Dior puts on circus-themed couture show
"Tomb Raider" NEW
Alicia Vikander stars as Lara Croft, who searches for her long-missing father in this reboot of the action adventure series based on the video game. With Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Derek Jacobi, Kristin Scott Thomas. Written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons. Directed by Roar Uthaug.
Movie Minute: Lara Croft is back in 'Tomb Raider'
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Move over Angelina Jolie, there's a new Lara Croft in town.
Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander takes over the role of the swashbuckling hunter of lost artifacts from the "Tomb Raider" movie and video game series. Will this reboot fare better than the mediocre success of the original? Only time will tell.
Wickedly funny "The Party" delivers a good time (review)
CLEVELAND Ohio-I was not familiar with Sally Potter the British writer and director of the wicked and funny political parlor piece "The Party." Now I want go back and see the rest of her work.
Alicia Vikander doesn't think there are "enough women" in the new 'Tomb Raider' film.
The 29-year-old actress stars as the iconic gaming character Lara Croft in the forthcoming rebooted blockbuster and, although she's thrilled that it revolves around a strong lady, she was "disappointed" that the majority of the cast were men.
PARIS (AP) — In a fall-winter season that's featured a fair share of fur on the runway in spite of growing resistance, Stella McCartney's show was the ecological antidote at Paris Fashion Week.
Guests including actresses Kristin Scott Thomas and Isabelle Huppert were served up green juices with spirulina before the McCartney's beautifully uplifting leather-and-fur-free collection inside the ornate Paris Opera.
Academy Awards 2018: 'Darkest Hour' deserves Best Picture Oscar
Never bet against Winston Churchill.
Gary Oldman is practically a lock to win a Best Actor Oscar for his incredible performance as Churchill, the leader who convinced Britain to never surrender, in the World War II drama "Darkest Hour." Here's the case that the entire film deserves a Best Picture win:
“The Party,” a stinging examination of British social values and anxieties, plays like a cynical round of musical chairs. Director and screenwriter Sally Potter whips her splendid cast through a sophisticated dinner soiree, knocking down one worldly character after another with exposures of their personal failings.
"The Party" takes place in just one location - a home somewhere in London - and runs in real time, a very brief 71 minutes. But this stagey setup, instead of mimicking realism, only reinforces the artificiality and clichés of this evening-soiree-gone-wrong exercise.
Gary Oldman transforms into Churchill in biopic ‘Darkest Hour’: Review
Gary Oldman transforms into Churchill in biopic 'Darkest Hour': Review
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- In "Darkest Hour," director Joe Wright introduces audiences to Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman, "Harry Potter" movies, "The Dark Knight Rises") as the great man starts his day by consuming a huge breakfast on a bed tray, washed down with a double whiskey. He growls orders to his servants, he yells into the phone, he makes his new secretary cry.
Review: Oldman gives us a human Churchill in ‘Darkest Hour’
Words matter. That's one of the key messages of "Darkest Hour," in which Gary Oldman embodies — fiercely and memorably — the legendary Winston Churchill, who rallied his country with soaring oratory when Britain's very survival was at stake.
New Ondaatje novel ‘Warlight’ coming in May
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Ondaatje (On-DAH-Chay), author of the acclaimed novel "The English Patient," is once again writing about World War II.
Alfred A. Knopf announced Thursday that Ondaatje's "Warlight" will come out May 8. The novel is set in London in 1945 and tells of two young siblings who have been separated from their parents in the aftermath of the Nazi bombings. "Warlight" is Ondaatje's first work of fiction since the 2011 release of "The Cat's Table."
Coppola, Scott Thomas front row at Valentino
Movie Smart Rating: 34.55Release date: July 2, 1986Genre: Musical, romanceStarring: Prince, Jerome Benton, Kristin Scott ThomasNews of a trust fund beauty (Kristin Scott Thomas) inspires the pianist (Prince) at a hotel in Nice on the Riviera.
Scott Thomas recalls intensity of “The Party” at Berlin fest
BERLIN (AP) — Kristin Scott Thomas recalls feeling "a sort of panic" while making director Sally Potter's "The Party," in which she plays a politician celebrating a promotion.
Potter described the movie Monday as "a light and loving look at the state of England, a kind of broken England." It's one of 18 films competing at the Berlin International Film Festival for its Golden Bear award.
Valentino designer in solo couture debut; Gaultier goes acid
PARIS (AP) — All eyes in Paris were on the debut solo couture display from Valentino designer Pierpaolo Piccioli following the move of his design partner to Dior.
And if the rousing applause was any indication, his sublime styles of ethereal goddesses were a hit for the guests that included Kristin Scott Thomas, "La Vie en Rose" actress Clotilde Courau and fashion maestro Valentino Garavani himself.
Here are the highlights Wednesday of the spring-summer 2017 collections.