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The Nellie Olesons Celebrate 20 Years of Demented Hilarity at Silver Lake's Cavern Club

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.02.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

As a patron of Los Angeles' most unique underground theatre, The Cavern Club, I have become a fan of actor/performance artist John Cantwell's annual Love Connie extravaganzas, but until last weekend I had yet to experience The Nellie Olesons, the veteran sketch comedy trio that gave rise to Connie.

21 Catchphrases That Defined Our Favorite Classic TV Shows

Pat Gallagher | Posted 09.18.2015 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

The 67th Emmy Awards will come and go, and the winners will, no doubt, celebrate. It just reminds us every year that the shows we watch on a regular basis (or not), will get the recognition they deserve. Let's take a moment to shout out to an unrecognized category -- best catchphrases.

Jamie Lee Curtis Perfectly Recreates Mom's Iconic 'Psycho' Shower Scene

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment

Jamie Lee Curtis just gave us all another reason to get excited for "Scream Queens."  The actress shared a photo of herself on Twitter recre...

Study Explains Why Some Movies Are So Freakin' Scary

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.29.2015 | Arts

It may not’ve been your favorite movie to release last year, but chances are, if you went to see David Fincher’s film adaptation of &ldqu...

Movie Directors and Mount Rushmores: Eleven Country's Best Filmmakers

Jon Eig | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

The Mt. Rushmorification of social discourse is destroying any semblance of nuanced, sophisticated analysis. And I'm right there with it, doing what I can to continue the trend.

Hitchcock, Harold and Manny: A Father's Day Trio

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 06.18.2015 | Women
Randee Mia Berman

Talk about thrilling. In 1956, Alfred Hitchcock made a movie about a Queens jazz musician, an armed robber, and mistaken identity, starring Henry Fonda. It was called The Wrong Man. He also cast the Right Man. My father.

'Psycho' Remade With Kittens, And It's Terrifying

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.15.2015 | Comedy

Bad kitty! If you think the original shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" was scary, wait'll you get a load of these kittens recreating th...

'The Fixer' A Conversation With Joseph Finder

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Joseph Finder is known to any reader who loves thrillers. His first book was published when he was only 24, and he's gone on to write critically acclaimed thrillers including Extraordinary Powers, The Zero Hour, and High Crimes, all of which became Hollywood films.

Alfred Hitchcock Helped Make A Holocaust Documentary

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment

By the time British forces liberated the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945, Alfred Hitchcock had already lived in Hollywood for years. But f...

First Nighter: The Schwartz-Almond 'Iowa,' The Good-Time '39 Steps'

David Finkle | Posted 06.14.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

he sequence encapsulated everything Schwartz needed to say to make her dramatic point. Were it to stand alone, lyricist Schwartz and composer-lyricist Almond would be in good stead.

'The Stranger': A Conversation with Harlan Coben

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.25.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Harlan Coben is known to readers everywhere. His first novel was published when he was 26, and after two stand-alone thrillers, Play Dead in 1990 and Miracle Cure in 1991, he began writing the popular Myron Bolitar series.

Liberation from the Concentration Camps: Rare Footage at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 05.24.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

This is the genius of Gertten's documentary: That he takes the footage and plays it in slow motion, so we see each nuance of each facial expression, and we become intimate with the survivors. In the beginning of the film, all the faces in the crowd are anonymous. By the end, we know them.

How Cell Phones Would Have Ruined Most of Our Favorite Movies

Alex Simon | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

We'll take a look at a handful of classic movies, and how they literally couldn't have played out, if they had been set in a cell phone-ruled universe.

Vera Farmiga: Why Norma Bates Is One of the Most Challenging Roles She's Played

Greg Archer | Posted 05.09.2015 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

By the looks of it, Season 3 goes psychologically deeper and even more unsettling as it continues to chronicle the emotionally troubling relationship between Norma Bates (Vera Farmiga) and her intense son Norman (Freddie Highmore). Here, Farmiga opens up about the iconic role and the road ahead in Season 3.

The Big Smooch: Start the New Year With a Movie Kiss

Devra Maza | Posted 03.04.2015 | Entertainment
Devra Maza

It's the chance to kiss on a turning point as the magical minute marks both happy endings and new beginnings with a brush of the lips. That kiss can be consequential. It can be a movie kiss.

The Adaptation Game: Playing with Fifty Shades of Sex for Film

Devra Maza | Posted 02.12.2015 | Entertainment
Devra Maza

Sex beckons. It sells books and films, and this Valentine's Day it'll sell both. As Fifty Shades of Grey makes the leap from page to screen, the biggest question has been "how will they do the sex scenes?"

3 Films, 70 Years and Still Holocaust Denial

Jane Wells | Posted 04.01.2015 | Media
Jane Wells

With the persistence of Holocaust denial comes a renewed need for accurate documentation. As a social justice filmmaker I battle daily to tell the stories of survivors of crimes against humanity in an honest and believable way.

The Best Films of 2014: MOMA-Style

Brandon Judell | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

What does an angst-ridden comedienne tackling abortion onstage and in her personal life, a closeted heir to a vast fortune with a yen for Olympic-bound wrestlers, and a concierge bedding septuagenarians have in common? They are all characters in films selected by the curators of the Museum of Modern Art.

Copycat Culture: Adapting to a World of Adaptations

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 01.18.2015 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

When it comes to fiction -- which today includes television, movies, video games, and other narrative media -- copying someone else's ideas is nothing new.

Halloween Means...Movies

Mary Dalton | Posted 12.28.2014 | Entertainment
Mary Dalton

Where I'm from, Halloween means cool nights, brilliant foliage and crisp apples, but everywhere it means scary movies. Lately, I've been thinking about my scariest viewing experiences.

Happy Birthday, Slim Aarons!

Jack Meyer | Posted 12.27.2014 | Arts
Jack Meyer

The socialites warmly welcomed the war hero; in turn, he found solace in a milieu antithetical to the hell of war.

The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Francis Levy | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Francis Levy

The Lady Vanishes (1938) is an essay in foreign affairs, whose lessons are as applicable today as they were at the time of the film's creation.

This 'Eyes Of Hitchcock' Supercut Will Haunt Your Dreams For Days

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts

Eyes of Hitchcock from Criterion Collection on Vimeo. If you're craving all the expertly crafted suspense of an Alfred Hitchcock film but don't ha...

The Michael Madsen You've Never Met

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 11.28.2014 | Entertainment
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Who is Michael Madsen? The badass in Reservoir Dogs, Donnie Brasco, or Kill Bill? Let me tell you about the Michael Madsen I spoke with -- a man who is more than the sum of the parts we see him portray on the screen.

Is This the Most Important Photograph of the 20th Century?

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

At the time of William Eggleston's exhibition, color was shunned in serious photography circles. Until then photographers used color only for advertising and journalism, and it was widely despised by the mainstream art world of the time.