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‘The Girlfriend Experience’: Season 3 Is An Engaging & Elusive Look At Sex, A.I. Desire & Predictive Behavior Via Big Tech [Review]

The way technology has affected relationships, dating, and sex in the modern world is fairly commonplace today. Sci-fi obviously has lots of dystopian ways of commenting on this too (see the psychological submissive girl robot fetishization archetype in “Ex Machina”). However, the way technology has affected the transactional nature of sex is still pretty limited […]

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Neon Buys Amy Seimetz’s SXSW Thriller ‘She Dies Tomorrow’

Neon has acquired the worldwide rights to Amy Seimetz’s apocalyptic thriller, “She Dies Tomorrow,” which had been set to premiere at the SXSW Film Festival before the event was canceledThe film stars Seimetz’s frequent collaborator Kate Lyn Sheil as a woman ravaged by the notion that she is going to die tomorrow, which sends her […]

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‘Shiva Baby’ Review: A Sugar Daddy Crashes a Jewish Funeral in This Lively Queer Comedy

While the 2020 SXSW Film Festival has been canceled, IndieWire is covering select titles from this year’s edition.As probably the single most stigmatized profession, sex work and have long held a salacious fascination for filmmakers. From “Pretty Woman” to “True Romance,” sex workers are either depicted as the “hooker with the heart of gold” or […]

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‘True Detective’ Season 3: New Trailer Digs Into the Romance Driving Mahershala Ali

Women have been a sticking point for “True Detective” in past seasons, with critics accusing the show of casting female characters into one of a few, predictable camps.But Season 3 is looking to correct a few past mistakes, including elevating the relevance and dynamism of its notable female lead Amelia Reardon, played by the great […]

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Kristen Stanisz-Bedno joins Octane Entertainment in senior marketing, sales role

Executive previously served at Starz Worldwide Distribution and Lionsgate.Los Angeles-based Octane Entertainment has brought on Kristen Stanisz-Bedno as director of sales and marketing.Stanisz-Bedno will oversee Octane’s Us and international marketing division and take the lead on sales on the company’s expanding library of drama, action, genre, and sci-fi features.Stanisz-Bedno most recently held the position of […]

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Unsane, The Woman in the Window, and Black Lightning: Jim Hemphill’s Weekend Blu-ray Picks

Steven Soderbergh’s Unsane, which was released theatrically earlier this year and is now available on Blu-ray and multiple streaming platforms, is yet another of the director’s fascinating experiments with narrative structure and genre, and another instance of Soderbergh responding to cultural shifts with astonishing speed. In this case, as opposed to the 2003 HBO series […]

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‘Vida’ Review: A Strong Hispanic Cast Quickly Brings This Bold Starz Series to Life

Dating back to the cult hit “Party Down,” Starz has seen the most recognition for half-hour series that don’t fit the mold. “Survivor’s Remorse” was a drama-comedy hybrid produced by basketball megastar LeBron James and loosely based on his experiences. “Ash vs. Evil Dead” is a horror-comedy hybrid based on the classic cult film series […]

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