It's a good time to be Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The 34-year-old actor has recently become a first-time father, will portray Edward Snowden in an Oliver Stone biopic this December, and is currently preparing for the release of his next film, "The Walk," in which he plays a high wire walker who traversed the distance between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
When you make a film where a 15-year-old girl sleeps with her mother’s 35-year-old boyfriend, a few things are certain: You’re going to make some people uncomfortable and you’re going to get feedback. A lot of it.
A movie about a wisecracking grandma and her teen granddaughter, racing around in a beat-up car to find $600 by nightfall. You might think it sounds like any number of mediocre road comedies out there, full of trite generational gags and sporting a sappy, all-is-forgiven ending.
Lady Gaga is going from pop star to the hospitality industry — she’ll be playing a hotel owner in American Horror Story: Hotel.
Fearsome sharks rained down once more in the latest Sharknado TV movie, but they didn’t create the ratings deluge of last year’s installment.
Woody Allen has always been interested in man’s search for meaning in life — a search he clearly sees as futile. Who can forget the young woman in “Play it Again, Sam,” staring at a Jackson Pollock painting and seeing “the hideous lonely emptiness of existence, nothingness, the predicament of man forced to live in a barren, godless eternity”? That’s not even the whole quote — but it could be Allen’s mantra.
The director has also mined the themes of crime and punishment, including murder — think “Crimes and Misdemeanors” and “Match Point.” All these threads — plus, of course, love and seduction — come together in his 45th feature, “Irrational Man,” which may not be his very best recent work, but is by far not his worst, either.
She’s become a Hollywood legend for playing great women, mastering accents and generally making her mark as the greatest actress on Earth. But now it seems that Meryl Streep is enjoying a second life as a musical performer.
Caitlyn Jenner and her glamorous Vanity Fair cover brought unprecedented visibility to transgender women. Laverne Cox, the first transgender actress to win an Emmy Award, fronted Time magazine, an image of grace and growing acceptance.
The transgender women at the heart of Tangerine come from the opposite end of the spectrum — the invisible and maligned. They’re sex workers who troll the streets of Hollywood, turning tricks in parked cars. Their hangout is an all-night doughnut shop. They keep company with pimps, druggies and the overlooked.