“I’m not going to theorize on what the symbolism of luggage is,” said the designer Marc Jacobs in a smoky, lilting voice. Speaking on the phone from his office in Paris, Mr. Jacobs was talking about the candy-colored Louis Vuitton impedimenta he created for Wes Anderson’s new film, The Darjeeling Limited.
The luggage epitomizes Read More
I must acknowledge from the outset that the mostly derisive reviews of John Maybury’s The Jacket placed it very low on my reviewing priority list-until my astute Freudian-auteurist friend, Stephen Gottlieb, told me to reconsider the film. He warned me that its narrative construction didn’t really work for audiences, and it doesn’t, but he also Read More
Like Madonna, Marlene or Liza, one name says it all. And there is room for only one. She shines. She sparkles. She glows. She lights up a room. Singer, dancer, actress, chorus girl and star, all rolled into one star-spangled center spot with a diamond-studded gel. I don’t think there is anything she can’t Read More
Oscar-winning Berry-busser brings stardom back to New York; his mom’s Sylvia Plachy!; wants to record with Jay-Z, P. Diddy; on to M. Night Shyamalan.
Earlier this year, after starring in Roman Polanski’s Holocaust drama The Pianist , Adrien Brody-the rail-thin, hazel-eyed, aquilinear Woodhaven, Queens, native-became the youngest man ever to win the Academy Award for Read More
After Adrien Brody’s Oscar-night upset as Best Actor for The Pianist , the sky opened and the gods who oversee the universe (of showbiz, anyway) smiled down on him. Big things were expected of this dark horse, who looks like the least likely candidate for movie stardom since Jack Palance. They still are, because in Read More