Astrology: Film: ‘The Immigrant’ (2013)

The song “What I Did for Love” would make a great backdrop as the final credits roll for The Immigrant. Directed by James Gray, the movie describes one woman’s nightmare of becoming a prisoner in New York, the city guarded by Lady Liberty herself. Directed and co-written by James Gray and set in 1921, the […]

Astrology: Fashion: Mia Wasikowska’s Eyelet Dress in ‘The Double’

In The Double, Mia Wasikowska, who plays Hannah, wears a glorious, white eyelet dress, its brightness like a shaft of light against the drab shades of the city’s work and living decor. Her dress also ties in with the movie’s two key male characters. Her co-worker Simon (Jesse Eisenberg) has an unrequited crush on Hannah. […]

Astrology: Film: Review: ‘The Double’ (2014)

There’s nothing like being at odds with how one projects oneself into the world, and then, as a final blow, having fate drop in a doppelgänger who’s so much more charismatic than you. Bummer. Twice. That’s exactly the situation facing a shy, lonely young office clerk named Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg) in The Double, directed […]

Astrology: Fashion: Pocket Squares on ‘Mad Men’

Don Draper has always prided himself on running the show, even when his baser drives have been the instruments steering his car. So the final moments of last night’s episode of “Mad Men,” as SC&P’s partners deliver to Don the terms of employment he must accept to be re-absorbed into the fold of his agency, […]

Astrology: Fashion: Bucket Bags

They’re called bucket bags for good reason. Like pails, they’ve got a broad base that nicely balances your hoard for easy transport. If you jam-pack them in well organized fashion, these babies evoke the mythic Cornucopia or Horn of Plenty. One account of the legend involves the baby god Jupiter, whose mother Rhea had him […]

Astrology: Fashion: Katniss Everdeen’s Epaulets

They look feathery feminine and flower-petal sleek. But make no mistake about it. Those shoulder-level adornments worn by Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire are epaulets. Also known as epaulettes – the singular means “little shoulder,” derived from the French word épaule; the feminine “ette” has très appeal – these devices clearly […]

Astrology: Fashion: Floral Headbands

An item that might once have been categorized as a prom-night hair accessory has now taken center stage as all-around feel-good, girly headgear, largely through the fashion spark of Chiara de Blasio, daughter of New York City’s new mayor Bill de Blasio. Chiara rocked her various headbands of rose-like blooms during her father’s political campaign. […]

Astrology: Fashion: ‘Pacific Rim’: Rinko Kikuchi Color Blocks Her Hair

  Pacific Rim smartly makes its “doubles” and “twinning” Gemini themes, ruled by Mercury, a core part of the movie. The plot involves paired Jaeger pilots, two minds communicating in The Drift, neural handshakes, fathers and sons, brother and brother, and dual combats involving our hero robots and those nasty Kaiju – evolved, alien, under-water monsters […]

Astrology: Film: Review: ‘Pacific Rim’ (2013)

Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim is as Mercurial a movie as they come. Abounding in and playing on dualities, the movie twinningly becomes a poster child for all things Gemini. The back story involves world destruction through the Kaiju, enormous and organically generated alien monsters that reach our shores through a funnel-like portal in the […]

Fashion: Fringe

Whether you think of fringe as leather strips in freefall or suspended offshoots of fabric, wearing it is a tricky business. Fringe needs to move well. Avoid the stiff mass of fringe that evokes an upside down Mohawk. Go for fringe with a fearless Wild West Annie Oakley sensibility that darts with grace. Aries: Rams […]