Alfred Hitchcock

Who Is the Real A.J. Finn?

Four years ago, when former book editor Daniel Mallory purchased his 550-square foot Chelsea apartment, its main draw was the book storage: floor-to-ceiling shelving, which covers a wall of his living room, plus numerous nooks above doorways and under the flat screen TV that shares space among the …

The Arts

Blindspotting Review: Daveed Diggs is About to Become a Star

Remember the name <b>Daveed Diggs</b>, because if the Hollywood gods have any sense of justice, this guy is about to blow up in a major way. Fans of …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Inside The Mind of Cillian Murphy

The <i>Peaky Blinders</i> star talks Tommy Shelby, Christopher Nolan, and more.<p>Even for those who don’t recognize the name, Cillian Murphy is one of those …

Filmmaking

To Do This Weekend: Parallel Universe, Guilt, and Vertigo

Since last June, the L’Enfant Plaza installation space ARTECHOUSE has been a reliable source for dazzling interactive digital art. Turkish art studio</b> …

Washington D.C.

Sometimes the best-directed movie isn’t among the best of the year

<i>This year’s Oscar nominations will be announced on January 23. Will the Academy uphold conventional wisdom or think outside of the box? With Oscar</i> …

Award Shows

Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Film's Unique Genre (for now)

When you are starting out in filmmaking and have an idea for a story, it might be difficult to find a way to express yourself, so it is always a good …

Filmmaking

Artist opens Playboy-inspired ‘hotel’ exhibition to Hong Kong guests | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

Japanese artist Tomoo Gokita has often been quoted saying that he loves a cold beer. So it is surprising to hear him refuse one as we settle into a …

Art

Worst Best Picture Snubs Ever?

by Nathaniel RThis week on Las Culturistas I froze on the question of "Greatest Oscar Snub of All Time?" so with 5 days out until the nominations (we …

The Oscars

Over to mind games

Once a popular name in television serials and modelling circuit, Samir Soni has now turned to direction with “My Birthday Song”. A psychological …

Filmmaking

Alfred Hitchcock's film Dial M for Murder brought to stage

A THEATRE group is returning to the stage to thrill audiences with their new murder mystery.<p>Tyldesley Little Theatre (TLT) are performing five …

Manchester

The Commuter's Jaume Collett-Serra on Liam Neeson: It's only when we start rolling that I know which version of him is showing up

Ten years ago, Luc Besson’s <i>Taken</i> turned Liam Neeson into cinema’s most unlikely action star. It’s Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra, though, who …

Liam Neeson

Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis Weave a Dark, Spellbinding Love Story in Phantom Thread

<i>Phantom Thread</i> is about style as a constraint, and a means of consecrating one's misery. But it's also funny. by Sean Nelson"Genius," wrote …

Daniel Day-Lewis

A local Londoner's guide on what to do in Walthamstow

The moment you step out of Walthamstow Central Tube station you can hear the roar of the fruit and veg sellers shouting out the deals of the day for …

London

Twelve things to do in Cleveland through Jan. 24

ENTER HERE<p>"Entry Point" is at Cleveland Public Theatre Jan. 18-20<p>• Think summer at the Mid-America Boat Show, launching at the I-X Center in …

Cleveland

From Meghan Markle to Marlene Dietrich: who is your pencil skirt icon?

Pencil skirts are back in fashion – Miuccia Prada has decreed it so. And – from Michelle Obama to Marilyn Monroe – there are many ways to wear them<p>News from the spring/summer 2018 catwalks: according to Prada and Gucci, pencil skirts are back at the sharp edge of fashion. But are you a pencil skirt …

Meghan Markle

These Russian cadets are in big trouble for losing their clothes and twerking in sexy-scandalous vid

And now for a bit of scandal.<p>Some particularly sprightly cadets at the Ulyanovsk Institute of Civil Aviation (UIGA) are under fire this week, after a …

LGBTQ

Now Even 'It's a Wonderful Life' Is Not So Wonderful

In the post-Harvey Weinstein era, bad-boy actors, directors, and producers are not the only ones in Hollywood coming under fire.<p>Classic television …

It's a Wonderful Life

15 Worst Continuity Mistakes In Movie History

For a film to succeed with audiences, it must achieve one thing above all else. The viewer must believe what they’re watching to the point that they …

Movies

Joe Satriani, then and now: Guitar star revisits questions from 1996 interview

Consistency has long been a hallmark for Joe Satriani.<p>A veteran solo artist and former member of Deep Purple and the Greg Kihn Band, he is one of the …

Guitar

Encinitas thriller writer Reich launches new hero, new series

Encinitas thriller writer Christopher Reich’s new novel, “The Take,” features a mobster-turned-fixer who finds himself chasing after a stolen letter …

Authors

Box Office: America Fails 'Paddington 2,' But 'The Commuter' Earns $4.5M Friday

Alongside <i>The Post</i> ($5.9 million on Friday) and <i>Proud Mary</i> (around $3m on Friday), Lionsgate opened The <i>Commuter</i>. The Studio Canal picture is yet another Jaume Collet-Serra-directed potboiler, again casting Liam Neeson as the Jimmy Stewart to his Alfred Hitchcock. Reviews were mixed (I liked it, but I …

Movies

News24.com | Mckenzie's book tells the truth

Kill Zuma delivers on its promise and overturnsour assumptions, writes Vuyani Ngalwana.

South African Politics

Odd Man Out

Subscribe to watch<p>Crime 1990 103 mins Director: Abel Ferrara<p>Christopher Walken is the dogged drug-lord determined to keep his empire together, in …

Film (UK)

Weekend picks for book lovers, including 'The Woman in the Window'

What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY’s picks for book lovers include two new psychological thrillers in the vein of <i>Gone Girl</i> and <i>The Girl on the Train</i>.<p><b>The Woman in the Window</b> by A.J. Finn; William Morrow, 427 pp.; fiction<p>Alfred Hitchcock’s <i>Rear Window</i> is the obvious inspiration for <i>The Woman</i> …

Books

Review: ‘Phantom Thread’ takes some daring turns

The delectable peculiarities of “Phantom Thread” come from countless inspirations. Some are cinematic: Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 Gothic standard …

Phantom Thread

Sorry, Daniel Day-Lewis, but I'm not accepting your resignation after 'Phantom Thread'

CLOSE<p>'Phantom Thread' follows the tumultuous love story of a 20th-century dressmaker.<p>Dear Daniel Day-Lewis,<p>I received your letter of resignation in …

Daniel Day-Lewis

The X-Files: 5 Questions Answered About "This"

A few weeks before <i>The X-Files</i> season 11 writers’ room was open for business, I had the opportunity to sit down with X-Files executive producer Glen …

TV

Has the Movement Against Sexual Harassment Gone Too Far?

<i>OZY’s electrifying prime-time TV show,</i>Third Rail With OZY, <i>is continuing to serve up</i><i>provocative questions each week, and we want you to weigh in with</i> …

Culture

11 New Books We Recommend This Week

Our list this week starts off with two very different debut novels. Hermione Hoby’s “Neon in Daylight” borrows its title from the poet Frank O’Hara, and recalls prior novels about ambivalent women by writers like Joan Didion and Zadie Smith. A. J. Finn’s “The Woman in the Window,” already a best …

Books

Ranking The Big And Small Screen Portrayals Of Winston Churchill

Few British Prime Ministers have been portrayed in fiction as often as Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill. The UK's PM from 1940 to 1945 and then again from 1951 to 1955, he was, in 2002, voted the nation's favourite Briton in a BBC poll (beating out Charles Darwin, William Shakespeare and …

Darkest Hour