12 items from 2013
Upstream Color Shane Carruth's new film found its way into 43 theaters and grossed $352,400 over the course of 31 days and now the self-distributed picture finds its way to DVD and Blu-ray. I've already discussed the film and its meaning on more than one occasion (here and here) and certainly recommend you give it a look. I'm not entirely sure it is a film you simply must buy, but I'm certain those of you intrigued by its mysteries will enjoy diving in yourselves.
The Rabbi's Cat Perhaps the best animated film released last year, The Rabbi's Cat was ignored by the Academy in favor of studio features. No surprise considering the worst Pixar film to date actually ended up winning the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. For those of you unafraid to watch a movie with subtitles, add Rabbi's Cat to your queue, you won't be sorry.
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- Brad Brevet
Introducing our look at the year that defined the modern era, the veteran writer recalls the extraordinary collision of politics, culture and social upheaval that he witnessed as a student
Was it a prefigurative year? I think so. Not that one thought of it as such at the time or even a few years later, when it was totally forgotten in the turbulence that engulfed the world. I am trying to recall that year, to find deep down some memories, even a few impressions on the basis of which I could reconstruct a misted-up past without too many distortions.
When I arrived to study at Oxford in October 1963, the bohemian style was black plastic or leather jackets for women and black leather or navy donkey jackets for men. I stuck to cavalry twills and a duffle coat, at least for a few months. The Cuban missile crisis had temporarily boosted »
- Tariq Ali
If you're a cinephile then you don't mark the coming and going of months by birthdays, holidays, or any of that nonsense, you go by the monthly slate of new releases from the Criterion Collection as they push on in their mission to preserve classic and modern films deemed artistically and culturally deserving of preservation for future generations. For May 2013, Criterion unleashes upon Blu-ray two westerns by Delmer Daves (3:10 to Yuma, Jubal), Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool, Mike Leigh's Life is Sweet, and Jean-Luc Godard's Band of Outsiders. For the full details on each of these Blu-ray releases, just keep reading.
- Lex Walker
Time Out has put its heart on its sleeve and shouted its Brief Encounter infatuation from the rooftops. Will you join them in their lovebombing of the 68-year-old classic? Or have your tastes in romantic movies moved on?
Sam played it again, now it's our turn to plug in the turntable and petition you once more for your top romance films of all time. The peg? Time Out's 100 Most Romantic Films of all Time poll, which has been announced today, and which names Brief Encounter as the title most likely to get your heart a-flutter.
But by our reckoning, the Time Out folk are cruising for a bruising; when we came to the same conclusion three years ago, the readers felt we'd done them wrong, and suggested Casablanca was Mr Right when it came to romantic movies.
Do you feel the same? Has your taste for gin joints endured over the past three years? »
Gwyneth Paltrow made a stylish appearance at Williams-Sonoma in NYC yesterday. She wore a blue button-down shirt and a Band of Outsiders pencil skirt to sign copies of her cookbook, It's All Good, at the Upper East Side store location. The Big Apple stop was the latest in Gwyneth's press tour for her health food tome, following events in La last week. Gwyneth headed East Monday, and enjoyed a celebrity run-in while catching her flight out of Lax. She documented her meeting with Demi Lovato on Twitter, writing "Apple, look who was on the plane!" Gwyneth will likely be headed to the terminal again soon, as she is scheduled to be in Munich, Germany, to promote Iron-Man 3 with Robert Downey Jr. next week. View Slideshow › »
- Brittney Stephens
Neil and David attend the 1st Annual Norma Jean Gala in Hollywood
Birthday shoutouts go to Gary Oldman, who is 55, and Rosie O'Donnell is 51. In ratings news, Arrow was down a bit in its return. 42 Athletes, Sport Figures Support Marriage Equality in Court Brief. Bad apples spoiling the whole bunch.Below you can see Archie's Dan Parent thank One Million Moms for their support.
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Tyler Posey at the red carpet premiere of The Host. Okay, this pic might be slightly unflattering, but he's still more adorable than most of us.
Below you can see Anderson talk to Fran Drescher about being happily divorced from her husband.
As you know, yesterday I named "Goonies R Good Enough" at #21 in my Top 50 Movie Songs of the 80's countdown. Now EW.com has named their Best & Worst Movie Themes, and all I can say is ... For Shame! »
Frank Ocean is making his presence known in the fashion world. The Grammy Award-winning singer was spotted attending several Fashion Week shows, including Givenchy, Dior, Valentino, Maison Martin Margiela and Chanel. The Telegraph even crowned him the new cool kid on the fashion scene--snatching the title from style-obsessed Kanye West.
With that said, it was only a matter of time before fashion brands started tapping Frank for their ad campaigns. First up? Band of Outsiders.
The Los Angeles-based clothing line features Frank in its men's Spring 2013 campaign. The images were shot by Band of Outsider's Creative Director Scott Sternberg in the signature Polaroid style we've come to expect from the company.
Well, Frank looks great in the »
- The Huffington Post
Singer, songwriter…model? That's right, for his latest gig Frank Ocean has stepped in front of the camera to star in Band of Outsiders ongoing Polaroid series for the brand's spring 2013 campaign. Armed with the old-school camera, the brand's creative director, Scott Sternberg, took to the top of the Los Angeles Times building to shoot the Grammy winner, who looks pretty dapper in the brand's sharply tailored suit. We can't say we're surprised the company tapped Ocean to don its latest collection. Remember how effortlessly edgy he looked in the brand's bold yellow tux during his performance at the 2013 Grammys? Ocean definitely caught our eye in the boldly hued ensemble, and »
Blu-ray Release Date: May 7, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $39.95
In the Nouvelle vague classic, two restless young men (Sweet Movie’s Sami Frey and Eyes Without a Face’s Claude Brasseur) enlist the object of both of their fancies (Pierrot le fou’s Anna Karina) to help them commit a robbery—in her own home. An audacious and wildly entertaining French New Wave gem, Band of Outsiders is at once sentimental and sour, effervescently romantic and melancholy, and it features some of Godard’s most memorable set pieces, including the headlong race through the Louvre and the ultra-cool Madison dance sequence.
Criterion released a DVD edition of Bande à part back in 2003 which is still available. »
2013 is shaping up to be a promising year for those who like their classic and arthouse films loaded with extras and emblazoned with a sterling "C." Titles like Terrence Malick's "Badlands" (March 19th) and Robert Bresson's "A Man Escaped" (March 26th) are among the notable highlights in the crop. Now, right after consuming your holiday plans with their limited free Hulu deal, Criterion has dropped the titles of their May slate. First up, on May 7th, Godard's "Band of Outsiders" gets the Blu-ray treatment, giving you the opportunity to swoon at Anna Karina in higher definition than ever before. May 14th is Delmer Daves week, with two of the prolific director's Westerns getting the DVD and Blu-ray treatment: "3:10 to Yuma" (1957) and "Jubal" (1956). Both films feature Glenn Ford and probably range more towards the overlooked side of Hollywood westerns, the former less so due to it's 2007 remake by. »
- Mark Lukenbill
One of the best things about having a sister is the ability to borrow her clothes. But we're guessing that's not the case with siblings Kate and Rooney Mara, who hit the red carpet of the New York premiere of House of Cards in the ying and yang of outfits. Kate celebrated the premiere of her new series dressed in a darling Dolce & Gabbana dress with a metallic finish, pearl embellishments and frilly trim, as well as feminine Brian Atwood platform sandals. Meanwhile, Rooney embraced an edgier look in a streamlined Band of Outsiders jumpsuit and fierce lace-up booties, while supporting her older sister on her big night. How cute is that? The stylish siblings even went for different beauty looks: »
Jude Law and a Band of Outsiders-clad Rooney Mara teamed up in NYC last night for a special screening and Q&A session for their new Steven Soderbergh film, Side Effects. Rooney and Jude were joined by Steven himself, as well as their costar Vinessa Shaw and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns. Missing from the panel, though, were leading man Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones. It was a busy day for both Rooney and Jude. He managed to also fit in a stop by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Jude and Jimmy reminisced about their first fights as children and chatted about Side Effects, which arrives in theaters Feb. 8. In particular, Jude gushed about Rooney, whom he referred to as "a very cool lady" and a "great actress." Rooney, meanwhile, had a family night. She stepped out to support sister Kate Mara at her debut of the new Netflix series House of Cards. »
- Allie Merriam
12 items from 2013
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