Posted by / On 28 January 2017   Videos / Wind River

Director Taylor Sheridan and stars Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner discuss their buzzworthy thriller set on a Native American reservation.

Posted by / On 28 January 2017   Articles / Ingrid Goes West

In Ingrid Goes West, which premiered at Sundance last week and sold in the $3 million range to new distributor Neon, Aubrey Plaza’s Ingrid obsessively models herself after Elizabeth Olsen’s Instagram celebrity Taylor Sloane, then moves across the country to befriend her. It’s a hell of a logline, and the movie delivers on its rich potential for discomfort, telling the tale of a woman so immersed in social media that she’s abandoned any concept of herself. While the film avoids taking any sort of moral position on its very contemporary subject matter, walking the tightrope between comedy and thriller, it provides plenty of opportunity for viewers to question their own relationships with social media. Vulture asked Plaza and Olsen their thoughts when we sat down with them in Park City, Utah.

I feel like this is a very generational movie.
Elizabeth Olsen: Yeah, but also there are adults who are connected to this. And when I say adults, I mean, like, grandmas and stuff. I think it’s anyone who participates [in social media]. So many people want to put up videos of their grandchild succeeding at something to just basically brag about their stupid grandchild.

Aubrey Plaza: These grandmas are out of control.

EO: And say, “My kid is better than your kid.” It’s the same kind of comparison thing.

Facebook is the frontier of the grandparents.
AP: I feel like a lot of grandparents are on that one.

EO: But whatever, it’s social media, it’s the same idea.
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Posted by / On 25 January 2017   Videos

Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner came by Vulture’s Sundance Spot in Park City, Utah, to discuss their new film Wind River. When we asked them how shooting a film like that differed from the experience of shooting an Avengers movie, Olsen told us about her first day on set of Age of Ultron and how Jeremy Renner gave her a hand.