Monthly Archives: July 2013

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Gender Inequality?

“It’s about time”, said Barbra Streisand at the 2010 Academy Awards before announcing “…Kathryn Bigelow” as the first female winner of the prestigious best director prize for The Hurt Locker. Given the then 67-year-old multi-hyphenate’s own chequered history with gender … Continue reading

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Dwan Six Times: The Rise and Decline of a Director

I consider myself fortunate to have been able to see six films as a part of the Museum of Modern Art’s recent Allan Dwan retrospective, “Allan Dwan and the Rise and Decline of the Hollywood Studios”. Naturally, in retrospect I … Continue reading

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Liberace and Anna Nicole: Larger Than Life on the Small Screen

Television has long been fascinated with telling the life tales of famous personalities. These personalities that lead lifestyles with a mixture of fabulous and tragic tend to fascinate with the excess and the desire and the wish fulfilment, while also … Continue reading

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Snow White’s Sadistic Sister

If one is to view Paul McCarthy’s latest large-scale exhibit at the Paul Avenue Armory as a treatise on the mass corporatisation of Disney then, well, he must hold them pretty low esteem. With “WS”, the 67-year-old Californian artist has … Continue reading

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