Nicole Kidman – Passion Recut http://passionrecut.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 00:38:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://passionrecut.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default-150x150.png Nicole Kidman – Passion Recut http://passionrecut.com/ 32 32 Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker tease a move to Tennessee https://passionrecut.com/kourtney-kardashian-and-travis-barker-tease-a-move-to-tennessee/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 00:38:23 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/kourtney-kardashian-and-travis-barker-tease-a-move-to-tennessee/ Travis Barker says he and newlywed Kourteney Kardashian will “probably” one day pack up and move to Tennessee. The couple, who got married in may and currently resides in Calabasas, Calif., visited Tennessee this weekend to celebrate Blink-182 drummer’s 47th birthday. “Spent my birthday in Tennessee,” Barker captioned a Nov. 20 series of photos on […]]]>

Travis Barker says he and newlywed Kourteney Kardashian will “probably” one day pack up and move to Tennessee.

The couple, who got married in may and currently resides in Calabasas, Calif., visited Tennessee this weekend to celebrate Blink-182 drummer’s 47th birthday.

“Spent my birthday in Tennessee,” Barker captioned a Nov. 20 series of photos on Instagram. In one of the images, the couple can be seen sharing a kiss in an outdoor setting filled with nearly bare autumn trees.

“Let’s go,” Kardashian wrote in the comments to her hubby’s post. She added a cowboy emoji and another of a glass of whiskey.

“Yessss,” Barker replied, adding an emoji of someone raising their hand in the air.

The conversation about the couple’s future move to the Volunteer State continued when one of Barker’s fans told her, “You should move to Tennessee, get out of Hollywood.”

Barker responded by saying, “That will probably happen eventually.”

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The couple would hardly be the first celebrities to ditch Hollywood for Tennessee — or perhaps decide to split their time between the two places.

Country music superstar Dolly Parton still resides in Tennessee, as does former “American Idol” champion Carrie Underwood. Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman have both bet on Tennessee, at least part-time. In fact, Kidman and her husband Keith Urban are next door neighbors with Witherspoon.)

Earlier this month, former ‘Wonder Years’ star Danica McKellar revealed to TODAY that she and her family were inspired by a few of her Lifetime and Hallmark Channel characters. and moved to rural Tennessee.

“I moved to the countryside. A lot of my characters move from the big city to the countryside, and my family and I just moved to rural Tennessee and we love it so much,” McKeller said.

“It’s life imitating art in a way,” McKeller added. “I’ve been doing these Christmas movies for so many years and finally I’m like, ‘You know what? Sounds like a good idea.'”

This article was originally published on TODAY.com

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A highly fictionalized conversation between Aaron Judge and New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner https://passionrecut.com/a-highly-fictionalized-conversation-between-aaron-judge-and-new-york-yankees-owner-hal-steinbrenner/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 19:42:00 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/a-highly-fictionalized-conversation-between-aaron-judge-and-new-york-yankees-owner-hal-steinbrenner/ New York Yankees judge Aaron gestures as he runs the bases after hitting a solo home run, his 62nd of the season, in the first inning of baseball’s second game of a doubleheader against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas on Tuesday, October 19. 4, 2022. Editor’s note: This conversation completely, entirely, absolutely never took […]]]>

New York Yankees judge Aaron gestures as he runs the bases after hitting a solo home run, his 62nd of the season, in the first inning of baseball’s second game of a doubleheader against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas on Tuesday, October 19. 4, 2022.

Editor’s note: This conversation completely, entirely, absolutely never took place. But if there was a conversation in which the Yankees’ most famous player could confront the team owner about possibly trying to keep a little brother’s check, that’s exactly how we imagine that. could happen.

Hal Steinbrenner: Hi Aaron! We have good news. I mean very, very good news! Well, a bit of bad news, but let’s focus on the good.

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Judge Aaron: Hi Hall. Let me end this call with my agent… OK, what’s up?

SH: We have just learned that you have been appointed American League MVP! It’s fantastic. We haven’t had one since A-Rod in 2007, two years before the last World Series. Dude, it’s been forever.

A J: Thanks, Hal, but I already knew that. That’s why I was talking to my agent. He says after set a new home run record and winning league MVP in my free agent year, I should be in line for…

SH: Hey, hey, hey! Let’s save all this money for later, okay? Listen, we’ll take care of you. Yankees for liferight?

A J: Well yes. But I mean if Max Schcrzer is get $130 millionshouldn’t I…

SH: Scherzer, schmerzer! We are here to talk about you and celebrate our great year. I mean, sure we made one and still finished the playoffs, but making the World Series isn’t everything? Did you know there were no African American players in this year?

A J: Yeah, I knew that.

HS: That’s why we need you to be a Yankee for life. You can take us back to the big dance and show them the Yanks are for diversity.

A J: Uh… okay. Sure. But you said you had bad news?

SH: Oh that. So, about this free agency thing. You will hear stuff. Alright, kid? Some nasty stuff about us allegedly in collusion with the Mets.

A J: Allegedly?

SH: Yeah, someone wrote some nonsense about a conversation we had with the Mets where we thought, you know, there was no point in us getting into a bidding war and raising the price of your next contract. Now Major League Baseball wants to investigate. Everything is totally out of proportion.

A J: Not for nothing, Hal, it sounds rather dodgy. Almost like you don’t think I’m worth Scherzer’s money. And I’m about to get some Scherzer money.

SH: Listen, kid. Don’t let them get into your ear. We’re gonna give you your money and you’re gonna keep making home runs in the Bronx for years to come. Yankees for life! Who loves you, baby?

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This is the secret to Baz Luhrmann’s film style, according to the director that divides Elvis https://passionrecut.com/this-is-the-secret-to-baz-luhrmanns-film-style-according-to-the-director-that-divides-elvis/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 02:40:00 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/this-is-the-secret-to-baz-luhrmanns-film-style-according-to-the-director-that-divides-elvis/ Quick links How Baz Luhrmann Gets Audiences to “Buy” His Movies Why Baz Luhrmann’s films change tone When audiences see “A Baz Luhrmann Movie” in the title card of a movie trailer, they pretty much know what they’re about to see. In the most fabulous way, they’ll experience the color, energy, music and explosive, often […]]]>

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When audiences see “A Baz Luhrmann Movie” in the title card of a movie trailer, they pretty much know what they’re about to see. In the most fabulous way, they’ll experience the color, energy, music and explosive, often over-the-top tone that made the Aussie director incredibly divisive. And yet he has made some of the most successful films of the past twenty-five years.


Of course, his most recent, Elvis, was praised by many critics, thanks in particular to the performance of Austin Butler. While the actor may have suffered while making the sensationalist biopic, there is no doubt that his career has benefited from it. This is also despite the fact that the 2022 film left out some pretty glaring details about Elvis’ lifeincluding jumping the dark part of his relationship with Priscilla.

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While many film critics and historians have tried to explain exactly what Baz Luhrmann’s film style is, the director recently spoke about it himself. Here’s what he had to say…


How Baz Luhrmann Gets Audiences to “Buy” His Movies

In an interview with Vulture, discussing the success of Elvis and what helped bring the film to life, director Baz Luhrmann explained how he creates his extremely unique style. In his interview with Vulture writer Matt Zoller Seitz, Luhrmann dubs himself the “Stanley Kubrick of confetti”. In many ways, this is an accurate description of his level of detail as well as his focus.

Much like a shot from a confetti cannon, Baz Luhrmann’s style is big, loud and colorful. It’s also extremely fast, which is a complaint it’s received before, especially when it comes to its editing style. But Luhrmann knows precisely what he’s doing and he knows that some people won’t like it.

“The idea of ​​it – the pacing and the editing and all that – is to make you lean forward and go, I have to work here as an audience member. I can’t just sit and eat my pop -corn . I need to absorb this information. The idea behind my intensity of attacking the public is to convey that I am not doing a traditional thing, which is to quietly rock you and sneak around”, explained Baz Luhrmann to Vulture.

Related: Nicole Kidman’s necklace in ‘Moulin Rouge’ was the most expensive necklace ever made for the cinema

In his interview with Vulture, Luhrmann explained that there is a moment in each of his films where the audience unknowingly signs a deal with him. He called this deal “a contract” and it’s finally the moment they buy into his over-the-top style.

“In Strictly Ballroom, it’s when Ken Railings comes in and says, ‘Pam Shortt broke both legs, and I want to dance with you,’ and that’s ridiculous,” Luhrmann said. “In Moulin Rouge!, the signing of the contract is when they dance to ‘Your Song’ and they kiss, then they have all the stuffing on ‘Spectacular, Spectacular’, and at the end he says : ‘Generally , I like it.’ In Romeo + Juliet, it’s “Now where’s Romeo?” And he’s on the beach.”

As for Elvis, Baz Luhrmann claimed that there are two moments where the audience essentially signs what they do with the story. The first is the “pink suit moment” when Elvis buys the iconic suit from the men’s boutique on Beale Street. The second is when Elvis meets the Colonel, played by Tom Hanks.

Related: How well do Baz Luhrmann and his wife Catherine Martin work together?

“After that, you’re in the style of the movie or you’re not. You come with us or you’re not. And some people leave the theater and go, I don’t know what it’s like. ‘is * ** is. I’m out!”

Why Baz Luhrmann’s films change tone

Red Mill! is more than a musical. It’s slapstick comedy. It is a Shakespearean drama. This is a fever dream music video. It’s several things at once. The same goes for The Great Gatsby, Elvis and even Australia by Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.

According to his interview with Vulture, Baz Luhrmann claimed he did it because the directors he admired did it. This includes Ingmar Bergman, Orson Wells and John Ford.

“[John Ford will] mix high comedy and broad comedy, and get yourself up there so he can punch you in the gut with psychological drama. He tosses the coin all the time,” Luhrmann explained.

“I was raised in a very isolated place where we only had one black and white television,” he continued. “My diet was old movies. I think I skipped a generation and was programmed by movies like Citizen Kane and The Red Shoes. Those old movies weren’t considered high art in the years 70s – or, you know, there was only a little It was programming that kind of got dropped on regional TV So my style comes from a combination of being extremely classic and old-fashioned, but also to try to find an extremely modern way of expressing that. I always make my films for the future, not for the present. I want them to be relevant later.

Related: Priscilla Presley loved the recent Elvis biopic but struggled to watch for this surprising reason

While what Baz Luhrmann does on screen isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, there’s no doubt the director will continue to do what he does. His directorial choices made him one of the most recognizable and respected filmmakers of his generation. More importantly, he has legions of fans eager to see what kind of colorful and crazy film he makes next.

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Giving a new voice to Virginia Woolf at the Metropolitan Opera https://passionrecut.com/giving-a-new-voice-to-virginia-woolf-at-the-metropolitan-opera/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 05:00:30 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/giving-a-new-voice-to-virginia-woolf-at-the-metropolitan-opera/ There is only one surviving recording of Virginia Woolf’s voice. Made in 1937, it is an eight-minute extract from a BBC radio program called Words fail me and finds the 55-year-old writer speaking in a low, cultured voice. Since Woolf’s untimely death in 1941, interest in her as a creative writer and woman has only […]]]>

There is only one surviving recording of Virginia Woolf’s voice. Made in 1937, it is an eight-minute extract from a BBC radio program called Words fail me and finds the 55-year-old writer speaking in a low, cultured voice.

Since Woolf’s untimely death in 1941, interest in her as a creative writer and woman has only grown. In addition to biographies and documentaries, there have been novels about her, plays and works of art.

Now Woolf’s voice must be heard in another context. A new opera titled Hours by American composer Kevin Puts, with Virginia Woolf as one of its main characters, has its premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in New York this month. The opportunity to hear Woolf reinvented as a singer raises all sorts of questions. Will it sound anything like her real voice? Can music probe its fascinating character?

Renee Fleming works with Kevin Puts © Angela Weiss/Getty

The opera is based on Michael Cunningham’s 1998 novel Hours, which was made into a hit film four years later. The plot follows a single day in the life of three women who live decades apart: Woolf as she writes her novel Mrs Dalloway in 1923 and the fictional characters of Laura Brown in 1949 and Clarissa Vaughan in 1999. Themes from Woolf’s life, including mental illness and same-sex relationships, are incorporated into the narrative.

As Puts had not heard the historic recording of Woolf’s voice, it may have been intuition that led him to write the part for a mezzo-soprano. The deep tone of voice promises to reincarnate an important facet of Woolf’s personality.

“I have a lot of contrast in Virginia Woolf’s music,” says Puts. “At first, it’s more intimate, when she’s in her studio, and the harmony constantly closes in on itself. Maybe I was thinking of his stream-of-consciousness style of writing, going from thought to thought, so there’s a sense of harmony that does the same thing. Then there are sudden manic episodes, when she describes London and how she craves the excitement of the city.

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Virginia Woolf in 1939 © Gisele Freund/Getty

With its power of attraction, the Metropolitan Opera chose the roles of the three women with three star singers. Joyce DiDonato will play Virginia Woolf, Renée Fleming is Clarissa Vaughan and Kelli O’Hara, whose career straddles Broadway and opera, is Laura Brown. They reprized the roles played in the film by Nicole Kidman (Woolf), Meryl Streep (Vaughan) and Julianne Moore (Brown).

Fleming’s presence in the casting attracted a lot of attention, especially in the United States. Now that she’s dropped most or all of her standard operatic roles, any appearance by America’s greatest soprano of her generation brings with it valuable cachet.

Puts had composed a new play for Fleming based on Georgia O’Keeffe’s letters when she suggested the subject of Hours. Fleming had spent time with Julianne Moore and the idea for the opera grew out of that. Puts says he was immediately drawn to the book’s possibilities, especially the three time periods inhabited by the main characters.

A woman is lying on a bed with her head resting on a pillow

Julianne Moore as Laura Brown in Stephen Daldry’s 2002 film adaptation of ‘The Hours’ © Alamy

“Music allows simultaneity beyond any other medium,” he says. “In a book or a movie, these three stories can’t really exist at the same time. An opera composer can’t just have the characters on stage together, but even sing simultaneously, and that makes sense because the harmony works that way. The connection lies in the emotional lives of the three women, although quite elusive, as a different dimension where they meet in their shared experiences. As Virginia writes Mrs Dalloway she seems to be in control of what happens to Clarissa’s fate, while Laura clings to the same book because she feels alienated from the idyll of American domestic life.

This alienation is an aspect of the novel that fascinated Puts. “I find it fascinating that these three women are all trapped in an existence that is not comfortable for them, so each is somehow living an inauthentic life. The idea that you can’t be yourself has always been a theme. powerful for me. I don’t know why, and I didn’t psychoanalyze myself, but it’s something I held on to while writing this opera. I want the emotional situations of these three women to be felt powerfully by the audience .

At 50, Puts has the experience to deliver a major new work in a prestigious venue. His first opera silent nighton a Christmas truce on the battlefield during the First World War, has given performances across the United States and beyond, including at the Wexford Festival in Ireland and Opera North in the United Kingdom.

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A Tom Pye set model for the Met production “The Hours”

After the varied music of silent night, the musical language in Hours is said to be more focused – although the three contrasting time periods each have their own atmosphere. Puts describes his music generally as accessible, often with cinematic quality, and always rooted in the needs of drama.

The Metropolitan Opera’s plan to premiere Hours goes back directly to the first meeting of Yannick Nézet-Séguin after learning that he was going to be appointed musical director of the company in 2016. a balance between what must be conversational and what is lyrical. Few people understand the human voice as well as he does. That’s what Renée Fleming told me a few years ago when he wrote her a play.

Nézet-Séguin is committed to bringing new operas to the Met, not just contemporary works already experienced elsewhere, such as that of Terence Blanchard Fire locked in my bones and Matthew Aucoin Eurydice last year, but also premieres. He says of firsts such as Hours are important, as the great resources available to the Met may inspire other businesses to follow its example.

“I appreciate the operas of our time and I have conducted two of the three [contemporary operas] last year myself,” he says. “After Brett Dean Hamlet, which is not an easy piece, we have shown that the Met is a house where all kinds of opera should appear. There have been eight premieres since 1950. Now let’s look at eight in a decade.

November 22-December 15, metopera.org

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Spielberg says streamers threw directors ‘under the bus’ https://passionrecut.com/spielberg-says-streamers-threw-directors-under-the-bus/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 19:42:57 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/spielberg-says-streamers-threw-directors-under-the-bus/ The pandemic has ruined a lot of things, like Uber Pools and the general feeling of safety in a crowd, but it’s also taken away the one thing Steven Spielberg really cares about (besides aliens that look like raisins): the cinematic experience. Of course, Tom Cruise resurrected cinemas this summer, and Nicole Kidman created her […]]]>

The pandemic has ruined a lot of things, like Uber Pools and the general feeling of safety in a crowd, but it’s also taken away the one thing Steven Spielberg really cares about (besides aliens that look like raisins): the cinematic experience.

Of course, Tom Cruise resurrected cinemas this summer, and Nicole Kidman created her own cult out of all AMC theater locations, but that wasn’t enough for Spielberg, who claims outlets like HBO Max and Disney+ have ruined movies by jumping them straight to streaming, even when theaters weren’t open.

The director spoke with The New York Times on how the movie industry might survive the next wave of streaming. “The pandemic has created an opportunity for streaming platforms to increase their subscriptions to record highs and also to throw some of my best filmmaker friends under the bus because their movies haven’t been unceremoniously released theatrically,” he said. explained Spielberg.

It was common in the summer of 2020, when big budget movies like Principle and Black Widow didn’t get the theatrical release window they were promised because of…everything. This caused a very upset Christopher Nolan to stop making films with his longtime collaborators at Warner Bros. His next film, Oppenheimerwill be his first film not to be released with WB in over 20 years.

Spielberg went on to explain the problem with streamers who started overloading their services when there was literally nothing else to do. “They got paid and the movies were suddenly relegated, in this case, to HBO Max. The case I’m talking about. And then everything started to change.

The director’s latest film The Fablemans hits theaters this weekend, and while Spielberg wants you to see him in a darkened room with a hundred other strangers, he won’t force you to. But he will judge you. “When you’re just starting out and a streaming service gives you the opportunity to make your first movie, sure, the streaming service is going to call the shots, but I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t like their movies to be released on the big screen. screen,” Spielberg explained. “I don’t know anyone who would say, no, I’d rather have it shown on an iPad or in a living room.”

The Fablemans will triumphantly hit theaters on November 11. Or you can watch it on your iPad at a later date, eventually.

(Via AV Club)

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Yung Miami serves the body in Y/Project’s Jean Paul Gaultier dress https://passionrecut.com/yung-miami-serves-the-body-in-y-projects-jean-paul-gaultier-dress/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 20:46:46 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/yung-miami-serves-the-body-in-y-projects-jean-paul-gaultier-dress/ With Y/Project and the Jean Paul Gaultier collection finally released, it was only a matter of time before celebrities stepped out with their “fits” (although Nicole Kidman skipped the line and flexed the collection’s pieces in August). The next step to peek wearing the Y/Project x JPG collaboration? Let’s all turn our attention to Miss […]]]>

With Y/Project and the Jean Paul Gaultier collection finally released, it was only a matter of time before celebrities stepped out with their “fits” (although Nicole Kidman skipped the line and flexed the collection’s pieces in August).

The next step to peek wearing the Y/Project x JPG collaboration? Let’s all turn our attention to Miss Yung Miami.

On November 4, Diddy celebrated his 53rd birthday, joined by his closest friends like Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Scott, Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z.

Yung Miami, who is dating Diddy but still refers to herself as Single, was also present. For her boyfriend’s party, she donned the Jean Paul Gaultier Body Morph dress from Y/Project (yes, this a).

Paired with a yellow Hermès Kelly bag and a necklace full of diamonds, Yung Miami delivered a moment of tasteful style at Diddy’s party.

In addition to stunting in her high-end dress, Yung Miami gave Diddy an icy chain for her special day. Her gift earned the famous musician a bow, which, of course, caused a social media frenzy.

Yung Miami is the host of Revolt’s talk show caresha pleasewhich counts names like Megan Thee Stallion, Latto, and of course, Diddy (he founded Revolt) as past guests.

In the viral episode with Diddy (or is it love now…wait, Puffy Daddy?), fans received confirmation of the two’s romantic relationship and a new catchphrase from Yung Miami, “really bad.” .

Since then, the two have not been shy about showing their love for each other. Miami even held up a sign that read “Go Papi” during her honorary performance at the 2022 BET Awards.

Now Miss Miami also knows a thing or two about fashion. After all, she and JT frequently talk about owning Hermès Birkin bags, which has sparked discussions about the accessibility of the coveted handbags.

While names like Dior, Prada and Chanel make up her wardrobe, Yung Miami, along with JT, graced the front row of LaQuan Smith’s fashion week presentations. And now she has joined the Glenn Martens club.

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Balenciaga and Adidas launch a new collection https://passionrecut.com/balenciaga-and-adidas-launch-a-new-collection/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 06:22:19 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/balenciaga-and-adidas-launch-a-new-collection/ In case you missed it, fashion giants Balenciaga and Adidas launched their Spring 2023 collections in May, taking over a section of the New York Stock Exchange’s trading floor for the presentation. Now the two brands have officially dropped the second part of their collaboration collection and it’s only a matter of time before the […]]]>

In case you missed it, fashion giants Balenciaga and Adidas launched their Spring 2023 collections in May, taking over a section of the New York Stock Exchange’s trading floor for the presentation. Now the two brands have officially dropped the second part of their collaboration collection and it’s only a matter of time before the Parisian fashion brand and the German sportswear brand sell the t-shirts, baggy jeans and reinvented hourglass bags.

Balenciaga is in vogue. Counting megastars from Kim Kardashian to Nicole Kidman among its admirers, the designer label continues to surprise and captivate with its fashion-forward collections and collaborations, and this one is no exception.

In the setting of a New York skyscraper, the most influential and underground models on the planet were photographed by renowned photojournalist Joshua Bright. Staging “typical behavior in the office”, the campaign highlighted the juxtaposition between haute couture and sport-luxury, streetwear and corporate attire.

Influencer Mintuu Vesala | Source: Adidas

Harnessing elements of street style, the sport couture collection pays homage to the patterns and silhouettes of classic Adidas designs. Throughout the campaign, models are photographed performing office duties while wearing the collection’s oversized hoodies, baggy jeans and track pants, as well as puffer jackets and retro trainers.

The iconic Adidas logo features prominently on most apparel and accessories, with “Balenciaga” replacing “Adidas”. The collection includes shoes, bags and jewelry set in busy environments. Balenciaga’s iconic Hourglass bag is arguably the collection’s most striking reimagining, with three simple yet punchy strips of leather running down the center of the bag, providing an anchor point for its distinctive profile.

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While the collection may look distinctly Adidas, Balenciaga’s high fashion touch brings high fashion prices with it. The collection’s small Hourglass handbag is priced at AUD4,500, the Baggy track pants will set you back AUD1,450 and the Adidas/Balenciaga oversized red t-shirt will set you back AUD1,050.

You can find the collection on the Adidas or Balenciaga website or shop in person at exclusive pop-ups in Bangkok, Dubai, Los Angeles, Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo and Toronto from November 3, 2022.

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Khadim model sock | Source: Adidas

Chanel, Off-White, Balmain and Coperni made a memorable presentation in Paris for their Spring-Summer 23 collection at this year’s show Paris fashion week where Bella Hadid stole the show with a jaw-dropping spray dress.

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The 60th New York Film Festival – The Brooklyn Rail https://passionrecut.com/the-60th-new-york-film-festival-the-brooklyn-rail/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 23:57:21 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/the-60th-new-york-film-festival-the-brooklyn-rail/ Who’s Afraid of Nicole Kidman? Maybe your retinas are burning from the lights bouncing off this sparkly jumpsuit. A stylus barely splashes in the puddle, and a shiver runs through your body as you anticipate the opening of Kidman‘s canned monologue, “We Come to This Place for the Magic” – a pre-movie ad in warm […]]]>

Who’s Afraid of Nicole Kidman? Maybe your retinas are burning from the lights bouncing off this sparkly jumpsuit. A stylus barely splashes in the puddle, and a shiver runs through your body as you anticipate the opening of Kidman‘s canned monologue, “We Come to This Place for the Magic” – a pre-movie ad in warm fuzzy garments of orchestrated sheepskin serving seat filler at one of the thousand or so AMC theaters near you. Fortunately, the Lincoln Center screenings for the 60th New York Film Festival (NYFF) were not accompanied by such introductions. That’s not to say I didn’t have my own sparkly costume moment (albeit in combat boots) as I approached Lincoln Center’s multi-block arts complex, climbing the steep stairway to a balcony. overlooking the landscaping and architecture that come together in the form of a Cubist masterpiece, then settling into a seat in the Walter Reade Theater amid the anticipatory murmurs of the crowd. Don’t get me wrong: I’m here to write this because I’ve spent my whole life buying the very magic of movies that I’m kinda sick of AMC selling me. What else do we go to the cinema for?

On the momentous occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of a legendary festival, it’s hard not to reflect on history. At the dawn of cinema, when the public sat down for the Lumière brothers Arrival of a train in La Ciotat, legend has it that people panicked and rushed to leave the theater at the sight of a train hurtling towards the camera. In 1896, the new technology might have looked like sorcery, but at the exact moment the locomotive rushed towards the screen, it was probably mostly scary. On the other hand, this story may not be true at all, which film scholar Martin Loiperdinger calls “The founding myth of cinema.” Whether it’s to feel fear or to expose yourself to something new or to become a part of a bigger story, movies have the ability to challenge the boundaries of our worlds. This experience is not always magical. Nor should it be.

by Kelly Reichardt To show up (2022) is an insistence not– magic movie. And yet, it haunted me for days after seeing it. To show up follows Lizzy (Michelle Williams), a sculptor who prepares for an upcoming gallery exhibition while dealing with family tensions, balancing a day job and her artistic career, mediating an ongoing fight with her friend/landlord and treating an injured bird. This quiet day-in-the-life film captures an insular world whose pains, passions and stitches of humor are familiar to anyone in the arts, even if it’s not your art or business. an exact experience of the world of art. While Michelle Williams delivers a thoroughly immersed and compelling performance, the Oscar should really go to Ricky the cat (which may or may not have something to do with the injured bird that distracts Lizzy from her art).

Reichardt’s attention to the artistic process and his focus on the work give To show up some serious ASMR vibes. The opening credits roll to lingering shots of Lizzy’s paintings that mesmerize. At other times, the film is so observational, even separated from its characters, that it feels more like a prayer to the little moments that inspire our art. We don’t see Lizzy and her friend searching for their convalescent bird near the end, we just see shots of upward gazes devoid of people or subjects.

Art and artistic creation are both sources of humor (the intense focus that artists give to works that sometimes seem silly or incomprehensible) and of reverence (everyone is faithful to their own artistic vocation). During Lizzy’s exhibition, the camera focuses on the painfully emotional faces of her sculptures. Previously, when removing the sculptures from the kiln, one came out partially burnt, and the film gives us room to deeply feel this little tragedy.

So much could have happened or fallen apart in this movie, but it didn’t. In a way, it’s more fair to the story than any complex plot maneuvering could have been. Reichardt revels in the careful crafting of relationships: competitive jealousy among friends, a mentally ill brother Lizzy needs as much as he seems to need her. Nothing is going to change these characters or their lives. This commitment to the reality of the conflicts we all face and never resolve on a daily basis might be heartbreakingly sad, but subtle, deadpan humor forms a gentle satire in To show up that reminds us to pause and soak up those little moments and details.

Now take the next left between Artistic Realism Street and Historical Drama Lane. At a NYFF press conference for Until (2022), producer Whoopi Goldberg said a lot of people are “afraid of this movie,” but maybe that’s exactly why you should go see it. Directed by Chinonye Chukwu and starring Danielle Deadwyler as Mamie Till-Mobley, this film follows the true story of Emmett Till’s lynching in 1955 and his mother’s grief and eventual role in rights activism. civics. Echoing the issues of current racial violence, this film is frightening and acts as a call to fight for justice.

Although focused on the consequences of a specific event in Grandma’s life, Until largely falls into the biopic genre, which when done artfully can be an epic adventure in character study, but can often fall flat. The pitfalls of the biopic are numerous: too educational, characters who feel sanitized in order to teach a history lesson or support a cause. Whereas Until does not always escape these gender issues, he seems aware of it and certain choices in the film make it a particularly interesting example of the biopic.

Chukwu remains hyper-focused on Grandma and her emotional development, and she avoids showing unnecessary violence on black bodies. We never see Emmett’s murder. By showing no violence, the story unfolds on Grandma’s terms: we see Emmett’s body when Grandma wants the audience to see Emmett’s body. And during the trial, when Grandma recounts how she recognized Emmett’s mutilated body, the camera never leaves her face for the duration of a powerful and impassioned monologue from Deadwyler.

While the way the script and the camera allow Granny to tell this story to the agency, the slow opening disrupts the momentum of the film and its main focus. The focus on Emmett’s sweetness, loving mother-son relationship, and family’s stately social status feels overly sentimental in a way that undermines Grandma’s agency by portraying a controlled picture of her life when the The film’s inherent tragedy is enough to speak for itself. . On the other hand, the bright colors, indulgent fifties costumes, and vibrant decor are also reminiscent of melodramas of the decade, a genre that might seem superficial on the surface but often served as a tool for critiquing social ills.

And now we’ll veer to Comedy Cul-de-Sac where the harsh reality of Ruben Östlund’s social critique in triangle of sadness (2022) makes it an absurd satire that manages to avoid the absurd. An ensemble cast, the tale primarily follows Carl (Harris Dickinson), a model hopelessly in love with Yaya (Charlbi Dean Kriek), a self-proclaimed “manipulative” person and also a model. The two attend exclusive fashion shows, dine at opulent restaurants, and experience the perks of Yaya’s influencer lifestyle, like a free luxury cruise on a yacht captained by alcoholic and self-proclaimed failed socialist Woody Harrelson. On the yacht, we meet a ragtag one-percent international crew and witness the various ways they torture each other and staff as they indulge in the ultimate in luxury. That is until the yacht is attacked by pirates while Harrelson embraces leftist ideology over loudspeaker. Stranded on an island, the few remaining survivors, including Carl and Yaya, recreate a society under a new order that privileges those who work over those who don’t.

The film could essentially be summed up as a scene in which a helicopter throws a small floating suitcase of supplies into the sea near the yacht. Fished out of the water and brought back to the kitchen, we learn that the suitcase contains a few jars of Nutella.

Amusing and full of biting observations, the film manages to be over the top (a lady insisting that the whole crew stop working and go swimming because guests and staff are all equal, or the stormy scene during which the whole yacht becomes a vomitorium and culminates in an erupting chocolate fountain situation in one of the restrooms). At the same time, the humor is subtle and never strays too far from what must be some people’s posh reality. Anyone who’s ever worked in the service industry knows these personalities and knows that their outlandish demands aren’t far from the truth.

triangle of sadness is ultimately a distant story, avoiding too much investment or sympathy for any of the characters or their values. While it has its humorous moments, this distance leaves us with the uncanny feeling that we’re laughing haughtily at others or actually laughing at ourselves. Its slow pace disrupts the comedic timing, and I’m not convinced the film lives up to the intricacy of social criticism suggested by its premise. Ending with a rock of a question mark, it never quite answers any of the questions it asks and doesn’t solve any of the problems it gloried in for its two-and-a-half-hour battery life.

Each of the endings of these films eludes expectations. It’s not clear where To show up unfolds throughout the film, and the ending seems either resigned or accepting of his character’s circumstances. Chukwu explained that she was thinking about Until as a love story and wanted to end the film with love – not the approach usually taken with this type of film. Whereas Until rightfully leaves us with the feeling that this film has no conclusion because there is still a lot of work to do, To show up and triangle of sadness forces us to recognize all that is insoluble in our lives. Above all, these films ask us to observe, to think, to meditate. So, this Friday night, leave the magic at home and go see a movie that makes you a little uncomfortable.

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Best Meme and Pop-Culture Halloween Costumes 2022 https://passionrecut.com/best-meme-and-pop-culture-halloween-costumes-2022/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 02:01:06 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/best-meme-and-pop-culture-halloween-costumes-2022/ Photo: AMC Theatres/YouTube Celebrities and retail stores aren’t the only ones showing up for Halloween. With every spooky season, the strangers inevitably go viral for costumes that cleverly reference pop culture and/or memes. The internet is a hellish landscape, why not take advantage of it while we can? So far we have already seen everything […]]]>

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Celebrities and retail stores aren’t the only ones showing up for Halloween. With every spooky season, the strangers inevitably go viral for costumes that cleverly reference pop culture and/or memes. The internet is a hellish landscape, why not take advantage of it while we can? So far we have already seen everything from Nicole Kidman’s AMC Theaters ad at horror movie 2the skeleton scene. And since Halloween falls on a Monday in 2022, we wouldn’t be surprised if the costumes continue all week on TikTok and— Elon Musk consenting -Twitter. At any other time of the year, you might be envious of the peace of friends and family staying off social media, but right now you can enjoy costumes that make references they might not. to understand. It’s like a reward. Feast your eyes on the internet’s favorite Halloween costumes below and keep checking back as we update this post throughout the week.

For starters, we have Nicole Kidman in her best role (It’s so true).

We always thank the sweet baby Jesus – and the one who has grown too – for this Emmy win.

Nice of the skeleton to make an appearance!

We thought Lil Nas X was put an end to this.

Right answer!

Body-body-body this impression.

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Here are all the nominees for the Fashion Awards 2022 https://passionrecut.com/here-are-all-the-nominees-for-the-fashion-awards-2022/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 11:36:00 +0000 https://passionrecut.com/here-are-all-the-nominees-for-the-fashion-awards-2022/ The 2022 Fashion Awards nominations are here John Phillips/BFC – Getty Images The Fashion Awards the nominations for 2022 are here, with the likes of Miuccia Prada, Bella Hadid and Jonathan Anderson recognized for their contributions to the industry. This year’s ceremony will once again be held at the Royal Albert Hall in London – […]]]>

The 2022 Fashion Awards nominations are here John Phillips/BFC – Getty Images

The Fashion Awards the nominations for 2022 are here, with the likes of Miuccia Prada, Bella Hadid and Jonathan Anderson recognized for their contributions to the industry.

This year’s ceremony will once again be held at the Royal Albert Hall in London – with a red carpet full of well dressed celebrities – and accolades will be awarded for Designer of the Year, Model of the Year, Independent British Brand and the British Fashion Council Foundation Award, among other categories to be announced soon.

The winners will be revealed overnight (December 5), with over 1,000 key members of the international fashion industry voting to decide the nominees and the final winners.

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Priyanka Chopra and Husband Nick Jonas at Last Year’s Fashion AwardsStephane Cardinale – Corbis – Getty Images

This year, the awards also include 15 Leaders of Change, which celebrate designers, brands and creatives who have worked for positive change within the fashion industry in three categories: environment, people and creativity.

“Each of [the nominees] makes an outstanding contribution to creating an industry that promotes self-expression and individuality, perpetuates joy and optimism, and is a pioneer in innovation and positive change,” said Caroline Rush, Chief Executive Officer of the British Fashion Council, in a statement: “I look forward to celebrating the incredible work of our nominees, change leaders, winners and the wider industry. »

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Lily Cole, Jourdan Dunn, Poppy Delevingne, Olivia Culpo, Charlotte Tilbury and Sabrina Elba at the 2021 Fashion AwardsGareth Cattermole/BFC – Getty Images

Here are the nominees for this year’s Fashion Awards:

Creator of the year

  • Demna for Balenciaga

  • Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson and Loewe

  • Matthieu Blazy for Bottega Veneta

  • Miuccia Prada for Prada and Miu Miu

  • Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino

Model of the year

  • Adut Akech

  • Bella Hadid

  • Lila Moss

  • Paloma Elsesser

  • Quannah Chasinghorse

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Adut Akech and Bella HadidKristy Sparrow – Getty Images

Independent British brand

  • Bianca Saunders

  • Erdem

  • JW Anderson

  • Molly Godard

  • Wales Bonner

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Molly Goddard’s show at London Fashion Week this seasonMike Marsland – Getty Images

BFC Foundation Award

  • Ahluwalia

  • Chopova Lowena

  • Nensi Dojaka

  • SS Daley

  • Wales Bonner

The 2022 Fashion Awards take place on December 5 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Tickets for the event are available here.

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