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Movie Review: Happy Valley -- Kettle, Meet Pot

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.19.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Amir Bar-Lev's documentary, Happy Valley, about the Penn State sex scandal that unfolded from mid-2011 to 2012, may surprise people.

'Happy Valley', the Movie

Cathy Whitlock | Posted 01.17.2015 | Sports
Cathy Whitlock

Opening in limited release on November 19th, Happy Valley portrays the aftermath of Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's arrest on child sex abuse charges and the subsequent damage to the community one year later.

Hilary Swank in The Homesman at the Hamptons International Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Holding court after a sumptuous brunch honoring Hilary Swank for receiving Montblanc's Creative Impact in Acting award and Variety's "Class of 10 Acto...

The Ultimate All-Star Concert Film: 12-12-12 on Hurricane Sandy's Anniversary

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.14.2013 | New York
Regina Weinreich

Who or what could upstage these musicians: Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Michael Stipe, Chris Martin, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, The Ro...

Movie Review: 12-12-12

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Amir Bar-Lev and Charlie Lightening's new film, 12-12-12 would be worth seeing if only for the moment where James Dolan loses his temper because of a technical glitch.

The Doors and Skrillex 'Break On Through,' Music Evolves in New Documentary

Felice Arenas | Posted 04.16.2012 | Entertainment
Felice Arenas

The last sound one would anticipate hearing at a Skrillex concert is a Vox Continental combo organ, the distinct retro instrument from the Doors' "Light My Fire."

Dining Royally: The King's Speech

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At "21" last Tuesday, it was a case of multiple events. Newt Gingrich graciously held the door for me as Joan Didion stood in the foyer of the legenda...

What Did the Arabs Really Win in the 1973 War With Israel?

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

In the 37 years since this "victory," the Arabs have been unable to persuade Israel to agree to the Arab Peace Initiative and have become absolutely impotent to prevent it from continuing the construction of settlements.

'Tillman Story' Director: Media Bought Bush Spin On Tillman Death To Sell 'Hero' Tale

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The director of the documentary about Pat Tillman says the media bears some responsibility for the Bush administration's lies and cover-up and the pub...

ReThink Interview: Amir Bar-Lev, Director of The Tillman Story (VIDEO)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I talked with director Amir Bar-Lev about why Americans weren't more outraged when it was revealed that the made-for-Hollywood stories of Tillman and Jessica Lynch were lies.

HuffPost Review: The Tillman Story

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Tillman Story will stoke your anger -- not only at the senseless waste of the life of an athlete and patriot, but the government's concerted effort to turn it into a propaganda win.