The Eight-Day Week
Sundance Film Festival
The past week was a difficult one for all New Yorkers, and the coming weeks will be as well, for none more so than the city’s homeless. Later in the week, we’ll discuss ways you can help; for the time being, we look forward to seeing you at the Artwalk NY benefit on behalf of Read More
Day 2 of the Sundance Film Festival found The Observer snowbound in the extreme. We’re talking enough snow to give Mayor Bloomberg and the New York City transit system nightmares. Astronomic surcharges became the norm as Park City’s anemic livery force struggled to even make the most ludicrous time frames: ”Yeah I can have a guy up there in like 3 and a half hours?” deadpanned one audacious taxi dispatcher, who seemed to take pleasure in seeing so many city slickers squeal.
The Lunch CROWD
At a time when the new Russia is more about gangsters than politicians, along comes a benign thriller that is about as thrilling as last week’s borscht.
The pool was closed for private parties last week, but the grill was bumping. On Monday, Chelsea Clinton came in for lunch with Sandy Weill. The Post reported that she went to Michael’s, though, so maybe I need to get my eyes checked–or the media needs to fact-check. Ha! I’ve been working for three weeks Read More
– A mysterious New York couple are snapping up fabulous properties. Kelly Granat and Susan Boland have just purchased a $2.8 million apartment at 40 Fifth Avenue. The apartment isn’t listed, but by some reports it is the “most elegant building on lower Fifth Avenue.” Still, there’s no way the Granat-Boland duo will be Read More
With the Academy Awards set for Sunday night, you might assume that Hollywood would keep the schedule light this weekend to avoid any possible conflicts of interest. But no! Two films hit theaters today, and one (the 3-D extravaganza Alice in Wonderland) is sure to siphon millions from what could wind up being the Best Read More
Running time 140 minutes
Written by Michael C. Martin
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes
2.5 Eyeballs out of 4
The opening scene of Brooklyn’s Finest features a conversation between a maybe crooked cop and a definitely crooked career criminal about the Read More
Running time 111 minutes
Written by Ron Bass and Anna Hamilton Phelan
Directed by Mira Nair
Starring Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Cherry Jones
When Amelia Earhart, the world’s most famous aviatrix, disappeared in midair on July 2, 1937, somewhere over the Pacific between New Guinea and a Howland Island refueling station, Read More
This weekend brings Nights in Rodanthe to theaters. It’s an unapologetic tearjerker, a love story starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane (click here for Rex Reed’s review), based on a Nicholas Sparks novel and directed by…George C. Wolfe?
It’s certainly not an obvious partnership. After all, Mr. Wolfe has made his reputation as Read More
Six years after starring together in Unfaithful, Diane Lane and Richard Gere reunited in the weepy love story Nights in Rodanthe (based on a book by king of sentimentality Nicholas Sparks), which premiered at the Ziegfeld Theatre Tuesday, Sept. 23.
Walking the carpet alongside the pair were Law and Order SVU‘s Christopher Meloni, Harry Connick Read More