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Based on the title alone, you might think that director John Cameron Mitchell’s “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” sounds like your typical buddy comedy or romcom. And in the new trailer for the film, it almost starts that way. But after abo…

Led by Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning, and with a soundtrack featuring artists including Nico MuhlyJamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu, Matmos and AC Newman of The New Pornographers it’s a little bit disappointing that “How To Talk To Girls At Parties” has been a bit lost in the wind since debuting at Cannes. The film is gearing up to roll out internationally as we wait any news of a U.S. Continue reading ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ Trailer: Nicole Kidman & Elle Fanning Make Punk A Way Of Life at The Playlist.

There were few movies at the Cannes Film Festival so perfectly overlapping our movie/music Venn diagram as “How To Talk To Girls At Parties.” And while it didn’t quite explode off the Croisette, we’re still eager to discover the picture that our critic called “gloriously bananas.” Directed by John Cameron Mitchell (“Shortbus,” “Rabbit Hole“), based on the short story by Neil Gaiman, and starring Elle FanningNicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, and Alex Sharp, the story follows an alien who comes to Earth and discovers punk rock. Continue reading ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ Trailer: Elle Fanning Rocks ‘n Rolls at The Playlist.

CANNES – Her fourth Oscar nomination this past January somehow an afterthought, Nicole Kidman has arrived on la croisette as, arguably, the queen of the 70th Cannes Film Festival. That may give Isabelle Huppert stans heart palpitations, but after nearly universal acclaim and an Emmy nomination in sight for her work on HBO’s “Big Little Lies” Kidman has not one, not two, but four different projects screening during the fest. Continue reading Nicole Kidman Resurgence Hits Cannes: ‘I Don’t Have To Work. I Work Because It’s My Passion’ at The Playlist.

A hodgepodge of genres is splattered all over John Cameron Mitchell’s ludicrous (and ludicrously-titled) “How To Talk to Girls at Parties,” making for an incredibly brazen, outlandish, and totally bananas time at the movies. The creative collision of author Neil Gaiman and the director of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” is a match made in bizarro world heaven as ‘Girls’ thrusts a conventional coming-of-age premise into a romance-horror-comedy-sci-fi blender with the top off, twists the knob to max-level, and blasts the angriest Sex Pistols song you’ve ever heard in your life. Continue reading ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ With Elle Fanning & Nicole Kidman Is Gloriously Bananas [Cannes Review] at The Playlist.

Elle Fanning may only be 19 years old, but she’s becoming something of an expert on punk rock and the 1970s. The actress starred in Mike Mills‘ “20th Century Women,” which played against the backdrop of that milieu, and this weekend she’ll be in Cannes for “How To Talk To Girls At Parties,” where she’ll learn all about becoming punk. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell, based on the short story by Neil Gaiman, and co-starring Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, and Alex Sharp, the film is a “punk alien love story.” Here’s the synopsis from Cannes: A story about the birth of punk, the exuberance of first love, and the universe’s greatest mystery of all: how to talk to girls at parties. Continue reading Elle Fanning Gets Punk In First Teasers For ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ at The Playlist.

With four projects headed to the Croissette, Nicole Kidman is clearly the belle of the ball at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. She’ll be appearing in season two of Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake,” and has three films being veiled, including two in Competition: Sofia Coppola’s American civil war film-set “The Beguiled,”  and Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’The Killing of a Sacred Deer.” And then there’s John Cameron Mitchell’s “How to Talk to Girls at Parties.” The last time the director/actress paired together, Kidman earned her third Best Actress Oscar nomination for the film “Rabbit Hole.” Adapted from the Neil Gaiman short story, according to The Guardian, Kidman plays an extravagant fashion and music entrepreneur who sees Elle Fanning’s mysterious alien character as a possible protegée. Continue reading Nicole Kidman & Elle Fanning Are Punks In New Photos From ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ at The Playlist.