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6 Reasons to Be Excited for Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’

Rerun from NYFF ’14. I waited in the rain for two and a half hours to see the latest two and a half hour Paul Thomas Anderson movie. When it ended, I felt like I had been wrenched from cinematic osmosis, with little by way of comparison. The 44-year-old director’s new film, an adaptation of [...]

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On His Birthday, Watch Claire Denis + Wim Wenders Talk Yasujirô Ozu

In an interview with Reverse Shot for her film 35 Shots of Rum, French director Claire Denis recalled legendary Japenese director Yasujiro Ozu’s influence on her, saying: “Late Spring is very personal for me, very close to that relationship between my mother and my grandfather. I took my mother once to an Ozu retrospective to see Late Spring, and she thought it [...]

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Sant Ambroeus SoHo Has the Chicest Plates in All NYC

Photos: Courtesy of Sant Ambroeus The simultaneously compact/packed wall of plates at Sant Ambroeus on Lafayette Street are just the beginning of general manager Alireza Niroomand‘s plan for redecoration. Niroomand has commissioned influencers, fashionistas, artists–all Sant Ambroeus groupies–to partake in a sort of culinary art collective. You can’t take your eyes off the wall. Where to [...]

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After Basel: Some Advice From Jerry Saltz on How To Handle Miami Next Year

All hail: Chloë Sevigny What happens when you gather a bunch of millennials from New York City and Los Angeles and put them in Miami during Basel Week? Is it just a narcissistic party that leaves you sleep-deprived and/or extremely anxious? Is it social experiment? It’s not like everyone is celebrating art or whatever. Do you [...]

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We Went to Every Party at Art Basel Miami Beach & These Are the Best 10

Many moons ago, we came across this untranslatable proverb in Esperanto: “Navigante inter du aŭ tri arto partioj en sola tago estas formidable kapableco, sed tuj ĉiu unuopa partio ĉe Art Basel Miami Beach estas granda arto.” Now here’s what that means in English: “Navigating between two or three art parties in a single day [...]

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BlackBook’s Favorite Soundtracks and Film Scores of 2014

When it comes to the sonic world of a film, music should be used with delicacy and forethought as if it were a character itself. The audience shouldn’t feel manipulated by a score or a song placed over a scene just so, as the cinematic sounds of a movie should simply be another layer inside a [...]

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Oh Wait! Dandy Mott Didn’t Die! He Just Loves Bloodbaths: Last Night’s AHS ‘Freak Show’

DANDY MOTT.For those of us who thought Dandy Mott (Finn Wittrock) had slit his wrists (I mean, come on, why was there a bloodbath!?) in last week’s episode….we were wrong. Dandy Mott just likes bathing in blood, as we have now discovered. Regina (Gabourey Sidibe) is key witness to Dandy’s disrobing confession following the aftermath [...]

December 12, 2014 0
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Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini to Depart the House

Frida Giannini. Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com It’s a fresh start for Gucci creative director Frida Giannini and Patrizio di Marco, formerly the company’s CEO — the two shared, until recently, not just an employer but share a life together as a couple — will they stick together in their next gigs as well? The CEO position has already [...]

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Craig & Karl Add Art to Illy’s Coffee Cup Collaborations

Photo: Courtesy of Craig Karl Every extra available form of motivation is accepted when it comes to waking up in the morning. Our latest fave being these adorable coffee cups made in collaboration by illy and Bob Wilson’s creation of The Watermill Center illy Art Collection cups. The GIFs “use two Bob Wilson stage characters to bring [...]

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Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Tom Ford’s 50 Lipsticks

Photo: Courtesy of Tom Ford I might have missed the launch of Tom Ford’s new Lips and Boys collection on a nondescript SoHo street, had it not been for the stark contrast of the black paint of its background and the white lettering of “TOM FORD.” Once through the glamorous door, however, editors were welcomed to the [...]

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