When Movies Ruin Us For Real Life

A young woman wrote in yesterday's "Modern Love" of a life in which, lacking real male role models, she came to expect instead the archetypes of movies. But don't we all suffer from this to some degree?
Writes Anna Breslaw, » 3/14/11 7:36pm 3/14/11 7:36pm

“Honey, There’s An Oompa-Loompa here!”

NY Times film critic Manohla Dargis went to the mother of all autograph conventions, The Hollywood Show. She thought it would be intense. It turned out to be "surreal, fascinating, unsettling." (And yes, that's Cher with a very excited fan.) » 10/22/09 6:00pm 10/22/09 6:00pm

Strange Bedfellows

David Mamet, Disney and Anne Frank are things that shouldn't be in the same sentence, let alone movie. But the latest, mouse-funded version of the Diary of a Young Girl is written and helmed by the profanity-lovin' playwright. [Variety] » 8/12/09 11:20am 8/12/09 11:20am

Women In Film

A new study finds that women are vastly underrepresented behind the scenes in the film industry, making up only a small percentage of production designers, production managers, sound designers, supervising sound editors, key grips, and gaffers. They don't mention "best boys," but we can't imagine there are many. [… » 5/22/09 1:40pm 5/22/09 1:40pm