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Frances Dodds

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Frances Dodds is the Senior Editor at DuJour Magazine, where she covers culture and style. She has her MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn. 

Recent Articles
  • Priyanka Bose’s Guide to Mumbai, India

    Priyanka Bose’s Guide to Mumbai, India

    The Indian actress on her breakout performance in Lion, the frustrations of making it in Bollywood, and where to buy furniture in Mumbai

    Priyanka Bose had been waiting to tell the story of Lion for a long time. The film—nominated today for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture—tells the epic true tale of Saroo Brierly, the boy who was separated from his family on a train in India at age five, adopted by ... More

  • Obsession DuJour: The Grownup, YSL Red Lip

    Obsession DuJour: The Grownup, YSL Red Lip

    Our Senior Editor shares what she can’t live without right now

    I’ve always had a somewhat complicated relationship with Snow White. It all started when I was just a baby, and my grandmother gave me a cassette tape of the Brothers Grimm’s Snow White. According to family lore, one night, before I’d really started speaking in full sentences, my parents and ... More

  • His Holiness, Jude Law

    His Holiness, Jude Law

    The actor on becoming The Young Pope, his New Year's resolutions, and the compliment he won’t pay Donald Trump

    There is a scene in The Young Pope, about halfway through the series, in which we watch Jude Law’s character get dressed in his formal papal costume—gold embroidered robes, jeweled rings over red velvet gloves, the tiered papal tiara—to the groin-thrusting soundtrack of “Sexy and I Know It,” by LMFAO. Girl ... More

  • Why Joel Edgerton’s Time Is Now

    Why Joel Edgerton’s Time Is Now

    The actor on his Oscar-ready role in Loving, and why the Hollywood set should tread carefully with their political views

    When it came to casting the leading man in Loving, writer and director Jeff Nichols says simply, “It was Joel’s time.” Loving is Nichols’ fifth movie, the latest in a lineup of complex, genre-toppling films that garnered fervent critical applause, if tepid mainstream momentum. But it’s Nichols’ time, too, and ... More

  • Jeff Nichols is Changing Hollywood

    Jeff Nichols is Changing Hollywood

    The director behind Loving talks jumping the hurdle from indie to mainstream and the kinds of conversations he hopes his new film will inspire

    For nearly the past decade, the writer and director Jeff Nichols has been playing hard to get. Granted, it’s left him hungrier than the movie studios he’s flirting with, but the 37-year-old filmmaker—whose latest work, Loving, premieres in November—has a notion he can’t shake: that studios should invest in films ... More

  • Natalie Portman Gets Dressed Up

    Natalie Portman Gets Dressed Up

    The actress on her Oscar-contending role in Jackie, and the split selves of fame

    There was something endearing about the statement dress that Natalie Portman wore to a press day in New York this October, puffed dramatically at the shoulders and tenting over her pregnant belly. In a suite buried deep in the Peninsula Hotel—with large cardboard Jackie cutouts scattered around the premises, and ... More

  • The $100 Million Netflix Series

    The $100 Million Netflix Series

    Much is resting on the head of actress Claire Foy as she stars as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown, winter’s most majestic new show

    It’s late at night. A young man gets out of a car and staggers up the driveway. He stumbles inside and makes his way to the doorway of a bedroom, his figure casting a shadow onto the bed where his wife is sleeping. He says her name quietly, but she ... More

  • Michael Shannon Has a Drink

    Michael Shannon Has a Drink

    The enigmatic actor on Nocturnal Animals, his forgotten loves, and the bittersweet spoils of success

    My first five minutes with Michael Shannon consist of plotting to get his attention without making physical contact. It’s 1pm at The Odeon in New York City and Shannon is sitting at the bar speaking into a flip phone, wearing sunglasses and sipping a small goblet of red wine. It ... More

  • 2016’s Defining Moments in Film

    2016’s Defining Moments in Film

    Actors from the season's most anticipated productions share the moments that matter the most to them

    It’s commonly said that movies are an escape from reality. In fact, the opposite is often true. Sometimes, the greatest films force us to face the subjects that make us most uncomfortable. This year has been one of the more divisive in recent history, and its defining performances—many of them, ... More

  • Michelle Williams’ Heart Breaks, Again

    Michelle Williams’ Heart Breaks, Again

    The actress on filming the Oscar-favorite Manchester by the Sea, her greatest hopes for her work, and fending off her worst nightmares

    Heartbreak is the language that Michelle Williams speaks most fluently. Sometimes she speaks it by way of silence, as she did in Brokeback Mountain, her breakout performance as the long-suffering wife of Heath Ledger’s (immortalized) gay cowboy. Sometimes she screams it, like she did in Blue Valentine, as she and ... More