Marilyn Monroe biopic “Blonde” void of color and decency
Monroe is quickly thrown into adulthood, starring in racy advertisements and breaking into the film industry in tragic ways. Monroe is painted only as a victim of the men in power around her without nuance, depth or agency to help herself. It is an insult to Monroe that this rendition of her is dehumanized and stripped of any power. “Blonde” at least knows what it is about — the struggle between Jeane’s real self, her Monroe persona and the endless cycle of exploitation. Seen by none.” If the idea of watching “Blonde” ever crosses your mind, I highly recommend the latter.themiamihurricane.com
Selma Blair Reacts to Latest ‘DWTS’ Score & Having Sarah Michelle Gellar Support Her in the Ballroom: ‘It’s All Glorious to Me’
Backstage after week 2 of “Dancing With the Stars,” Selma Blair, alongside pro partner Sasha Farber, reacts to having her “Cruel Intentions” co-star and longtime friend Sarah Michelle Gellar come support her in the ballroom. Plus, she talked about what it means to her to be inspiring people at home with her appearance on the show.news.yahoo.com
Aronofsky, Iñarritu films set for Venice Film Festival
Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale,” the Marilyn Monroe drama “Blonde,” Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” and Guadagnino’s “Bones and All,” with Timothée Chalamet, will all have their world premieres in competition at the Venice International Film Festival this fall.
Oates, Groff among contributors to book on Thoreau legacy
NEW YORK Joyce Carol Oates, Douglas Brinkley and Lauren Groff are among more than 20 writers contributing essays for a book on the legacy of Henry David Thoreau. Princeton University Press announced Monday that Now Comes Good Sailing: On Henry David Thoreau and the Meaning of Life will be published in 2021. The book's title comes from words the celebrated nature writer and social commentator reportedly spoke as he neared his death, in 1862. Others writing about Thoreau for the new book include the best-selling novelist Amor Towles, Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction writer John McPhee, travel writer Pico Iyer, and the author and columnist Rafia Zakaria.