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Watch Oscar Experts Battle Over Those 'Crazy' Races for Best Picture and Director

Tom O'Neil | Posted 01.30.2013 | Entertainment
Tom O'Neil

Good thing Chris Rosen has a jolly sense of humor. Soon after Michael Hogan and I raise him up as a model of Oscar punditry for picking Argo early on to win Best Picture, we tear him down in this webcam chat.

Oscar-Winning Global Smash Gets Surprise Sequel

Posted 01.25.2013 | Entertainment

"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," one of the most influential imports of the last 13 years, will get a sequel. According to, The Weinstei...

Mike Ryan

Ang Lee: 'I Don't Feel So Lonely Anymore' | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

Even though Ang Lee's name had surfaced in most Oscar prediction summaries, the "Life of Pi" director wasn't so sure he'd make the cut this year. At l...

Who Will Direct Angelina Jolie In 'Cleopatra'?

Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment

More than two years after the news first broke that a new "Cleopatra" biopic was in the works, the film is finally close to getting a director. "I'...

Hold the Free-Range Chicken and Creamed Kale: Tom Hooper Celebrated at Michael's

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As to the DGA awards, Hooper joins Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Ang Lee, and Ben Affleck for this honor. Omitted were Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, and most serious, a favorite: David O. Russell.

2012: The Year the World Moved

Tom Silva | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Tom Silva

As we look at prognostications about the economy and politics of 2030, is it possible that the axis of global culture is also moving to other places, or at least will be more evenly distributed in the decades to come?

'Life Of Pi:' A Film Autopsy

Posted 03.04.2013 | College

Professors Kevin Anderson and Salman Hameed evaluate the merits of the new Ang Lee film, "Life of Pi." Watch the trailer below....

Are These The 13 Most Creative Midlifers Of 2012?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.18.2012 | Fifty

There's the husband-and-wife architectural team behind the new Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, and the playwright who has probably brought more Asi...

Why 3D doesn't matter

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.03.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After seeing Life of Pi and The Hobbit, whose 48-frame-per-second 3D is game-changing, according to some observers, it feels like the right time for m...

ReThink Review: Life of Pi -- Of Gods and Tigers

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.28.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Life of Pi is more about the nuts and bolts of a teenager surviving at sea and bonding with a tiger than a spiritual quest that asks hard questions about the wisdom, will, and existence of God.

Oscar-Winning Director Opens Up

Posted 11.28.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of Los Angeles Magazine As told to Nancy Miller I first came to L.A. by Greyhound bus. I was in film school in New Yor...

Life of Pi Is Like a Sweet Dessert

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.26.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Any film that can entertain you and challenge you at the same time is above average in every way.

God and Life of Pi

David Edmund Moody | Posted 01.25.2013 | Entertainment
David Edmund Moody

Life of Pi is a strangely affecting film that employs an adventure story and 3D photography to pose a simple question: Does God exist?

Movie Review: Life of Pi

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A fascinating fable about the meaning of both faith and fate, Life of Pi is a wonderfully visual telling of a Yann Martel's best-selling and award-winning novel.

Is Life of Pi More Than an Adventure Movie?

Caryn James | Posted 01.20.2013 | Entertainment
Caryn James

It's easy to see why Pi was such a solid choice for the New York Film Festival's opening night, though: It has impeccable artistic credentials, is easy-going and unchallenging. But it's not a film you fall in love with.

'Life Of Pi' Star Gets Introduced To The World

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment

Suraj Sharma's debut film was no easy task: Not only does he play the title character in "Life of Pi," he has to share most of his screen time with on...

Lucas Kavner

Is Ang Lee The Most Diverse Director Of All Time? | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Ang Lee's best films begin with an initial calmness, a tranquility, which inevitably breaks open and gives way to desire and explosive emo...

Don't Believe the Hype

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The dividing lines have already been drawn -- and continue to be drawn -- about what should or shouldn't be among the year-end awards contenders. And the biggest line, of course, has to do with The Master.

Is 'Life Of Pi' Ready To Roar At The Oscars?

Mike Hogan | Posted 12.01.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

Hey, Mike: Another week, another favorite? "Life of Pi" premiered at the New York Film Festival on Friday and thrust itself into the Oscar conversation with the force of a Bengal tiger attacking a villainous hyena

At the 50th New York Film Festival You Root for the Fish!

Erica Abeel | Posted 11.29.2012 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

For its 50th edition, the New York Film Festival has pulled out all the stops with an array of films that highlight the enormous range and versatility of cinema. Here's a list of must-sees from among films I've viewed so far.

Boy Overboard With Tiger: Life of Pi Opens The New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.29.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

To mark the 50th anniversary of the prestigious New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center premiered Ang Lee's new movie, Life of Pi, based on Yann Martel's popular novel.

The First Word On 'Life Of Pi'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.17.2012 | Entertainment

Before the world premiere screening of "Life of Pi" at the New York Film Festival on Friday morning, director Ang Lee joked that his film hit the four...

The New York Film Festival Turns 50

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.07.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This year's festival shows a continuing dedication to movies that can be both crowd-pleasing and intellectually satisfying.

New Ang Lee Film Life of Pi, Based on Yann Martel's Book: Who Is Richard Parker?

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 11.19.2012 | Arts
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Rereading Life of Pi again, 11 years later, I was impressed again at the masterful storytelling and the boldness of the proposal made at the beginning of the book, "I have a story that will make you believe in God."

Tobey Maguire Isn't In 'Life Of Pi'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.05.2012 | Entertainment

Tobey Maguire was all set to star in two Oscar contenders this fall, "Life of Pi" and "The Great Gatsby," but now he won't take part in awards season ...