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61st BFI London Film Festival Review – Gemini (2017)

Gemini, 2017.

Directed by Aaron Katz.

Starring Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz, Greta Lee, Michelle Forbes, Nelson Franklin, Reeve Carney, Jessica Parker Kennedy, James Ransone, Ricki Lake, and John Cho.

Synopsis:

A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss. As the assistant unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth, and celebrity.

Films set in La tend to be about Hollywood, actors, showbiz, etc. Aaron Katz’s slow-burn mystery Gemini is no exception, however, whilst it is set in the city of the rich and famous, it portrays a completely different side of the industry to one we commonly see on-screen, as seen through the eyes of young Ohio-born Pa Jill (Lola Kirke).

Jill is the assistant to Heather (Zoe Kravitz), a big-name actress hounded by paps and fans alike, who maintains a friendship as well as a professional relationship with her Pa.
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Lili Reinhart Gets Candid About Battling Anxiety Before Landing Riverdale: 'My World Was Crashing'

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Lili Reinhart Gets Candid About Battling Anxiety Before Landing Riverdale: 'My World Was Crashing'
Before Lili Reinhart found fame playing the near-perfect blonde schoolgirl Betty Copper on the CW’s hit TV show Riverdale, she was a budding actress suffering from crippling anxiety — including what she calls “the worst panic attack of my life.”

The 20-year-old actress opened up about her battle with the disorder in a new interview with W magazine, where she explained that she had to flee Los Angeles and move back in with her parents in North Carolina to get a handle on her mental health.

Living in L.A. in shared apartments at just 18, Reinhart was auditioning as much as possible at the time.
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Jenny Mollen Insists She’s ‘Totally Fine’ After Revealing She Has ‘Prepartum’ Depression: ‘This Is Normal’

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Jenny Mollen Insists She’s ‘Totally Fine’ After Revealing She Has ‘Prepartum’ Depression: ‘This Is Normal’
As Jenny Mollen approaches the end of her second pregnancy, she’s grappling with emotions that she feels aren’t “addressed enough.”

The mother of one, who is currently expecting her second son with husband Jason Biggs, shared her experience with what she described as “prepartum” depression in an Instagram post and story Thursday.

“I could already be in a depression,” she revealed. “I’m planning on eating my placenta, but I’m also anticipating a major emotional dive. I think that it’s chemical. I think people don’t talk about it enough.”

On Friday, she used Instagram stories
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Alanis Morissette Reveals Battle with Crippling Postpartum Depression That Took Hold Seconds After Daughter’s Birth

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Alanis Morissette Reveals Battle with Crippling Postpartum Depression That Took Hold Seconds After Daughter’s Birth
Alanis Morissette grew up dreaming of being a mother, but what she didn’t expect was the devastating postpartum depression she suffered after the births of both her children.

“There are days I’m debilitated to the point where I can barely move,” the singer — who’s still struggling with the illness 14 months after welcoming daughter Onyx Solace — tells People exclusively in the latest issue. “As a kid, I imagined having children and being with an amazing partner. This is a whole other wrench I didn’t anticipate.”

The Grammy winner, 43, had her first experience with Ppd after giving birth
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The Hunger Games' Jena Malone Shares Honest Message About 'Motherhood, Depression and Self Worth': 'This Struggle Is Real'

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The Hunger Games' Jena Malone Shares Honest Message About 'Motherhood, Depression and Self Worth': 'This Struggle Is Real'
Parenthood isn’t always easy — which is something Jena Malone can attest to.

The 32-year-old mother of one got super honest on Instagram Wednesday, writing a caption about “motherhood, depression and self worth” to accompany an artistic, blurry photo of herself and son Ode Mountain, 14 months.

“I don’t have anything beautiful to say. Except that this struggle is real,” wrote the Sucker Punch actress. “The sharp edges are too much to hold without compassion.”

“I’m struggling with this. Compassion for myself and this moment of growth in my life,” she adds. “I know I am not alone in this.
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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris' Son Jack Turns 5: Inside the Heart-Wrenching Story of His Premature Birth

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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris' Son Jack Turns 5: Inside the Heart-Wrenching Story of His Premature Birth
Little Jack is turning 5!

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris‘ only child is celebrating his birthday today, 5 years after his premature birth kept him in the Nicu for a month and put his parents through an emotional rollercoaster.

His fifth birthday comes amid Faris and Pratt’s split, which the former couple announced on Aug. 6. The two focused on Jack in their joint statement as they asked for privacy.

“Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward,” they said.

In the past, both Pratt,
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‘Gemini’ First Trailer: Zoë Kravitz Bewitches Lola Kirke in Intoxicating Neo-Noir Thriller

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‘Gemini’ First Trailer: Zoë Kravitz Bewitches Lola Kirke in Intoxicating Neo-Noir Thriller
As evidenced by her understated but powerful role in “Big Little Lies,” Zoë Kravitz has demonstrated a keen eye for complex projects from auteur filmmakers, which continues with Aaron Katz’s “Gemini.” Kravitz stars alongside up-and-coming indie favorite Lola Kirke (“Mistress America,” “Gone Girl”) in the New York-based filmmaker’s neo-noir thriller, which just released a captivating first trailer.

Read More:Zoë Kravitz and Lola Kirke Wander Through a Dreamy Los Angeles in Aaron Katz’s Hypnotic Mystery ‘Gemini’ — SXSW 2017 Review

The Hollywood-set mystery stars Kravitz as Heather Anderson, a hot young actress with all eyes on her. Kirke plays her friend and assistant, Jill, who keeps her life together while offering a calming presence and fierce loyalty. When a violent crime threatens the balance of their friendship, Jill finds herself on the run as she attempts to solve the dangerous mystery. A movie in love with movies, Katz subdues
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Ricki Lake Returns to Ibiza to Spread Ex-Husband Christian Evans' Ashes

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Ricki Lake plans to honor the memory of her late ex-husband, Christian Evans, by spreading his ashes at the same place they got engaged. Ricki posted a pic Friday of herself near a beach in Ibiza, with the caption ... "Es Vedra and me. #magical #Ibiza. Bringing my beloved home. #christianevans #loveiseternal." Sources close to the former talk show host tell TMZ she's there to spread Christian's ashes because that's where he popped the question to her,
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Lena Headey Recalls 'Really Horrendous' Time Battling Ppd While Filming Game of Thrones: 'It Was Tricky'

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Lena Headey Recalls 'Really Horrendous' Time Battling Ppd While Filming Game of Thrones: 'It Was Tricky'
Lena Headey‘s formidable character Cersei Lannister may have looked icy as a cucumber in the first (and subsequent) seasons of Game of Thrones, but the actress wasn’t without her own inner turmoil.

For her cover story in the newest issue of Net-a-Porter’s The Edit magazine, Headey opened up to GoT costar Maisie Williams about her experience balancing filming the show’s first season and battling postpartum depression following the birth of her son Wylie, now 7.

“Really horrendous – I was postnatally depressed, but I didn’t know it,” she explained of how she felt filming traumatic scenes while
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Elle King Gets Candid About Her Depression and Ptsd: It Feels Like ‘a Trip on LSD’

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Elle King Gets Candid About Her Depression and Ptsd: It Feels Like ‘a Trip on LSD’
Elle King is taking the reins on her mental health.

The “Ex’s and Oh’s” singer revealed on Instagram Saturday that she has been struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

“I made a decision yesterday that was a really f— hard one,” she captioned a Boomerang video of herself wearing a shirt reading “Born To Be Mild.”

“I’m slowly learning that prolonging and putting off that inevitable and looming painful decision or choice … Only Creates More Pain,” she continued. “And Youre Literally Just Sitting In It. I made that hard choice yesterday, and for a while it
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On Again? Gerard Butler and Morgan Brown Spotted Getting Close on Mexico Beach

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On Again? Gerard Butler and Morgan Brown Spotted Getting Close on Mexico Beach
It looks like things may be heating up again between Gerard Butler and Morgan Brown.

The actor and his on-again, off-again flame Brown were photographed on the beach in Tulum, Mexico, on Friday. Clad in red-and-blue swim trunks, Butler, 47, and Brown — showing off her toned body in an orange bikini — splashed around in the waves while sharing a seemingly intimate dynamic.

The Scottish 300 star and interior designer were first linked about two and a half years ago, with a source close to Butler telling People in November that “they split some time ago.”

Related: Is Liev Schreiber Dating Gerard Butler’s Ex?
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‘Yes, Sadie Took Her Own Life’: Pennsylvania Mom Blames ‘Bullies’ for Her 15-Year-Old Daughter’s Death

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‘Yes, Sadie Took Her Own Life’: Pennsylvania Mom Blames ‘Bullies’ for Her 15-Year-Old Daughter’s Death
A Pennsylvania family is mourning the loss of their 15-year-old daughter with a heartbreaking obituary.

Sadie Riggs took her own life on Monday after an incident with “bullies” at her school made her “feel worthless,” according to Sadie’s mother, Beverly Dodson Riggs, who addressed the incident in her daughter’s eulogy.

“In an effort to debunk the rumors about Sadie’s death we would like to share this information. Yes, Sadie took her own life, she hung herself,” the obituary on the Louis Geisel Funeral Home website stated.

“It is hard to fathom that someone so young could be so troubled.
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May 9th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Brain Damage, The Void, Serial Mom

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For this Tuesday’s Blu-ray and DVD releases, we have an eclectic assortment of titles coming home, including films from the likes of Frank Henenlotter, John Waters, Roland Emmerich, and Gus Van Sant's remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s most iconic film. Scream Factory is keeping busy this week with two different titles—Serial Mom and Psycho (1998)—and Arrow Video has put together an impressive special edition set for Henenlotter’s cult classic Brain Damage.

For those who may have missed it earlier this year, the surreal indie horror flick The Void makes it way to DVD on May 9th, and we have a bunch of other notable titles arriving on Tuesday, too, including Making Contact, American Mummy, The Gorenos, Clown Kill, and The Evangelist.

Brain Damage: 2-Disc Special Edition (Arrow Video, Blu-ray)

It’S A Headache From Hell! From Frank Henenlotter, the man behind such cult horror favourites as Basket Case and Frankenhooker,
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Contest: Win Serial Mom Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

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The "perfect" nuclear family gets a blood-stained twist as only John Waters can provide in Serial Mom, and Scream Factory is releasing the cult 1994 film on a Collector's Edition Blu-ray that would meet even Beverly Sutphin's high standards. To celebrate the new home media release, we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector's Edition Blu-ray copy of Serial Mom.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

https://www.instagram.com/dailydead/

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Serial Mom Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at
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Serial Mom Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

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On May 9th, Scream Factory is going to remind viewers why you don't dare cross Beverly Sutphin with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of John Waters' Serial Mom, and we have high-def clips and a trailer that tease what to expect from the new home media release.

Serial Mom Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "Every woman wants to be wanted… just not for Murder One!

Director John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray) brings his twisted cinematic vision to the seemingly mundane world of suburbia in Serial Mom, an outrageous dark comedy starring Kathleen Turner (Body Heat, Romancing The Stone).

Beverly (Turner) is the perfect happy homemaker. Along with her doting husband Eugene (Sam Waterston) and two children, Misty (Ricki Lake) and Chip (Matthew Lillard), she lives a life straight out of Good Housekeeping. But this nuclear family just might explode when Beverly's fascination with serial killers collides with her ever-so-proper code of
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Zoe Kravitz on ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel, Donald Trump and SXSW Drama ‘Gemini’

Zoe Kravitz on ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel, Donald Trump and SXSW Drama ‘Gemini’
At 28, model and actress Zoe Kravitz has scaled TV series, studio tentpoles, and small indies. She stopped by SXSW this week with her drama “Gemini,” a film noir in which she portrays an A-list celebrity caught up in a whodunit that involves her assistant. On HBO’s mini-series “Big Little Lies,” she plays a housewife in the outer circle of a group of suburban California women. In J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” she’s Leta Lestrange, a witch who befriends our protagonist (played by Eddie Redmayne).

Kravitz, the daughter of rock singer Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, has also been vocal on social media about the 2016 election. After backing Bernie Sanders and then Hillary Clinton, she’s criticized President Donald Trump’s policies and participated in women’s marches. She spoke to Variety about her projects and politics.

Related

James Franco, Zoe Kravitz, Jack Reynor
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Why Ricki Lake Wants to Help Other Families Who Are Battling Mental Illness: ‘Love Is Blind and I Didn’t Want to See It’

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Why Ricki Lake Wants to Help Other Families Who Are Battling Mental Illness: ‘Love Is Blind and I Didn’t Want to See It’
Ricki Lake is trying to let go.

More than a week after her ex-husband, jewelry designer Christian Evans, committed suicide at age 45 amid his battle with bipolar disorder, Lake was still “in disbelief,” she tells People in this week’s issue. “I have some bouts of peace, but it’s hard to swallow that this was supposed to happen,” she says.

When the actress and former talk show host, 48, began dating Evans in September 2010, he was upfront about being diagnosed with the illness earlier in his life but did not like taking medication. “He would self-medicate,” Lake says. “He had
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Ricki Lake Reveals Her Ex-Husband’s Battle With Bi-Polar Disorder: ‘I Have To Spread The Word’

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Ricki Lake is opening up about her late ex-husband Christian Evans’ battle with bi-polar disorder following his passing on February 11. Related: Ricki Lake Reveals Ex-Husband Christian Evans Has Passed Away In a new interview with People, the 48-year-old “Hairspray” actress, who married jewellery designer Christian Evans in April 2012 and divorced him in 2015, reveals her former […]
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Ricki Lake and Her Ex-Husband Were Still Together Post-Divorce: ‘I Was Never Happier Than When I Was with Him’

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Ricki Lake and Her Ex-Husband Were Still Together Post-Divorce: ‘I Was Never Happier Than When I Was with Him’
When jewelry designer Christian Evans committed suicide on Feb. 11, Ricki Lake wanted to honor his life — and their love.

Though she filed for divorce in 2014 after two years of marriage, Lake revealed that she and Evans had continued their relationship until last September amid his struggle with bipolar disorder. “”It wasn’t my comfort level to be together in secret,” she tells People in this week’s issue. “He wasn’t stable, and he was so fragile,” Lake says. “But I was still in love with him, so there was something romantic about it. I wanted to save him.”

Despite Evans’ manic episodes,
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Ricki Lake Recalls Her Ex-Husband's Battle With Bipolar Disorder Before Committing Suicide

Ricki Lake Recalls Her Ex-Husband's Battle With Bipolar Disorder Before Committing Suicide
After her ex-husband committed suicide in early February, Ricki Lake is opening up about his personal battle behind closed doors.  Following her marriage to Christian Evans in 2012, the star and mother of two thought she had found the man she was going to spend the rest of her life with. However, after he was discovered with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his car, the actress has since revealed that her ex-husband was living with bipolar disorder and endured bouts of "mania" that she described as "horrific." While Evans had been upfront with Lake about his diagnosis since the start of their relationship, his symptoms did not affect their relationship from the start. "We never fought,...
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