1921

‘Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America’ Review: ACLU Lawyer Lays Out a Clear Case for a More Perfect Union

Never underestimate people’s ability to rationalize. To paraphrase Joan Didion’s “The White Album,” our minds find ways to make sense of the nonsensical, not merely as stories but…

Alfred Hitchcock, Vivien Leigh, Roald Dahl Among Those Whose Lives Are Revealed in U.K. 1921 Census

Director Alfred Hitchcock age 21. “Rebecca” star Laurence Olivier at 14. “Gone With The Wind” icon Vivien Leigh at 7. Author Roald Dahl age 4 years and nine…

Key Takeaways from the Variety FYC Fest Documentary Day

There has been no better time than now for documentaries to educate and create a platform that enhances dialogue. Two years into the pandemic, documentarians have led the…

China Unveils Golden Rooster Awards Nominees, to Surprising Jibes

China has released the list of nominees for its upcoming Golden Rooster Awards, a set of government-approved film industry prizes that it wants to be seen as rivaling…

100 Years of Tuschinski: Amsterdam’s Flagship Theater Celebrates Royal Decree

This year’s IDFA makes a rousing return to in-person projections, following an online-only version in 2020 that fell at the mid-point of the nearly 18 months that saw…

How Gucci’s ‘toxic family’ feuds played out in its extravagant fashions

From the nouveau riche villainess Patrizia Reggiani to the garish Paolo, the family all dressed to kill — and brought the real house of Gucci its singular flash and pizzazz.

Miss America Pageant, Once a TV Staple, Now Will Stream Only

There she is … but not on TV. When the Miss America Pageant returns this year for its 100th anniversary after being scuttled by the coronavirus pandemic in…

‘The Real Charlie Chaplin’ Review: A Telling Look at the Tramp, Onscreen and Off

“The Real Charlie Chaplin” is an alluring title for a documentary about the man who was arguably the greatest comic artist in the history of the planet. (I…

Mary J. Blige Performs at Chanel No. 5’s 100th Anniversary Party

You won’t find Chanel No. 5 under the tree just yet. But in New York City on Friday, the iconic fragrance and fashion brand took over Rockefeller Center…

LACMA Art + Film: Benedict Cumberbatch Fanboys Over Lil Nas X, Steven Spielberg Honored and More

Guillermo del Toro and Steven Spielberg formed their own two-person film club during the pandemic. “During the lockdown he encouraged me and I encouraged him, we found movies…

Charles Bronson Fans Honor Death Wish Legend on What Would Have Been His 100th Birthday

Fans of the late, great actor Charles Bronson are remembering the Death Wish star on the day he would have been celebrating his 100th birthday if he were…

The Gap Band founder Ronnie Wilson dead at 73

His widow calls him “a genius with creating, producing, and playing the flugelhorn, trumpet, keyboards, and singing music, from childhood to his early 70s.”