Oscar Fashions 2014: The Sparkly, the Bland, and the Whoopi

How I miss the days when Hugh Jackman or Billy Crystal would belt out over-the-top musical numbers, when contemporary dance performances representing nominated films were not unheard of, and especially when actresses were emboldened to wear extravagant gowns knowing that this was their BIG NIGHT. But now that every time a celebrity steps out to get a chai latte her outfit ends up being … [Read more...]

Oscars 2013: Best and Worst Dressed

I did it! This year, I did something I haven't been able to stomach doing since 2010 -- I watched the Academy Awards. For once, I didn't watch it on my old junky tv that makes even the most intricately beaded, subtly hued dress look like a plain black frock, no! I watched it on a friend's new high-definition … [Read more...]

Book/Film Club hybrid: Katniss Everdeen and the new Bond Girl

I saw Skyfall, the new James Bond film on the weekend. The rumours were true, it was pretty darned good. However, I was supremely disappointed by the latest Bond Girls, especially the one he meets in Shanghai and Macau. … [Read more...]