"So many times in my life I went out hoping to find a spouse and came home empty handed. I wished someone would bring me options."
We're best off viewing Luhrmann's Gatsby as a handbook for theme parties for the 1 percent. And think of future adaptations from the literate age Lhurmann might consider.
Few lawmakers have the guts to ask: What powers does our government have to kill people without due process? The larger question asked by Dirty Wars: What happens to us as Americans when we finally see what's hidden in plain sight?
In the balcony, spirits soared. Indie filmmakers labor long and hard to secure financing for their projects so when it comes time to play, pop those corks!
A universe apart, Tabu conveys romantic longing among the foothills of Mount Tabu, where lovers play out their affair under the eyes of a watchful, mystical crocodile. Unlike the treacly The Artist, Tabu places demands on the viewer. Can American filmgoers embrace this rapturous film?
For its 50th edition, the New York Film Festival has pulled out all the stops with an array of films that highlight the enormous range and versatility of cinema. Here's a list of must-sees from among films I've viewed so far.
Hick, the acclaimed novel by Andrea Portes, features one of the freshest, catchiest voices in recent fiction. The voice belongs to Luli, the 13-year-old daughter...
In a sequel of sorts to his 2003 Yossi and Jagger, Fox follows a dead man walking who returns, spiritually and physically, to the living.
No one is saying, as in the past, that Tribeca lacks an identity. Jump in and sample what's on tap. You will at least hit something interesting.
Edward Burns, the Tribeca-based filmmaker, is fast becoming a New York treasure. With Newlyweds, Burns zeros in on a kind of Gotham Everyman, exploring how a promising marriage can be sabotaged by the demands of family.
Every time you look, a new film festival has surfaced, both here and abroad. In fact, year-round you could just surf one fest to the next, without missing a beat. Given this daunting surfeit, what makes the Hamptons International Film Festival zoom to the forefront?
The element of Shame that most opens it to attack is the notion of sex as addiction. Heroin, painkillers, etc. yes -- but sex?
A hallmark of this year is the prevailing grimness. A day's worth of films leaves you with searing images: Haitians tortured by colonizers, murder and mayhem in South Africa and gang wars in 70's Glasgow.
Director/writer Janus Metz, embedded with a platoon of Danish soldiers in Afghanistan's Helmand Province for six months, exposes the bestial impulses war unleashes in otherwise decent, well-intentioned people.