Cheerleader The Movie

My friends made a movie! Irving Franco, a childhood friend of mine, released his first film Cheerleader last year and is quickly being recognized in film festivals around the world. He's being called  "one of the most unique and intriguing new voices in indie film." and the film has been called "a brilliantly insane style piece, but with a surprising amount of heart. It feels like a collision of The Virgin Suicides and Election, but, at the same time, is wholly its own film. " The movie's title lends to a simple notion of a young, doe-eyed cheerleader and when we meet Mickey, she is just … [Read more...]

Mad Men Series Finale | The Power of Coke.

We are living in the Golden Age of Television or "a new Golden Age of Television and a new tidal wave of garbage."  This Golden Age is largely accredited to the invention of DVR, the internet, Netflix etc. Now viewers could follow long character driven plots over long periods of time, and shows could reach target audiences in a lot of new ways, achieving cult status through these avenues and opening the world of television to a caliber of artistic entertainment previously only available at the movies. Over time, TV has become better than the movies. I truly believe that no one ever knows if a … [Read more...]

The Vanderpump Rules Grease Lightening Shoot.

I've been hate watching Vanderpump Rules for the past 3 seasons, and only half paying attention. Hate watching and half watching- because a seething intense loathing for Stassi made it hard for me to focus on anything else. But the other night on WWHL, the night after the Oscars, Andy Cohen said that Vanderpump Rules was the best show on TV and he enjoyed it more than The Oscars. And I just thought, you know what? So did I. How could people be less self aware? How is this real? But how could it be fake? Unlike all the Housewife shows, with fake vacations and staged scavenger hunts, the SUR … [Read more...]


Ready to talk about the Grammys? Can we talk about that Sam Smith won a million awards for a song that is pretty blatantly (and admitted by him) a rip off of Tom Petty? It's a great song, YES. But if you're paying 12% royalties to Tom Petty, is it really yours? I mean. I dunno. Can we also talk about how much Annie Lennox killed it? She literally put a spell on me. I couldn't take my eyes off her and rewound that shit 3 or 4 times. MY GOD. That was awesome. Best performance of the night, in my book. See also Rhianna? Who made Kanye and Paul McCartney feel completely superfluous? Didn't … [Read more...]

COOL OF THE DAY | Hipster Legos.

Monday, you suck big time. I got about half way through the Grammy's in real time, then I paused, watched Downton and FFed through the rest of the Grammys. Anyway, Wanna know what these are? They are Hipster LEGOs. Designer Tara Wike created the series for the start of Copenhagen fashion week. Leather Jackets, fixies, facial hair, denim on denim, chicks only in monochrome, its all perfectly on point. In her words ‘Danes do monochrome in a big way so the Lego hipster girls keep it simple in black and grey, topped off by the ubiquitous black designer glasses.For the men, we teamed a blazer … [Read more...]