For anyone who's lived in Los Angeles longer than a decade, it's impossible not to feel caught in some sort of time-warp pulling up to the recently reopened Hotel Bel-Air. The swans still float serenely on the pond and wander the lush grounds, but the first thing you notice aren't the Cygnini, it's ... More >>
The movies are full of bed-hopping men -- think of Humphrey Bogart's serial flirtations in The Big Sleep (1946), and Richard Roundtree laying his way uptown and down in Shaft (1971). But in Steve McQueen's Shame, womanizing is not just an outgrowth of the plot -- it is the plot. And it's just the la ... More >>
Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon in the Michael Winterbottom movie The Trip.It's hard to know where reality ends and fiction begins with Michael Winterbottom, the prolific British filmmaker who veers between fiction and documentary, sometimes in the same movie.
The Trip, his latest work to hit the ... More >>
It's all going Pete Tong Saturday at Monster Massive.Pete Tong, as the U.K.'s Independent newspaper put it, is "the god of dance music." With BBC Radio 1's "Essential Selection" and "Essential Mix" shows, he certainly is global clubland's most influential DJ.
He's the guy who every other A-l ... More >>
â€‹Maybe it was the phalanx of real-life roller derby girls high-fiving everyone at the entrance to the Ryerson Theatre, or perhaps the irrepressibly perky Drew Barrymore just touches a particular sweet spot in the hearts and minds of the Toronto Film Festival's unapologetically positivist, always-h ... More >>
At Royal Clayton's, a British pub on the bottom level of the Toy Factory Lofts, Adam Unknown leans into a microphone as he tickles piano keys. At times, it seems as though the clang of silverware against glass wants to compete with the performer's subtle croon, but the background noise never qui ... More >>