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Martin Scorsese's Silence: An Interview with Producer Gaston Pavlovich

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.14.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

When I met with Gaston Pavlovich at the Ritz Carlton to talk about his work on Martin Scorsese's Silence, the film's producer expressed doubt: would m...

"Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk": Dishonorable Discharge

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 12.02.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Ang Lee is unquestionably a great film director. He has mastered the range of the medium from the delicious family drama "Eat Drink Man Woman" to the...

Sport and Society for Arete -Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Richard Crepeau | Posted 11.22.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

Four years ago Ben Fountain's disturbing novel, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, was published to critical acclaim and an eventual National Book Award...

'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Is A Noble Misfire

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.16.2016 | Entertainment

It’s hard to criticize the work of someone who pours their soul into a pioneering piece of art. When Ang Lee introduced the world premiere of “Bil...

Was Pedro Almodóvar's Take On 'Brokeback Mountain' Too Hot For Hollywood?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.06.2016 | Queer Voices

“Brokeback Mountain” broke boundaries in terms of Hollywood’s portrayal of queer lives on the big screen when it was released in 2005. But it mi...

Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon in James Schamus' Indignation

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.26.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bespectacled and bowtied, James Schamus introduced his movie, Indignation, his directorial debut from Philip Roth's novel, at MoMA, with the observati...

The Behind-The-Scenes Story Of 'Brokeback Mountain,’ 10 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 12.11.2015 | Entertainment

In the middle of a fall night in 1997, Diana Ossana stumbled upon a short fictional story by Annie Proulx in The New Yorker. The story, "Brokeback Mou...

Heath Ledger Was Really, Really Serious About Gay Rights In 'Brokeback Mountain'

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment

When "Brokeback Mountain" premiered a decade ago, gay marriage was only legal in Massachusetts. But as gay icons continued to seep into the public eye...

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

Jon Eig | Posted 07.17.2016 | 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.

Meet Khaled Abol Naga, Egypt's International Treasure

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I need a hero. It's the reason I watch films, looking for what politicians, warmongers, our so-called diplomats and those giant corporations haven't given the world yet. And probably never will.

Why Jake Gyllenhaal Believes 'Brokeback Mountain' Now 'Lives In Its Own Space'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Jake Gyllenhaal earned raves and an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a ranch hand engaged in a clandestine same-sex affair in "Brokeback Mountain...

These Celebrities Prove That Big Breaks In Hollywood Aren't Just For The Young

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.30.2014 | Celebrity

Many people think that it's impossible to "make it" in the entertainment industry once they've hit a certain age. With so many child and teenaged star...

Movie Review: Nebraska

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's interesting to see the way filmmakers stake out certain emotional territory as their own over the course of a career. Over the course of six films, Alexander Payne has created a body of work that focuses on the effects of and rebellion against disappointment.

Finding One's Own Truth: Irrfan Khan at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.28.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Anyone who has ever been to India doesn't need me to explain the incredible, mystical vibe of this great country. But to those who have yet to journey there and experience its beauty, its undeniable magnetism, its incredible culture and its depth of spirituality, I suggest watching an Irrfan Khan film.

Alexis Rockman: Rubicon -- The Point of No Return

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Kisa Lala

Alexis Rockman's panoramic paintings explore the seamless interdependencies of aquatic, avian and subterranean life. Their omniscient world-views reveal our own terrestrial spectrum to be only a narrow slice.

Top 5 Quotations From My Book A Return to Brokeback Mountain

Nicholas Snow | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicholas Snow

On Nov. 29, 2005, I was on the red carpet for the historic premiere of Brokeback Mountain. Everyone in attendance that night became a part of history, helping launch a profound, heart-wrenching portrayal of the costs of the living in the closet.

Mike Ryan

Meet The Eric Bana You Probably Didn't Know Existed

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 08.26.2013 | Entertainment

"Eric Bana seems so serious." I've heard a version of this sentence spoken more than a few times over the last 10 years. If only they knew that got hi...

Union Road: A Conversation With Diane Arkenstone, Plus Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt's 'Colors' Video Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The new album Night combines the talents of pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt on which they explore folk, rock and classical music.

The Life of Pi As a Dream of Taiwan

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
Mahlon Meyer

The Life of Pi, as a movie, is ultimately more optimistic, I am guessing, than Ang Lee himself. I am guessing that he worries about the future of his Chinese civilization that found a home on Taiwan. The Life of Pi ends in India. The future of Taiwan, Ang Lee's erstwhile home, is not so certain.

Mandy Moore Switches From A Comedy To A Drama

Posted 03.15.2013 | TV

After exiting ABC's comedy pilot, "Pulling," Mandy Moore has joined CBS' legal drama "The Advocates," according to Deadline. Moore will reportedly ...

LOOK: Ang Lee Chows Down On In-N-Out To Celebrate Oscars Win

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment

His "Life of Pi" protagonist might have been a vegetarian, but Ang Lee went full carnivore while celebrating his Academy Award win. Lee stopped by...

Oscar Predictions: How Accurate Was the Math?

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

Sunday evening was a fantastic night if you're a fan of Argo, Seth MacFarlane, James Bond or movie musicals. But it was an equally great night if you're a fan of movie math.

Oscars 2013: Seth MacFarlane Best When He Wasn't Trying to be Funny

Michael Russnow | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Seth MacFarlane is a very, very funny guy, I love his TV shows, but sometimes what might seem funny in your head or even in your living room might better go unsaid.

Sasha Bronner

PHOTOS: 10 Best Things Said Backstage At The Oscars

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.25.2013 | Los Angeles

This year's Academy Awards may have been full of zingers and inappropriate Seth MacFarlane jokes, but some of the best banter took place backstage in ...

Best Director Winner

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment

Ang Lee won an Oscar for Best Director at the 85th annual Academy Awards. Lee's Oscar win was for directing "Life of Pi." The Best Director race...