All The Times Christina Ricci Tried to Play “Normal (or Semi-Normal)” Girls and Failed

Christina Ricci is categorically known for her offbeat film roles and, for this reason, it almost doesn’t make sense when she chooses to play someone who is “normal” or non-camp. Her forays into the status quo have never typically been carried off that successfully. Appearances in shows such as Ally …

Does Tama Janowitz’s Slaves of New York Still Resonate in Modern New York?

Tama Janowitz, a member of the literary Brat Pack crème de la crème, released the novel, Slaves of New York, in 1986. A selection of intertwining stories, the narrative focused on the struggle of pursuing a bohemian life (primarily in Lower Manhattan).Twenty-eight years later, it’s safe to say that the fundamental principle …

The Déclassé Shit Beyoncé Did In Her Early Career That No One Talks About Anymore

It’s pretty much been established by now that Beyoncé has reached the level of perfection in most people’s eyes where they can’t even envision her taking a shit. But let’s think back to a time before visual concept albums and vegan diets. A time when Beyoncé was just another frivolous pop star …

The Academy Shirks Inside Llewyn Davis: Here’s Why

The Academy generally likes to throw people a surprise to trick them into thinking the awards selection process is mildly discerning and unpredictable. However, this year’s decision to exclude Inside Llewyn Davis from the list of nominees seems almost antagonistic toward those trying to actually make an artistic statement with …

Diane Keaton as Annie Hall is Still the Archetype Intellectuals Dream Of

On Diane Keaton’s sixty-seventh birthday, it seems only right to pay homage to one of her most memorable roles: Annie Hall. As the eponymous main character in Woody Allen’s 1970s masterpiece, Keaton is at her best as the androgynous, yet vulnerable wasp who falls into Alvy Singers’ (Allen) life just …

Guy Ritchie’s Swept Away Was Possibly the Best Movie of 2002

Swept Away, the 2002 remake of Lina Wertmüller’s Travolti da un insolito destino nell’azzurro mare d’agosto (you can see why they changed the name), was universally acknowledged as one of the worst movies ever made. This, in part, has to do with the fact that Madonna is its star. Notorious for making “bad …