The “Do What U Want” Chronicles: Or Lady Gaga Negates Both Her Feminism and Her Sense of Individuality

Lady Gaga’s second single and best song from the flailing ARTPOP album is shaping up to be one of her most telling career moves. Originally released as a duet with R. Kelly, the controversial Village Voice article that appeared in late December recast the light on Kelly’s lengthy history of sexual …

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 …