Monday: Late Night With David Letterman
We just can’t wait to see how the big guy handles his lead guest: Anna Wintour. The ever-elegant and chilly editor in chief of Vogue is mysterious, terrifyingly powerful and—even with magazines gasping for existence—as close to royalty in certain publishing circles as you Read More
I saw Public Enemies last night—and plenty of critics have already weighed in about how cool and beautiful and entertaining the movie is (Rex Reed called it “one of the best movies of the year”). But here’s what I took away from it: my total and unabashed girl-crush on Marion Cotillard is Read More
The Coen Brothers join Francis Ford Coppola, James Cameron and Billy Wilder in the list of directors that have received three awards for a single film at the Oscars. Their brooding, bloody tale of violence No Country for Old Men won best picture, director and adapted screenplay. Javier Bardem also won a best supporting actor Read More
In December, The Observer interviewed last night’s Best Actor winner Daniel Day-Lewis about his performance. Here is Sara Vilkomerson’s account of her afternoon with the real-life Daniel Plainview.
“For the most part I try to hear the voice, which is one of the most deep and personal ways we present our very selves. Read More
Here, via Oscar.com, is the text of Daniel Day-Lewis’ acceptance speech last night (he won the Oscar for Best Actor):
And that’s the closest I’ll ever come to getting a knighthood, so thank you.
My deepest thanks to the members of the Academy for whacking me with the handsomest bludgeon in town. Read More
This Sunday night, the 80th Academy Awards will take place at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, bringing the usual glitzy glut of red carpet fashion, faux-improvised speeches and what is perhaps the most important industry honor of the year: The Best Picture Oscar. Two thousand seven was heavy, judging from the nominees: No Country Read More
Last night, at the star-studded National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards gala, held at Cipriani 42nd Street, we asked Lauren Bacall if she thought the W.G.A. strike would have a lasting effect on the film industry.
“Oh, now is really the time to ask a question that will require lengthy Read More
Cialis, Viagra, Spanish Fly, whatever—nothing could save the Bucket List (No. 7) from a limp performance this weekend. The movie, starring geriatric gents Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, may have managed a robust national opening, but it was blown away here in the city like a couple of old farts on the observatory deck of Read More
Movies in their fifth week are not supposed to post their best numbers to date, but that is precisely what Juno (No. 1) has done, averaging an astonishing $31,500 on eight screens. (According to Variety, Fox Searchlight is gleefully pointing out that Juno is outperforming Little Miss Sunshine, last year’s Academy Award nominee for best Read More
Forty-one New York and Los Angeles movie critics from Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker and Salon.com gathered at Sardi’s Restaurant in Times Square Saturday night to vote on the top films of the year.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s much-touted There Will Be Blood took four prizes, including best picture, at the 42nd annual National Society of Read More