Broadway musicals have to be based on something, but this coming season, it seems like the vast majority of them are based on quirky but popular films from the modern age.
You've got Women On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which could well become Pedro Almodovar's Hairspray, if he gets mu ... More >>
CLICK HERE for my new column and read all about that project--the next one due from a handsome gay director I met with in a neighborhood hotel last week.
Once you get over that bit of scandal, you'll also find stimulating encounters with:
One of the zingiest presences on the scene, Dirty Martini--aka "the chairman of the broad"--is a Rubensian beauty who knows how to shake it up (literally) while stirring an audience so fervently they're afraid to get up because the seat is wet.
I gave the good-time gal a call (and no, it was ... More >>
Our longtime film critic J. Hoberman is filing regular dispatches from this year's Cannes. The Festival is nearly over, but the question still remains: who will win the Palme?
Penelope Cruz in Broken Embraces: Is this Pedro Almodovar's year?
The marche has closed up shop, the trades have published ... More >>
Our veteran film critic J. Hoberman is filing regular dispatches from this year's Cannes Film Festival. It's day three and, so far, Hoberman has been underwhelmed. But more importantly, has he found those wild strawberries?
Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank: the 15-year-old embodiment of a bad attitude
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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 >>