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Review: Red Riding Hood

BY Emily Rems in Artsy |

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

Review: Jane Eyre

BY Emily Rems in Artsy |

No matter how many screen adaptations are made of Charlotte Brontë’s mysteriously romantic 1847 novel Jane Eyre (and there have been a lot) it’s always fascinating to see each new director’s take on this intriguing tale. Cary Joji Fukunaga helms the latest incarnation—out in NY and LA March 11 from Focus Features—and his choice of Alice in Wonderland’s young-yet-wizened Mia Wasikowska as the titular heroine was a decision I ... Read More
Tomorrow night this ball of a benefit takes over Manhattan! Spearheaded by Two Boot owner Phil Harman, this benefit is sure to be one hell of a party with combination food,music, art, booze, prizes and a whole lot of costumes all for an amazing cause. The evening will include Murray Hill as MC, the crowning of Susan Sarandon and Luis Guzman as Mardi Gras Queen and King, and performances by some of New York and New Orlean’s hottest jazz-swing, gospel, and ... Read More
Catherine Breillat, provocative French auteur, presents Elia Kazan’s controversial classic, Baby Doll, at The IFC Center in NYC on March 7th, 7pm. The ground-breaking writer-director, Breillat, is responsible for acclaimed films Fat Girl, The Last Mistress, and Bluebeard, among others. Breillat appears in person as part of The IFC Center’s guest curator “Movie Night” presentations. The screening is part of this year’s ... Read More
Looking at Music 3.0, an exhibit at The Museum of Modern Art, is the third part in a series of exhibitions exploring the influence of music on contemporary art. This part of the exhibit focuses on New York in the 1980’s and 1990’s.  In this time period, forms of street-art spread through-out the five boroughs articulating the counter-culture climate of the times. Graffiti, media, and performances artists took advantage of low rents and ... Read More
If like me you have an addiction to spending way too much time on the internet looking at memes, you have probably already heard of Slenderman. If not, you are in for a delightfully spooky treat. Slenderman is an internet-generated urban myth. Atypical of most folklore, however, his origins are easily illuminated. On June the 8th 2009, the infamous online forums, Something Awful launched a “paranormal pictures” photoshopping contest, wherein one user, ... Read More
Presented by New York Classical Theatre, “The Rover” comes to the World Financial Center this March.  In honor of Women’s History Month, Aphra Behn was the first female professional playwright in the English language. This feminist Restoration Comedy that premiered in 1677 will take its audience on a journey throughout the 3.5-acre venue. It is known for being far ahead of its time and explores what would happen if women were released from ... Read More
As the title (and photo) insinuates, the mysterious Banksy is the Batman of street art. His work, by definition graffiti, by practice high art, expresses themes of existentialism, anti-capitalism, and anarchism. Like the aforementioned vigilante superhero, Banksy’s medium, however universally regarded as brilliant, has also been referred to as “art terrorism” and, inherently vandalism. He is just as beloved as he is reviled. And, with an Oscar ... Read More
Don’t miss out this Saturday, February 19th, on not only an open bar at Gallery 151, but also a chance to support Swimming Cities and their crazy floating performance venue for the Ganges River, India. Set to float in April, this large-scale project consists of five separate pontoon boats that form together in a radial pattern and designed especially for the unique conditions of the Ganges.  A collaboration of local artists and Brooklyn’s Swoon, ... Read More
Renowned artist of many mediums, Yoko Ono is set to appear as a very special featured speaker for the SXSW 25th Music Conference and Festival. In a highly anticipated interview with Jody Denberg, Yoko Ono will be discussing her pioneering, one-of-a-kind life’s work, from the Dada-inspired Fluxus movement in the 1960s, to the Iceland Imagine Peace Tower, and even her creative collaborations with her husband, John Lennon, a love story that continues to inspire ... Read More
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