Articles tagged hollywood

From Curiosity to Denial: The Case of ‘An Open Secret’

The failure of An Open Secret to connect with a wide audience speaks to the persistence of denial when the perpetrators of child abuse populate the entertainment industry.

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‘Café Society’ Is an Exhausting, Exasperating Film About Illusions and Delusions

The Woody Allen express rolls bumpily on with a glossy '30s-set bauble that half-heartedly poses the same interesting questions he’s been ruminating on for decades.

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Woody Allen Can’t Be Anyone But Himself in ‘Café Society’

Café Society is a competent film, but that's hardly praise for an auteur director like Woody Allen.

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Robert Altman’s ‘The Player’ Is Art—Now More than Ever

Robert Altman's multi-layered sarcastic skewering of Hollywood culture still has to be seen to be believed, from the first moment to the last.

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Faintly Androgynous and Pathologically Disturbed

Montgomery Clift and Clifton Webb were both gay actors. One embraced his sexuality, while the other denied it, which made a huge difference in how their careers played out.

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Birdman v Uttama Villain: Portrait of the Artiste As an Older, Wiser Man

Making their films resistant to easy consumption and demanding respect for the artiste is essential to the spirit of Birdman and Uttama Villain.

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DC Comics’ Universe Shifts As It Moves From Manhattan to Be Near Warner Bros. Studios

Convergence is not just a description of the universe-altering action in the panels of the comic book miniseries, it also describes the company’s new editorial path as it relocates closer to its on-screen brethren at Warner Bros.

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‘It’s the Pictures That Got Small’ Tells of Hollywood’s Golden Age Like Only a Diary Can

Charles Backett's diaries provide readers with a close and very personal look at the genius of Billy Wilder and a glance at nearly every other Hollywood big-wig of the Golden Age.

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‘Maps to the Stars’ Brings Back Some Classic Cronenberg Horror

While not in the vein of Cronenberg's classic body horror thrillers, the bleak showbiz satire Maps to the Stars could well be a horror film after all.

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moe. + Orgone: 9 March 2013 - Los Angeles

They've been one of the stalwart bands of the jamrock scene since the late '90s, ever pushing the envelope with catchy melodic tunes, big grooves and melty psychedelic jams.

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‘French Cinema’ Is a Tangled, Rumpled Jumble of a History

French Cinema is a popular history that makes its own eccentric claims on what that history should be.

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Cirulnick & Manpearl have their Shootout with Legend

Wyatt Earp the entrepreneur rather than the gunfighter is perhaps the most audacious image for a world where capitalism has gone on strike. In the concluding issue of Earp: Saints for Sinners creators Matt Cirulnick and David Manpearl not only reassert the emotional core of Earp's story, but imply a way out of our financial crisis.

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Laura Huxley Has Her Say About Laura Huxley in ‘Huxley on Huxley’

Aldous Huxley's second wife discusses her life before, during and after her marriage to the eminent author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception.

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‘The Starlet’: Wishing, Fervently, for a World Without Fanny Packs

The prose is slick, the dialog believable, the humor subtle, and the characters self-destructive. What more could you want in a summer read?

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A Murder Mystery From the Early Days of Cinema

This murder mystery won't do Thomas Edison's rep any favors, but it's a mighty fun read.

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Marina & The Diamonds: The Family Jewels

Marina has very ambitious goals for herself, which I can't imagine the majority of her audience really sharing on her behalf.

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Since Shahrukh Khan is showing Akon around Bollywood, imagine that awkward moment when the two are out on the town and they encounter the Fair and Handsome advertising chair, and Shahrukh Khan says to Akon, "I'd like you to meet my sponsor."

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High Society: The Life of Grace Kelly by Donald Spoto

In his biography of Grace Kelly, Donald Spoto spends much time trying to polish a gem that shines all on its own.

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23 Jun 2008 // 5:40 AM

Rush, Babyface, Shakira to get Walk of Fame stars

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced its list of the 25 famous names who’ll get stars on the Walk of Fame next year, and

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29 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

A Tough Road for Hollywood’s Female Film Directors

Like most big-time movie directors, Kasi Lemmons had a studio driver to take her to and from the set of her new film, Talk to Me. "He said he'd driven 130 directors," Lemmons recalled. "And I was the first woman director he'd driven."

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Oz Is Not Down Under As Everyone Thinks It Is

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"Frank L. Baum's Oz isn't in the land of Aussies, as one might think, but in a far more magical setting.

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