Every piece of information we have about episode VIII right now

• Benicio Del Toro appears to be playing someone high up in the criminal underworld.
• Laura Dern appears to be playing a New Republic official with a really weird appearance.
• Kelly Marie Tran appears to be playing a Resistance operative of some kind.
• Finn wakes up from his coma and heals quickly enough to go back out into the field in a relatively short time.
• Finn meets up with Kelly Marie Tran’s character; while they are both present in a ship’s hangar, Finn gets into a melee duel with a Stormtrooper who fights like a better-equipped version of FN-2199.
• Finn gets into a Stormtrooper disguise at one point. Tom Hardy cameos as a Stormtrooper and addresses Finn, who fears that he’s been found out. The trooper then apparently slaps Finn on the ass and tells him to keep up the good work.
• At some point in the movie, Leia is incapacitated and is left comatose; once this happens, Laura Dern’s character takes control in her absence. Poe Dameron gets into a tense scene with her, organizing what appears to be a coup.
• Benicio Del Toro’s character is apparently met on the planet represented by Dubrovnik.
• Kylo Ren and his Knights crash-land on Ahch-To. He gets a rematch with Rey. In the meantime, Luke has the a moment where he completely wrecks all of Kylo Ren’s cronies without using his lightsaber; it sounds like the heroic equivalent of what Darth Vader does at the end of Rogue One. This scene actually happens a lot earlier in the movie than you would think it would I believe it’s in the first half of the movie rather than the very end.
• Captain Phasma will have larger role this time around.

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“In an almost silent performance, Gladstone conveys a level of muted intensity wholly comparable to Liv Ullmann or early Hollywood icon Janet Gaynor. Her knack for carefully expressing a host of emotions through tiny details played across the face would make Julianne Moore proud. Gladstone possesses a strange majesty and remains in complete control of Jamie’s unruly feelings. Her eyes alight like magnetic fields as her voice slips with veiled excitement, signaling immense heartache through careful calibration. Her performance requires us to pay a great deal of attention to the detail and implication laid out across her expressive face, but the final result is a nothing less than a vigorously full-bodied creation.” — John Guerin

In Certain Women, Lily Gladstone gives one of the decade’s best performances. Here’s why.

I was overwhelmed that I had such sincere, authentic Hollywood friends. Which I don’t think is a common occurrence. I had about seven or eight real, true anchors in that room and in the parties following. Emma of course is one, Claire Foy is another, Laura Dern. Eddie Redmayne, Jonah Hill … these are people that I actually love in a real, sincere way, and I believe they love me back. I was just struck with this deep gratitude.
—  Andrew Garfield about Golden Globe Awards for Vanity Fair
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 "What if I forgave myself? What if I forgave myself even though I’d done something I shouldn’t have? What if I was a liar and a cheat and there was no excuse for what I’d done other than because it was what I wanted and needed to do? What if I was sorry, but if I could go back in time I wouldn’t do anything differently than I had done? What if I’d actually wanted to fuck every one of those men? What if heroin taught me something? What if yes was the right answer instead of no? What if what made me do all those things everyone thought I shouldn’t have done was what also had got me here? What if I was never redeemed? What if I already was?“

Wild (2014)
dir. Jean-Marc Vallée