• In the Land of High Concept, this has got to be among the more outlandish—but somehow it works. Toni Collette is Kristin, a sexually frustrated mother in midlife who one day discovers her husband in flagrante with a much younger woman, with the paramour’s fake-apology going as follows: “I’m a feminist!” So therefore OK? It’s been quite a week for Kristin, who also learns that her Italian grandfather has recently passed away

  • "Specter," the next James Bond movie (directed by Sam Mendes), recently finished shooting on location and is slated for a November rollout. This latest installment in the film world's most famous franchise stars Daniel Craig in the role of the MI-6 renegade uber-agent. But this is not just any old Bond movie. It's a bit of a revolution, in fact. Why? Because the Bond girl is a spot over fifty. None of this is news

  • (this is the first article in the multiseries) Funny, how people with a knack already look the part of success at a young age. They have the shine, that thing that can't really be defined with words but that says about the person, "I can't be for sure where, but I, I'm going places." We, as the viewer of these images likely project something unto them, a forecasting of extraordinary achievements, the success that we're already

  • Monica Bellucci arrived yesterday in Bosnia to commence principal photography on a new film by Serbian director Emir Kusturica. The film is a love story in the time of war.

    "Monica will be with us for about fifty days of shooting. My plan is to finish in November and for the film to be presented at the Cannes Film Festival next year," Kusturica said yesterday at a press

  • The first thirty minutes of Gaspar Noé's "Irreversible" had a background noise added which hovers around the 28 hz frequency. This type of frequency causes nausea, sickness and vertigo in humans; this might help explain the numerous walkouts on the festival circuit the year the film came out (2002; San Sebastian, Cannes)--though there were other reasons (fire extinguisher, anyone?). "Irreversible," which stars Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci caused debate, disagreements and managed at the same time to bring us deep into the moist recesses of France's libidinous culture (swapping and the like).