E. Oliver Whitney is a senior editor at ScreenCrush. When not talking Game of Thrones theories or waiting for the next Terrence Malick film, Oliver is probably having an SVU marathon. Oliver was formerly an entertainment editor at Huff Post and has written for Variety, New York magazine, Indiewire, Moviefone, and Backstage.
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How Well Does Ice-T Know ‘Law and Order: SVU’?
Ice-T has been on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit for 17 years. That’s 384 episodes, a crazy number of shocking twists and an tons of hilarious one liners. After 17 seasons, an actor should know his own show like the back of his hand, right? To find out, we put Ice-T to the test.
‘James Bond’ Star Roger Moore, Dies at 89
Acting legend and James Bond star Sir Roger Moore has died at the age of 89.
Mimi Leder Confirms She’s Directing Natalie Portman in Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biopic ‘On the Basis of Sex’
You don’t have to be a fan of HBO’s The Leftovers to know Mimi Leder is one of the most talented directors working today. (For more proof, just look at the headline of The Ringer’s profile of Leder from earlier today.) An upcoming Ruth Bader Ginsberg biopic starring Natalie Portman became all the more exciting when the Deep Impact director was rumored to be attached; what a fantastic trifecta of brilliant women that would be! We won’t have to dream about it any longer though. While discussing the HBO drama, Leder confirmed the biopic will be her next project.
John Boyega Stars in First Intense Trailer for Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Detroit’
The violence and chaos of the Detroit riots in the summer of 1967 began early on Sunday, July 23 when the police raided a local bar. It incited five long days of police brutality that ended in 43 deaths. But there was one infamous and tragic episode during those five days that left three black teenagers dead.
Ranking Every Episode of ‘Law and Order: SVU’ (Part 2)
In the TV journalism system, shows about crime and assault are considered especially addictive. The dedicated critics who write about these episodes are known as totally insane masochistic people (me) who love sensational television. These are their stories.
Ranking Every Episode of ‘Law and Order: SVU’ (Part 1)
18 years, 18 seasons, roughly 16,800 minutes, and more cameos, crimes, and criminals than you could imagine. This week Law and Order: Special Victims Unit airs its 400th episode, and as a dedicated SVU fan I’ve decided to celebrate by ranking every single episode ever. Crazy? Yes. Possibly damaging to my mental and emotional health? Likely. Worth it? God, I hope so.
The Best Movies of 2016 (According to Erin Whitney)
How you define the “best” of something varies from one person to the next. The “best” movies can be the ones crafted with the most artistry, the ones that feel particularly culturally significant, the ones you can’t shake hours, days, or months after seeing them. Or perhaps the best films are the ones you simply love the most and are eager returning to again and again.
Good Luck Trying to Find Gary Oldman Underneath All His Incredible Winston Churchill Makeup
Remember when the first photo of Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson hit the internet and no one could believe it was actually a photo of the Breaking Bad star and not the former U.S. president? This is like that.
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard’s WWII Romance Gets Dangerous In Full-Length ‘Allied’ Trailer
The last teaser we saw for Brad Pitt’s espionage thriller Allied came at an oddly coincidental time, released online just hours after news hit of Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce. It begged the question of just how much Allied‘s reception may or may not be affected by Pitt’s real life news. But either way, the latest trailer has enough twisty romance drama on screen to keep your attention.
‘The Light Between Oceans’ Review: Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender Star in a Heartbreaking Drama
Derek Cianfrance’s ‘The Light Between Oceans’ might be the most heartbreaking movie of the year. Cianfrance’s (‘Blue Valentine,’ ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’) latest looks at the many sides of grief and guilt, and how one’s joy may come at the expense of another’s pain.