It only took filmmaker Jim Strouse three months in New York City to fall in love. He moved here from Indiana straight out of college, and for years after, he and his girlfriend had the perfect arty bohemian relationship. They made films together, they made kids together—it was all happening.
But then suddenly it wasn’t. Read More
The suddenly fast-moving Terrence Malick, whose long unproductive period ended with last year’s The Tree of Life, has already completed his next film, called To the Wonder. But the creative process doesn’t always run smoothly:
It’s great that Disney and Sam Raimi finally sorted things out with Warner Bros. (who hold the old MGM copyright to The Wizard of Oz) so that the prequel, Oz: The Great and Powerful, could finally be released in theaters as it was meant to be seen.
If you weren’t aware, Warner Bros. claimed that the new film couldn’t make the Wicked Witch green, since that was something specific to their film, and not L. Frank Baum’s children’s books. So instead we get a Glinda-riffic Michelle Williams all in white, a fashionably red Mila Kunis, and a darkly chic Rachel Weisz (channeling Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman) as the hottest witchy witches since Idina Menzel took the stage as Elpheba in Wicked.
The eloquence, poignancy and intelligence of the great British playwright Terence Rattigan comes to the screen once again in the latest revival of the awkward, brilliant and demanding play The Deep Blue Sea, with Rachel Weisz in the role once created so memorably by Vivien Leigh. It is quirky, dark, much maligned by feminists and too slow for some tastes, but it’s a work worth seeing again, and Ms. Weisz is wonderful in it.
Spring Arts Preview
The Hunger Games (Gary Ross) March 23
Your children have been refreshing Fandango daily to see if tickets are available yet for the movie based on Suzanne Collins’ kiddie novels—think of them as Twilight, except with actual murder instead of benign vampirism. Games promises a chaste love triangle and lots of angst for the tween Read More
Amid reports that Rachael Weisz is buying a new place in Soho with her new man, Daniel Craig, it seems that she’s closing the door on another piece of property from her past. According to city records, Ms. Weisz has just sold her old home, a townhouse in the village. The buyer? Her ex, Brooklyn Read More
Kathy Bolkovac had an even-keeled reaction when The Observer told her Rachel Weisz had called her a hero. “I really reject that title” she said matter-of-factly. Nevertheless, last Wednesday evening, scores of socialites and celebrities descended upon Tribeca for the premiere of Ms. Weisz’s new film, The Read More
To the short list of this year’s must-see movies, quickly add The Whistleblower—the harrowing true story of Kathy Bolkovac, a disillusioned Nebraska cop and divorced single mother who uncovered a horrifying underground network of human slave traffic in 1999 postwar Bosnia protected by both the American military and high-ranking Read More
Last night, the Cinema Society, Dior and Beauty with DeLeon hosted the New York premier of Rachel Weisz’s new film The Whistleblower. Celebrities and socialites flocked to the screening, with guests including Hamish Bowels, Anna Wintour, Nicole Miller, Leandro Perez, Irina Pataneva, Annelise Peterson, Patricia Field and, of course, Rachel Weisz.
The film, based on Read More
The Lovely Bones
Running time 135 minutes
Written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson
Directed by Peter Jackson
Starring Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci
I’m no fan of Peter Jackson, but as much as I hated the 2005 remake of King Kong and all of those silly, Read More