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Music, All Shook Down 5 Soundtracks That Were Better Than the Movies

5 Soundtracks That Were Better Than the Movies

As anticipation grows for the release of Brad Pitt's zombie epic, World War Z, he's been singing the praises of the work Muse has done for the movie's soundtrack. Pitt recently called Muse's involvement "nice kismet." Given who's involved, we…
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Film, "Farewell, My Queen": The Beautiful and Damned

"Farewell, My Queen": The Beautiful and Damned

Benoît Jacquot's soapy, sexy, and lezzie adaptation of Chantal Thomas's 2003 novel about the chaos at Versailles on the eve of the 1789 revolution is told not through the vantage point of the monarchs but through the eyes of Sidonie…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Force Behind Farce

The Force Behind Farce

Not only does “Ladies in Waiting” contain No Nude Men (the latter being a theater company), it also -- in contrast to much of the theater that gets produced today -- has many interesting women. The production’s three short plays,…
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Calendar, Night&Day An Evening-Length Extravagance

An Evening-Length Extravagance

Next to living a life of luxury, there’s nothing quite like taking in a show that skewers and celebrates all the opulent superfluities that our world holds dear. Luxury Items is courtesy of Monique Jenkinson, the local performance artist and…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Royal Flush

Royal Flush

Marie Antoinette (Sony) Sofia Coppola's third feature grabs you by your frilly lapels from the jump, with Gang of Four's "Natural's Not in It" showering guitar chords all over the credits as Kirsten Dunst nods to the audience, as if…
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Film, French Confection

French Confection

Drop-dead hip or cluelessly clueless? Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, a candy-colored portrait of France's infamous teen queen is a graceful, charming, and sometimes witty confection — at least for its first hour. The famously shy Coppola may be an inscrutable…
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