Posts Tagged ‘johnny depp’

Transcendence Raises Important Questions, But Fails to Think Them Through

Hiding somewhere between the awful dialogue, cardboard performances, and lackluster visual landscape of Transcendence is a noble but failed attempt to seriously grapple with some of the most important questions of our time: How do we classify the current nature of man’s relationship to technology? Where is it headed? And most importantly, how are we [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Summer Music Guide!

Summer Music Guide! That's what you'll find on the cover of this week's City Paper—our picks for the best classical, jazz, hip-hop, indie rock, and EDM. Oh, and a fuck-ton of listings. Basically, you're covered.
Jeffry Cudlin leads the arts section with his review of the National Gallery of Art's "Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape," which [...]

Everything That Everything Else Is Not: Julian Schnabel on Blinky Palermo

The Hirshhorn is concluding an exhibition of mid-20th century German artist Blinky Palermo on Sunday. Palermo was an intriguing minimalist who died too young, and who emerged from the same group of Germans instructed by Joseph Beuys that also included Gerhardt Richter, Anselm Kiefer, and Sigmar Polke. In the context of the 1960s and '70s, his [...]

Reviewed: The Tourist

Everyone Gawp at Angelina! would have been a more appropriate title for The Tourist, a tedious, barely-there thriller that seems to exist only so viewers can marvel at the splendor that is Ms. Jolie. Not that, in itself, there's anything wrong with that — Jolie's va-va-voomity has certainly been exploited to drop jaws before. (Think [...]

Reviewed: Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland
Directed by Tim Burton
Before the London premiere, before the posters of a washed-out Anne Hathaway, before the teasers in Variety, and, for that matter, before Sweeney Todd, you knew this was coming. You probably could've cast it too. Helena Bonham Carter, predictably freakified as the Red Queen; Johnny Depp as a curiously layered [...]

Arts Roundup: Oscar Speeches and Charlie Sheen Routine Edition

*Variety reports that the late Jeff Buckley's songs are being worked into a rock-musical version of Romeo and Juliet called The Last Goodbye, set to hit theaters later this year. No word yet on whether the little-known, sparsely covered "Hallelujah" will make an appearance.
*In preparation for the forthcoming Academy Awards, Total Film posts the top [...]

Directing the Dead Weather’s Next Video

Just gonna say it: The Dead Weather has really been phoning it in on their videos. You'd think Jack White, a film buff with a track record of excellent White Stripes videos who named his record label after an Orson Welles movie (and who's expressed his admiration for the guy in other, less subtle ways), [...]