The “In Memoriam” segment at the Academy Awards generates controversy pretty much every year for the people it leaves out (this year’s snubs: Gary Shandling and Florence Henderson), but it doesn’t usually go so far as using a photo of a person who is, in fact, alive.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Nicole Kidman would be joining the second season of Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake in an “undisclosed part.” To fans of the show—even ones like myself who were underwhelmed by its conclusion—this was a reason to be excited. Though her recent successes are few and far between,…
Nicole Kidman has just joined the second season of Top of the Lake, Jane Campion’s bleak and peculiar mystery series, which stars Elizabeth Moss as a troubled Sydney police officer who specializes in cases involving children.
A group of high profile Hollywood women are joining a new initiative that seeks to help the next generation of female directors.
Jane Campion's tale of a pregnant 12-year-old gone missing in a town full of secrets provides a raw look at complicated and often frustrating sexism and gender dynamics, and the never-ending ramifications of unexamined sexual assault. It's riveting TV. Like, if you don't watch the whole 7-part miniseries in under two…
While we wait with '50s cocktails and bated breath for the last season of Mad Men, Elisabeth Moss shot Jane Campion's new Sundance Channel miniseries Top Of the Lake, in which she played a hard-boiled female detective and "damaged fortysomething women sleep in shipping crates." Sounds like my mom's house.
New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion, only the second of four women nominated for an Academy Award in directing (for Holly Hunter-starring The Piano), directs epic, offbeat, female-driven films about mortality and sexuality. Her 1987 directorial debut, Sweetie, was recently released by the Criterion Collection. Please…
Bright Star, the potentially-awesome, potentially-ludicrous Keats biopic, premiered last night at New York's Paris Theatre. The results? Let's just say they fell short of the Romantics' ideal. Unless that included see-through bodysuits without bras, that is!