During press for Carol, Cate Blanchett was posed a question that began with, “They say this is the year of the woman…” Blanchett interrupted and said, “Oh, for fuck’s sake! Every year is the year of the woman.” Needless to say, the interviewer never got to pose the question. Blanchett’s performance in Carol is making … Continue reading 2015 in Review: Film & Television
It started its ascent with ‘Serial,’ the podcast about a 1999 murder case in suburban Baltimore brought to us by ‘This American Life’ producers and continued with HBO’s series The Jinx, about Robert Durst, who potentially killed three people over a 30 year period. This month Netflix will add a new true crime series Making … Continue reading A Touch of Evil: Why is true crime popular?
Like many female directors, Adrienne Shelly was starting to hit her stride as she turned 40. Starting out as an actress in the New York indie scene during the 90s, Shelly soon found her way behind the camera, writing and directing. Shelly, was born Adrienne Levine to Sheldon Levine and Elaine Langbaum of Queens. She … Continue reading 52 Weeks of Directors: Adrienne Shelly
Nora Ephron is probably one of the few directors who needs no introduction. She penned one of the most classic romantic comedies, When Harry Met Sally and directed Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, and Julie & Julia. But before becoming a box office hit, Ephron struggled to gain entry into the studio scene. When … Continue reading 52 Weeks of Directors: Nora Ephron