If you’ve paid attention to indie film over the past few years, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with Chris Messina’s work — but he wasn’t always one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors. In his own words, Messina recounts a career trajectory full of challenges, from getting cut out of a Meryl Streep movie and nearly quitting the business to stumbling over Aaron Sorkin’s complex dialogue on The Newsroom.
He’s worked with Spielberg and appeared on Seinfeld. He’s directed Philip Seymour Hoffman and been directed by George Clooney and Wes Anderson. In his own words, he talks through his remarkable professional journey.
And his name was met with tepid applause in an otherwise rousing speech.
Plus how you do things differently than Beyoncé, an amazing Instagram account from Australia, and “Sesame Street Fighter.”
The director’s rebuttal to Dylan Farrow’s allegations that he molested her depicts his ex, Mia Farrow, as a deceitful, manipulative, hate-mongering witch who brainwashed his child. A close examination of his own statements paints a different picture.
In Allen’s irate and final defense against his daughter’s allegations of sexual assault, there is a particularly strange paragraph.
The Oscar Award-winning director speaks out in the New York Times about the allegations that he sexually assaulted his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow when she was 7 years old. Updated - Feb. 8, 11:17 a.m. ET: Dylan Farrow has released a statement in response to Allen’s letter. She said, “I won’t let the truth be buried and I won’t be silenced.”
Every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. A look at the cultural factors behind the statistic.
Mia Farrow’s daughter Dylan Farrow published an open letter in the New York Times on Saturday in which she describes being sexually assaulted by Woody Allen. Updated — Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m ET: A spokesperson for Woody Allen called Farrow’s allegations “untrue and disgraceful.”
UPDATED: “A woman has publicly detailed Woody Allen’s molestation of her at age 7. GoldenGlobe tribute showed contempt for her & all abuse survivors,” Mia Farrow tweeted.
Being a chosen person on Christmas isn’t so bad. Here are 30 movies that capture something about Jewish culture.
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-la-di-da, la la. Or something like that.
Because you’ve already seen A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving a thousand times.
It’s pretty much exactly what you might expect. (He was already pretty successful.)
Louis CK, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Ellen DeGeneres: They all had to start somewhere. The hair and fashion alone make these must-watch clips.
See the director’s favorite spots in his favorite city.
Jason Biggs has matured onscreen and off since his breakthrough 1999 role in American Pie. Now co-starring in the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, he reflects on how he’s grown — and where he might still need work.
When Woody Allen likes an actor, he tends to use her over and over again — especially if they happen to be married. Here are 15 women who appeared in more than one of the prolific writer-director’s films.
Fedotowsky on getting the call from her agent: “I was, like, ‘What??? This is a joke. This isn’t a real thing.’” Plus, she talks about her post-Bachelorette experience and watching this current season.
He became a massive star with jokes that were in many cases rampantly sexist and homophobic. With an assist from Woody Allen, Dice is back and has a whole lot to say.
Words of wisdom from the most neurotic man in cinema.
Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach’s new film, Frances Ha, explores the charm and strife of a young woman’s quest to become a “real person” in New York City.
Tony, Effy, Cassie and Co - whatchu up to?
Judging from his comments on the Late Show last night, probably not.
Elizabeth Banks she is not.
It was a German sausage commercial from 1998 and Jimmy Kimmel dug it up for him so he could relive the glorious moment.
Starring Jenna Von Oy, who played Blossom’s best friend Six on Blossom!
This morning on Today Jenna Wolfe revealed that she’s engaged and having a baby with NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk.