Girls are taught that motherhood is a desired natural state; a state which is a normal progression in our lives as females. Even today, the emphasis is on motherhood first, career second, and that is wrong. Motherhood doesn't define womanhood.
The first question the film raises isn't about the murder. It's an issue that comes up with both Pacino and with Mamet today: are you getting the good or the evil twin?
It is a mark of Western culture that we are obsessed with watching the tale of one's "fall from grace." But why?
A ticket to see Helen Mirren playing the queen in The Audience might well be a more rewarding experience than securing an audience with her real-life counterpart.
Due to one of those odd coincidences, theater at the moment seems to be about chairs. Rowan Atkinson sits in a relatively comfy one throughout the flawless revival of Simon Gray's Quartermaine's Terms, at Wyndham's.
I can't presume that I've seen every terrible movie out there, but I tried to highlight films that were both very bad and whose respective failures meant something more than just their artistic inadequacy.
Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren take what could have been an ordinary film and elevate it to the status of one of the year's best. Hitchcock would be proud.
I turned 50 last week. My younger friends smiled sympathetically and offered hugs, as if I'd just received a cancer diagnosis. Older ones grinned conspiratorially, as if I'd suddenly succumbed to their evil charms and crossed over to the dark side.
Hitchcock is two things that I despise: It pointlessly rewrites history to give us conformist, pandering character arcs for the sake of 'playing to the masses' and it also takes what should be an adult film and plays it to the level of young children.
Sacha Gervasi's film, from a script by John J. McLaughlin (and based on a book by Stephen Rebello), is fun in all the ways that The Girl was not.
This Hitchcock is so well made, so much fun and so suspenseful that it would make the original Hitchcock proud.
Lee Daniels' touch is all over this movie, which is as sensational as it is nonsensical, with its overheated blend of sex, race and murder.
I love when women in the public eye don't give in to the pressures of public scrutiny when it comes to their beauty.
Twenty years ago, British playwright Alan Ayckbourn's poignant and profound Woman in Mind blazed across several Los Angeles stages with talented performers Helen Mirren, Kandis Chappel, Paxton Whitehead, Hal Landon, Jr., and JD Cullum. Now, after a long absence, Ayckbourn's play has returned.
Like The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Red is a movie that only makes sense in a world undergoing the most dramatic demographic transformation in human history.
Letting your hair go gray is an option that women should consider, too. This might be the most bold way to embrace -- and proudly show off -- your age.