Director Sam Raimi has managed to hang on to his joyous enthusiasm for movement and shock throughout his career, from his $375,000 feature debut “The Evil Dead” to the new $200 million “Oz the Great and Powerful.”
Some might describe his directorial touches as surface-level, or call his movies shallow. Read More
‘Girls” creator Lena Dunham has made an ad for President Barack Obama, and it’s sending shockwaves through the right. “Appalled,” “pathetic” and “disgusted” were used by various pundits to describe the spot that likens young people’s first time voting for Obama to losing one’s virginity.
In the video, called “My First Time,” Dunham says, “You want to do it with a great guy. It should be with a guy with beautiful … somebody who really cares about and understands women.” Read More
“Take This Waltz,” the second feature film directed by actress Sarah Polley, is a crushing, but breathtaking, look at romance – the kind rarely, if ever, portrayed in movies.
Polley's previous film, the outstanding "Away from Her," delicately explored longing and heartbreak. Here she goes a step further. Read More
Michelle Williams has a new man: Jason Segel, Us magazine reports! Though the “Blue Valentine” actress and the “Muppets” man might seem like an odd couple — not to mention that they live on opposite coasts — they were photographed taking an arm-in-arm stroll after dinner out together at a restaurant near her Brooklyn, N.Y., home. Read More
“My Week With Marilyn” dramatizes the pairing of Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier on the 1956 comedy “The Prince and the Showgirl,” along with a brief intimacy that the troubled Monroe shared with that film’s 23-year-old assistant director, Colin Clark. Read More
After working some 20 years in British film and television, Simon Curtis this week makes his big-screen directing debut with “My Week with Marilyn,” a movie about making a movie. In the film, which opens Wednesday, Michelle Williams stars as Marilyn Monroe in 1956, at a crucial turning point in the actress’ life, when she is tired of being a giggly sex symbol and wants to be taken seriously. Read More
The best of intentions cannot rescue a relationship that has run its course — a lesson learned through tears, small explosions and passionless embraces by Dean and Cindy, a young married couple watching the embers of their romance burn out in “Blue Valentine.” Read More