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If you missed the classic French film La Piscine at the Film Forum last summer, you still have a few chances to see it on the big screen at Metrograph this month. I think the reason that the restored film from 1969 ended up running for 18 weeks at Film Forum after only being scheduled […]

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that you never know what might be behind those large wooden doors in Paris. The last time I stayed in the City of Light, I rented an apartment at 8 rue du Pas de la Mule which happens to sit right next door to 24 Place des Vosges, the location […]

As soon as I saw the trailer for the new film France starring Léa Seydoux, I knew couldn’t wait to see her amazing fashions. France is currently available to stream on Kino Now before it opens to winder steaming release later this month. I watched last night and I think it might be my new […]

I watched the new film Silent Night that was written and directed by Camille Griffin over the weekend. It’s filled with lovely British actors like Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Annabelle Wallis, and Roman Griffin-Davis among others, who gather on Christmas Day in the English countryside. “As the group comes together, it feels like old times […]

Long time readers and Instagram followers will know that I love the wardrobe Gwyneth Paltrow wears in the 1998 film A Perfect Murder from director Andrew Davis which also stars Michael Douglas and Viggo Mortensen. I don’t want to give anything away for those who haven’t seen it but I came across this description on […]

My Rembrandt

01 . 09 . 21

After turning my brain to mush watching Bridgerton and too many Hallmark movies, I was excited to watch the documentary, My Rembrandt, this week. Most people think of the Old Masters as a very boring group but this documentary proves that Rembrandt paintings come with intriguing stories and sometimes controversy for those who own them. […]

I really can’t believe that it will be August next weekend. Times flies when you can’t go anywhere or do anything. I jest of course. We can do things in New York but I have no desire to eat outside with people not wearing masks even if we are in one of the states that […]

I wish movie studios would release all new films on demand as well as in theaters now so people have the option of staying home. I ventured downtown last weekend to see The Burnt Orange Heresy but after I saw a girl put lip gloss on her finger and they apply it to her lips […]

There’s nothing more anxiety producing than wondering if you’re going to catch the Coronavirus or whether your city might be the next to be locked down. In the meantime, everyone seems to be going about their business as usual with more hand washing. I’m vacillating between calm and panic so I’m shopping to make myself […]

Someone online asked if we really needed another version of Jane Austen’s Emma but this one is the colorful, amusing, charming, and delicious version we didn’t know we needed. Time declared that it “strikes just the right balance of modern and authentic” and I have to agree. Since my first post on Emma last week, […]

The newest film version of the 1815 Jane Austen classic Emma hits theaters in the United States tonight. I’m very excited to see the movie based on all the beautiful images I’ve seen so far from director Autumn de Wilde’s adaptation of Emma. According to AD, “de Wilde explained to her production crew that the […]

Call Me By Your Name

11 . 27 . 17

The continuous negative news cycle has me seeking out beauty in movies, books, and museum exhibitions. It’s one of the reasons I made it a point to see Call Me By Your Name this past weekend. As I mentioned in my post Upcoming Oscar Worthy Films, the film is getting the most Oscar buzz right now. […]

The film Nocturnal Animals is now available on demand so I recently watched it again. I fast forwarded the uncomfortable parts and focused on the chic scenes of Amy Adams’ character and her modernist home. Today I found out that the Malibu home in question actually belongs to real estate mogul Kurt Rappaport and was […]

Nocturnal Animals

12 . 28 . 16

I saw Tom Ford’s recently released film Nocturnal Animals on Christmas Day. A holiday movie it is not but I’m glad I saw it for the cinematography and sets. The story is based on the book Tony and Susan and follows art gallery owner Susan Morrow, played by Amy Adams, who receives a book proof from her ex-husband […]

The Girl on the Train

07 . 20 . 16

I have a very bad habit of buying books and not reading them. My other bad habit is starting a book but not finishing it because I start reading another new book. It’s a vicious cycle that I’m trying to remedy this summer. It does comes in handy though when you realize that you already own […]

The Tribeca Film Festival is a very exciting time in New York for movie buffs. I was very lucky to get tickets to new documentary The First Monday in May last night and can’t say enough good things about the film. It was conceived by Andrew Rossi who previously directed the award winning documentary Page One: Inside […]

Valentine’s Day weekend seems like the perfect time to announce that a documentary about the venerable jewelry house Tiffany & Co. will be released on February 19th. Crazy About Tiffany’s was fully authorized by Tiffany & Co. and was written and directed by Matthew Miele who also made Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorfs who spent three years making […]