E. Oliver Whitney is a senior editor at ScreenCrush. When not talking Game of Thrones theories or waiting for the next Terrence Malick film, they* are probably having an SVU marathon. They were formerly an entertainment editor at The Huffington Post and have written for Variety, New York magazine, Indiewire, Moviefone, and Backstage. *E. Oliver Whitney uses gender-neutral pronouns they, them, theirs.
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Why Hollywood Needs Trans Actors: An Open Letter
It doesn’t take a media critic to know that film and television have long mistreated and misunderstood the transgender community. Whether painting trans people as something to be reviled and shamed (think Ace Ventura: Pet Detective), as villainous monsters (remember Buffalo Bill?), or using t…
Mimi Leder on ‘The Leftovers’ Series Finale and How To Interpret That Ending
The Leftovers finally came to a close on Sunday night with one of the quietest episodes of the series. After three years of chronicling the post-apocalyptic misery of Justin Theroux‘s Kevin Garvey, the series finale pivoted to showcase Nora’s (Carrie Coon) perspective.
Lady Gaga Sings With Bradley Cooper in First ‘A Star is Born’ Photo
Stefani Germanotta, better known to the world as Lady Gaga, decided to try out the title of triple threat when she entered Hollywood back in 2013. With minor roles in Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, it was hard to tell just how serious we were supposed to take Gaga’s acting ca…
Watch Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, and More Oscar Nominees Read Mean Tweets
What would an Oscars hosted by Jimmy Kimmel be without a new edition of Mean Tweets?
The Movie GOATs: Best Horror Movie Themes
ScreenCrush’s latest series, Greatest of All Time, aka The GOATs, celebrates the best of the best when it comes to the movies. This week we’re ranking the best horror movie theme songs in honor of Halloween.
Gene Wilder, Legendary Actor and ‘Willy Wonka’ Star, Dead at 83
Gene Wilder, best known for his comedic roles in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Producers, and Young Frankenstein has died at the age of 83.
Celebrating LGBTQ Cinema in Honor of Pride Month and Those We Lost in Orlando
June is a month of victory for the LGBTQ community. It’s the one time of the year lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people, and all other spectrums of queer sexualities and gender identities come together to honor the queer heroes who rioted, fought, and persevered before us. It’s a …
‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Character Names and Artwork Revealed in Leaked Book
Update: The ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ book pages that surfaced online today turned out to be an unintentional leak. Per the request of Disney, we have removed the photos and the character information from this post.
Daniel Craig Would Rather ‘Slash’ His Wrists Than Play James Bond Again
While promoting Spectre, Daniel Craig has been asked so much about whether or not he will play James Bond again that he rather slit his wrists than think of the possibility. In a recent interview with Time Out London, Craig was asked yet again if he’ll return to 007.