Elisabeth Moss Headlines

  • An explosive ending throws an otherwise engrossing Handmaid's Tale off balance

    It’s an odd war that Serena Joy and June wage in “First Blood,” an often excellent but ultimately baffling hour of The Handmaid’s Tale. It begins when Serena Joy, scared and guilty, literally removes the wall that separates her from the woman carrying “her” baby, giving her a chance to see it on an ultrasound monitor. It ends when she says “absolutely not,” refusing to give June a chance to see the baby who was stolen from her. Between those points, two women manipulate each other with...

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  • Elisabeth Moss will portray writer Shirley Jackson in an upcoming film

    From “The Handmaid’s Tale” to “The Seagull” to “The Lottery” — Elisabeth Moss is on a roll with powerful fiction being brought to screens. But there’s a twist — soon we’ll see her playing writer Shirley Jackson. Deadline reports that Moss, the Emmy Award-winning star of the Hulu series "The Handmaid'sTale,"...

  • Movie review capsules for May 20

    Anything Freshly widowed middle-aged straight man (character actor John Carroll Lynch) from small-town Mississippi finds happiness with a transgender junkie prostitute (Matt Bomer) in seedy Hollywood in a sometimes unexpectedly tender but ultimately awkward, preposterous movie. Rated R. 93 minutes.-G.AllenJohnson Avengers: Infinity War Too many characters, too involved a plot, too much going on with little for the Avengers...

  • The Handmaid’s Tale puts everyone in their places

    This post discusses plot points of The Handmaid’s Tale episode “Seeds.” Read more...

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  • Elisabeth Moss And Michael Stuhlbarg To Star In Feature Thriller ‘Shirley’

    EXCLUSIVE: Elisabeth Moss and Michael Stuhlbarg have been set in the feature film Shirley about the famed horror author Shirley Jackson. The film will be the next from Madeline’s Madeline director Josephine Decker adapted by I Love Dick‘s Sarah Gubbins from Susan Scarf Merrell’s book of the same name. The film is scheduled to go before the cameras this summer. Merrell’s 2014 novel tells the story of a young couple that moves in with Jackson and her Bennington College…

  • Janine speaks up as June goes quiet in another cheery hour of The Handmaid's Tale

    Dandelions, or Taraxacum officinale, spread their seeds after they flower. Once the bright yellow florets have dried and fallen away, a “parachute ball” opens up, covering the head of the flower in puffy white parachutes. The seeds mature, and when they do, the tiny white parachutes fly away on the wind, ready to land and create a new dandelion, another bright patch of yellow on the landscape.

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