BY Emily Rems in Artsy on Oct 18, 2011 |
What was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth like? What was going through his mind on the eve of his assassination in 1968? This is the theme explored by 30-year-old Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall in her compelling Broadway debut The Mountaintop, now playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater through January 15.
Starring Hollywood luminaries Samuel L. Jackson as King and Angela Bassett as the maid who shows up with his evening meal ... Read More
BY Emily Rems in Boob Tube on Sep 19, 2011 |
Back in the Spring 2002 “Fight Like a Girl” Issue of BUST, I wrote a feature celebrating flicks about girls getting even. Some of my favorite movies of all time made the list, including Carrie, Nine to Five, and Heathers. And I was reminded again recently what great fodder the young woman + payback formula really is when I received a press screener of the aptly named new ABC drama Revenge*.
Premiering Wednesday, September 21 (10/9 C), the show ... Read More
BY Emily Rems in Artsy on May 03, 2011 |
The 10th Annual Tribeca Film Festival has finally screened it’s last flick, and as the dust settles, it’s time to look back and appreciate some of the female directors whose films were among the fest’s most exceptional work. Keep an eye out for these titles in the coming year—their impressive showings here in N.Y.C. hopefully mean that distribution deals will be right around the corner:
The Best Narrative Feature award went to first-time ... Read More
BY Emily Rems in Music Stuff on Mar 29, 2011 |
The greatest living lineup of Courtney Love’s ever-evolving rock band Hole was seen in public together for the first time in 13 years last night, but they weren’t announcing any future plans to play together. Instead, Love, Melissa auf der Maur, and Eric Erlandson were rallying around their estranged drummer Patty Schemel at the premiere of P. David Ebersole’s documentary about her life, Hit So Hard, which screened at New York’s Museum of ... Read More
BY Emily Rems in Artsy on Mar 10, 2011 |
The premise of Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke’s latest supernatural-teen-girl drama, opening tomorrow, was so delicious and dark, it seemed destined for success. A re-imagining of the iconic Red Riding Hood fairy tale, the film casts It girl Amanda Seyfried as Valerie, an older, more sexually adventurous version of the little girl with the scarlet cloak, and gives her a juicy love triangle between a strapping woodsman (Shiloh Fernandez) and a ... Read More