Two lost souls on the highway of life—that’s what a well-acted but benign little trifle called Arthur Newman is about. Wallace Avery (Colin Firth) is a meek, unhappy man who decides to fake his own death, leaving his wallet and passport behind on a Florida beach, and starts over again with a new identity as Read More
At the weekend’s guild prizes, the only surprise was surprise’s absence. Those who hoped for a pitched Oscar battle surely groaned when The King’s Speech won the Directors Guild of America prize for its director, Tom Hooper (the prize is perhaps the most effective predictor of Oscar’s Best Picture category). And the Screen Read More
It’s the New Year, and the Oscar race is on. On Monday, two events took place promoting Oscar-worthy pictures, a private lunch and talk for The King’s Speech and the New York premiere of Barney’s Version.
It was fitting that at a lunch given for The King’s Speech—the brilliant film about King George Read More
The Academy Awards may belong to Los Angeles, but that doesn’t mean that The Observer and fellow New Yorkers can’t boldly declare what Ought To Be. We give you Oscar picks by coastal sensiblities–and who’s got the edge in the end.
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How much can you get paid to sit in the front row of a fashion show?
One hundred thousand, if you are Rihanna.
B-listy designers pay A-list celebrities many dollars to come to their shows—and Fashionista did some digging to find out exactly how many. The answers reveal some surprising hierarchies: Rihanna Read More
A Single Man
Running time 99 minutes
Written and directed by Tom Ford
Starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult
Hairy-chested design guru Tom Ford may have learned how to sew a seam straight when he ran Gucci, but that doesn’t qualify him to direct movies. Fashion is not film, and A Read More
Running time 93 minutes
Written by Stephan Elliot and Sheridan Jobbins
Directed by Stephan Elliot
Starring Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth
Noël Coward is a musical B-12 shot at any time, but considering today’s general gloom, doom and moneymaking box office junk, a spoonful of that timeless Cowardy custard Read More
Colin Firth on Tom Ford‘s directorial debut in A Single Man, in which he’s starring: "If he turns his hand to this with the brilliance that he’s turned his hand to everything else that he’s ever done in his life, it’ll be a masterpiece." [Vogue UK]
Anna Wintour would like to Read More
RUNNING TIME 108 minutes
WRITTEN BY Catherine Johnson
DIRECTED BY Phyllida Lloyd
STARRING Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters
Amid the summer junk-movies that are already going down in history as artifacts, some folks will welcome, I Read More
When Did You Last See Your Father?
Running time 92 minutes
Written by Daniel Nichols
Directed by Anand Tucker
Starring Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Juliet Stevenson, Claire Skinner
Anand Tucker’s When Did You Last See Your Father?, from a screenplay by Daniel Nichols, based on Blake Morrison’s book of the same Read More