The best way to get back to the roots of Facebook, I decided, was to unfriend. As I went through the list of my "friends" striking left and right, I realized at least 70 percent of them I didn't even recognize.
Any lifelong fan of cinema can appreciate that the way Fellini's La Dolce Vita weaves 120 co-stars with the protagonist was a predecessor to the actual surreal interaction with our daily hundred Facebook friends.
How can a boy who's gay, and is fighting for the right to be gay, remain in a country where the whole concept "LGBTQ" doesn't exist? Where, if a boy loves another boy, or if a girl kisses another girl, the only place for them is a B-list comedy?
If you want to see Anna Magnani's earthly talents turned to comic advantage then check out Mario Monicelli's The Passionate Thief (Risate di goia, l960), the restored print of which is currently completing a run at Film Forum.
To truly view Paolo Sorrentino's Rome, one needs to do it with the same individualistic, somewhat aristocratic spirit of Jep Gambardella, the film's incredible and irreverent protagonist, played by Toni Servillo.
Yesterday, a genuine conceptual and artistic film pioneer who was also possessed of an earnest conscience saw his final day on Earth. His genius work remains, and here's one of my favorite of his films, Mon Oncle D'Amerique, for your viewing pleasure.
Cinema in the Gulf, the Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and all the surrounding countries that make up this region, is here to stay. But more importantly, it's here to develop, mature, expand and one day, overtake all other world industries.
The cover is gone from the first book and it is marked throughout on all of our favorite recipes. The second book is completely tattered and spotted with equal amounts of olive oil, wine and indistinguishable stains, the afterimages of the meals of our life together.
Gaga is an icon that is not meant to be understood or defined. Certainly, she has done more to engage the world in a speculative debate about what she is than any of her predecessors who, though complex, were much easier to pigeonhole. Gaga, it seems, is indefinable.
Vidal had no self-doubt. He used his legendary intellect in the service of opinions that drew blood. Feuds thrilled him. And he never lost the swagger that comes from knowing that -- at least in his youth -- he was a stunner. Want a guided tour?
The renowned surrealist painter Salvador Dali's meeting with seminal African-American supermodel, Donyale Luna, at his hideaway in the Spanish fishing village of Cadaqués, Catalonia in 1966 marked an amazing moment where art and beauty collide.
Reading subtitles is a lot like riding a bicycle. Practice not only makes perfect, soon enough it's second nature so you don't even notice you're doing it. This particularly holds true when you're watching something great.