The Canyons offers insight into an all-too-familiar world of boredom and desperation, relationships and compromises, closeness and the abyss that separates us from our lovers. Although I wanted to dislike it, to be "cool" like my fellow critics, I ended up falling in love with the film.
It's my sobriety birthday and the day Lindsay Lohan sits down on national TV with Saint Oprah to talk about her struggle to stay sober.
There is ample reason to be interested in The Canyons, the latest Lindsay Lohan film that seems to be on everyone's lips and laptop screens. It's undoubtedly provoking, though often times not for a good reason.
Voyeurism is a necessary ingredient for all thrillers, but in The Canyons, with all the hoopla about its stars, the project itself begs the question: is this low-budget train wreck a filmic version of reality TV or cinematic verite at its finest? I don't really care.
More important than critical acclaim or box-office boom is the very distinct potential that The Canyons will come to be known as one of the most influential films in decades.
Recent science is shedding light on this question, and the main culprit at work seems to be envy. The more we envy someone, the more pleasure we derive when that person meets some horrid end.
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If people begin to understand through a certain amount of media osmosis that a person of Arab lineage can be one of two personality types on either end of the spectrum, then the hope is that they will also be able to fill in the rest.
Among many resonant moments in Liz Garbus's documentary Love, Marilyn, a pouf-lipped Lindsay Lohan reads from Marilyn Monroe's diary, one in an ensemble of A-list blond stars -- and a few brunettes.
Today's entertainment news seems to be filled with conflict. There's the Jennifer Aniston versus Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt saga, the war against the Kardashians, the public's turning against Gwyneth Paltrow and Anne Hathaway, just to name a few.
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I look at a lot of art. Sometimes it's my own, sometimes it's some of the mind-boggling amount available around the city. Today's post took me to Nolita, Chelsea, the Lower East Side and Soho.
The truth is we are forever looking at ourselves in comparison to those around us, creating our own internal A and B lists of who is successful in marriage, in career, financially, as parents, and then putting ourselves in one or the other category.
Zero laughs. Scary Movie 5 has zero laughs. None. Nothing in this funny movie is funny. Not the spoofs. Not the slapstick. Not the sight gags. Absolutely nothing.
Last Friday, I saw a dismal movie called Scary Movie 5. I've spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about this movie, considering the creative...