September 6, 2009 |
Perhaps nowhere is it more clear that this year is no 2007 than in the new documentary "The September Issue," directed by R.J. Cutler, which goes behind the scenes for the production of the massive 840-page issue of Vogue magazine for September 2007. By focusing on the magazine's longtime editor, the enigmatically imperious Anna Wintour, and her less well-known but no less headstrong creative director, Grace Coddington, the film charts the intersection of art and commerce with a perhaps inadvertent eye for an excess that wasn't to last.
HOME & GARDEN
September 5, 2009 |
Welcome to the prelaunch celebration for "The September Issue," director R.J. Cutler's documentary feature about fashion high priestess Anna Wintour and her creation of Vogue magazine's most important issue of the year. But unlike the film's gala preview at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, this is not a red-carpet affair. Instead, Cutler and his girlfriend, Jane Cha, have gathered a group of friends a few days prior for an intimate, relaxed evening of oven-fired pizzas and savory grilled vegetables, all in Cutler's new outdoor dining room set under carnival lights and the stars.
March 15, 2013 |
My father always told me to beware a man with no regrets. Even a life lived wisely with the best intentions, he said, is inevitably pocked with mistakes and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. Dick Cheney is a man with no regrets. When the Showtime documentary "The World According to Dick Cheney" had its premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival, many expressed disappointment that director R.J. Cutler, an Oscar-nominated documentarian whose films include "The War Room" and "A Perfect Candidate," did not take a harder line or produce more damning evidence of the former vice president's role in various national scandals.
August 3, 1997 |
R.J. Cutler (who produced the Oscar-nominated "The War Room") and David Van Taylor's 1996 documentary takes as its title a remark by a minister, who, commenting on the Senate contest between Republican Oliver North (pictured) and Democrat Charles Robb, told his congregation, "Those of you looking for a perfect candidate won't find one." "A Perfect Candidate" makes you cringe for the entire democratic process (KCET Tuesday at 10 p.m.).
November 5, 2009 |
If you loved "The Devil Wears Prada," do catch "The September Issue" before it leaves town. In R.J. Cutler's delicious documentary, you glimpse the dragon lady in action as fashion diva, Vogue Editor Anna Wintour puts together her fall issue, which is as notoriously fat as she is thin. While "September's" a natural for the fashionistas in our midst, it's also terrific fun for the jeans and T-shirt crowd -- that would include me. One of its great pleasures is Grace Coddington, a wild-haired Welsh force of nature nearing 70, a Vogue creative genius and one of the few willing to tangle with the queen.
May 3, 2003 |
Cable network FX has pulled out of the planned unscripted series "American Candidate," in which 100 people would be recruited to campaign against one another for viewer votes in a bid to emerge as a rival to the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates in 2004. Kevin Reilly, president of entertainment for FX, said escalating production costs became too prohibitive for the network to continue.