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Arthur Redcloud, American actor of The Revenant

Christina Laughlin | Posted 05.09.2016 | Entertainment
Christina Laughlin

Arthur Redcloud didn't know when he set out on a Texas highway, headed for New Mexico, he was about to become part of film history. But, destiny had...

Peggy Siegal's Oscar Diary 2016

Peggy Siegal | Posted 03.29.2016 | Entertainment
Peggy Siegal

After a year of global trekking to discover, nurture, nudge, prognosticate and congratulate all Oscar-worthy films, come April, I am left with the position of Monday morning quarterback.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Boy...was it a Bad Year to Be An Oscar-Nominated Actor

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.29.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Chris Rock nailed his monologue at the 88th Annual Academy Awards. He fired off zinger after zinger about the whole "#oscarssowhite" movement, and nai...

A Bunch Of Famous People Didn't Clap When Jenny Beavan Won Her Oscar

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 03.02.2016 | Entertainment

Jenny Beavan took home the award for Costume Design at the 2016 Oscars on Sunday night for her work on "Mad Max: Fury Road." Beavan was one of many wo...

Holding Out for Latina Heroines and Filmmakers

Yovanka Sanchez | Posted 02.26.2016 | Latino Voices
Yovanka Sanchez

With the Oscars 2016 around the corner and the promise of more diversity by the year 2020 including women behind and in front of the camera, a change that was long overdue and finally is being challenged, there is still a need of more conversation about it.

God Takes Revenge in Oscar Darling The Revenant

Katy Woodring | Posted 02.22.2016 | Entertainment
Katy Woodring

Iñárritu's film of deific vengeance was one of several critically-acclaimed movies of the year serving up revenge. But its most obvious comparison is with Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, the other snow-filled, revenge-driven, quasi-Western released on the same day.

I Returned from the Dead... and The Revenant

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

"I ain't afraid to die anymore. I done it already"...while watching The Revenant. Spoiler alert. If you have not seen the movie, don't read further u...

Tarantino and Iñárritu Recreate Wilderness Epic in 'The Hateful Eight' and 'The Revenant'

Jonah Raskin | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Jonah Raskin

Tarantino and Iñárritu Recreate Wilderness Epic in The Hateful Eight and The Revenant.

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...

'The Revenant' Is All Blood, No Meat

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.11.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

DiCaprio himself makes Glass a man who communicates through grunts, groans, growls and grrrs. He is very good at doing this, but it doesn't help you get inside Glass' head and understand the man. And as for acting awards for Leo -- I don't think so.

ReThink Review: The Revenant -- Survival, Revenge, and Little Else

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.08.2016 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Watching a grizzled, greasy DiCaprio spend roughly two hours dragging, bleeding, drooling, groaning, and shivering himself across a frozen landscape could hardly be described as engaging storytelling.

CultureZohn: A Year of Artistic Inspiration Courtesy of Rolex

Patricia Zohn | Posted 12.11.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

What is a mentor? A teacher? A protector? A guide? A master? An editor? A coach? A fresh eye? All these things. The 2015 class of Rolex artistic protégés will remember what their distinguished mentors have taught them: To trust themselves. To be fearless. To get joy from difficulty. To bring narrative to a project. To rehearse in a hallway for three days and not be afraid. To juggle. To avoid being academic or theoretical. To become more "wild". To work hard. To question their identity. To use all five senses. To learn that to be an artist is a solitary journey, most often a frightening one.

10 Latino Media Role Models in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

Common Sense Media | Posted 09.17.2015 | Latino Voices
Common Sense Media

These influential Latino figures -- including award-winning actors, directors, writers, and entrepreneurs -- are making an impact on their respective industries as they change perceptions of cultural identity.

Vahid Jalilvand On Wednesday, May 9 in Venice: Is Giving Enough?

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.10.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

No, you didn't just wake up in The Twilight Zone, to find that the last six months of your life are completely unaccounted for. The title above refers to a film, one screening at this year's Venice Film Festival, directed by Iranian filmmaker Vahid Jalilvand.

Tom Shoval Talks About Youth: To Be or Not to Be Young, and Israeli

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I crave, in no particular order, respect for the audience, respect for the story and its characters and respect for women. It boils down to the basic definition of the principle of this grand word "respect," which is "due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights or traditions of others."

Student Harvesting and the Dilution of a Discipline

Domino Renee Perez | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Domino Renee Perez

While what a film does matters as much as how it is made, the richness of film study is found in a dialogue between the two, a dialogue formal film studies fosters and explores.

Peggy Siegal Oscar Diary 2015

Peggy Siegal | Posted 05.31.2015 | Entertainment
Peggy Siegal

Having worked on Oscar campaigns for 35 years, I found going to the 87th Academy Awards ceremony a serious revelation of the American zeitgeist. On the other hand, celebrating "Oscar Weekend" was just a hell of a lot of fun.

Birdman's Oscar-Winning Writer, Alex Dinelaris, Scores Hat-Trick With Upcoming Broadway Musical and Starz TV Series

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Melody Breyer-Grell

I caught up with Alex some three months ago on the cusp of "the awards show season."

Dances With Mexicans, Disney's McFarland, U.S.A.

Domino Renee Perez | Posted 05.08.2015 | Latino Voices
Domino Renee Perez

Latino directors should not have to tell stories about people from their own community or country of origin exclusively, but given the scarcity of films that feature prominent Latino characters, the opportunity to do so feels like a missed one.

Alejandro González Iñárritu Wins Best Director At The 2015 Oscars

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment

Alejandro González Iñárritu won Best Director at Sunday's Oscars for "Birdman." Iñárritu bested Wes Anderson ("The Grand Budapest Hotel"), Ben...

Wes Anderson Still Hasn't Won An Oscar

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. and Armando Bo took home the Best Original Screenplay prize for their "Bi...

The Art and Power of Film

Darryl Woodard | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

Museums such as the Louvre simply would not exist if everyone saw a work of art once, and that's it. Therefore, why would anyone even bother decorating their own house with some art, if only planning to look at it just once? That also, can be the power of film.

Michael Keaton Isn't 'Birdman'

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 04.13.2015 | Entertainment
Sarah Beauchamp

Birdman is obviously a work of art, and more than that, it's a comedy, a fact that Keaton, who started his career as a standup comedian in Pittsburgh, couldn't be happier about.

'Birdman' May Have Just Locked Up Best Picture

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.09.2015 | Entertainment

The Oscars don't take place for another two weeks, but it looks like the Best Picture winner may already be decided. On Saturday night, "Birdman" Dire...

"Birdman:" A Triumph of Self-Consciousness

David Edmund Moody | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
David Edmund Moody

Birdman is a feat of technical expertise in search of any real meaning. Its deepest intention seems to be to make us admire Inarritu, and some of the awards the film has won suggest it may have succeeded in that purpose.