Posts tagged "films"

Watch The Horrible Beauty Of “The Eyes Of Hitchcock”

I’d say that “The Eyes of Hitchcock” from video essayist kogonada is right in time for Halloween season, but let’s be real, here, Hitchcock season is all year round. My best friend in high school indoctrinated me on Hitchcock, and this video illustrates beautifully why he’s possibly the greatest director of all time. By…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 30, 2014

This Haunting Film Of A Burning Piano Mourns Simpler Times

"Deconstructed Piano," an eery film by Austrian filmmaker Laurin Dopfner, is meant to represent "the gradual destruction of instrumental music through digital sound generators." A piano is burned to the ground as its music is disrupted by two heat guns, or as Dopfner fittingly explains it, "an assault by two robots." The Moonlight Sonata play…
By: Claire Hannum / September 8, 2014

The Stevie Nicks Documentary Of My Dreams

"In Your Dreams," the Stevie Nicks documentary of my dreams, will be premiering at the Mill Valley Film Festival on October 12. The cameras followed the Gold Dust Woman during the making of her most recent solo record, also called In Your Dreams. Obviously, I would watch Stevie Nicks talk about a piece of poo…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 18, 2012

9 Actors Who Went Too Far For Roles

As a former actress, I feel twitchy when I hear that an actor uses the Method. What that means essentially, is that the actor feels they need to immerse themselves in the role, on and off screen, in order to give a believable performance. This can be something relatively harmless like taking boxing lessons to…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 29, 2012

Ang Lee’s “Life Of Pi” Trailer Is Here

Let me just say that I approve of Yann Martel's The Life of Pi being adapted by Ang Lee. He makes such visually arresting films and this one looks like it will be no exception. Perhaps even more so, since it will be released in 3D. It looks absolutely breathtaking. If you haven't already read…
By: Ami Angelowicz / July 25, 2012

Director Hopeful Wants Ryan Gosling For “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Bret Easton Ellis is the newest director being tossed into the ring to helm the Fifty Shades of Grey movie adaptation and he’s suggesting everyone’s favorite first love, Ryan Gosling, for the hard spanking, nipple clamping, domineering lead. American Psycho and Rules of Attraction author, Ellis, is clearly no stranger to working with taboo subjects and…
By: Celeb Dirty Laundry / June 11, 2012

Prada Produces An Aesthetically Pleasing Short Film Directed By Roman Polanski

High fashion films have a track record of being consistently gorgeous. I'm not talking about, say, "The Devil Wears Prada" (though I will never not argue that it's one of the best movies ever), but rather the type of high-brow videos that result from collaborations between fashion houses and illustrious directors. Take, for instance, Marti…
By: Rachel Krause / May 23, 2012

Are We Ready For The Documentary About Pedophilia?

For the first time, there's a documentary that examines the global impact of pedophilia from a sociocultural and historical perspective. "Are All Men Pedophiles?", which has screened at various festivals this year, explores the question with the help of religious leaders, a psychologist, sexologist, neuroscientist and even a model scout. The film covers everything from…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 11, 2012

11 Stars Who’ve Played Hookers With Hearts Of Gold

Nicole Scherzinger will officially be cleansed of her girl group roots. The former Pussycat Doll singer has signed on to star as history's most famous prostitute, Mary Magdalene, in the rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar," which is set to open this summer at London's O2 arena. Sounds like it will be a spiritual experience. Mary…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 9, 2012

Jennifer Lawrence In Talks To Star In “The Glass Castle”

If you haven't already read the 2005 memoir The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, pick it up or download it ASAP. It is seriously one of the most riveting books I've read. In case you don't trust my taste, it spent over 250 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, so there's that. But…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 24, 2012

What Are We Thinking About Woody Allen’s New Rom-Com, “To Rome With Love”?

In my opinion, Woody Allen films are hit or miss. I either love them or hate them. I was personally a big fan of "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" and "Midnight In Paris." "To Rome With Love" looks like it may be another quirky winner with an all-star cast. It follows several characters on their romantic escapade…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 5, 2012

Watch The “Rock Of Ages” Trailer

I saw "Rock Of Ages" when it was a tiny Off Broadway show. And then I saw it (a few times) in its bigger Broadway incarnation. I can safely say it was one of the most thoroughly entertaining musicals of all time. And by gosh, now it's a huge Hollywood movie starring Tom Cruise a…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 3, 2012

10 Football Films Both You And Your Guy Will Love

Whether you're into the sport or not, football movies can be the perfect rental compromise between you and your guy. He'll love the game day suspense, action-packed scenes, and inspirational half-time speeches, while you can enjoy some heartwarming stories — and, OK, a little eye candy, too. Choose one of these ten great football film…
By: Tres Sugar / February 5, 2012

They Was Robbed — 8 Stars Who Were Overlooked By The Oscars

The 2012 Academy Awards nominees were announced today, and while many of the movies and actors who made the list were as-expected, there were several expected names left off the list. Overall, it seemed like a subpar year for films, and it's hard to get overly excited about the Oscars this year, but…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 24, 2012

14 Great Films To Netflix In 2012

We're not movie critics, but we are movie-a-holics. We watch tons and tons of movies (that's what you do when it's freezing in New York and you don't want to leave your apartment, natch). As such, we've assembled a very unofficial and unscientific list of our favorite films of 2011. If you missed some of…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 27, 2011

13 Of Our Favorite Food Flicks

Sometimes watching a good food movie is just as satisfying as the food itself. Living vicariously through the golden ticket winners in "Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory" has been my favorite dessert substitute since I was a chubby eight-year-old with a restricted sugar intake. "They get to eat all the candy they want!!" I…
By: Ami Angelowicz / November 7, 2011

10 Ladies Who Have Cross-Dressed For Roles

Believe it or not, this stately gentleman is actually Glenn Close. This photo is from her new film, “Albert Nobbs,” the story of an Englishwoman in the 1800s who dressed as a man to get a job as a butler. She’s been working on making this passion project a reality for the last 10 years.
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 15, 2011

9 Films Featuring Underage Nude Scenes

Hailee Steinfeld's appearance in "True Grit" earned her Hollywood's respect. Her next role may earn her some controversy. In Julian Fellowes' adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet," Hailee will do a nude scene—unusual, since Hailee is only 14-years-old. The filmmaker says that his only intention in using a young actress is to stay true to…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 7, 2011

I’m Secretly Excited To See “Never Say Never”

I thought I was immune to the charms of boy idol, Justin Bieber, and then I saw the trailer for his new movie "Never Say Never." It's like "8 Mile," for the middle class 'tween set. All it took was two 3-second clips of him drumming on a kitchen chair at the age of…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 31, 2011

Female Movie Directors Kick Ass In The Boys’ Club

When I found out that the director of “The Hurt Locker”—a testosterone-rific movie about a team of soldiers disarming roadside bombs in Iraq—was directed by a woman, I wanted to kick myself. Not out of surprise, but because I was surprised. Why did I automatically think that only a man could direct an intense war…
By: Daniela Guernica / July 20, 2009
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