Todd Haynes’s Carol Manages to Find Romance in Deconstruction
By David Edelstein
By David Edelstein
The director explains why he wanted the audience to ask, "Whose story is this?"By Bennett Marcus
Who will get the Oscar?By Nate Jones
Todd Haynes and Gus Van Sant are in competition.By E. Alex Jung
It'll be her film debut.By Amanda Dobbins
Based on Sara Gran's novel 'Dope.'By Kyle Buchanan
See Badu-MMJ videos from last night's YouTube concert.By Amos Barshad
It'll be their second collaboration.By Amos Barshad
"I think it's good for us, in our era of constant distraction ... to have an experience where you actually move through someone's life without leaping hysterically, flashing forward."By Jane Mulkerrins
Plus: 'St. Elmo's Fire' burns on.By Amos Barshad
Who's up? Who's down?
I got a curt e-mail from producer Christine Vachon expressing her disappointment with me for not recognizing Todd Haynes’s ambition. I’m so off her Christmas list.
Now Carol White is a Barbie doll too?
In I'm Not There, Todd Haynes imagines seven different versions of Bob Dylan. Some people say that's six too many. We say Haynes is lazy. His film barely scratches the surface. Herewith, Bob Dylan No. 11: Williamsburg Dylan.
When Bob Dylan revealed that he was partly of Turkish descent, a strange sense of relief came over Turks everywhere.
Jennifer Lopez will supposedly announce that she's pregnant during her show at MSG on Saturday night. Jessica Simpson's people say she didn't drink and dash at the Box — her friend just accidentally took the receipt slip with him. Rosie O'Donnell did an impromptu ten-minute stand-up set during a show by Roseanne Barr at Comix. (Rita Crosby was there, despite having been served a subpoena earlier in the day.) Mariah Carey doesn't know how many bathrooms are in her Tribeca penthouse. Howard Stein, the nightlife honcho behind eighties hangouts Xenon and Rock Lounge, died at 62. The Port Authority says the quality of its toilet paper is much improved, contrary to what Larry David said on last week's episode of Curb. GLAAD forced "Page Six" to apologize for calling the pre-op transsexual who has a reality show on Fox a "she-male."
The worst interview ever! Plus: One even worse than that!
Todd Haynes makes the case — obliquely — that nothing in Dylan is organic, but rather based on a series of calculating poses, and that this is the source of his genius.
Hint: He's a Pulitzer Prize winner!