Polanski: Wanted and Desired

New York Times critic Manohla Dargis saw the Roman Polanski doc when it briefly appeared in a few theaters in New York and Los Angeles in order to qualify for the Oscars. Dargis writes: “Wanted and Desired,” which opened on Friday without advance press screenings, was bought...

It’s Not You. It’s Your Movies.

Via Salon.com’s Broadsheet, comes this essay in the NYTimes, It‚Äôs Not You, It‚Äôs Your Books, exploring the phenomenon of relationship-killing incompatibility standards based on personal reading habits: “when a missed ‚Äî or misguided ‚Äî literary reference makes it...
Posted On 31 Mar 2008

Bette Davis Centennial

April 5 will be the 100th birthday of Bette Davis. There will be tributes and retrospectives and dozens of memorial essays. Terrence Rafferty excels at elegantly distilling an actor’s persona to its essence, as he does in this New York Times remembrance. …on the...
Posted On 31 Mar 2008

Indiana Solo and the Chronic Fear of Intimacy

Ever feel like you keep making the same mistakes in relationshipwrecks, time after time, century after century, from one galaxy to another? The new Indy TV spot is here:
Posted On 31 Mar 2008

Alt/Print: Stop-Loss

One of the most impressive and potentially world-changing aspects of the internet is the chance it offers for individuals to make their voices heard above the drone of the mainstream. It’s the underground press of our time. The print won’t rub off on your fingers, but...
Posted On 31 Mar 2008

Who needs Photoshop?

Photoshopping fems is fun, but not every actor needs the help. The Sundance Channel aired Breakfast on Pluto Saturday night, a thoroughly charming movie that features Cillian Murphy as one of the prettiest transvestites in film history.  Brief clip after the cut.
Posted On 31 Mar 2008

Gross Negligence

News flash: Audiences flock to see worst-rated movies. Mediocrity vindicated. Rank Title Gross Metacritic Per Screen 1 21 $23,700,000 48 $8,950 2 Horton Hears a Who! $17,425,000 71 $4,554 3 Superhero Movie $9,510,000 33 $3,212 4 Meet the Browns $7,760,000 45 $3,849 5 Drillbit...
Posted On 31 Mar 2008

We Are Family

Following up on Sasha’s post yesterday, re-imagineering Hollywood hotties as females, the New England Genealogical Society did some digging last week and discovered that not only are Clinton and Obama related, but Hillary is a cousin of Madonna, Alanis Morrisette, and...
Posted On 30 Mar 2008

Letting Go Of God to Preem in Seattle

Julia Sweeney is the bomb. The doc of her stage show is making its premiere at the Seattle Film Fest upcoming, as her blog, juliasweeney.blogspot.com, announces. Here is an excerpt from the show:

Valkyrie Photos Hit the Net

It remains to be seen whether or not audiences (and critics) will accept Tom Cruise back into the fold after the recent public stoning he’s been taking on all things — Scientology, his marriage, etc. Either way, the publicists are doing their job with Valkyrie,...