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TIFF 6ix: Lewis ?
When communing with the dead via text, there are very strict grammar rules
Move over, all-lowercase texts, there’s a brand new trend that your autocorrect will hate just as much! In Olivier Assayas’ Personal Shopper, Kristen Stewart is ahead of the curve with text messages that have the oddest affectation: a space right before each question mark. In Nylon’s “Ode to Kristen Stewart’s Texting Skills in Personal Shopper,” Kristin Iverson asks what we’re all thinking: “Who does that?” or, rather, “Who does that ?” She posits it’s just cool kids, like Kristen Stewart — who, of course, has her own philosophy about texting — but maybe it’s just a simple case of being lost in translation.
Benjamin Braddock has a great future in horror. With the 50th anniversary of The Graduate fast approaching, editor Alejandro Villarreal reimagines the Mike Nichols classic as a Basic Instinct/Cape Fear send-up that you can’t unwatch.
Why does the “Black films don’t travel” myth persist? Moonlight has now made $28.6 million at the international box office, surpassing its $27.5 million domestic take. So, what's up? Tre’vell Anderson investigates the systemic failure to support Black films in international markets and how recent films like Get Out, Hidden Figures, and the Oscar-winning Moonlight continue to prove Hollywood’s misconceptions wrong.
As the “action-musical” Baby Driver speeds up its release from August to June, rewind and reexamine the soundtracks of the Cornetto Trilogy, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and Spaced with director Edgar Wright and Soudtracking’s Edith Bowman. Empire Magazine also has an Edgar-inspired playlist for your Friday.
Nothing says “now” quite like lady cannibals. With nods to TIFF 2016’s Raw and The Girl with All the Gifts, let Buzzfeed’s Alison Willmore walk you through the newest flesh-eating shorthand for self-awakening on screen.
And for a little bit of joy, be sure to watch Ghibli Museum’s rundown of the easter eggs that you might have missed in Studio Ghibli films. (There are Totoros everywhere.)