Covering the magazine covers with Kristen Stewart

You know Kristen Stewart is my #1 girlcrush, so take the following with a grain of salt. I’m not exactly impartial.

The Twilight: Breaking Dawn part 1 press machine is ramping up and Stewart is on the cover of a couple magazines this month (last month she covered W in a pleasing, retro-sex kitten photoshoot). The first cover is for Glamour and it’s a pretty photoshoot with largely uninteresting fashion. I do like the lace booty shorts but overall I find the styling to be functional and uninspiring. Ditto for the interview that was conducted by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer. Of course, anyone looking to Glamour and Stephenie Meyer for an in-depth interview has a screw loose, so for what the magazine is, I find Stewart’s appearance to be par for the course. She does look very pretty and has some excellent hair-wind working in the photos. Continue reading “Covering the magazine covers with Kristen Stewart”

Fashion Porn: 2011 Costume Institute Gala at the Met

Last night was the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Met in New York City, which means today we have FASHION PORN. This year’s Gala was more exciting than last year’s, with more people wearing riskier dresses, with patterns and bold colors dominating the night. Also, did you notice how many people were sporting cuff bracelets? Everyone had a cuff. I need more cuffs. We’re starting with the best and the worst, then on to the weird. Continue reading “Fashion Porn: 2011 Costume Institute Gala at the Met”

Welcome to the Rileys: ABC character drama

There really is a formula for everything. Welcome to the Rileys is director Jake Scott’s (son of Ridley, nephew of Tony) second outing in features following 1999’s Plunkett & Macleane. In Rileys Scott made a very ABC 123 character-driven drama, but there is enough worthwhile effort in Rileys to make it worth a watch. Scott demonstrates a talent for letting quiet human moments unravel—an ability that seems to have completely missed his dad and uncle—and he has a feel for clean, simple compositions that don’t clutter the visual landscape when the emotional one is so loaded. Continue reading “Welcome to the Rileys: ABC character drama”

A spoilery review of The Runaways

This movie is going to be big. I pegged it for a sleeper hit, especially if it debuted strong at Sundance, and thought if the reviews were good enough it could even break out into the mainstream. The Runaways premiered at Sundance last weekend to overwhelmingly positive reviews. And after seeing it for myself this week, I have to say–

This movie is going to be BIG. Continue reading “A spoilery review of The Runaways”