Archive for the ‘Cinema’ Category
As one scary flick after another is tapped on this Hallow’s Eve among those settling in for this fright night, I’m reminded by pal Ann Magnuson of her turn in one of the sexiest and chicest looking (if not, let’s face it, bordering on camp at times) films, 1983’s The Hunger. […]
Some films have to be experienced by an over-sized silver screen, and certainly an over-sized personality such as Diana Vreeland requires a sprawling canvas. Thankfully, the co-director and producer behind the new documentary, “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel,” managed to summon the verve and individuality of this legend in a visually lavish and inspiring 86 minutes that one could imagine would make its subject grin one of those signature Cheshire slashes of red lipstick. […]
For British director Sheree Folkson, this last week mark’s two milestones: leaving her flower-filled London flat for an extended Spring stay in Los Angeles—and the stateside theatrical debut of “The Decoy Bride,” the romantic comedy starring Kelly MacDonald (of “Boardwalk Empire” fame), David Tennant (famously known for his turn in “Dr. […]
Folks, I’ll be giving a talk on Hollywood and L.A. Style, the dawn of Rodeo Drive, indie boutiques and the indie beauty industry and the role Mr. Fred Hayman played in all of it tomorrow, Friday, March 9, from 11-noon at the downtown campus of Otis School College of Art and Design. […]
Great art does not happen in a vacuum. There is always some thing, some one—especially some one—who played a role and, very likely, one that is more collaborative than even the credited genius might admit. […]
Friends at Harper’s Bazaar had their skates on this morning. On the heels of Michel Hazanavicius beating Martin Scorcese at last night’s Academy Awards for Best Director bragging rights for his equally praised “The Artist,” which took the ceremony’s top honor as Best Film of the year, the magazine unveiled just minutes ago a portfolio appearing in the April issue inspired by the film and created in collaboration with Michel. […]
My pals at Paul Smith just shared this sketch of the three-piece suit the Brit fashion house tailor made for best actor nominee Gary Oldman’s big moment today at the Academy Awards. […]
Life is good for Gary Oldman. As he charms his way through interviews and parties in L.A. this week in the run up to hearing his name announced in the best actor category at this Sunday’s 84th Academy Awards, he also marked the opening of his collaborative photography exhibition with lensman Jack English Thursday night at the Paul Smith flagship on Melrose Avenue. […]
For me, cinema has always been a 3-D experience. There is the film on a whole. Then there is the dimension of story line.
Then the costumes.
I jump at any opportunity to see costumes up close. […]