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Seven Days of Costumes for Homoween!
Halloween: Another scary dilemma of what to wear? Fret a porter no longer!
"...adults put on their Spider-man and/or skanky playboy bunny costumes and go to town! Of course one group is..."

Oct. 25, 2007 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

"...serious, from the dialogue to the in-jokes to the costumes, everything is played for subtle laughs. As an updated..."

May 27, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hocus Pocus
In this comedy, sister witches from the 17th century re-emerge in modern-day Salem, Mass.
"...nymphet, Sarah) are fun to watch. But the sets, costumes and choreography are the real stars of this show...."

July 16, 1993 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

From Leather to Chiffon With Nina Proctor
Costume designer talks season 2 of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
"...who survive by drinking human blood), and some unforgettable costumes...."

Aug. 25, 2015 Screens Post by Alexa Harrington

The First Monday in May
The Met's annual ball thrown by its Costume Institute gets its close-up
"...a delicious excuse to gawk – at the magnificent costumes, at the diplomatic dance of museum personnel and party..."

April 15, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Witch
Madness, mayhem, and witchcraft beset a family in 1630s New England
"...Steeped in bleak, ominous atmosphere and period-perfect costumes and design, this is one of those rare genre..."

Feb. 19, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Big Stone Gap
An Appalachian "spinster" learns the truth about her past
"...of quirky characters. Her Italian immigrant mother sews the costumes. Ave’s best friend, a randy bookmobile librarian (Elfman), runs..."

Oct. 16, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Let's Be Cops
Friends pose as cops are are mistaken for the real thing; episodic hijinks ensue.
"...listless thirtysomething Angelenos who discover that their police-officer party costumes pass them off as the real thing in public...."

Aug. 22, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

The Kindness of Strangers
Harry Ransom Center restoring Gone With the Wind costumes
"...looking for donations toward the restoration of Vivien Leigh's costumes from the classic bodice-ripper, Gone With the Wind...."

Aug. 11, 2010 Design Post by Anne Harris

Quick. Put down that Victoria's Secret catalog. More women in corsets are on display in this musical than on any lingerie catwalk in your dreams.
"...with crazy pans, cuts, differing film stocks, and jewel-bedecked costumes constantly grabbing our focus and shifting our eyes toward..."

Dec. 25, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Pirate Radio
This British import exudes about as much outlaw swagger as Tom DeLay in a dance competition.
"...without narrative material, become a mere collection of quirks, costumes, and gestures. This is all the more frustrating because..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Everlasting Moments
Swedish master Jan Troell's period drama tells the story of a woman who learns new ways to see herself and her life as she discovers the art of photography.
"...feel. It’s flawlessly steeped in early 20th century atmosphere, costumes, and culture, but a gripping page-turner this family saga..."

April 17, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour
The men don't know, but the little girls understand.
"...and directing High School Musical 1 and 2). Cyrus' costumes sparkle, her energy is boundless, her teeth are perfectly..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I is back for seconds in this melodramatic sequel that emphasizes how the Virgin Queen lusted in her heart.
"...Anglican menace. Kapur's shots are beautifully composed, and the costumes and decor add to the film's delicious production design...."

Oct. 12, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Shaadi No. 1
In a country famous for its exhaustively over-the-top filmmaking, India’s Shaadi No. 1 is an extreme case: a maddeningly manic comedy-romance painted in vibrant shades of neon pink and Day-Glo violet.
"...of which feature the three male leads in ever-changing costumes that would put late-era Elvis to shame – some..."

Nov. 11, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2
Let’s just call SuperBabies what it is: child abuse.
"...more verbal child actors and dress up in dopey costumes should be protected by some kind of child-labor laws...."

Sept. 3, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
"...lips. Those lips return, along with enough formfitting spandex costumes to outfit a full regiment of robotic super-Jolies, in..."

July 25, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mad Love
"...counselor (Gemma). As one might expect, the settings and costumes are gorgeous: Aranda dives with gusto into wide-angle long..."

Sept. 27, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Master of Disguise
" how to get Carvey into as many silly costumes and deliver as many silly voices as possible, plot..."

Aug. 2, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Beauty and the Beast
"...move unbidden and the otherworldly look of the film, costumes, and make-up are magnificent. Cocteau also understands and imbues..."

Oct. 4, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
"...Filled to bursting with strange and colorful shapes, sounds, costumes, and decor, this film is the kind of immersion..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Little Nicky
"...deviltry as he strives for some more involved gags, costumes, and effects. Ironically, this ambition has resulted in a..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Fantasticks
Deep in your heart, you should "follow." Released just a few years ago, this film version of the Off Broadway workhorse captures the feeling of the innocent and bygone era of movie musicals. But it differs from the original work's romantic minimalism as it opens up the play cinematically.
"...departs so radically from the original's minimal sets and costumes. But the beauty of Ritchie's approach is that it..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Movie Review by Robert Faires

The Little Vampire
"...with a grade-school Halloween pageant -- albeit with good costumes and special effects. One particularly eye-catching effect featuring flying..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...of others), and wrapped in a wealth of period costumes and sets, Topsy-Turvy is wildly entertaining, Shakespeare in Love..."

Feb. 4, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Big Lebowski
A case of mistaken identity embroils the supremely go-with-the-flow character of the Dude (Bridges) in an intersecting mix of kidnapping, pornography, German nihilists, sultry women, gumshoes, missing money, and missing toes.
"...The Big Sleep. All the film's details -- cinematography, costumes, music -- are note perfect. Some viewers have criticized..."

March 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

L.A. Confidential
Los Angeles police corruption and 1950s noir sexuality combine in this modern thriller.
"...up to another brutal level. Full of period locations, costumes, and one very clever Lana Turner gag, it's easy..."

Sept. 19, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Once Upon a Time … When We Were Colored
" is effectively realized through Winnie D. Brown's gorgeous costumes and Michael Clausen's detailed production design, but, in his..."

May 17, 1996 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Jane Eyre
"...appearance of things: the plainness of the faces and costumes, and the ordinariness of their routines. William Hurt, Charlotte..."

April 12, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...attention is drawn to the elaborate but empty-feeling period costumes and set-pieces. (You know a movie is in trouble..."

Feb. 2, 1996 Movie Review by Steve Davis

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