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Theater Of War -- And Everything Else

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 06.29.2016 | Arts
Thane Rosenbaum

When Doerries puts on a show, a Greek chorus from the heavens sings praise of the scale of his ambition, and well, yes... hubris. He has taken the very same Greek dramatists that have inspired the culture wars and the politics of identity, and redeployed them in the service of public health.

The Real Housewife of 11th-Century Scotland

George Heymont | Posted 04.10.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

New breakthroughs in technology have a long history of disrupting the status quo. When I first learned how to type, it was on a manual typewriter that, if you hit the carriage return handle hard enough, might fall off the desk.

Thinking Outside Reality's Box

George Heymont | Posted 03.17.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Released in 1940, Pinocchio (Walt Disney's second animated feature film) includes some sequences that could easily terrify small children (little boys...

Macbeth at Berkeley Rep: Visually Stunning but Short on Dramatic Interplay and Impact

Leo Stutzin | Posted 03.02.2016 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Conleth Hill as Macbeth, Frances McDormand as Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's classic tale Photos by Kevin Berne Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow ...

A Bloody Good Macbeth at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 03.01.2016 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

Here in the Bay Area, we get lots of Shakespeare during the summer months, from the excellent California Shakespeare Theatre, in the East Bay, to asso...

ReThink Review: Hail, Caesar! -- Classic Hollywood, Coen Style

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.05.2016 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The Coens' latest film Hail, Caesar! has the brothers returning to some of their favorite territory: kidnappings, old Hollywood, and the screwball comedy. And, as usual, it's a Coen brothers film through and through.

Olive's Garden

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 02.07.2015 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Gardening in Maine can almost be an oxymoron -- her orderly, manicured and aesthetically perfect front garden stands in sharp contrast to the wild sea and cold skies of the Northeast. Yet she manages.

Why I'm Boycotting Movies About Men

Lori Day | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment
Lori Day

I've spent half a century watching films that are by, for, and about men. I've paid too much of my hard-earned money supporting a fantasy world where half the human population has gone missing.

10 Great Frances McDormand Quotes On Aging

Next Avenue | Sue Campbell | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Sue Campbell After a 10-year absence from giving interviews, actress Frances McDormand, 57, is back, and I couldn’...

Maureen Ryan

Frances McDormand Proves Once Again That She's Amazing

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment

If you're looking for a likable lead character, you won't find her in "Olive Kitteridge." If you want a lovable lead character, you may well find her ...

'Almost Famous' Had A Lot Of Bad Alternative Titles

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.07.2014 | Entertainment

Naming a movie must be hard. As a writer or director, the script or set has been your baby for days, weeks and months on end. If a creative force is l...

Time To Check In On 12 Movie Stars We Haven't Seen In A While

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.28.2014 | Entertainment

Over the past year, certain previously inescapable A-listers have faded so far from the limelight that something strange begins to happen: We miss the...

Kate Walsh Returning To TV

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 10.10.2013 | TV

Kate Walsh is returning to TV in FX's "Fargo." The 10 episode series will be set in the town of Fargo, but will focus on a new crime story and new ...

'Fargo' Loses A Sheriff

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 10.08.2013 | TV

The "Fargo" TV series will definitely look different than the movie of the same name. Frances McDormand's character, Sheriff Marge Gunderson won't be ...

'Newsroom,' 'FNL' Stars Join HBO Miniseries

Posted 08.15.2013 | TV

"The Newsroom's" John Gallagher Jr. is staying within the HBO family, having scored a role in "Olive Kitteridge," the cable network's new high-profile...

ReThink Review: Promised Land -- Fracking Goes (More) Hollywood

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Fracking has received the full Hollywood treatment with Promised Land, a film starring and co-written by Matt Damon, one of Hollywood's biggest and most respected stars. But is Damon's name enough to convince people to see a movie revolving around natural gas drilling?

Fracking Causes Friction in Promised Land

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Directed by Gus Van Sant in the tradition of The China Syndrome and Silkwood, Promised Land uses mainstream entertainment to delve into American values, corporate responsibility, and activism.

WATCH: Matt Damon Takes On John Krasinski In 'Promised Land'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.17.2012 | Entertainment

In August, Focus Features surprised many Oscar prognosticators by setting "Promised Land" for release on Dec. 28. The decision could make the new dram...

Review: Madagascar 3 -- Europe's Most Wanted

Carole Mallory | Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Madagascar 3is so filled with flips and high speed antics that you become tired of the film while watching it.

Bob Balaban On The Magic Of Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom

Debra Ollivier | Posted 08.01.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Moonrise Kingdom is as much a cinematic gem about love both young and old as it is a testimony to how much actors love working with Wes Anderson. Huff/Post50 spoke with Balaban about the magic of making Moonrise Kingdom and his own magical career.

TV > Film: For Curing a Case of the Cubas, There's Nothing Better Than TV

Evan Shapiro | Posted 04.23.2012 | TV
Evan Shapiro

Consider what is now reality -- television is an important way to expand your talents, extend your career and rid yourself of cubas (named for the epitome of the post-Oscar slump, Cuba Gooding, Jr.). With that in mind, here are 11 Oscar Winners Who Need a TV Show, STAT.

Awards Foreplay at the National Board of Review Gala

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.15.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

At the elegant National Board of Review's Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street this week, fine films were respectfully feted. But, those speeches! On this occasion coming up on the Golden Globes weekend, a subtext emerged.

Superstar Lineup Quirks Up A Wild Chase

Posted 03.13.2012 | Entertainment

Wes Anderson is back. The writer-director has released the first trailer to "Moonrise Kingdom," his first live action film since 2007's "Darjeeling...

Cinefantastique Spotlight: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Dan Persons | Posted 09.04.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Big. Bigger. Biggest. Somehow those words don't seem fitting descriptions for the new Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Biggeriest? Spectactimammogigantular?

'Transformers 3,' Which Fake-Destroyed Downtown Chicago, Opens Wednesday

Posted 08.28.2011 | Chicago

"Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon," the film that left parts of downtown Chicago in the midst of fake wreckage and very real traffic annoyance for two...