16 Feb 2016 Film Round-up

Mike Nichols: American Masters, directed by legend Elaine May, is a tribute to his 50-year career as a performer and director…Everything is Copy, a documentary on the late and great Nora Ephron, will premiere on HBO in March 2016…the cult of Joan Didion continues to be documented, with a new biography by Tracy Daugherty, articles…

1 Feb 2016 Film Roundup

MoMA’s Death is My Dance Partner celebrates film noir in post-war Argentina this month…Sundance Institute announces its 2016 Feature Film awards…Whit Stillman appropriately channels Jane Austen in his latest feature, Love & Friendship…the Divine Bette Midler stars in Marc Jacobs’ SS16 pret-a-porter campaign…filmmaker and journalist Laura Poitras’ Astro Noise opens 5 Feb at the Whitney…

The Bling Ring by Sofia Coppola

Ms. Coppola has done it again, with this cool, of-the-moment film about privileged Southern California teens and the series of burglaries they successfully pulled off at celebrities’ homes. Ms. Coppola knows this milieu very well. Concisely and subtly she illustrates the amorphous definition of “Hollywood” and its boundaries (who’s in, who’s out, what’s hot, what’s…

Fashion and Film, Spring 2013

Perhaps it’s just a post-fashion week hangover, or perhaps everyone is jumping on a bandwagon which has been there since the love affair started. Whether it’s fashion referencing film, film directing fashion, film posing for fashion…there’s something for everyone.

Leonine Films celebrates International Women’s Day!

Not only do female filmmakers, writers, and producers give new perspectives and radical narratives, but they also give voice to the voiceless, turn that gaze around, and push formal innovation. I hope for their increased collective visibility, longevity and global influence! Shout outs to: Sofia Coppola, who makes the most of stillness Sally Potter, for…

Metteur en scene: Sofia Coppola

Coppola is a metteur-en-scene in the trust French sense of the word: each shot is a carefully crafted vignette, a still, a photograph. It is the kind of filmmaking I enjoy the most: the feeling and the intention of the scene are felt first, articulated later. The feeling (and by this, I mean aesthetic, and…