| Nov 17, 2011
Dressing an actress to play a global icon is tough. However, watching Michelle Williams channel Marilyn Monroe in "My Week With Marilyn," you're seeing not the sex-kitten public film star but the private woman. It was this public versus private persona...
| Nov 22, 2011
***1/2 (out of four)
Imagine skinny dipping with Marilyn Monroe. You’d probably have a silly, disbelieving grin on your face, too.
The based-on-a-true-story heart of “My Week with Marilyn” echoes “Notting Hill”: Lowly...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 12:55 PM
Si bien el Día de Acción de Gracias es la ocasión perfecta para sentarse alrededor de la mesa y disfrutar de los seres queridos, también es cierto que este día se ha convertido en una gran vitrina para Hollywood. En esta fecha, los grandes estudios...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 12:21 AM
Diamonds are a girls best friend. And so are the third assistants on a movie set.
This is the story of acting legend Sir Laurence Olivier directing his first (and last) movie, The Prince and the Showgirl. It was the mid-50s and Marilyn Monroe was the...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 7:30 PM
The phrase "family film" has never appeared in the same sentence with Martin Scorsese. But the R-rated master has made a spectacular PG-rated movie full of wonder and imagination. "Hugo" offers equal parts nostalgia, fantasy and mystery with Charles...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 6:33 AM
This is shaping up to be one of the biggest roller coasters of an award season in some time.
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) unveiled its nominees for the best in film and television this morning, offering plenty of surprises.
Perhaps the biggest?...
| Dec 18, 2011
A movie doesn't have to be jampacked with cinema style to have a memorable fashion moment or two, and in the course of screening the slate of holiday-season films, we found all kinds of clothes, accessories, hairstyles and makeup worth a mention.
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:08 PM
John Osborne wrote the key post-World War II British drama "Look Back in Anger," later filmed in 1959. By contrast there’s very little anger in all the look-backs among this year’s Academy Award nominations. Oscar's unofficial slogan in...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Michelle Williams has come a long way from TV's "Dawson's Creek," as she proves with her accomplished portrayal of Marilyn Monroe - which earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination - in this Simon Curtis-directed tale of screen icon Monroe...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:42 PM
On Sunday, Hollywood celebrates itself and honors its own. All eyes (or most of them anyway) will be on the presentations of the Academy Awards.
But do the Oscars always end up in the right hands? Opinions abound on this topic, and what follows is only...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 1:23 AM
Billy Crstyal’s return to hosting duties at the Oscars reminded me a lot of the Oscar party I went to at local Point Loma artist Leslie Perlis’ house.
At previous parties, I could make the crowd laugh. One year I pestered everybody that...