[Spoiler alert: This feature contains many details about the film Inside Llewyn Davis.] I was married to and managed Dave Van Ronk, the folksinger whose memoir spurred the Coen brothers' new movie, Inside Llewyn Davis. David and I were together from fall 1957 to fall 1968 and had been married for s ... More >>
We all know the current trend of snotty white-people stadium-folk sucks. That's something near-universally agreed upon within critical circles. It's hard to take a single note of the stuff seriously, enough to make you reconsider the entire influencing legacy of Bob Dylan. But one thing that's been ... More >>
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's jazz-age-set novel The Great Gatbsy has long been considered pretty unfilmable, despite it's having been filmed again and again. The story of a war vet peeking into the lavish life of the title rich man and finding parties, costumes, and lunacy, just might be better on the writ ... More >>
Coming this Christmas for Oscar consideration is another screen version of The Great Gatsby, this one starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan and directed by Moulin Rouge! applier Baz Luhrmann. But if the trailer is any indication, this thing still needs werque...I mean work.
Contenders are piling up in the theaters-here are the ones to watch
SPOILERS! SPOILERS! "Sex without connection is bad for you" is not exactly an original theme, or something the liberal media (or me and my friends) want to readily embrace. But Steve McQueen's new film, Shame -- which I saw at the New York Film Festival -- is at least a provocative look at the all ... More >>
Carey Mulligan got noticed in a Broadway revival of The Seagull and then got Oscar nominated for An Education. And now she's crazying it up in Through A Glass Darkly, an off-Broadway adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's 1961 film about a released mental patient spending a summer vacation with her ... More >>
A classic Ingmar Bergman movie shifts to the stage
Whether they're afraid or simply dismissive, certain big names -- or at least their handlers -- have unceremoniously denied my requests to chat with them through the years. The glittery dishonor roll is as follows: LL Cool J. And I only asked because it was a slow news week. Betty White. W ... More >>
In 1974, the inaugural issue of People magazine was released, featuring Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan from Gatsby, "The year's next big movie." That film, what we would argue is the quintessential, and most beautiful/tragic Gatsby, also featured Robert Redford, with the screenplay written by F ... More >>
Return of the greed creed
Our dear friend Emma Thompson has announced that she's writing a screen remake of My Fair Lady and Carey Mulligan will play the street urchin turned grand dame Eliza Doolittle. I think this casting is absolutely loverly. Mulligan--so good as a woman conned in An Education--is just plucky e ... More >>
In another February 2 ritual, the 2010 Oscar Nominees were announced this morning. The Best Picture list, expanded to ten nominees this year, are: An Education Avatar The Blind Side District 9 The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire A Serious Man Up U ... More >>
94 critics voted. The results are in.
Hot on the heels of the big critics' awards and the Golden Globe nominations, the Screen Actors Guild has unveiled its annual award nominations for films and television. SAG has been handing these out for 16 years, but only in the past few years has awards fever caused non-professionals to pa ... More >>
The Greatest: a mourning-family turkey with all the trimmings What is the shape and size of a human soul? Does it look like a chickpea? A gumdrop? A pet rock? And if you could somehow extract your soul from your body, what would be left? Would you still be you? These are among the concerns taken u ... More >>