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Hollywood's Top Creatives Explain It All

Catherine Clinch | Posted 06.26.2016 | Entertainment
Catherine Clinch

As the publication of record in Hollywood, Variety is consistently able to populate the panels and presentations for their Summit series with top tale...

To Vote Or Not To Vote: That Is The Question, and I Have The Answer

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
Maggie Van Ostrand

If you're one of the many who don't like any presidential nominee this election cycle, don't waste your energy trying to decide whether to vote or not to vote, focus your thinking on which nominee's spouse you could tolerate in the White House.

Nostalgia Theater Podcast: Ten Years Without The West Wing

Zaki Hasan | Posted 05.18.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

This past Saturday marked ten years since Aaron Sorkin's seminal series The West Wing left the airwaves on NBC. Starring Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allis...

ADVICE 11: The Conversational Trick Everyone Should Know

Brent Stoller | Posted 04.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brent Stoller

What you don't want to do is take it personally. It's easy to feel rejected, because that's what having another person show no interest in you feels like. But is that what actually happened? Can someone truly reject you if they haven't gotten to know you? And more importantly, if you know someone doesn't want to be friends with you, do you still want to be friends with them?

'To Kill A Mockingbird' On Broadway, As Written By Aaron Sorkin

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.11.2016 | Comedy

It was announced this week that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin -- "The West Wing," "The Newsroom," "The Network" and "Steve Jobs" -- will write a Broadway ...

Aaron Sorkin To Make 'To Kill A Mockingbird' Into A Broadway Play

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.10.2016 | Arts

Harper Lee's beloved classic To Kill a Mockingbird will be coming to Broadway for the 2017-2018 season, in a new adaptation penned by screenwriter and...

2015 Films That Made Us Feel The Story

Jen Grisanti | Posted 01.13.2016 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

What does a storyteller have to do to make us feel their story? Last year, there were so many films that made us really feel what the story was trying...

Steve Jobs Was My Hero: How I Survive Being a Tech Dummy

Marjorie Hope Rothstein | Posted 01.04.2016 | Fifty
Marjorie Hope Rothstein

In 1997 I finally broke down and got an Apple computer. The first was a used one from a friend and then in 1999 it was a laptop, called the Clamshell ...

Steve Jobs: Brunch With Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels, and Danny Boyle: The Smartest Men in the Room

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At brunch at the Vault in the St. Regis Hotel last week, writer Aaron Sorkin spoke about his script, loosely based on Walter Isaacson's biography.

Steve Jobs

Francis Levy | Posted 11.12.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

The problem with Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs, based on the Walter Isaacson bio, is that it's one long product lunch.

The Brilliant Failure Of Steve Jobs

William Bradley | Posted 11.09.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Steve Jobs, which I've seen three times now, is a curious and entertaining film. Until recently seen as a top Oscar favorite, it's also proved to be a shocking box office bomb, falling away to virtually nothing just now after only its third weekend in general release.

"Steve Jobs": Film Review

Ira Israel | Posted 08.20.2016 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

This is a dark portrait of a profoundly psychologically damaged man whose compensation for feeling unwanted as an infant was to crush everyone around him into admiring his brilliance. But at what price?

Why Steve Jobs Came Dead-on-Arrival at the Box Office

Peter Lance | Posted 10.29.2015 | Entertainment
Peter Lance

I awaited few fall releases with more anticipation than Steve Jobs, the Danny Boyle directed, Aaron Sorkin penned film based on Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography. After all, as they say at Nate'n Al deli in Beverly Hills, "what's not to like" about that team?

The Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles

Ira Israel | Posted 08.20.2016 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

For almost 30 years, the Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles has presented over 900 feature films, documentaries, television dramas and short films to nearly a million filmgoers and brought hundreds of Israeli filmmakers to the U.S. to share their art.

"Steve Jobs" Talks Too Much

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The new biopic "Steve Jobs" is as much about Aaron Sorkin's screenplay as it is about the man behind Apple. Sorkin's "walk and talk" way of delivering cogent dialogue dominates the film from beginning to end and is the best part of the movie and the worst.

Zaki's Review: Steve Jobs

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Like Aaron Sorkin's work on The Social Network before it, Steve Jobs isn't meant to serve as historical document of a man, but rather a meditation on a movement.

ReThink Review: Steve Jobs -- Steve Jobs, Dramatized

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.23.2015 | Technology
Jonathan Kim

I understand creative license and why films need to condense, simplify, fudge, and invent to create drama, but is there a point where this can be considered excessively dishonest?

Interview: Director Danny Boyle on Steve Jobs

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The latest attempt to peel away the layers of the enigmatic Jobs comes via Steve Jobs, a new film from a veritable varsity team of cinematic heavy-hitters: Michael Fassbender playing the title role, a script by Academy Award-winner Aaron Sorkin, and direction by Danny Boyle.

Steve Wozniak Says A Major Scene In 'Steve Jobs' Straight Up Didn't Happen

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.17.2015 | Entertainment

According to an email that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sent to Tech Insider, one major emotional scene between himself and Steve Jobs in Aaron Sork...

Why Steve Jobs Didn't Work For Me

Michael Russnow | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

People don't talk that way, even brilliant people. And, for the most part, they're not going to shout vitriol back and forth across a conference hall while many are watching them tear each other apart.

'Steve Jobs' Isn't Totally Accurate, But Does It Matter?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.13.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The new film "Steve Jobs" is already receiving backlash for its portrayal of the late Apple co-founder. How will this portrait affect Jobs' legacy, an...

Daniel Pemberton on Composing the Score for "Steve Jobs"

Nell Minow | Posted 10.13.2015 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

Composer Daniel Pemberton followed up his deliciously swanky movie score for "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." with not one but three different scores for "Steve Jobs," the new Danny Boyle film starring Michael Fassbender as Apple's controversial visionary leader.

You Never See An iPhone In 'Steve Jobs,' But The Movie Is All About Them

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 10.13.2015 | Technology

If you're spending cash to see "Steve Jobs," Hollywood's new movie on Apple's great innovator, it's probably because you want to see the big-screen, h...

The Steve Jobs Movie: A Requiem for a Narcissist

Brett Fenzel | Posted 10.12.2015 | Entertainment
Brett Fenzel

The greatest strength of "Steve Jobs," the farthest cry from a cradle to the grave biopic since "I'm Not There," is that it knows when to cut us loose and leave us to stew with questions in the wake of this flawed but omnipotent superpower.

Steve Jobs: Aaron Sorkin Takes on the Apple Enigma

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.10.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

The demands of a major motion picture and its limitations may be too conventional and narrow a box for the complex and world-changing Jobs.