From the high-finance suspense of “Arbitrage,” which Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions reportedly purchased for $2.5 million, to a slew of angry, man- the-ramparts documentaries, some of the Sundance Film Festival’s most buzz-worthy films tapped into the country’s financial stress and social unrest.
Home sales in New York’s Hamptons, the beach retreat for financiers and celebrities, surged in the first quarter as stock-market gains and fatter Wall Street bonuses fueled demand for luxury properties.
Portugal’s light, zesty Vinho Verde has been compared to a dive into a cold pool and a spin along a beach road in an open white convertible. As a car, it’s no Porsche, as these whites typically cost about 10 bucks.
When I heard that Hollywood was interested in remaking “The Intouchables,” the popular recent French film about a wealthy, eccentric quadriplegic and his boisterous Senegalese immigrant caregiver, I emitted my usual cri du coeur.