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Mildred Pierce

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Moose Murders Author Is Bringing The Legendary Flop Back! Here's All The Dish!

    If Carrie the Musical can crawl back through the wreckage, why not Moose Murders? The 1983 Broadway flop was a door-slamming, bad-taste comedy set in a mountain lodge full of nefarious, low-level show biz types, and I actually sort of enjoyed it. But the critics went savage on the show and it clos ... More >>

  • Film

    December 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    HBO's Mildred Pierce: A Good Review!

    ​Joan Crawford must be rolling because Todd Haynes has apparently done a solid job in adapting Mildred Pierce into a five-hour HBO miniseries that will premiere on March 27. Cultural critic Brendan Lemon liked Kate Winslet in the part--she's right for it, and has the time to flesh it out--and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Film Critic's New Novel Gets Thumbs Up

    ​It's exceedingly difficult for a journalist to write a novel, which I found out when I did just that at the onset of the 1990s and loudly flopped with it. I had all the details right. I just couldn't build a strong work of fiction around it since it felt like a work of non fiction being suff ... More >>

  • Film

    November 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Really Old Movie Gossip

    ​*Joan Crawford had a lifelong sexual crush on her arch rival Bette Davis and once tried to seduce Marilyn Monroe, which promptly ended their friendship. *Bette Davis turned down Mildred Pierce, which turned out to be Crawford's Oscar role, jumpstarting her faded career.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    New York Tale: Loyal Butler Scores $8.4M Estate

    ​There's a classic New York tale in the Wall Street Journal's new Greater New York section and it's one that's got to set teeth on edge over at the rival Times for a couple of reasons. The story's about how a loyal immigrant butler -- one Indra Tamang who was raised in a "mud house in a farmi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Kate Winslet Cancels Out of Autism Premiere

    ​The big draw for tonight's premiere of HBO's A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism was the little lady who did the narration--someone by the name of Kate Winslet. Several journalists I know were planning to go in hopes of cornering Kate to ask her, not about autism, but about her upcomi ... More >>

  • Film

    October 24, 2006

    The Man Who Loved Women

    Gyno-centric director returns with a lighthearted ghost story

  • Film

    August 1, 2006

    A Tale of Two Pedros

    An Almodóvar retrospective plays it safe and irons out the kinks

  • Film

    April 18, 2006
  • Film

    December 28, 2004
  • Dance

    May 4, 2004

    Life in the Shadows

    Hollywood hoods and vamps prowl Manhattan's mean streets; we watch from inside cars

  • Columns

    March 19, 2002
  • NYC Life

    December 18, 2001

    Merch Search

    Good Gifts From Cheap Stores

  • Books

    May 22, 2001
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