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About Lauren Cohen
Lauren Cohen was born and raised in Miami Beach and graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in Motion Pictures. She has been writing about film since 2009, with her movie reviews and features appearing regularly in Examiner.com and Miami Beach News, among others. She’s interviewed some of the most recognizable faces in the film industry, including Daniel Craig, Emma Stone, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Javier Bardem. An avid supporter of the arts, Lauren also works with the Miami Film Festival to promote the best of world cinema to the Miami community.
Lauren Cohen's Content:
Movie Review: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’
There are varying opinions on Melissa McCarthy’s work, but few can argue only a stellar actress can make an unpleasant character someone with whom you’d like to spend more time. In “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”, McCarthy plays a grumpy, frumpy, foul-mouthed misanthrope -- while somehow maintaining a small semblance of the warmth we often associate with the comedy actress. Hugely sympathetic even at her worst, we can’t help but root for her, no matter how far down the rabbit hole of literary crime she falls...
MOVIE REVIEW: Generation Wealth
In her latest documentary, Generation Wealth, Lauren Greenfield once again tackles the subject of wealth culture. It's a topic that she's based her entire career around, and there's no doubting the fact that she is an expert on the area. Instead of focusing on a single person or couple as she did in Versailles, Generation Wealth jumps around between a handful of different interviewees.
What to Wear Where to the Arsht Gala
Always one of the highlights of the Miami social season, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts’ annual gala is almost here, and this time it’s in celebration of the Arsht Center’s 12th anniversary. A black-tie affair, gala proceeds will support the Arsht Center’s mission-driven arts education and community engagement programs. Aptly named “A Celebration of Leadership”, the full gala experience includes a cocktail reception, dinner, concert, dancing and dessert.
Every year at the Arsht Center’s Gala VIPs walk the red carpet, making sure to dress to impress. Read on for some gown suggestions that’ll be sure to make you part of the fashion elite on this very special evening.
Movie Review: Thoroughbreds
Is there any word that evokes wealth more than “thoroughbreds”? They’re the prized horses owned and ridden by the ultra-rich – a pretty possession. In the first 30 seconds of Thoroughbreds, we’re introduced to a quiet, low-lit scene of a girl and her horse. Then she takes out a knife. The film’s tagline is “Good Breeding Gone Bad,” and until you make your way to the film’s glorious final frame, you don’t know the half of it...
Wicked Opens at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
I know what you’re thinking: Between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Wicked has gotten quite a bit of play in South Florida over the years. What makes this production, now playing at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, any different than the countless versions you’ve already seen? It’s easy to overlook such shows when theaters are teasing season lineups with the likes of Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen. But with a touring production as good as this one, the truth remains the same: Wicked is worth your time...
What to Wear Where to the Diamond Anniversary Gala
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami is celebrating a milestone 60th anniversary, and they plan to do it in style. Aptly titled Little Gems, Big Glow, this black-tie gala will take place on March 3rd at the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami, and promises to be the organization's most spectacular fundraising event of the year.
With a name like the Little Gems, Big Glow, this is the perfect opportunity to embrace your love of sparkle. This Jenny Packham floor-length gown has a swoon-worthy and elegant cut in the front, and an all-eyes-on-you open back. With all-over sequin embellishment, this number will have you shining bright like a diamond all night long.
Faena Theater Welcomes Sensatia
If you're looking to spice up your usual nightlife routine, Sensatia is the answer. In collaboration with the experimental global performance group Quixotic, Faena Theater welcomes guests to join them for a one of a kind, multisensory experience on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Combine Cirque du Soleil with a splash of burlesque and you have a pretty clear picture of Faena's enthralling new Cirque Cabaret.
If there is one thing that sticks out about this production, it is the beauty and ingenuity that went into some of the stage effects, including how the show brings Tinkerbell to life, and a glitter explosion in the second act that had the entire audience gasping in unison.
What to Wear Where - SnowBall Gala
Next month Liga Contra el Cancer will once again host their annual SnowBall Gala at the JW Marriot Marquis Miami, benefitting hundreds of low-income, uninsured cancer patients and honoring the doctors who volunteer their services.
The black-tie dinner event will begin with a cocktail reception sponsored by Bacardi, as well as dancing and entertainment during and after dinner. Kick off the holiday season by supporting a wonderful cause while wearing your winter wonderland best.
What to Wear Where: Wild About Kids Gala
Everyone loves a theme party, and there are few themes more fun than those that embrace the 1920s. It’s an opportunity to go all out with heavily embellished gowns, sequins, feathers and sparkles galore! And that’s just one of the reasons that the 11th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala is sure to be a night to remember. Benefitting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, this year’s Great Gatsby-themed event will be comprised of a cocktail reception, silent auction, formal wear fashion showcase, dinner and dancing.
What to Wear Where - 6th Annual Haute Tea Luncheon
Let's be honest: you've always wanted an excuse to wear one of those gorgeous oversized Kentucky Derby hats you see in the movies. In Miami, it's not particularly easy to find an occasion for such a piece. But at this year's 6th Annual Haute Tea Luncheon benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute, a statement hat isnt just fitting -- it's the name of the game.