June 17, 1994 |
As in the monumental "The Decalogue," in which Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski probed the relevance of the Ten Commandments in modern life, Kieslowski has been considering the contemporary meaning of the French Revolution slogan "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity" in his provocative ongoing "Three Colors" trilogy, which began with "Blue."
January 27, 1995 |
Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy are in practically every frame of "Before Sunrise," so it's a good thing they're so engaging. In the end, they never become much more than engaging, but the characters' deeply-felt shallowness has its own youthful ardor. As Jesse and Celine, who meet on a train crossing central Europe and spend a long day and night together in Vienna before separating--she to Paris, he to America--the actors play out a string of feints and gambits and mini-seductions.
July 2, 2004 |
With "Before Sunset," filmmaker Richard Linklater rapturously returns to a romance that took flight in his earlier film "Before Sunrise." In that 1995 wisp of a story, a young American journalist, Jesse (Ethan Hawke), and a younger Sorbonne student, Celine (Julie Delpy), meet on a European train and embark on a spellbound affair that takes them down narrow cobbled streets, across sweeping boulevards and finally into each other's arms.
March 21, 2013 |
The Tribeca Film Festival is getting talky, lining up a number of high-profile film and media personalities for a series of conversations at the confab next month. Darren Aronofsky will interview Clint Eastwood. Richard Linklater will talk with his “Before Midnight” stars and co-writers, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Gloria Steinem will ask questions of the filmmakers behind Saudi Arabian pic “Wadjda.” And Jay Roach will gab with his “Meet the Parents” star Ben Stiller.
May 13, 2001 |
Jennifer Jason Leigh is one of a number of movie actors who have taken a shine to digital video. Campbell Scott, her co-star in "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle," directed his first digital video feature, "Final," last year. French actress Julie Delpy shot "Looking for Jimmy" in 24 nonstop hours, then spent a year and half year at her computer editing the piece down. Gregory Hines recently directed his first digital video movie for Showtime after taking a workshop sponsored by Apple Computer.
November 26, 2013 |
Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave," the acclaimed, unflinching look at the brutality of slavery in America, earned the most nominations Tuesday for the 29th Film Independent Spirit Awards. The film received seven nominations including, best picture, best director, lead actor for Chiwetel Ejifor, supporting actor for Michael Fassbender and supporting actress for Lupita Nyong'o. Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" received six nominations, including best film, best director, lead actor for Bruce Dern, supporting actor for Will Forte and suppporting actress for June Squibb.
April 17, 2002 |
To understand Richard Tyler's new venture into contemporary sportswear, one had only to look at Garcelle Beauvais Nilon. Sitting in the front row of his show Friday, the television actress was red-carpet ready in one of Tyler's sexy, strapless red chiffon couture gowns. Surrounded by legions of young trendites in low-slung jeans and shrunken tops, the elegantly dressed actress was out of her element.
December 6, 1994 |
The Scene: Thursday's party hosted by the New Yorker magazine at Dennis Hopper's house for contributing editor and artist Art Spiegelman. The cartoonist, who won a Pulitzer Prize special award for his Holocaust-based book "Maus," has illustrated Joseph Moncure March's 1928 novel-in-verse, "The Wild Party." Quoted: "I wanted to do something that was anti-'Maus,' something antithetical," said the chain-smoking Spiegelman. "Something that was erotic, something decorative.
March 3, 2014 |
Easy and effortless looks ruled the red carpet at Sunday's Academy Awards. Maybe it was the rainy weather that had actresses abandoning a potentially runny smoky eye or sticky up-do shellacked with hair spray in favor of more subtle Oscar looks. Many actresses sported the sleek pixie cut that is so hot right now. Charlize Theron, Anne Hathaway, Kristin Chenoweth and Jennifer Lawrence led the chic short-hair brigade. Lupita Nyong'o topped her short hair off with the accessory of the evening - a delicate gold and diamond headband from Fred Leighton.
January 24, 2014 |
Comic actor Brad Garrett has been tapped by the Writers Guild of America, West to host the 2014 Writers Guild Awards on Feb. 1, and you can watch how he works the room with a live webcast of the ceremony along with pre-awards nominee interviews - from film and television -- starting at 5 p.m. PST at www.latimes.com/envelope . While Garrett, best known for costarring on "Everybody Loves Raymond," skewers the best of Hollywood, the awards themselves...