Well Done in Cannes

In France, people look better. I’ve been giving some scathing reviews lately, so I thought I’d point out the pretty people for once!

I’m a big Rachel McAdams fan. I love her look and I am always intrigued by her style choices. This LWD is lovely on her figure and manages not to wash her out. I am jealous that she can pull off the long-bangs-parted-in-the-middle look.

RACHEL MCADAMS photo | Rachel McAdams

I’m sure this red number is more polarizing but I am really liking it. Her body is incredible and it’s DIFFERENT. Thank god for some variation on the Red Carpet. Do you like the visible seam going down her back? I kinda think I do…

Rachel McAdams at the Midnight In Paris PremiereRachel McAdams at the Midnight In Paris Premiere

OMG Uma! Where have you been? She looks absolutely gorgeous. Everything is completely spot-on (save maybe the slightly straggly hair). Women like Uma make me wish I was 5’10” and statuesque.

Uma ThurmanUma Thurman

Salma & Angelina were notable.

SALMA HAYEK photo | Salma HayekANGELINA JOLIE photo | Angelina Jolie

Finally, she wasn’t at Cannes but I have to give credit where it’s due and I’m already in the process of writing this post. Rosie Victoria Secret-Transformers is a barbie doll come to life. It’s really no wonder that the menfolk voted her as the the “hottest woman in the world. I have to say, in this dress, I agree.

Rosie Huntington-WhiteleyRosie Huntington-Whiteley

Images via People, Daily Mail, Go Fug Yourself

Ballerina on the Brink

I’m a Natalie Portman fan and have been looking forward to her debut as a deranged ballerina in Darren Aronofsky‘s Black Swan – Dec. 1. However, after reading what the critics had to say after the film’s screening at the Venice Film Festival, I’m now eagerly anticipating it. Obviously she’s beautiful and talented but the film looks so very interesting, unique and scary. I can’t wait to see it.

The Official Synopsis

BLACK SWAN follows the story of Nina (Portman), a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who zealously supports her daughter’s professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Winona Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.

The Trailer

NY Mag has an article today detailing some of the reviews.

One review by Screen International’s Mike Goodridge:

“Black Swan will be warmly received in Venice, Toronto and beyond and it should pirouette all the way to the Oscars next Feb. If the film is ultimately too unsettling to snag main prizes, it has at least one nomination in the bag for lead actress Natalie Portman who gives one of “those” performances, transforming herself after ten months of training into an accomplished ballerina, almost uncomfortable to watch as she consumes her difficult role… Portman is captivating as Nina and not just because of her dancing prowess or her lean, emaciated ballerina’s frame. Like Catherine Deneuve in Repulsion or Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby, she captures the confusion of a repressed young woman thrown into a world of danger and temptation with frightening veracity.”

Are you excited as well?

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