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Although we didn’t visit the So Dior exhibition at Harrods personally, we were lucky enough to have a photographer swing by and snap some pics for us. Sad to have missed this one as the gowns in particular are exquisite.
So Dior ran from 16th March to 14th April inside definitive department store Harrods. It was billed as a retrospective of Christian Dior’s contribution to fashion and perfumery constructed on three floors with a pop-up shop and cafe. A Dior takeover might be more accurate.
Dior initially trained as an architect before pursuing a career in cutting, working alongside Robert Piquet and Lucien Lelong. An assuming man, he only had ten years to make an impact on the fashion world before dying of a heart attack aged 52. But what an impact. His »
- Chris Laverty
The indie dramedy The English Teacher tells the story of Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore), a 40-year-old, unmarried high school English teacher in small town Pennsylvania. With no children and no relationships to speak of, her life is uncomplicated, which is just how she likes it. Her greatest passion and her biggest fulfillment comes from helping her impressionable young students discover their own creative voices, until a former star student (Michael Angarano) returns and threatens to undo it all. During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, co-stars Julianne Moore and Michael Angarano talked about how they came to the project, what they enjoyed most about playing their characters, and how much they enjoyed the experience of working with each other. Julianne also spoke about the next film she’ll be shooting, Maps to the Stars, directed by David Cronenberg, while Michael spoke about how he’s shooting the remake of Heat with Jason Statham, »
- Christina Radish
The English Teacher, 2013.
An English teacher's life is disrupted when a former student returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York.
For a writer, failure is inherently less sexy than adversity - it’s adversity that is the catalyst for change. Failure comes with characters having exhausted all their avenues and accepted their reality, but it’s here that The English Teacher paints its triptych of bruised and broken dreams. Opening with the austere tones of Fiona Shaw’s narrator we’re introduced to our bashful hero through a montage of her forays into romance with a series of idiots, aided by on-screen assessments in red pen with a grade befitting their failings. Ms. Sinclair, we’re told, is a passionate woman; a romantic who found sanctuary in »
- Flickering Myth
Thirty-nine recipients of the 72nd Annual Peabody Awards will be honored May 20 at the Waldorf-Astoria in Gotham. The Peabodys, bestowed by the U. of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, cite the best in electronic media. Herewith are a few of the projects and people being honored.
The Smithsonian Channel’s “Mlk: The Assassination Tapes” couldn’t have been made if professors at Memphis State U., back in 1968, didn’t have the foresight to preserve the historic TV, radio and police-report tapes regarding the Martin Luther King assassination. Typically, those tapes were reused and hence lost.
“It was extraordinary to find this treasure trove,” says David Royle, exec VP of programming and production at the Smithsonian Channel. Equally extraordinary, filmmaker Tom Jennings “crafts a film from these tapes that is entirely dramatic and immediate, taking the reality that existed at the time and infusing it with drama and intensity. »
- Robert Hofler
Whether or not you think Catherine Martin has already won this year's Costume Design Oscar - paging pink-suited Jay Gatsby! -- the upcoming battle for Oscar nominations is hardly an easy read even if there are only four spots to sashay towards in your suit & gown finery. Costume Design is my favorite Oscar race outside of all the Actressing, not frequently for what the Academy chooses but for the breadth and depth of the competitive field each year. Here's a few questions I'm already asking myself and by extension, you. So join me in the sartorial contemplation...
Steven Noble's work on "Two Faces of January" looks just divine in stills. How's the film?
This far ahead of the nominations (only 242 days to go!) it's anyone's guess and anyone's game.
Which frequently forgotten designer will finally get the red carpet welcoming committee?
The possible answers are plentiful so let's talk four of them. »
- NATHANIEL R
After romancing Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the Sundance/Berlinale hit "Don Jon," Julianne Moore is again putting the moves on a much younger co-star (Michael Angarano) in the indie comedy "The English Teacher," currently playing in select theaters and available on VOD. In the Cinedigm/Tribeca Film release, Moore plays Linda, a 40-year-old unmarried high school English teacher who mounts a play by a former student (Angarano), only to find herself falling for him. Greg Kinnear co-stars as the aspiring playwright's overbearing father, while Nathan Lane pops up as a wacky colleague. Read More: Julianne Moore On Playing a Troubled Rock Star in 'What Maisie Knew' and Why Acting Doesn't Scare Her Indiewire sat down with Moore and Angarano to discuss working together, that age difference and Moore's busy year (she also stars is "What Maisie Knew," currently out in limited release). Michael, when you learned that you were »
- Nigel M Smith
London, May 18: Daring thieves fled off with 1 million dollars worth of jewellery - which were to be worn by actresses at Cannes - on Friday.
Thieves broke into a hotel room being used by a Chopard employee at around 2.30am and looted an entire safe, which contained bracelets, necklaces, earrings and other precious items, the Sun reported.
- Anita Agarwal
More than $1m worth of Chopard jewellery stolen from Novotel Suites in Cannes ahead of Cannes film festival
It could have been the plot of a Hollywood blockbuster: a thief creeps into a Cannes hotel room after dark and effortlessly makes off with over $1m worth of jewels destined to be worn by stars on the red carpet of the film festival.
The massive jewellery theft in the early hours of Friday was quickly likened to a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's 1950s Riviera robbery thriller, To Catch a Thief, with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, where a mysterious cat burglar snatches the jewels of the rich and famous on the Côté d'Azur. But stranger still was the fact that the robbery took place just as all flashbulbs and press packs were focusing on Thursday night's premiere of Sofia Coppola's new film the Bling Ring, based on the true »
- Angelique Chrisafis
For Julianne Moore's character in "What Maisie Knew," marriage and motherhood aren't easy. But the role doesn't reflect her real life, she told the Associated Press in a recent interview in Cannes. Instead, she said, she has what she's always wanted: a healthy relationship with two kids she clearly loves very much. AP reports:
[Moore's new role] couldn't have been farther from her heart. [The actress], who has a 15-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter, said motherhood was something that came easily for her and a role she always craved since she was a little girl.
"I thought, 'I don't know if I will get married, but I do want to have children,'" Moore said in an interview on the opening day of the Cannes Film Festival. "I said, 'I'm going to have a boy and a girl.' You know, all those ridiculous fantasies that you have when you're 10 years old -– for me, »
- Emma Mustich
Editor’s Note: This review originally ran as part of our Tribeca coverage, and as of today, the film is in limited release. In The English Teacher, star Julianne Moore plays an English teacher; I point that out, redundantly, because the character type is almost redundant. Everything that you would expect from a stereotypical high school purveyor of Charles Dickens and Nathaniel Hawthorne is true about Moore’s Ms. Linda Sinclair. She’s introduced as the obvious loner, a shy woman in love with the classics. She goes on blind dates with terrible men, who she imaginatively grades in her head like a student’s paper. The script even goes so far as to make sure she’s buffeted by voiceover narration, in an inevitably British accent. Yet Moore, and to an extent director Craig Zisk, do an excellent job at keeping Ms. Sinclair away from the frustrating blandness of the stock character, at »
- Daniel Walber
Moore, 52, made the wrong impression at the Opening Ceremony of the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2013, when her toes were seen creeping over her strappy silver stilettos. This really took away from the actress' stunning Dior gown.
Related Pics: Worn Out: Stars Step Out In Same Style
The very next day, a pregnant Kardashian, 32, went to meet her mother Kris Jenner for a Los Angeles lunch in a gorgeous all-white getup, but cameras couldn't help but notice the fashionista's super swollen feet that she had crammed into a pair of wedges.
Related Pics: Kim K's Maternity Styles
What do you think of the stars' fashion faux pas: super tacky or pretty typical? »
Paris — Suspected thieves ripped out a small safe from the wall of a hotel room near the Cannes Film Festival and made off with about $1 million worth of jewelry inside, a French police official said Friday.
Cmdr. Bernard Mascarelli, a judicial police spokesman in the nearby city of Nice, said the robbery at the Novotel hotel overnight took place in the room of a representative of Swiss-based watch and jewelry maker Chopard.
The crime occurred just hours after the screening at Cannes of a film, based on a true story, about teens who broke into the homes of stars in Los Angeles to swipe designer bags, shoes and clothes from their homes.
The jewelry was "very probably" in the hotel in connection with the festival, Mascarelli said, though he didn't know who it might have been intended for. Chopard is a festival sponsor and has loaned jewelry to A-list stars »
The final frontier, or the final exam? Star Trek Into Darkness and The English Teacher hit theaters at warp speed this weekend, but People's critic gives only one of them a good grade. Here's what to see, what to skip and what to seek out this weekend at the movies. See This:• Star Trek Into Darkness: Why bother with calendars? (They're so predictable anyway.) This is how you know summer's arrived - with a blockbuster at the cineplex. J.J. Abrams's second voyage at Star Trek's helm is very nearly as good as the first, with zippy action sequences, »
- Alynda Wheat, PEOPLE Movie Critic
Chopard jewels worth $1m, to be worn by stars at Cannes film festival, snatched from hotel room during premiere of The Bling Ring
A million dollars' worth of jewellery to be worn by celebrities at the Cannes film festival has been stolen, according to French police.
The items, which were snatched from the room of a Chopard employee at the Hotel Novotel, were in a security box, which was smashed and taken away.
The creations by the Swiss luxury jeweller had been scheduled to be worn on the red carpet, which has become as much a showcase for haute couture designers and extravagantly priced jewellery, particularly diamonds, as it is for films.
Chopard has long featured among the designer names worn by stars at events such as the Oscars. It has been a sponsor of Cannes for 16 years, competing to complete celebrities' outfits with a 40-strong team working around the clock at the festival. »
- Angelique Chrisafis
More than $1 million (£650,000) worth of jewellery was stolen at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday (May 16).
An employee for Swiss luxury watchmakers and jewellers Chopard reportedly had the items taken when their safe in the Novotel Hotel was raided.
Chopard has been one of Cannes's official sponsors for 16 years and is also responsible for the design of the Palme d'Or, the prestigious award given out to the best feature film screening in competition at the festival.
The jewels were intended to be loaned out to celebrities walking the red carpet in the South of France. Julianne Moore, Cindy Crawford and Cara Delevingne have all worn Chopard at the festival this week.
The heist occurred on the same day as the world premiere screening of Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, a film about high-schoolers who raided celebrity homes (including Paris Hilton's) while they were out attending showbiz events.
The Cannes »
Now that novel has been modernized and freely adapted into a brilliant, soul-aching portrait of the break-up of two self-absorbed adults and the very young child trapped, helpless, between them.
What Maisie knows, even at about age 7, is that her parents (Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan) aren't getting along.
Mom's an aging, chain-smoking rock musician. Dad's a work-obsessed art dealer with a wandering eye and a mean mouth.
Susanna curses. Beale eviscerates. "I'm done with my midlife crisis," he hisses. You should get on with yours."
They never married, but they've been together for years. So even as he moves out, there are custody issues to haggle over. "Be sure to factor in 30 years of substance abuse" when you're describing him to the judge, »
"Pleasant" is one of those words that English teachers and editors always put on their verboten lists for aspiring writers as being too vague and namby-pamby. But pleasant is the perfect word with which to describe "The English Teacher," an ingratiating little comedy that aims to please and succeeds at its modest goal. See photos: 60 Summer Movies Looking for Your Box Office Bucks: 'Iron Man,' 'Star Trek,' Pacific Rim (Photos) The movie's heroine is Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore), a 40something English teacher at a high school in Kingston, Pa., a suburban town in »
- Leah Rozen
Born from mostly pleasant parts, Craig Zisk’s The English Teacher is a frothy foil to most mainstream comedies masquerading as such. It nicely blends a coming of (old) age tale with what is clearly a love/hate relationship with the emotions associated with writing and theater, chiefly seeing one’s work realized in the fashion originally envisioned. Lead by a company of fine thesps doing equally fine work, this dramedy is an easy watch even when those aforementioned amiable parts are far less effective when singled out.
From the opening scene The English Teacher suggests we’re in for a completely different film from what ultimately unfolds, due in no small part to the disembodied, whimsical voiceover narration which is snatched right from the clutches of wonderful entertainment such as Pushing Daises and Stranger Than Fiction. Unsurprisingly, simply extracting effective elements from other, better fare does not a good decision make, »
- Simon Brookfield
Julianne Moore looked tres chic in a lovely Dior gown at the Cannes 2013 opening ceremony red carpet, but we have to admit we were somewhat distracted by her strappy silver sandals—or, more specifically, the way her pinky toes conspicuously spilled from the sides of the metallic shoes. From the looks of things, we're guessing the ravishing redhead didn't try her heels on until right before she walked the red carpet, which is a shame because she could have made a pretty—and pretty comfortable—style statement with plenty of other snazzy shoes. In fact, we've rounded up five heels that Moore—or perhaps her stylist?—should have packed as backup to avoid this Cannes »
Julianne Moore has a majorly creepy toe situation going on in her strappy silver stilettos on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. The "Carrie" star appeared in a Dior Couture gown as "The Great Gatsby" opened the festival. And though her hair and makeup are perfection, Moore's gown is pretty blah. And her shoes?
Well, just take a look at the photo.
The metallic heels are clearly not Julianne's size, so her foot slides forward and her pinky toe appears to have completely flown the coop. Basically, from the neck down, this is just not a good look. And the feet are just downright sketchy.
How uncomfortable must Moore be, walking the entire length of the Promenade de la Croisette with her pinky toe shoved out the front of her shoe like that? And how does she pose for hundreds of photographers without summoning a stylist or assistant to fix the problem? »
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