Scorsese's complete shut-out of women in the hero category inspires me to come up with a counter-list. My ten heroines, from the popular canon, achieve their objective by hewing to character, by verbal dexterity, and by using their heads.
When I sat down to compile my list of the all time greatest performances by an actress in a lead role, I went through all the steps I had gone through when putting together the other acting lists.
My husband and I are constantly struggling to get our children to realize how lucky they are to be living in the U.S. Prior to moving here, we spent five years living in China and traveling Asia, where we saw extreme poverty and witnessed many of the issues that children in developing countries face.
Let's talk about female beauty at any and every age from Quvenzhane Wallis to Jennifer Lawrence to Sally Fields and Meryl Streep.
"My argument in favor of educating girls is more practical. We should do it because it is an incredibly powerful tool for ending global poverty."
The stories of courage, confidence and empowerment deeply touched me and reminded me of why I have the privileges I now have.
Your ultimate ceremony rundown, from the go-to dates to the trademark drinks By Adam Leff, Vanity Fair More from Vanity Fair: 25 Years in ...
As I listen to actor Bobby Cannavale speak of his life in theatre, movies and TV, I envision a portrait of him walking home in New York after a two-and-a-half hour stage performance.
At B. B. King's on Sunday night, at the Writers Guild of America Award ceremony, amidst a lot of foul-mouthed laughs and sober-minded speeches, writer/director Nora Ephron was remembered.
When Meryl Streep took home the Best Actress award for The Iron Lady last year, some commentators called it a "lifetime achievement award," implying that she beat out the competition more due to her body of work than her performance in that film.
What do Lincoln and Les Miserables have in common? Enjolras played by Aaron Tveit, a student leader of the June Rebellion in Les Miserables, belts it out.
Now that the Hathaway Effect has been widely acknowledged, how could it be manipulated? Now I'm not suggesting any nefarious motives or a full-scale Elizabeth Warren-inspired NYSE investigation into vaginagate, but...
No two film festivals are alike -- and those of us who attend them professionally tend to judge them by different standards than the average festival-goers.
When I published my "10 LGBT Predictions for 2012," my forecasts were met with polite scorn by some. "This sounds like a wish-list more than predictions," was just one of the comments left by readers, so is with no small degree of self-satisfaction that I can now retort, "Oh, ye of little faith!"
For so many people today, that intimacy -- personal and sexual -- seems elusive. The brave new movie Hope Springs (just out on DVD) gives us a look at a marriage in which intimacy is absent.
This week, Meryl Streep shared the inspiration for her green activism with Fresh Dialogues and also shared some of her wicked sense of humor in this tribute to green design guru Bill McDonough.