Author Archives: Chris Wallace

Director David Michôd Tames the Animal Kingdom

Brooding, dense and hypnotic, David Michôd’s feature debut, Animal Kingdom, opening Friday, enters the viewer’s bloodstream quietly, then completely, and leaves a concussive aftershock. Based loosely on real events in the crime world of Michôd’s native Melbourne, Australia, the story of one particular (fictional) thieving family unfolds in lurid detail against a throbbing thicket of [...]

Get Cronk

When denim dude Loren Cronk opened his eponymous Greenpoint storefront last night the entire hipster nation–attended by their high priestess Pamela Love–turned out to celebrate. Against the kooky backdrop of a TV cop show shoot on the corner, Cronk, a Levi’s alum and former designer at LIPS, showed off his range of wares from hand-picked [...]

From Mexico, with (Te)Amo

Los Hombres de Teamo: Cuevas (left) and Sànchez Deep in Mexico City, where a group of interdisciplinary designers are working together to make their country relevant in the global fashion market, a movement is afoot. At the forefront of this loose-knit syndicate is Teamo (Spanish for “I love you,” with the space removed; pronounced tay ah [...]

Dossier Exclusive: The Official Trailer for Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Watch the trailer of Tamra Davis’s new film about Basquiat, Radiant Child. Today, only on Dossier. Opens at The Film Forum on July 21st.

Luca Guadagnino’s I Am Love

At the center of Luca Guadagnino’s rapturous I Am Love, opening June 18th, Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton burns white hot as a wife imprisoned in a world of wealth and custom. The character’s Princess is trapped in a castle turret, but the actress’s performance is a gem set in an elegant and timeless brooch. Guadagnino’s narrative [...]

Dennis Hopper, 1936-2010

Dennis Hopper was a giant. Throughout his life he kept company with the legends of the art world from Warhol and Schnabel to Ed Ruscha, and his own work is scheduled to be the subject of curator Jeffrey Deitch’s debut show at MOCA. As a film director Hopper was the crest on the American New [...]

Scarlett Rouge joins Vaginal Davis at PS122

Last night our friend Scarlett Rouge presented her film Magic Trauma Sprinkles as part of drag diva Vaginal Davis’s ongoing residency at PS122, “Speaking from the Diaphragm.” Scarlett is the daughter of Rick Owens’s wife Michele Lamy and has known Vag’ since she was in diapers (Davis babysat her when she was a child). According [...]

Back to the Future with Waris Ahluwalia

Waris New York, by Sandro Kopp “A lot of people say I’m East-meets-West,” says Waris Ahluwalia, sitting at a hundred-year-old farm table in his glossy new studio space off Fashion Avenue. “But I am more like past-meets-future.” The weathered furniture, reclaimed from barns upstate and strewn about the poured-concrete and glass workspace, seem to echo [...]

Andre Royo Goes Beyond Bubbles

“anything that could stop him from beatin my ass I had to be involved in”

Sam Rockwell’s Nymphs & Innocents

Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer in the second installment of the Iron Man franchise. Ten years on from his show-stopping performance as a moonwalking maniac in the original Charlie’s Angels movie Sam Rockwell returns to his roots with two familiar roles–one evil and the other innocent–strikingly similar to those that made him a star. In [...]