The way we die now
Talking 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix, and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated film
Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has emerged as the man most capable of getting quality films off the ground and into the stratosphere. As a result, everyone on earth hits him up with their screenplay, their ideas, their can't-miss proposals. Including Obama!
The Rendez-Vous With French Cinema series at Lincoln Center kicked off last night with a gala showing of the French smash The Intouchables, with Francois Cluzet as a disabled rich aesthete who bonds against all odds with his boisterous, lowbrow, lovable Senegalese caretaker (Cesar winner Omar Sy). ... More >>
Or: The Netflix meltdown, the resurrection of Harvey Weinstein, and Kristen Wiig's box office coup all in one list
The big news to emerge from yesterday's New York Film Critics Circle voting--held early this year to scoop the other year end awards--is, of course, the second coming of homeboy Harvey Weinstein. Not only was The Artist voted best picture and its director Michel Hazanavicius anointed Best Director ... More >>
Barack Obama's in town! This means that a) traffic is going to be a disaster and b) we can write some fan fiction. One of his stops is an expensive dinner hosted by Anna Wintour and Harvey Weinstein -- could you think of a pair more opposite in physicality but more alike in power? -- at Weins ... More >>
Hey Miscavige, you ready to take on Harvey?Deadline.com reported yesterday that new life has been breathed into Paul Thomas Anderson's next movie project thanks to Harvey Weinstein. I don't know about you, but this Scientology watcher got goosebumps reading that announcement. See, Anderson, ... More >>
The 2010 Tony nominations are out, and the yearly ceremony that becomes more and more designed to persuade people from anywhere but New York City to spend money on theater is soon to follow. The idea behind the Tonys is simply to get Broadway to appeal to the rest of America in a big, fancy ... More >>
New York magazine lovingly eulogizes its owner and Lazard CEO, Bruce Wasserstein, who died unexpectedly Tuesday of heart trouble at 61. "When he bought the magazine in 2004, some wondered what he wanted with New York," they write. "It turned out that he just wanted the best possible future fo ... More >>
Heavy hitters like Graydon Carter and Harvey Weinstein filled the party at Pure Yoga for health guru Kathy Freston's self-help book, The Quantum Wellness Cleanse, which is the literary equivalent of Lent. Over cucumber drinks that tasted like sludge, Freston boiled down the book's contents for me an ... More >>
Our longtime film critic J. Hoberman will be filing regular dispatches from this year's Cannes Film Festival. Day zero: Hoberman plans his schedule, looks for strawberries, equates Quentin Tarantino's proudly misspelled Inglourious Basterds to a bad T-shirt. Inglourious Basterds a/k/a I'M WITH STO ... More >>
Juicy details plucked from the garbage of a movie mogul
Diary of a mad housedress
The Top 40 Picks of the Tribeca Film Festival
Struggling to stay positive, documentarians fight the power, reach for the gold at Sundance
The discord between Disney and Miramax reaches boiling point with Moore's new film
Tony Awards look to Off-Broadway for excellence.
O Emerges From the Post-Columbine Teenage Wasteland
Berlin's Body Politic
Hurts So Good
Easy, Senators! Theres enough money for everybody.
Writer John Seabrook Lives to Tell the Tale
The Post Wont Miss Podhoretz
Fear and Desires
Digital Video at Cannes
Dogma Deliberated at Cannes
On the Academy Awards, I loved the quick cut to Warren and Annette after Whoopi's crack about older men and younger women.