The dialogue, the skill of the actors, and the 1920s setting for the story all add to the emotional response drawn from the audience.
I once asked Woody Allen why he had never moved to California, and he looked at me with astonishment: "I couldn't live in a city where the only cultural advantage is making a right turn on a red light."
I was honored to speak with him about his mélange of beauty and sorrow, hope and despair, joy and cruelty, and found him to be incredibly unassuming and vulnerable, answering honestly and candidly about his strengths as an artist.
Woody Allen is up to his old tricks. Real ones, like pulling a rabbit out of a hat. In previous films he's played the magician role himself, but in Magic in the Moonlight he allows the dreamy Colin Firth to handle the willing suspension of disbelief.
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Some of the most famed faux pas of the past are also turning up on fashionable faces in the beauty realm, from matte finishes to matching lipstick to blue eyeliner.
When asked for comment on her achievement, a rep for Swift replied, "Taylor is overwhelmed to have so many best friends. And, as Taylor's best friend, I am also excited. So is Jennifer Lawrence. And Taylor's optometrist Janet Balaban. We are all Taylor's best friends."
To be perfectly blunt about it, big studio blockbuster releases typically don't fail as spectacularly as The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
It feels at times like two separate movies awkwardly scotch-taped together, which has me a bit worried about Sony's big mega-franchise plans. But as far as this entry goes, despite its flaws, I left the theater feeling satisfied. Not amazed, but satisfied.
Yes, yes, I know -- spidermanspidermanspidermanspiderman. I'll get to it. But my favorite movies of the week, as usual, are the small ones. Let's start with Amma Asante's Belle, a Jane Austen-ish film based on a true story.
If you like Spider-Man, drama, nasty villains, New York City and spectacular special effects wound around a touching love story then don't miss this early-summer blockbuster film.
I am really pleased with how this series of Marvel's Spider-Man franchise is developing. I am a devoted fan of the Spider-Man trilogy that captured the hearts of the of comic book fans in the early 2000s and I love the interpretation of the comics done by Director Sam Raimi.
I suspect that Emma and Andrew have a deep respect for one another. They appear to be two equals who can challenge each other without hostility, and embrace the values of sensitivity and assertiveness.
Clearly Emma Stone is not shy about educating her boyfriend in all matters relating to feminism (who knew that Spidey's secret power was a feminist girlfriend?!), but we thought Andrew Garfield might find additional inspiration in these awesome quotes from male celebrities who are unabashed feminists.
Chirping birds signal the arrival of spring. And, a gentle reminder that leg baring seasons is almost upon us. But, what to do about those pasty white, winterized legs? The way I see it, you have three choices: embrace the paste, go for the glow or strategically layer your legs in "camouflage clothing."