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Everything We Know About The Oscar Race Thus Far
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There Hasn't Been A Performance This Transformative In Years
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Why Kevin Kline Loves Playing Charming Misanthropes
I have found over time that I actually prefer documentaries to fiction films. Why? From docs, I learn and am exposed to things that I did not know before: how somebody chose to live his or her life; historical events of which I was ignorant; issues that are happening today.
No one will ever be one hundred percent of what you want them to be or idolize them to be. An actor or actress is just one small part of a show, and their lives outside of that show exist in whatever way they chose to live. If you don't agree with what they are doing, how they act, or how they live that life, it's time to start questioning why you follow or idolize them.
I love The Mindy Project -- the characters, the writing, the performances. I love this show so much, in fact, that my friends have started calling me Bindy (AKA "Boy Mindy").
Seattle's ACT Theater opened Ayad Akhtar's new play The Invisible Hand on the thirteenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy. Interestingly, the play seems to jump out from the daily news.
As someone who owns every Streisand album and has essentially studied her career since I could put a needle on a turntable, the song selection on Partners is vexing.
Writing the screenplay to Hector and the Search for Happiness changed us. My co-writer and I took this comic fable very seriously. We asked ourselves some pretty pertinent questions about happiness.
The Dardennes offer a fascinating glimpse of the human face when confronted up-close with a moral choice between compassion and self-interest.
As someone who lives with a pretty noticeable disability, the Kanye West incident really struck a chord with me. As a Disability Awareness Consultant, I operate with the knowledge that many people need the tools to understand disability, and that is okay.
Her debut Thesis serves as more than an album to King Avriel -- it's an intensely personal journey that she guides listeners through.
Time can be a real bitch. Today's buzz band can be tomorrow's bargain bin. It's just the nature of things. Thankfully, the band featured in today's A-Sides will have staying power long after this post I've written about them fades into the black abyss known as the Internet.
I first became inspired by the Hawking story in 1988, with the publication of A Brief History of Time, when I, and 10 million other readers,were blissfully bamboozled by this incredibly profound work.
Is the bare human form still culturally offensive? For many the answer is a resounding no. With today's proliferation of nudity inclusive television, has nudity returned to its post-taboo status or are television contestants just more liberal than most?
It's no secret Norman Lear has been directly and or indirectly responsible for the launch of many careers within the entertainment industry. The "family tree" was planted over 40 years ago and has never stopped growing.
As young filmmakers lay siege to Hollywood and indie films gather steam against the studio system, the line between creators and consumers begins to blur.
Now we have a sequel to the popular film Dolphin Tale. The question is why?
Along with Glenn Close, Meryl Streep hosted a premiere screening this week of Israel Horovitz' My Old Lady at MoMA. Her family in tow, husband Don Gummer and daughter Mamie, she was celebrating her pal Kevin Kline's lead performance in this charming romance set in Paris, as well as Horovitz' debut as filmmaker.
A standout at this year's Toronto is Foxcatcher by Bennett Miller. Here's yet another feature based on a sensational true life story -- yet this mesmerizing film (which won Best Director for Miller at Cannes) engages on so many levels, it practically reinvents the genre and renders the whole question of reality-based or not moot.