I see few comparisons between Jordan Belfort's autobiography to my memoir, Bust. What Belfort and I do have in common is that we have a story, just like everyone else. The nature of our bad acts just gave us a platform to tell it.
Scorsese shared his feelings about the constraints and difficulties of the industry, and his own shifting relationship to filmmaking. He also shared that behind the making of some of his films lay a spiritual quest.
Indie bookstores like Skylight and surviving libraries are resilient. Perhaps even more so than the digital books on our e-tablets.
"Wilson wanted to put a face on the presidency," said A. Scott Berg, whose new biography Wilson is a comprehensive and deeply human portrait of the former president.
Earth is sending us an urgent and unmistakable message, one that we ignore at our own peril. Failure to drastically slash carbon emissions now could mean the end of humanity.
In anticipation of this month's theatrical release of Romeo and Juliet, I have rounded up the Hollywood hotties who are always welcome at our metaphorical balcony (and those which, arguably, ought to be banished).
Hey Chris, you're the one who suggested devoting this week's FYC column to the bloated ranks of Best Actor contenders for next year's Oscars. Counting them up, we have no fewer than 16 possible nominees. So instead of our usual back-and-forth, I thought it might be fun to lay down racetrack odds on each actors' chances of making it to the Final Five. Let the games begin?
I think you and I are exactly alike in practically every way. We both live in New York City. We both like Auburn. We both enjoy biking. We both wear cargo shorts even though every single other person in the world thinks they're stupid. You were in Blood Diamond and I want one.
The fundamental error most movie critics have made in their reviews of Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby is the fact that they have critiqued the movie only against the so-called "great American novel" itself.
As the title character in American Mary, Katharine Isabelle is bloody good.
On the heels of his most recent show during Hong Kong Basel (Keith Haring -- RETNA) -- I caught up with the modern architect and reigning King of the Pop-Up Art Gallery, Mr. Andy Valmorbida.
Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic, takes place in the summer of 1922, in an era of debauchery and decadence. These hotels evoke images of Gatsby's seductive revelries.
In 1926, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his family were in France, spending most of their time on the Riviera where Baz Luhrmann's movie of The Great Gatsby will open the Cannes Film Festival tonight.
Here's my final set of my favorite 20 movie moments that take something essential about the novel, and put them into cinematic terms.
I walked away from this movie wishing I could thank Baz Luhrmann in person for inviting us to his decadent party, but also with the urge that I need to throw out my current wardrobe and chop off my long hair for a new look.
Here are a few more of my favorite movie moments that take something essential about the novel, and put them into cinematic terms.