Red Carpet Real Estate
There comes a time in every former starlet’s life when she realizes that she has outgrown her Soho loft and needs to move on. For Claire Danes, this realization apparently hit when she found out she was pregnant with her first child.
Ms. Danes, who owns a 3,851-square-foot condo at 42 Wooster Street, which she purchased as “A. Kulik” back in 1998, has sold the space for $5.85 million, reports The New York Post.
Hysteria is Jane Austen with a vibrator—a movie about the invention of the scandalous electro-mechanical device that changed women’s lives forever. Set in the Victorian era of scientific ignorance and cultural Puritanism, its style is still more Restoration comedy than Victorian decadence—postcolonial feminism with a temperament more Austen than Bronte. Nothing to snicker about here. Considering the subject, ripe with titillating possibilities, it’s surprisingly about as sexy as a week-old meat loaf. Tastefully directed by Tanya Wexler, it is a total joy from start to finish.
Last night, at what is widely hyped as the best night in New York fashion, the attendees of the annual gala benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute did not disappoint. Patterns, we saw a few: a lot of black, a lot of neon, a lot of feathers, and a lot of sheer. And Read More
The Pride opens in Philip and Sylvia’s stylish, modest flat in 1950s London. Sylvia is offstage, primping for a night out, and her husband has welcomed Oliver. Sylvia is an illustrator and Oliver is a children’s book author she has just begun working with, and she is determined to introduce her new friend to Philip, Read More
We sure hope you had a good summer at the movies: With Aug. 1 falling on Saturday, we’re looking at five whole weeks of middling-to-crappy Hollywood genre fare that wasn’t strong enough to open during the big-boy months of May, June and July. As we do every Friday, here’s a handy guide to Read More
Running time 99 minutes
Written and directed by Max Mayer
Starring Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving
Charm that isn’t forced and wit without contrivance are such rare ingredients in today’s so-called comedies that when I come across either, I tend to go overboard. There is plenty of both in Adam, a Read More
Blake Lively isn’t really a resident of the ritzy New York Palace Hotel. She just plays one on TV!
“I don’t know if I could live in a hotel,” said Ms. Lively, whose character on the popular CW series Gossip Girl, Serena van der Woodsen, occupies the posh Palace’s penthouse. “I need Read More
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Running Time 100 minutes
Written by Tracey Jackson, Tim Firth and Kayla Alpert
Directed by P. J. Hogan
Starring Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, John Goodman, Joan Cusack
P. J. Hogan’s Confessions of a Shopaholic, from a screenplay by Tracey Jackson, Tim Firth and Kayla Alpert, is based Read More
On a recent day off, we decided (against all sane advice) to watch the indie movie Savage Grace. It stars Julianne Moore as Barbara Baekeland, the wealthy wife of the Bakelite plastics heir and demented mother of Tony Baekeland (Eddie Redmayne), who later murdered her because she was constantly trying to turn him straight. Got Read More
R.C. Sherriff’s vintage First World War drama, Journey’s End, is both worthy and dreadful. Its dreadfulness has to do with Sherriff’s risible period style, the frightful jargon of the British upper classes at war—a game in itself, an act, a defense. But who would possibly argue with Sherriff’s worthy hymn to the decency and courage Read More