How to Overcome Accent Anxiety in 4 Simple Steps

Few things scare an actor more than mangling an accent — so say their dialect coaches. Here, the pros offer a few words of advice.

The Undoing of Joss Whedon

The Buffy creator, once an icon of Hollywood feminism, is now an outcast accused of misogyny. How did he get here?
oscar futures

Oscar Futures: How SAG’s Shocking Snubs Shook Up the Race

It was a good week for House of Gucci and a very bad one for the house of Spencer.
  1. the industry
    The Future of Agenting Isn’t in HollywoodJeremy Zimmer has been leading United Talent Agency for 30 years. He sees a complex road ahead for the 10-percenter business.
  2. advice
    How to Overcome Accent Anxiety in 4 Simple StepsFew things scare an actor more than mangling an accent — so say their dialect coaches. Here, the pros offer a few words of advice.
  3. only in new york
    Watch Bill Murray Give a Surprise Concert in Washington Square ParkFeaturing a rendition of “I Feel Pretty.”
  4. obits
    Marty Roberts, of Legendary Lounge Act Marty & Elayne, Has DiedThe married duo played L.A. club the Dresden six nights a week for more than 40 years.
  5. r.i.p.
    Gaspard Ulliel, César Winner and Moon Knight Actor, Dead at 37The French actor plays Midnight Man in the upcoming Marvel series.
  6. remember the 90s?
    So You Already Miss Yellowjackets. Here’s What to Watch Next18 movies and TV shows to tide you over until season two.
  7. extremely online
    We Were All Rooting For You, Paul Walter HauserThe acclaimed character actor went full Sirota on Twitter this weekend. Never go full Sirota.
  8. the saga begins
    White and Nerdy Daniel Radcliffe Will Play ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic in Biopic“I have no doubt whatsoever that this is the role future generations will remember him for.”
  9. apologies
    Rachel Zegler Apologizes for Turning Britney Spears’s Tweet Into a Monologue“This is not a situation to be taken lightly, and we should all be lifting Britney up in this pivotal time.”
  10. the amazing liar-man
    Andrew Garfield Didn’t Tell His Shot of Espresso About Spider-Man: No Way HomeWhat else is a lie, Andrew? Are you even British?
  11. feature
    The Undoing of Joss WhedonThe Buffy creator, once an icon of Hollywood feminism, is now an outcast accused of misogyny. How did he get here?
  12. deep dive
    Wait, Who Are the Eternals?The 2021 MCU entry is finally streaming on Disney+. Here’s what you need to know before hitting play.
  13. movies
    Nicole Kidman Addresses Her AMC Theatres Commercial: ‘It’s So True’She believes that somehow heartbreak does feel good in a place like this.
  14. back on track
    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Resumes Production With Letitia WrightThe actress has recovered from the on-set injury she suffered last year.
  15. movie review
    Do You Need a Review of Hotel Transylvania: Transformania? Here’s One Anyway.As a wise man once said, “Bleh, bleh, bleh.”
  16. the law
    After 29 Days, Alec Baldwin Turns Over His Phone in Rust InvestigationNearly a month after Baldwin addressed the warrant on Twitter.
  17. movie review
    Belle Is a Spectacular Retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Way of the MetaverseMamoru Hosoda’s new film deftly blends teen angst, fairy-tale fantasy, and a virtual online world.
  18. movie review
    The New Scream Is No ScreamSequel, remake, reboot, requel, legacyquel … Who cares? Why can’t these movies be scary anymore?
  19. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: How SAG’s Shocking Snubs Shook Up the RaceIt was a good week for House of Gucci and a very bad one for the house of Spencer.
  20. q&a
    Mamoru Hosoda Still Has Hope for the Future of the InternetThe Belle director has been making movies about the internet for over 20 years. He shares his vision and what movies like Ready Player One get wrong.
  21. lessons in chemistry
    Eternals’ Hottest Romance Made Me Feel Pleasantly UnwellDrukkari forever, baby.
  22. first looks
    The Proud Family Trailer Is Oscar (Proud)-WorthyTRUDYYYYYYYYY!
  23. close reads
    Eternals Is Just the Plot of Steven Universe But BadLet’s talk about Celestials and gem clusters.
  24. awards season
    2022 Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations Led by Belfast and West Side StoryWith 11 nods each, including Best Picture.
  25. she makes oscars better
    Let Her HostWhy Nicole Kidman is the only choice to helm the Oscars in 2022.
  26. entanglements
    BAFTA Members Are Mad About HDMI CablesBritain’s distinguished film community is tripping.
  27. film festivals
    Evan Rachel Wood Documentary Joins Sundance Film Festival 2022 LineupA special screening of Phoenix Rising, the Evan Rachel Wood documentary about abuse and domestic violence, has just been added to the lineup.
  28. trailer mix
    Dave Grohl Is Less Pretender and More Demon in the Studio 666 TrailerYes, he will decapitate you with a cymbal.
  29. birds will get you
    Hatching Trailer Reminds Us That Birds Will Take Vengeance on Your FamilyBe nice to birds, okay?
  30. award season
    Succession, The Power of the Dog Lead 2022 SAG Awards NominationsHouse of Gucci, Squid Game, and Mare of Easttown also had multiple nominations.
  31. trailer mix
    Mia Goth Goes A24 Gorecore in Ti West’s XMeanwhile, back at the ranch …
  32. flops
    Ben Affleck Gets to Direct Movies, Kiss J.Lo Because of Gigli“I did get to meet Jennifer, the relationship with whom has been really meaningful to me in my life.”
  33. behind the seams
    How to Dress Like Alana Haim in Licorice PizzaThe costume team behind Licorice Pizza on the details of Alana Haim’s vintage ’70s fits, from babydoll dresses to halter tops and miniskirts.
  34. hashtag buzz
    Lady Gaga Was Plagued by ‘Large Swarms of Flies’ As Patrizia Reggiani“I truly began to believe that she had sent them.”
  35. trailer mix
    Scream 5 Trailer: Drop the 5, Just Scream. It’s Cleaner.Scaring original cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and more, January 14.
  36. trailer mix
    The Worst Person in the World Has the Best Trailer of the Week“Sometimes I just want to feel things.”
  37. oscars 2022
    Your Guide to the Sad Moms of Oscar SeasonFrom Spencer to The Lost Daughter, this awards season has been an unofficial film festival about mothers in distress.
  38. very bad guys
    Every Movie Villain Is a Tech BroThe long-gestating archetype gets at a dull, persistent itch in our psyches that we can’t scratch away.
  39. trailer mix
    Feast Your Eyes, Finally, on The Bob’s Burgers Movie Trailer“What? It’s summer, and sex sells, baby.”
  40. obits
    Full House Star Bob Saget Dead at 65“He was a brother to us guys, a father to us girls, and a friend to all of us,” the cast of Full House said jointly.
  41. a long talk
    Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Theory on Driving at NightThe man behind Drive My Car and Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy breaks down his filmmaking process.
  42. brand twitter
    The Golden Globes Gave Us a Show After AllThe zombie-Globes still managed to maintain an essential Globes-iness: the sense that everything was five seconds from going completely off the rails.
  43. trailer mix
    We’ll Be Honest, the Jackass Forever Trailer Made Us Tear Up a Little BitCrashing into theaters February 4.
  44. awards season
    Here Are the Winners of the No-Audience, No-Broadcast Golden GlobesAll the winners you didn’t get to see.
  45. awards season
    If No One Is Around to Watch the Golden Globes, Do They Matter?With no telecast (or even a livestream!) this year, will the Globes have any impact on the Oscars? We can take an educated guess, with some precedent.
  46. in memoriam
    A Guide to Rewatching Sidney Poitier’s Most Memorable FilmsHis image evolved and adapted over decades as the central contradiction of the actor and director’s life played out on screens.
  47. movie review
    The 355 Is Proof That Women Can Make Middling Action Movies, TooJessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penélope Cruz, Diane Kruger, and Fan Bingbing star in a spy movie felled by the Strong Female Character.
  48. in memoriam
    My Sidney PoitierHe was always transcendent, but there was nothing quite like watching the late actor and director take control of the screen in the 1970s.
  49. movie review
    A Hero Is Both Moral Fable and MousetrapThe great Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s latest is a gripping drama, but something feels missing.
  50. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Could Nicolas Cage Surprise Us in Best Actor?As the Will Smith buzz cools, the ostensible front-runner has taken a back seat in the conversation.
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