In the last 14 years, Sofia Coppola has become one of America’s most singular filmmakers by perfecting the cinematic art of haunting, emotional passivity. In her first four feature films, she has created evocative dream worlds of languishing arrest—an art-house anodyne to all of the muscle-bound blockbusters full of rage and speed. The Virgin Suicides (1999) depicts a small Michigan suburb and its reaction to a string of incomprehensible teen-girl suicides. (The suicides that afflicted the Lisbon family seem even to transpire without their victims’ full participation or understanding.) In Lost in Translation (2003), the plot revolves around the emotional swells of a young woman drifting around Tokyo, her own hotel room, and Bill Murray without a sense of purposeful direction. Marie Antoinette (2006) also focuses on a young woman whose fate was sealed by forces far larger than her. And in 2010′s ode to the Chateau Marmont, Somewhere, an actor passes through his own immobility and fracturing career—as well as his stilted relationship with his 11-year-old daughter—like a wanderer in a mildly inhabitable desert. Continue reading “A chip off the Ol’ Block: Sofia Coppola.” »
After another huge pay day as swashbuckle Jack Sparrow earlier this year, Johnny Depp is revisiting the world of Hunter S. Thompson in the upcoming movie ‘The Rum Diary’..it seems that Johnny is making a career out of being a serial actor… Continue reading “The Rum Diary: a promise kept” »
Cinema’ la Mode: The Tale of a Fary by Karl Lagerfeld & troupe…Steven Meisel & Kristen McMenamy bring it back home.
Just in case your invitation to Chanel’s resort show in the South of France on May 9 (tomorrow) got lost in the mail, Karl Lagerfeld will release a new short film: to add to the constallation of films in the already twinkling firmament of Cinema’ la Mode. It stars some of Karl’s favourite people.
One of the top female broadcasters in Italy, Rula Jebreal was born in Haifa but moved to East Jerusalem as a little girl. After her mother’s death, her desperate father brought her to live in the Jerusalem Dar al-Tifel orphanage. It would be a place where she lived through the First Intifada and experienced a yearning for freedom. Continue reading “Rula Jebreal and Miral” »
these are some of my favourite videos…such feel good work by Justin Wu. they are bound to put a smile on your face… Continue reading “They Love You, Baby” »