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Matthew Jacobs

  1. woman inherits the earth
    Every Laura Dern Role, RankedOften volatile and warped onscreen, immensely likable off-screen.
  2. role call
    Kathy Najimy Answers Every Question We Have About Sister ActOn how Entertainment Tonight host Mary Hart inspired the character’s relentless pep and sneaking backstage in a bunny costume to meet Bette Midler.
  3. q&a
    With Cow, Andrea Arnold Wanted to Show ‘the Aliveness of a Nonhuman Animal’The director on calling an ambulance during a Cow screening, what she learned from Big Little Lies, and that photo of David Lynch next to a cow.
  4. role call
    Wayne Knight Answers Every Question We Have About Basic Instinct“I feel like this film couldn’t be made today because the voice against it would be too strong and too listened-to.”
  5. pretty statues
    Cheese: An Annotated History of the Oscar Class PhotoThere was no group portrait of the nominees taken this year, so we looked back at 36 years of … classics?
  6. chat room
    Like Abbott Elementary’s Melissa, Lisa Ann Walter Has a Guy for EverythingThe sitcom vet talks through her career turns, slogging through the sexist comedy world, and the joys of being The Parent Trap’s Chessy.
  7. surrender dorothy!
    Griffin Dunne Answers Every Question We Have About After HoursIt started with Martin Scorsese demanding he abstain from sex during the shoot and almost ended with Paul stuck in that sculpture.
  8. role call
    Laura Dern Answers Every Question We Have About Citizen RuthOn Alexander Payne’s “equal-opportunity offender” abortion comedy, Miramax’s efforts to “kill” support for it, and its continued relevance.
  9. rankings
    Every Kirsten Dunst Role, RankedNo one does it like her.
  10. in memoriam
    The Subtle, Sleazy Brilliance of Dean Stockwell in Married to the MobThe late Dean Stockwell, who passed away on Sunday at 85, turned in a comic performance for the ages in the underappreciated Jonathan Demme comedy.
  11. chat room
    Pablo Larraín Isn’t Trying to Reinvent the Biopic With SpencerThe filmmaker behind Jackie and the trippy dance movie Ema says he couldn’t care less about helping audiences “understand” a character.
  12. fact vs fiction
    Is Sally Hawkins’s Spencer Character Based on a Real Person?We called up the movie’s screenwriter, who spoke to real-life Sandringham personnel about their intimate Diana memories, to confirm.
  13. chat room
    The Story Behind Stephen McKinley Henderson’s Dune ParasolThe character actor on the “magic” of making Dune, calling up Greta Gerwig from the set, and how he found his shade in the sun.
  14. the vampire chronicles
    An Oral History of Queen of the DamnedHow an Anne Rice novel became a Hollywood saga involving Aaliyah and the guy from Korn.
  15. chat room
    What Judy Greer Thinks of That Halloween Kills EndingJudy Greer on her big moment in the Halloween Kills finale, the curse of the Christmas sweater, and having lunch with Kyle Richards.
  16. flops
    The Never-ending Story of Glitter, 20 Years OnHow 9/11, MTV, and Y2K-era celebrity culture continue to complicate one of Hollywood’s most notorious flops.
  17. role call
    Rosie O’Donnell Answers Every Question We Have About Sleepless in SeattleOn forgetting her lines in front of Nora Ephron, attending the premiere with Madonna, and embracing the “funny friend” role.
  18. this is no dream!
    Why Today’s Horror Filmmakers Can’t Escape Rosemary’s BabyHulu’s False Positive, starring Ilana Glazer, joins a long list of recent movies that have evoked Roman Polanski’s classic.
  19. oral histories
    The Oral History of Madonna’s Truth or DareMadonna’s seminal 1991 documentary had few precedents. That’s why it can’t be replicated today.
  20. role call
    Marcia Gay Harden Answers Every Question We Have About Her Pollock Oscars WinWithout a SAG or Golden Globe nomination, the actor’s win was a long shot. Twenty years later, she reminisces with Vulture about the night.