Erin Whitney is a senior editor at ScreenCrush. When not talking Game of Thrones theories or waiting for the next Terrence Malick film, Erin’s probably having an SVU marathon. Erin was formerly an entertainment editor at The Huffington Post and has also written for Variety, New York magazine, Indiewire, Moviefone, and Backstage.
Steven Soderbergh’s Next Film Will Be ‘The Laundromat,’ About the Panama Papers
After ‘Unsane,’ the director will tackle the biggest data leak in history for his very own ‘Spotlight.’
‘Star Wars’ Names Jimmy Vee as the New R2-D2
It’s been a big week for Star Wars droid news. Yesterday we learned the Star Wars universe might get its first female droid in the Han Solo spinoff, a character who might be voiced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge of Fleabag. And today the new R2-D2 has been announced.
2017 Oscar Nominations: ‘La La Land’ Leads with a Record-Tying 14 Nominations
Ah, can you smell it? The aroma of scorching hot awards season debates is already in the air! The nominees for the 2017 Oscars were announced bright and early this morning – or should we say dark and early, as the ScreenCrush team beat the sunrise for the big announcement.
Gene Wilder, Legendary Actor and ‘Willy Wonka’ Star, Dead at 83
Gene Wilder, best known for his comedic roles in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Producers, and Young Frankenstein has died at the age of 83.
The Queerness of Pee-wee Herman, From the Closet to Netflix’s ‘Big Holiday’
Pee-wee Herman has long existed in a queer space, though one only subliminally alluded to. Paul Reubens’ feminine boyish persona, oscillating between effeminate gay man and asexual man-child, has long played with ideas of gender expression that comment on an underlying queerness. From the dra…
Alejandro Iñarittu Wins Best Director for ‘The Revenant,’ Makes Oscar History
Alejandro G. Iñarritu just made Oscar history. ‘The Revenant’ filmmaker took home the Academy Award for Best Director on Sunday, the third time in the awards’ history a director has won in two consecutive years. Joseph L. Mankiewicz was the last director to win the award ba…
Who’s Stacey Dash and Why Was She at the Oscars?
The weirdest Oscars moment yet came courtesy of Stacey Dash, leaving a lot of people feeling pretty, uh, clueless.
Leonardo DiCaprio Wins Best Actor Oscar For ‘The Revenant’
IT FINALLY HAPPENED. Leonardo DiCaprio has won his very first Academy Award. Whether you were rooting for or against ‘The Revenant’, whether you think he deserved the award for his grunting and groaning as Hugh Glass or just wanted him to win a damn Oscar already, it doesn’t mat…
Johnny Depp Plays Donald Trump In Bizarre Funny or Die Fake Biopic
Weren’t pleased with Johnny Depp’s Boston gangster? Underwhelmed by his continual attempts to charm you with makeup-clad characters? Too bad, because Depp’s latest role takes character acting to the next level, finding him playing the ultimate character: Donald Trump.
2016 SXSW Film Lineup Includes New Ethan Hawke, Adam Scott, Keegan-Michael Key Movies
Wipe your slates clean from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and get ready for the next big one of the year: the South By Southwest Film Festival. The fest previously announced Richard Linklater’s latest ‘Everybody Wants Some’ as the opening night film, plus the premieres of Judd…
‘White Girl’ Review: An Unflinching Look at Young White Privilege in Gentrified NYC
As soon as I left the theater, still shaken from Elizabeth Wood’s ‘White Girl,’ I Googled the title of the film see what else the filmmaker has done. My finger must have slipped on the Google Search recommendations, as the results for “white girl wasted” popped up.…
‘In the Heart of the Sea’ Review: Ron Howard’s Latest Is an Under-whale-ming Epic
There’s a gigantic sea monster! There’s Chris Hemsworth’s muscular and skeletal frame! There’s harpoons and storms and dolphins and waves and adventure! There’s even a British man (played by Ben Whishaw) narrating the story as told by another very talented actor (B…