Sisters Catherine Deneuve & Françoise Dorléac kissing a fennec
A collective of 100 prominent French women including famed actress Catherine Deneuve have denounced the puritanism that followed in the wake of allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, declaring that men should be free to hit on women [ . . . ]
Chanson Du Jour: Benjamin Biolay “Little Darlin”
Beneath Benjamin Biolay’s Gainsbourg-inspired whisper, the artist samples from The Carter Family’s “Little Darlin, Pal of Mine.” The Carter Family were the very first vocal group to become country music stars in America – so how cool is this? Très!
I really like Biolay. And he’s the only guy in the world who had an affair with Carla Bruni, but maybe wished he had the affair with his ex- Mother-in-Law (Catherine Deneuve.) Of course, none of this is my affair!
In the Belgian filmmaker Jaco Van Dormael’s wickedly amusing religious satire, “The Brand New Testament,” God (Benoît Poelvoorde) is a snarling, meanspirited bully who rules the universe from an apartment in Brussels. Inside his locked office, surrounded by walls of card files, the tyrannical, perpetually bored deity sits behind a computer and plays nasty practical jokes on humans.
A favorite pastime is contriving Laws of Annoyance, like making sure that when a piece of toast falls, it always lands with the jelly side down.God’s wife (Yolande Moreau) is a silent, slavishly dutiful housekeeper; his son, JC, has been reduced to a statue. It remains for his rebellious young daughter, Ea (Pili Groyne), to flout his authority.
Sneaking into his office, she hacks into his computer and, in what the news media later names “DeathLeaks,” sends text messages to everyone in the world, informing all of the dates of their deaths. Suddenly, millions are free to use the time they have left as they see fit. One daredevil, assured of a long life, keeps jumping from heights and landing safely [ . . . ] Read Full New York Times Review
As bouffant-lovers Baby Jane Holzer and Catherine Deneuve celebrate birthdays this weekend, a look back at women who wouldn’t be tamed.