| Aug 29, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Madonna has always prided herself in her ability to redefine herself, morphing from character to character over the years to keep it fresh and maintain her popularity. Well, it felt like all of those characters showed up in Philadelphia Tuesday night,...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 4:38 PM
At the Tribeca Film Festival, Abbie Cornish's The Girl continued the actress trend toward difficult and dark dramas...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:42 PM
It just doesn't seem right watching Natalie Dormer act in contemporary clothing, let alone with her natural blond hair.
"I do quite a lot contemporary stuff," Dormer told me, laughing, during a phone interview from London, "but the American audience...
| Dec 9, 2011
"W.E.," Madonna's second go at directing a feature film, leaves one wishing she'd find other creative outlets for those times when she's bored with the pop-star life. A new fashion line? Another documentary disassembling her latest truths and dares?
| Feb 9, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
“W.E.” may be Madonna’s second directorial effort, but she still tells a story like a virgin.
Guiding a script she wrote/botched with Alek Keshishian, the Material Girl takes a step forward visually from 2008&...
| Feb 9, 2012
They split in 2008, but apparently Madonna stayed married to director Guy Ritchie just long enough to absorb his most grating cinematic instincts — shooting in every style, in an addled, shuffle-mode, falsely glamorizing way until all is chaos. And,...
| Feb 15, 2012
Gayle Anderson was live in Downtown Los Angeles to see the new exhibit "Art of Motion Picture Costume Design." According to this February 12th, 2012 article by Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic:
After two decades, the annual exhibition...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Madonna's stamp is on this drama as its director, as it explores the history-shaking relationship of King Edward VIII (James D'Arcy) and Wallis Simpson (Andrea Riseborough), as a contemporary woman (Abbie Cornish) finds letters that detail the famous,...
| Aug 29, 2010
Lynda Resnick knows a thing or two about packaging. Over her 40-year career as an entrepreneur and marketing guru, she has turned pomegranates into a trendy fruit, named a brand of mandarin oranges "Cuties," promoted the benefits of "artesian" bottled...
| Oct 19, 2009
When I asked about reviewing "The Queen Mother: The Official Biography," the response I got was something like: "It's 1,100 pages long!" Yes, I said, in my most imperturbable royal voice. But that works out to only about 11 pages a year.
| Dec 11, 2009
You might remember "A Book of One's Own," Thomas Mallon's study of people who keep diaries. Well, 25 years later, he's come out with a companion volume, a book about letter-writers called "Yours Ever," and it's another mother lode for fellow...
| Jul 18, 2007
CAESAR salad — romaine, croutons, Parmesan, egg, anchovies, olive oil, lemon juice. Aficionados have always debated whether to include the anchovies, whether to serve the leaves whole or chopped and whether to coddle the egg — but what about...