So Jennifer Lawrence claims she only “got through about three minutes” of Phantom Thread. “I put in a good solid three. I’m sorry to anybody who loved that movie. I couldn’t give that kind of time. It was three minutes and I was just [oof]”.
This isn’t gossip, and it is no exaggeration as I actually heard her say this to Marc Maron in his WTF Podcast. I finally got to see Phantom Thread on the big screen last night and thinking about it today, as most people do when they see a film that moves and stays with them, I now feel compelled to respond to Ms Lawrence’s claims… read more
1932 is known to have been an intensely creative period for Pablo Picasso and is the focus of his first ever solo exhibition at Tate Modern. With more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings it also features family photographs, providing a rare glimpse into Picasso’s personal life.
The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame Tragedy at Tate Modern Until 9 September 2018.
Main image: Pablo Picasso The Dream (Le Rêve) 1932, Private Collection © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2018
“It’s a dreamlike place, especially late at night when it starts to empty out or first thing in the morning. Escalators and corridors go on forever. It feels like being on a giant cruise ship in the middle of Manhattan.”
An encounter between two strangers in an empty Manhattan movie theatre, a short film by New York-based director Yoonha Park, starring American Ballet Theatre principal dancers Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside.
Music by American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens and choreography by Justin Peck.
Isabelle Hayman is a visual artist based in London. Her portraits focus on “expressing the individuality and diversity of women’s seduction” and range from sketches in single colours to more elaborate drawings in coloured pencil or oil paint.
All Images of Isabelle Hayman’s portraits above via her beautiful Instagram account at: @studiodecoutais
Close Encounters of the Third Kind celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and with it a 4K Ultra HD restoration of the 1970’s Sci-Fi classic about an ordinary man following a series of psychic clues that ultimately lead him to the first meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the Cosmos.
You can catch a special screening at my favourite cinema The Astor Theatre, this Saturday 9th December.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977, written and directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr and Melinda Dillon.
Karel Funk’s hyperrealistic portraits of young urbanites are inspired by those close encounters of the mysterious kind with strangers on the subway.
Karel Funk Untitled #56, 2012
A rare look into the genius and musical journey of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, otherwise known as Daft Punk, including interviews with collaborators Pharrell Williams, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers and Michel Gondry.
Daft Punk Unchained 2015, directed by Hervé Martin-Delpierre, starring Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.
Is it wrong to want a cookbook just because of the cover? Absolutely not when it’s from the team behind Cherry Bombe Magazine and filled with one hundred plus recipes from some of the coolest and most creative women in food… read more
Bingeing on love, laughter, charm and the diverse and multi-cultural melting pot that is New York City in Master of None, an original Netflix TV series by Aziz Ansari, Alan Yang and Lena Waithe.
In the first of a series of Good Times Guides to the places people live and travel, a look at some of the highlights from a recent trip to the City of Angels… read more
There’s more than just art and architecture at The Getty Centre. With more than five hundred varieties of plants in the Central Garden alone, to the Cactus Garden in the South Promontory, fountains in the Museum Courtyard, shady hideaways and views of the Santa Monica Mountains… read more
Australian artist George Byrne grew up in Balmain, Sydney and moved to Los Angeles in 2010. His photography perfectly captures the colour, light, lines and landscape of Los Angeles, and often remind me of a David Hockney painting who incidentally, he cites is one of the artists who inspire him… read more
Bingeing on Love, an original Netflix TV series by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust, Lesley Arfin and David King, starring Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust and Claudia O’Doherty.
The House of Dior celebrates its seventieth anniversary this year with an exhibition that showcases the history of the House through the designs of Mr Dior himself and his successors Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and current creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri… read more