Monday Feb 24
Movie Blog: This Week's Best Bets
It's your last chance to sneak in screenings of the Oscar-nominated movies. The Academy Awards will be handed out on Sunday evening and then we can all put this months-long nightmare behind us.
The Philosophical Beauty of the Movie Musical
A professor friend told me that when she recently gave her undergraduate students a choice of classic Hollywood genre to write about, almost all of them chose film noir.
Gold Diggers of 1933
The glittery undulations of Busby Berkeley's opening number, "We're in the Money" , and the stomping lamentations of his closer, "Remember My Forgotten Man" , are high on scenographic complexity but short on sensual pleasure.
From blues to bling
Moneyspinners, clockwise from top left: Gold Diggers of 1933, Woody Guthrie, The Beatles, Kanye West, Madonna, the Pet Shop Boys, David Geffen and Joni Mitchell, Abba It was a strangely dressed supergroup from Sweden who put it most succinctly: "Money, money, money, Must be funny, In the rich man's world.