The Rose: Criterion Collection

June 18, 2015

Originally titled Pearl, The Rose (1979) was initially conceived as a biopic about singer Janis Joplin (Pearl was the name of her last album). However, when her family refused the rights to her story, the producers fictionalized Joplin’s life enough... 

The Stepford Wives

June 20, 2005

Even if you’ve never seen the original 1974 movie about a young couple who move to a neighbourhood populated by perfect housewives, chances are you will have heard the term ‘Stepford Wife’. And perhaps it’s this enduring mythology...