Our modern culture is obsessed with celebrity deaths and a celebrity death with a mystery attached takes the cake. We'll never let go of our Marilyn Monroe, and what did happen to Amelia Earhart?
People occasionally ask me how I choose the films I see at a film festival. There's a long, complicated answer to that but let's go with a short one: Sometimes the films pick me.
Last night I went to see Paul and Damon McCarthy's opening, "Rebel Dabble Babble" at Hauser & Wirth in Chelsea. Their spring program has been devo...
Our latest eye-popper celebrity-marriage-reveal showcases famous people who married the same person twice. That's right. Married, divorced, re-married... the same person -- two times.
The artistic excellence all around was much appreciated by this audience, who stayed as the credits rolled, lustily applauding Bernstein, Sondheim, Robbins, and of course, the luminous Natalie Wood.
The deaths of Natalie Wood, Princess Diana and--but of course!--Marilyn Monroe--are once again the topic of gossip, rumor and perhaps even some poetry.
You say to yourself, upon watching a Rebel Without a Cause after so many years, this time around with your middle school sons, that there is no better way to convey coolness and compassion.
Happy Birthday, Warren Beatty! You get to keep the rights to Dick Tracy. The Tribune Company lost a few days ago, so it was an early birthday gift.
Crayton Robey's ambitious new documentary Making the Boys, about The Boys in the Band, chronicles the life, times and resonance of a cultural phenomenon.
Crayton Robey's documentary Making 'The Boys' chronicles changes in both gay culture and its acceptance by mainstream America, reminding us that 40 years ago, gays and lesbians had fewer civil rights than black people or women.
Making 'The Boys' blends several storylines, including the history of Mart Crowley's ground-breaking 1969 play The Boys in the Band, and the rise of the gay-rights movement in its wake.
The values and emotions imparted in these timeless films are sure to stoke the spirit of "Peace On Earth, Good Will Towards Men" (and women). Happy viewing!
As we head into the Independence Day weekend, I wanted to suggest some classic titles scattered over the decades that each in their way evoke our country's unique character.
Why does the media who cover Warren Beatty's work assume the topic I care most about with regard to this highly accomplished figure is how many women he slept with? It's insulting, in a way, isn't it?
We are bombarded with images of hopelessly gorgeous females who have the help of makeup, hair, lighting, and good genes.
Today marks the centennial of director Elia Kazan's birth, and doubtless Hollywood will soon be giving us souped-up special editions of his finest film work, if they haven't already.