Day in …

How we made Moon by Sam Rockwell and Duncan Jones

We were concerned the audience wouldnt know which clone was which. We talked about using a wig, but I stole Ratso Rizzos cough for the sick clone Duncan Jones, director I wanted Sam Rockwell to play the villain in Mute, a film I later made for Silent Running, Kevin Spacey, their look. While we were working on it in London, we ordered so much food from Mexicali on Fulham Road that we ended up using their takeaway boxes for Sams space rations. We built the moon base as a full 360-degree set and we would seal the cast and crew in at the start of the day. That set gave us confidence, though it cost close to a third of …

Swinging 60s surrealist Penny Slinger: ‘Collectors thought I came with the art’

She made psychic dolls houses, erotic wedding cakes and full-frontal collages. But the world wasnt ready for her powerful personal visions. Is Lady Picasso about to get her dues? Penelope Slinger has never done anything by halves. She remembers drawing her first really accomplished picture in 1952, when she was four and a half. It was of her parents completely naked. They were terribly proud but too embarrassed to show their friends. Then, when she was nine, she was expelled from her Surrey convent school for waving a sanitary towel out of a bus window. A child psychologist informed her parents that she wasnt mad, she was simply an artist, and they should do what they could to support her. …

Michael Sheen: Anything I do, I commit to

Michael Sheens many roles, from Caligula to Blair, have always been full-blooded. But now its social injustice that really gets him going, says Tim Lewis One of the things the actor David Lynch, Sheens all-time favourite director, was one: Oh God, as a David Lynch fan, he was everything you could possibly want. Laurie Anderson, avant garde artist, composer and partner of Lou Reed. Now, says Sheen, when I was 11 or 12 one of the first singles I ever bought was O Superman. Ive played it all my life to people, it used to drive them mad, and Ive made my daughter listen to it, so she has a weird thing about it now. Its had a huge effect …

Parasite review creepy invasion of the lifestyle snatchers

Bong Joon-hos bizarre black comedy about a rich Korean family and a poor one in a modern-day Downton Abbey situation gets its tendrils in you BPark Chan-wooks The Handmaiden, an adaptation of the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Walters; and also Lee Chang-dongs 2018 film Burning). Song Kang-ho plays Ki-taek, a shiftless, unemployed man who lives in a chaotic, stinky and squalid basement with his wife, Chung-sook, his smart yet cynical twentysomething daughter, Ki-jung (Park So-dam), and son, Ki-woo (Choi Woo-sik). They are all out of work and out of cash. Then Ki-woo gets a stroke of fortune: an old school-friend helps him get a lucrative tutoring job. With a fake college diploma created by Ki-jung, he shows up at the …

After sex on the damp sheets, we passed out the worst moments from Mobys memoir

Natalie Portman has disputed the musicians account of their relationship. But fear not: his new book has plenty more steamy stories You can tell a lot about Mobys second memoir, the follow-up to his 2016 effort, Porcelain, from its title: Then It Fell Apart. You can tell even more from its preface, about how it came into being: After finishing the book, rather than go to therapy, I kept writing. Then It Fell Apart, charting Mobys lost decade, is a globe-spanning morality tale (so the publishers say) with so many dropped names that the index, if it had one, would make the book half as long again. Although it was published earlier in the month, this week it made headlines …

You want a dark Mel Gibson comedy about rich Jewish people? You got it!

Rothchild, a new film starring the polarising star is being touted around Cannes. If you dont get the gag, well, join the club Let me tell you something about the god that Mel Gibson worships up there in his private $42m, 17-acre church compound in Malibus Agoura Hills (congregation: 70). He and it will be a he is the one true god, who doesnt just forgive and forget, even if you dont meaningfully repent. He goes the extra 1,000 miles to ensure that at the Cannes film festival in the year 2019, the Hollywood trade press will be able to type the words: This is shaping up to be Mels market with a host of Gibson projects on sale. As …