| Mar 20, 2009
Ayako Fujitani is full of surprises.
Before sitting down to chat with a guest about her new movie, she is so polite she seems almost bashful. But during a photo shoot in the lobby of her manager's Beverly Hills space, the actress becomes settled and...
| Feb 22, 2008
Director Michel Gondry showed through his imaginative "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "The Science of Sleep" that to him filmmaking is just an Earth-bound way to capture brief explosions of imagination.
It is as if the filmmaker never intends...
| Feb 11, 2009
Enough with the suffering. Kate Winslet's killing herself for an Oscar.
The 33-year-old actress has gone down with the Titanic for James Cameron, lost her memory in Michel Gondry's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," endured an unhappy marriage...
| May 6, 2008
Stephen Colbert, whose U.S. presidential campaign was cut short, came out a winner on Tuesday when he walked away with a Webby award as the Internet's "Person of the Year."
Other special achievement winners in the 12th annual Webby awards, known as the "...
| Jun 15, 2008
IT'S A pity that Michel Gondry's “Be Kind Rewind,” a movie rife with DIY optimism and analog nostalgia, arrives this week on DVD and not, as befits its premise, good old-fashioned VHS. Gondry has a reputation for technical wizardry -- he is...
| Dec 31, 2007
In Oscar-winning writer-director Michel Gondry's upcoming comedy "Be Kind Rewind," Jack Black and Mos Def play accidental auteurs -- a couple of knock-around film novices who end up making movie magic with a minimum of resources: tin foil and cardboard, a...
| Jan 17, 2008
The same writers strike that transformed the Golden Globes into a news conference might bring smiles to the faces of agents and filmmakers gathered in this snow-covered ski town.
They're hoping that studios will spend more freely than usual at the...
| Jan 25, 2008
Park City, Utah
MELONIE DIAZ is excited, anxious, overwhelmed, joyous, overstimulated and super-happy. "It's bananas," the 23-year-old actress proclaims, seeing the hundreds-strong mob lined up in the snow for the Sundance premiere of her first studio...
| Jun 7, 2009
It wasnt seeing Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire at the Monterey Pop Festival that made him do it (though that was a factor). It was moments later, as producer Lou Adler strutted around with one of the hottest women ever. That was the moment Jeff...