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The Queens and The Princes Royal

Posted 3 days ago
This essay first appeared in Film Comment.

When ANN SOTHERN was asked during the filming of The Whales of August, in 1986, how she compared her career to that of her two iconic costars, Lillian Gish and Bette Davis, she said, "Well, they are the queens and I suppose I'm a movie princess." But both movie queens held the princess in the highest regard and displayed it in ways ...
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Not in the Movie: Fifteen Pop Songs Inspired By Cinema

Posted 3 days ago
What's the worst Academy Award? I'll give you a hint. It rhymes with "guessed wrong." As in, "you guessed wrong if you said Sound Effects Editing." The worst award is Best Song.

Don't get me wrong. There have been some outstanding winners. And the category has yielded some glorious moments during the Awards show itself. Without the award, we never would ...
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Behind the Mask: My Life as a Transvestite

Posted 6 days ago
Elio Leturia as Lolita, Marcopolo Soto as the fan and Oliver Aldape as María in Orquídeas a la Luz de la Luna (Orchids in the Moonlight), directed by Sándor Menéndez and produced by Aguijón Theater during its 25th-anniversary season.

It begins on Friday mornings. Green, white and red nail polish to represent the Mexican flag, alternating those colors on each toe. The glaze should be dry ...
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Talking With Mark Knopfler: 'I Try To Write Good Songs And Make Good Records -- And Get Better"

Posted 1 week ago
Very few people find early in life what they want to do and get to do it all their lives. At the top of the list in music: Mark Knopfler.

Knopfler got his first guitar at 15, practiced with the same ferocity as guitar god Chet Atkins ("You should fall asleep with the guitar in your hands"), and found a style of playing that has become among the most famous signatures in music. ...
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7 Easter Eggs in Disney’s ‘Cinderella’ Paying Tribute to Original Animated Classic

Posted 2 weeks ago
Credit: thewrap.com
Kenneth Branagh‘s “Cinderella” is an enchanting take on an age-old tale — but don’t let the live-action version fool you, there are plenty of references to it’s animated predecessor.
While Disney’s original was full of music, talking animals and fairy dust, the update winks at its classic in moments that all audiences will appreciate.
Among the Easter ...
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How Billy Idol Made Leeza Gibbons Turn Bright Red In An Interview (VIDEO)

Posted 2 weeks ago
Leeza Gibbons has always been such a pro at interviews that not even a pant-less rock star could throw her off her game.

As a co-host on "Entertainment Tonight" for more than a decade, Gibbons interviewed some of the biggest celebrities in television, film and music. From uncomfortable moments with Bette Davis to joking around with Burt Reynolds, Gibbons has always held her own ...
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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: A Movie Review

Posted 3 weeks ago
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
A Movie Review by Lloyd I. Sederer, MD



We enter this film by viewing one pair of the characters who charmed many a heart in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. We see a T-Bird convertible racing along Highway 66 in southern California, not South Asia. The truly odd couple of Maggie Smith (who plays the British dowager Muriel Donnelly) and ...
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9 Surprisingly Feminist Classic Films, Because Strong Women Have Always Existed

Posted 4 weeks ago
This post originally appeared on Bustle

By JR Thorpe

We tend to think of classic black-and-white films as pretty bad ground for women's equality. The ladies in them look fantastic, sure, but the gender politics can be fairly awful: They're there to look silly, make catty remarks and ultimately do the "natural" thing and bow to love and marriage. Right? Wrong. While ...
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Watch: Discover the Origins of the Oscar in New Academy Originals Featurette

Posted 1 month ago
Credit: indiewire.com
The Oscar has a long, complicated history -- and now, the latest featurette from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, details the storied past of Hollywood's highest honor.

Featuring exclusive interviews with various Oscar winners and historians, the short features fun facts about how the statue was created, how the Academy came to be and what three stars claim to have come ...
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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Sing-Alongs, Bette Davis' Wig and a Surprise Party

Posted 1 month ago
Credit: eonline.com
Previously on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Among other things): "I'm taking the dildo." "Kim, f— you."

Not much happened in terms of the dramatics for the...
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