Lauren Bacall: The Death of A Great New Yorker Ironically Signals The True End of Hollywood’s Golden Era

Right on the heels of Robin Williams’ suicide, Lauren Bacall’s death from a stoke on August 12th is, indeed, very representative of the ever-waning Hollywood that the film industry once enjoyed. Emerging onto the scene in 1944, Bacall delivered one of the greatest innuendos of all time in Howard Hawks’ …

Fashion Victim: The Modernization of Farce in Robert Altman’s Ready to Wear

Robert Altman has had his share of underrated and misunderstood films (A Prairie Home Companion had to be given some respect, however, considering it was his last movie). Ready to Wear a.k.a. Prêt-à-Porter is one of those distinctly Altman movies where you’re either in on the joke or you’re on …