Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre and Matthias Schoenaerts on how The Mustang avoids genre clichés

Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s directorial debut The Mustang follows a convict in a rural Nevada prison who, as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation, joins a wild horse training program. Ahead of its premiere, we spoke with Clermont-Tonnerre and star Matthias Schoenaerts about the film, and how it avoids the…

Idris Elba on tackling DJing, relationships, and parenting with Turn Up Charlie

Co-created by Idris Elba, the new Netflix comedy Turn Up Charlie centers on Charlie, “a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a ‘manny’ to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter.” Ahead of the 8-episode first season hitting Netflix this Friday,…

Lolly Adefope talks Shrill, Aidy Bryant, and not listening to critics

Loosely based on Lindy West’s memoir Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, Hulu’s new comedy series Shrill stars Aidy Bryant as Annie, “a fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body.” Ahead of the first season hitting Hulu this Friday, we sat down with Lolly Adefope to talk about the show, her co-star…

American Gods' Ricky Whittle and Pablo Schreiber on the "darker", more "plot-driven" second season

The journey to season two of American Gods has been a tumultuous one. After a rather well-received first season back in 2017, the Starz drama went through showrunners, lost one of its biggest stars, and experienced a whole host of budgeting and scheduling concerns. That’s all hopefully in the past though, as the…

Our Riverdale podcast celebrates the life and legacy of Luke Perry

R.I.P. Luke Perry. It’s been a tough week for many in the wake of such heartbreaking news, but Riverdale nobly marches on. And while Dial M For Maple dutifully recaps the fiery “Fire Walk With Me” (a surprisingly literal episode title), our podcast cedes much of its time to honor the life and legacy of the late, great…

Gemma Chan on Captain Marvel, Crazy Rich Asians, and how Hollywood is changing

Marvel Studios’ latest surefire blockbuster Captain Marvel propels its way into theaters this week. To prepare for the film’s release today, we sat down with the cast and directors to discuss the journey to Captain Marvel. Today, Gemma Chan—who stars as Kree sniper Minn-Erva—joins us to talk about the film, and how…

Sofia Boutella on the deranged, hallucinatory drug-trip that is Gaspar Noé's Climax

From arthouse director Gaspar Noé, Climax follows a group of French dancers whose all-night celebration quickly devolves into a hallucinatory nightmare after they discover their sangria has been spike with LSD. In the video above, Sofia Boutella, who leads the film as Selva, talks to us about making the film, and…

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