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Written by Shelby – Rollins CollegeOscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2013 | Photos via ELLE
I know it’s still fall, but I can’t stop thinking about all the wonderful spring looks that graced the runways at New York Fashion Week. And right now, I’m more than a little obsessed More >
Angelina Jolie has said that she didn’t pay attention to the storm that was caused after her infamous leg flash at the Oscars this year.
The actress had become the subject of much ridicule when she posed for the cameras at the Academy Awards with her bare leg emerging from the More >
Actress Sean Young, known for her role in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, was reportedly busted by police at the official Oscar after-party for allegedly getting physical with a security guard
Young was booked for misdemeanour battery, reports tmz.com.
“Young was attending the Governor’s Ball — the annual schmancy Oscar party thrown More >
Rango, starring Johnny Depp as the voice of a pet chameleon, won the Oscar for best animated feature film on Sunday.
Depp voices Rango, who ends up stuck in a desert town called Dirt, where he takes on the role of sheriff and leads a quest to replenish the town’s More >
Jean Dujardin won the best actor Oscar on Sunday for silent film The Artist, becoming the first Frenchman to win the coveted accolade and beating out frontrunners George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
Dujardin was largely unknown outside of France until The Artist became the toast of film festivals and started racking up More >
Angelina Jolie accepts the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay on behalf of Woody Allen
While The Artist bagged five Oscars at the 84th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, it was Angelina Jolie’s exposed right leg that generated the most buzz on the night.
The 36-year-old actress rocked the Oscars in a black velvet More >
Pakistani film Saving Face, by Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, won the Documentary (Short Subject) Academy Award this year.
The film follows British plastic surgeon Dr Mohammad Jawad, who returns to his homeland to help victims of acid burns. It is the story of one woman as she fights to see More >
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (L) and Daniel Junge pose with their Oscar
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday congratulated Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy on winning the first-ever Oscar award for Pakistan for her documentary Saving Face.
The president in a message appreciated Obaid Chinoy’s efforts for highlighting the More >
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Christopher Plummer accepts the Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in Beginners
Christopher Plummer won the Oscar for best supporting actor on Sunday for Beginners, in which he plays an elderly man who comes out of the closet and embraces his gay identity.
Plummer, 82, a veteran screen and More >
France was awash in Oscar celebrations on Monday after The Artist won five Academy Awards including the first Best Actor win for a Frenchman, unleashing a wave of national pride.
Television stations played The Artist star Jean Dujardin’s acceptance speech over and over, Le Monde‘s front page proclaimed “French triumph in More >
A Separation won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday, becoming the first Iranian movie to win the honour.
Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, the domestic drama focuses on a couple going through a divorce and touches on traditions, justice, and male-female relationships in modern Iran.
A Separation More >
Meryl Streep won the Oscar for best lead actress on Sunday for her portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
It was Streep’s third Oscar, and her first in 30 years, although she has a record 17 nominations for the most coveted prize in the movie More >
For a black-tie affair, it was the colour white that dominated the red carpet fashion at the Academy Awards on Sunday night with a range of stars from Gwyneth Paltrow to Jennifer Lopez choosing the soft look.
But it wasn’t the only choice of the A-list actresses. Some chose bold More >
Hugo is a technical marvel. Martin Scorsese, the godfather of American crime films, tries his hand at a family film with a fantastical element this time, and makes it a visual extravaganza unlike any other. The first shot of the film shows the inner workings of a clock, and before you More >
A still from My Week with Marilyn
My Week with Marilyn is a biographical film about one of the most fascinating icons of our time. The film fascinates by focusing on merely a week, an interlude during the making of the 1957 film, The Prince and the Showgirl. Monroe was purportedly More >
Terrence Malick’s The Tree Of Life is a visceral experience, the film’s narrative interspersed with visuals of the origin of the universe and the inception of life. Malick, in a career spanning over four decades, has made only five feature films, each of which has come to be critically acclaimed. More >
A scene from Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The selection of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close among the Best Picture nominees is the kind of ridiculous move that makes you want to take the Oscars with a pinch of salt. The film is a terrible adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel More >
Post revolution, there came a phase in Iran when cinema was feared dead. Films were banned en masse, movie halls were shut, filmmakers — portrayed as evil-doers — were forced to flee.
Then Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini, the country’s Supreme Leader, quite serendipitously caught Dariush Mehrjui’s Gaav (The Cow) — a film set More >
The Descendants is one of three films nominated in the Best Film category that revolves around the theme of death (the other two being The Tree Of Life and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close). Filmmaker Alexander Payne, who has given us such gems as About Schmidt and Sideways in the past, expertly More >
Films like The Artist come along once in a while. How often does a film capture your imagination, have you transfixed, entertain you every moment it unspools, and leave you feeling elated in the end? This is movie-making at its best. It’s poetic justice then that the film itself is More >
Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids has been described by some as Hangover for women. But the film, an acerbic look at female friendships, love and hate — deserves to stand on its own merit, rather than be compared to a trope it willfully avoids — that of a male-centric world in More >
Actress Meryl Streep, who has been nominated in the best actress category for the Oscars, says she want her friend Viola Davis to win the prestigious trophy.
“Yes, oh yes. I love her and think she’s amazing. She deserves and should be at the forefront of our business. She’s a friend More >
It’s just a matter of a few hours before we see the who’s who of the movie world come together for the much awaited Oscar Awards. And needless to say, the predictions and calculations are doing the rounds on social networking sites and on the blogs already.
And not a surprise More >
Beginners is a sweetheart of a film. That doesn’t mean it’s fluff. It’s a cheery, bright-eyed jaunt through the much-plumbed depths of love, loneliness and sexuality.
Ewan McGregor plays a 38-year-old artist, Oliver, whose father Hal (Christopher Plummer) comes out of the closet after his mother’s death.
How Oliver reconciles his More >
A scene from Midnight in Paris
Midnight In Paris is what you call a ‘Woody Allen special’. Beautifully shot in hues of red (Allen says the idea was to emanate a “warm feeling” as you watch the film), it’s the director’s 41st film, and his first completely shot in the French More >
Warrior is story of two estranged brothers, Tommy (Tom Hardy) and Brendan (Joel Edgerton) who enter a mixed martial arts tournament and face off against each other in the final.
Of course like The Fighter, which released the year before, it’s about much more than just the fighting. Warrior follows a More >
Demian Bichir in A Better Life
There’s a beautiful moment in A Better Life, where the teenager Luis goes to meet his father, Carlos (played by Demian Bichir) in prison.
The two have almost never seen eye to eye, the former averse to embracing his Mexican roots, the latter wanting nothing more More >
What if toys could talk? Do ogres have feelings? Can a dad swim halfway round the world braving sharks, jellyfishes and whatnot to save his son?
Some of the best animated films have given character to objects or animals and put them in settings that can’t be explored in real life. More >
Adapted from a George Moore story by Glenn Close, the lead actress, and John Banville, Albert Nobbs deals with the relationships around the main character who is a woman dressing as a man for 30 years.
It’s a decision that is at first an attempt to find work in conservative 19th More >
The Help has everything to please Academy members: racial discrimination theme, period setting, moving story et al. The real triumph for the film, though, lies in the fact that it encapsulates all those things, but does so in a smart manner, not once playing to the gallery. It is full More >
Choreography? is a word that conjures up images of prissy hippopotami inducing twinkle-toed lovers to prance about in front of backup dancers in popular films which are disdainful of continuity and the intelligence of audiences. For German modern dance teacher Philippina ?Pina? Bausch ? the leader of the troupe Tanztheater More >
War Horse is a sappy, melodramatic film about the relationship between a farmboy and his horse — perfect material for a tearjerker. And a tearjerker it is. The film has some truly moving moments, many of them captured superbly by cinematographer Janusz Kaminski. The last shot of the film — More >
Rooney Mara in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Lisbeth Salander, a disturbed 26-year-old computer hacker, with piercings on her lip and eyebrow, a dragon tattooed on her back and a wasp tattooed on her neck, hates men who hate women.
After Noomi Rapace played Salander so convincingly in the Swedish adaptation More >
Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Gary Oldman’s performance in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a thing of beauty. As British intelligence officer George Smiley he speaks his first words 17 minutes after the film begins.
By then, though, you know almost everything there is to know about Smiley. That More >