| Apr 23, 2013
One of 2012's best movies came and went without a shred of the attention it deserves, and it’s not as if the film's some obscure, subtitled documentary only a niche audience would see anyway.
It's "Not Fade Away," the tremendous feature writing-...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Who didn't write about Zelda Fitzgerald?
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| May 7, 2013
| 1:24 PM
The legend of Zelda has formed the basis for numerous Jazz Age sojourns. Some dabble in shopworn tales of Mr. and Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald's drunken wild-child antics, as Woody Allen did in "Midnight in Paris," while feminist literary critics have usually...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Since the publication in 1920 of F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel, "This Side of Paradise," his life and career have been scrutinized, studied and dissected in countless critical essays, articles and biographies.
Hollywood too has been endlessly...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
CANNES, France -- The movie world feted an old friend Wednesday night, or at least an old sport.
Two weeks after celebrating Baz Luhrmann's big-budget adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel with a throwback party at the Plaza Hotel in New York,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Woody Allen has revealed the title of his next movie: "Magic in the Moonlight."
The prolific director isn't saying yet what the film is about. But it is set in the South of France and, judging by images released from the production, appears to be set...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Passion. Triumph. Heartbreak. Betrayal. Renewal. This describes not only the story told in "Blue Is the Warmest Color" but also in many ways the tempestuous, topsy-turvy saga the French film's director and two lead actresses have themselves faced since...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:10 PM
The moral of "Blue Is the Warmest Color" is simple: Sex without love is nothing; life without love is even less.
French filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche's story of sexual awakening and real love stretches over 10 years. Loosely based on Julie Maroh's...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:15 PM
And now for a wildly improbable romantic comedy recommendation.
Already a hit in its native England, "About Time" presents all sorts of small- and medium-sized problems threatening to upset writer-director Richard Curtis' film from within, beginning...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:01 PM
We can all agree that it's been a pretty great year for movies. But when it comes to this year's best picture Oscar race, that's probably where our accord ends.
At the moment, the critically lauded historical drama "12 Years a Slave" and the equally...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Hollywood's favorite bling ring Chopard is the official jeweler on the film "Diana," opening in September and starring Naomi Watts.
The Swiss jeweler's connections in cinema run deep.
In addition to sponsoring the Cannes Film Festival, Chopard has...