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Cambridge Journals Online - Behavioral and Brain Sciences - Abstract - Peer-review practices of psychological journals: The fate of published articles, submitted again
A growing interest in and concern about the adequacy and fairness of modern peer-review practices in publication and funding are apparent across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Although questions about reliability, accountability, reviewer bias, and competence have been raised, there has been very little direct research on these variables.
“Frances Ha” is a comedy about youthful haplessness trying to find its hap. The movie has been shot in lustrous black and white and it stars Greta Gerwig, with whom it is hoped you will be as enchanted as the film’s director (and Gerwig’s significant other), Noah Baumbach (”The Squid and the Whale,” “Greenberg”). Frances is yet another of the actress’s adorable ditherers, turning the corner of her late 20s and shocked that her friends have decided to grow up. There’s only so long you can watch an amorphous blob, though, before you want her to get on with it. The movie’s a love letter to an actress and her character, but by the end you may feel like an intervention is more in order.
And it was musical chairs at Richemont, leading some observers to question the luxury group’s long-term commitment to fashion. The fashion division of Richemont, which includes Chloe, Lancel and Azzedine Alaia, reported sluggish growth, dragging down the otherwise stellar performance of the group...
Creative, colorful, and unexpectedly wise, “The Painting” is the latest offshore animation to show to kids burned out on computer-generated Hollywood toons. Most of the action takes place inside a dusty artwork hanging on a studio wall, a landscape full of squabbling painted people finished, half-finished, and sketchy. Three of these characters leave the frame to find the Painter and ask him why he left his work unfinished, and their adventure turns into a classic quest tale with large philosophical ideas hovering gracefully in the background. Director Jean-Francois Laguionie’s film has been given a solid English dub, and the dazzling visuals recall the work of Chagall, Matisse, Munch, and other early Modernists. It’s a story to stand next to children’s classics like “The Phantom Tollbooth.”
The multiplexes are jammed with movies for children, but how many great films about childhood are there? “What Maisie Knew,” a modern-dress adaptation of an the 1897 Henry James novel, reverses the trend: It’s told entirely from the point of view of a 6-year-old girl (the remarkable Onate Aprile) as she watches her parents’ relationship fall apart. Can you imagine worse parents than Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan (or at least the characters these actors tend to play)? “What Maisie Knew” is about the erosion of innocence in the midst of plenty, yet it rarely feels heavy-handed, so serene is its own faith in its tiny heroine’s strength. Joanna Vanderham and Alexander Skarsgård costar as two people who’d make better parents than the ones Maisie’s stuck with.
Schmincke kindly sent a set of their PRIMAcryl acrylic 8, 60ml tubes of acrylic paint to test and see how accessible they are. Please remember that Schmincke are not supporting my artwork in anyway,...
Cannes: Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra is a Delightful Little Curio - Page 1 - Film+TV - Los Angeles - LA Weekly
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The talented Deepa Mehta directs from a screenplay that Salman Rushdie adapted from his own novel, but the effort to pack an already overstuffed picaresque epic into a film of more than two hours ends up an indigestible stew. Too many subplots spoil the broth in this tale about a man with a big nose and telepathic powers who, along with 581 others, shares India’s birthdate and destiny. In English, Hindi, and Urdu with subtitles. Some scenes, if not spellbinding, do aspire to the poetic, but as the epic tale of a nation’s travails told from the point of view of a kooky character, this plays like a lumpy Indian version of “Forrest Gump.”
Out of the five Extra Dimension Blushes released with the 2013 MAC In Extra Dimension Collection Fiery Impact was really the only one that had me intrigued for Summer. Of course, the other four are pretty… but there is something … Continue reading →