TECH SUPPORT: Best Costume Design — Volume II

Posted by · 10:42 am · October 16th, 2009

Since I last analyzed the costume design category in July, a number of the contenders are still waiting to be seen, though several have opened and we’ve seen glimpses from others. While the number of movers and shakers hasn’t been enormous, there has still been enough movement – and more insight gained – to warrant […]

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TECH SUPPORT: Best Costume Design — Volume I

Posted by · 11:51 am · July 30th, 2009

Movie stars are often given much attention for the fashion that they sport off-screen. Seldom does the on-screen attire garner as much publicity. Nevertheless, the Academy Award for Best Costume Design recognizes those talented men and women who design the threads actors wear on screen. Not only does this work add to the elegance and […]

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‘Chéri’ website launched

Posted by · 6:50 pm · May 27th, 2009

As you know, despite a mixed critical reception over here in the UK, I was quite taken with Stephen Frears’ “Chéri,” a tarter-than-expected Belle Epoque romance that showcases the director’s best work in nine years, and Michelle Pfeiffer’s best work in … well, longer than that. I’m not sure how the film, a rather subtle […]

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REVIEW: “Chéri” (***)

Posted by · 11:12 am · May 9th, 2009

My first thought on leaving the theatre after watching Stephen Frears’ crisp, elegantly turned new effort is that it is, in many ways, a consummate Frears film. My second thought, however, ran counter to the first: it has, over the years, become increasingly difficult to define what “a Stephen Frears film” might be. We are […]

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