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This Feminist Film Got Snubbed By The Oscars, But You Should Watch It Anyway

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.23.2017 | Arts

When we meet Dorothea ― the heroine of Mike Mills’ film “20th Century Women,” a 50-something mom played by Annette Bening ― it’s hard to k...

Annette Bening Will Star In The New Season Of 'American Crime Story'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.09.2017 | Entertainment

All hail the holy casting gods: Annette Bening will star in “Katrina: American Crime Story,” according to an FX press release circulated on Monday...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: "The Forgotscars:" Celebrating the Oscar Omitted

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.24.2017 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I do this every year. I don't know if anyone reads it. Frankly, it's hard to know who reads my stuff lately. It gets lost in the abyss of a Trump pres...

Oscar Nominations Snub Amy Adams, 'Jackie,' Tom Hanks And More

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 02.01.2017 | Entertainment

After months of anticipation, the nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning. While front-runners like “La La Lan...

Annette Bening Teaches Billy Crudup To Dance In '20th Century Women' Clip

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.18.2017 | Entertainment

Imagine Annette Bening’s dulcet voice guiding you through life. Billy Crudup knows what that’s like firsthand, as evidenced in the above clip from...

My Night Out: On The Red Carpet At New York Stage And Film Winter Gala

Erika Finn | Posted 12.11.2016 | Entertainment
Erika Finn

On Sunday, December 4, 2016, New York Stage and Film honored four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening and Tony-winning designer and architect Da...

Annette Bening: Honored at New York Stage & Film Gala/ Mother Writ-Large in Mike Mills' Twentieth Century Women

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.10.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"If I were a woman," Rob Reiner said in a video of congratulatory messages for Annette Bening at the Plaza Hotel where this sublime actress was feted ...

Warren Beatty Feted at Museum of the Moving Image Gala

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.06.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Warren Beatty, Hollywood legend and famed boulevardier, starred in or directed and wrote the movies Splendor in the Grass, Bonnie and Clyde, McCabe & ...

Annette Bening Is A '70s Cali Mama In New '20th Century Women' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.02.2016 | Entertainment

Really, the “20th Century Women” trailers just keep getting better. A new one was released Tuesday, and it has us excited for the movie ― which ...

Isabelle Huppert as the New Woman in Elle at the New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.25.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

By the New York Film Festival's final weekend, it felt like a French takeover: Isabelle Huppert was everywhere. Starring in two films, Mia Hansen-Love...

CINEMA'S STRONG WOMEN REFUSE VICTIMHOOD

Erica Abeel | Posted 10.18.2016 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

A bracing feature of the just-wrapped New York Film Festival is the dominance of strong women. Either they're filmmakers themselves (Ava du Vernay wi...

'20th Century Women' Is Poignant And Vibrant

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.07.2016 | Entertainment

It’s ladies’ night at the New York Film Festival. Last week, Ava DuVernay’s searing race examination “13th” became the first documentary to ...

'Hamilton,' Ava DuVernay And 'Billy Lynn' Are Headlining The 2016 New York Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.29.2016 | Entertainment

In addition to the first glimpses of cardigan weather, an annual harbinger of fall in Manhattan is the New York Film Festival. Kicking off Friday and ...

Warren Beatty Talks Marriage To Annette Bening -- And All Those Rumors

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.30.2016 | Fifty

Warren Beatty’s had an illustrious acting career, but even after 50 years of being in front of and behind the camera, there’s one part of his repu...

The Sean Penn Controversy (So What?)

William Bradley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Media
William Bradley

The feverish over-reaction to the weekend revelation in Rolling Stone that two-time Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn had interviewed a recently recaptured Mexican drug lord points up some of the biggest toxic dynamics in our media culture.

ReThink Review: Danny Collins -- A Beatle's Letter, A Better Life

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Danny Collins isn't just about showbiz. It's about family, regret, second chances, friendship, inspiration, perseverance, and artistic integrity in a film where all of the actors give some of their best performances I've seen in years.

Women's Rights at 87th Oscars: Why #AskHerMore Should Focus on Asking Actresses to Run for Office!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.25.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

The #AskHerMore twitter campaign highlighted at last night's 87th Academy Awards by Reese Witherspoon and others, points out the disparity in the types of questions asked of the 44 women nominees compared with those asked of their male counterparts.

Snowbound in the Big Apple? Try a Bite of Your Favorite Warren Beatty Flicks

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.20.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Snowbound in the Big Apple? Try a bite of your favorite Warren Beatty flicks. Get out your DVD collection or surf Netflix. Here are mine. Agree or disagree. What are yours?

Snowbound? What Are Your Favorite Warren Beatty Flicks?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.08.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Are you planning on staying indoors? Get out your DVD collection, or surf Netflix. Here are my favorite Warren Beatty films. Do you agree or disagree? What are yours?

The Lithgow Lear

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.05.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Put Daniel Sullivan together with a great play and a highly-respected, award-winning actor like John Lithgow and you're likely to get an illuminating and theatrical rendition of the work, with flashes of lightning for sure.

Annette Bening's One Woman Show at the Geffen Playhouse!

Jay Weston | Posted 06.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I'm in love with Annette Bening. Yes, I know that she's married to the most famous lothario in the Western World. But a guy can dream, can't he? Ever...

Benefit Raises SF's Feel Good Levels for a Night, but Can It Last?

Divina Infusino | Posted 05.17.2014 | San Francisco
Divina Infusino

The recent charity benefit at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall not only staged a lovely show with some stellar performances by big music and Hollywood names, it also extended an olive branch that stretched across current conflicts.

Content Before Celebrity, Sun Valley Film Festival Serves an Eclectic Menu

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.06.2014 | Entertainment
Gordy Grundy

The Sun Valley Film Festival is young, with an attitude that is reflective of the city. The programming offers a preference for content over tinsel. The third annual film festival is presented this March 13-16.

Week in Film: Grand Budapest Hotel, The Face of Love

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.05.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

How do I love the work of Wes Anderson? Let me count the ways. Anderson may be the most consistently original filmmaker to emerge during the 25 years I've been writing about film in New York.

Who Should Play Cruella De Vil?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.04.2013 | Entertainment

Obviously Glenn Close should reprise her role as Cruella de Vil in Disney's newly announced live-action update based on the classic "101 Dalmatians" v...