Monthly Archives: December 2010

Black Swan Redux & Blessings Galore

By Victoria Looseleaf Who knew that we at The Looseleaf Report would be so completely and utterly tuned in to the zeitgeist at the end of 2010. And being a dance critic certainly didn’t hurt, at least not when it … Continue reading

Posted in BENJAMIN MILLEPIED, BLACK SWAN, CHARLES BUSCH, DARREN ARONOFSKY, GEORGE CARLIN, LEONARDO DICAPRIO, LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO, Natalie Portman, SHOWGIRLS | Comments Off

Somewhere Gets Lost…

By Victoria Looseleaf …but not in translation. Sofia Coppola is part of a celluloid dynasty. And while she, thankfully, gave up an acting career whose risibility climaxed in 1990’s The Godfather: Part III, directed by her father, Francis Ford Coppola, … Continue reading

Posted in CHATEAU MARMONT, ELLE FANNING, FERRARI, FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, PHOENIX, SOFIA COPPOLA, SOMEWHERE, STEPHEN DORFF, THE GODFATHER | Comments Off

Heartfelt Harmonies for the Holidays – and Whenever!

By Victoria Looseleaf Cuddle up in front of a cozy fire, crank up your CD player and get swooped away by the power of music – courtesy of Harmonia Mundi USA. And who knew that this wonderful indie music label … Continue reading

Posted in BALANCHINE, DANIELE GATTI, HARMONIA MUNDI, JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS, JULIE TAYMOR, LYON, METROPOLITAN OPERA, Mozart, RENE JACOBS, SHOWTIME, SPIDER MAN, TCHAIKOVSKY, THE TUDORS | Comments Off

Just Kids = Just Brilliant

By Victoria Looseleaf Poet, musician, voice of a generation. I’m not talking Bob Dylan, though he, too, is decidedly all of the above, but I speak of the one and only Patti Smith. A gorgeous love story, a heartbreaking elegy … Continue reading

Posted in ANDY WARHOL, Bob Dylan, DYLAN THOMAS, ECCO, HOTEL CHELSEA, JUST KIDS, NEW YORK CITY, PATTI SMITH, ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE | Comments Off

Pointe Blank: The Tragedy of Black Swan

By Victoria Looseleaf Waterboarding is nothing compared to wearing pointe shoes. Or at least that’s what Natalie Portman would have us believe of her Nina Sayers, the ballerina she portrays in Darren Aronofsky’s latest flick, Black Swan. Indeed, the gorgeous … Continue reading

Posted in APOLLO’S ANGELS, BARBARA HERSHEY, BENJAMIN MILLEPIED, BLACK SWAN, DARREN ARONOFSKY, JENNIFER HOMANS, MILA KUNIS, Natalie Portman, NIJINSKY, PAVLOVA, VINCENT CASSEL, WINONA RYDER | 4 Comments