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'Love Me or Leave Me Alone' as a Theme on the Screen (Redux)

Tara Fass | Posted 04.16.2014 | Home
Tara Fass

Intense feelings of affection are on our radar as we celebrate Valentine's Day. We turn to the cinematic mirror for understated romcoms -- those that illustrate some underlying dynamics of the relationships that survive versus those that fizzle before death do us part.

Love Me or Leave Me Alone as a Theme on the Screen

Tara Fass | Posted 04.14.2014 | Home
Tara Fass

Proof of love is on our radar as Valentine's Day nears. Hope, grief, courage and reconciliation, how has the cinematic mirror portrayed relationships that survive while others fizzle before death-do-us part?

How Quickly We Forget What Health Care Was Like

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 03.23.2014 | Home
Joan E. Dowlin

Stories and events change so quickly that we sometimes forget the past, and therefore are prone to repeat it. Case in point: health care.

The Handicapped Pass

Courtney Garcia | Posted 01.19.2013 | Home
Courtney Garcia

I was never properly diagnosed with anxiety, but my whole family has a problem, and it doesn't take a genius to figure it out. The world could be melting into a pit of fire and I would still be worried about whether or not I have apples at home for breakfast.

Movie Review: Silver Linings Playbook

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.13.2013 | Home
Marshall Fine

Adapted from a novel by Matthew Quick, Silver Linings Playbook finds the laughs but also the pathos in this story of one man's attempt to regain control of his life.

Lupe Ontiveros' 5 Most Memorable Roles (PHOTOS) | Posted 09.26.2012 | Home

The death of legendary Mexican actress Lupe Ontiveros has left us stunned and saddened. After the 69-year-old lost her battle to liver cancer yesterda...

Actress Who Played A Maid Over 150 Times Dies

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 10.16.2014 | Home

Lupe Ontiveros has died. She was 69. The iconic Mexican-American actress, who is perhaps best known for playing the convicted murderer Yolanda Sald...

I Stand for Laura Ziskin

John Koch | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home
John Koch

For all that Laura accomplished in show business, her legacy in the fight against cancer will be the most lasting.

Movie Review: How Do You Know

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marshall Fine

The world is divided between givers and takers - you know who you are - who often get matched up with each other in the same unfortunate ways as the c...

HOLLYWOOD ON THE COUCH: Going the Distance

Dennis Palumbo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dennis Palumbo

In the early 60's, there was a hot art-house movie called The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. I think of this film sometimes when trying to he...

Big Island: On Why Opposites Attract

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Tom Matlack

Dad is perhaps the smartest man I have ever known, having graduated from Princeton, Oxford, and Yale. But he has to arrange the chairs in a certain way at family gatherings.

Sandra Bullock Has Been Struck By The Curse Of The Oscars

Andy Pemberton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andy Pemberton

The curse of the Oscars has struck again. Days after Kate Winslet announced her marriage was over, Sandra Bullock's husband has got caught up in accusations of infidelity.

Town Halls: Don't Confuse Me with the Facts, My Mind Is Made Up

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Bergthold

There is little opportunity for a dialogue in which facts are presented if the people you are talking to have already made up their minds. BUT, if you want an effective Town Hall, here's some advice.

Addicted to Health Care

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stanton Peele

Americans are addicted to health care. They demand more and more of it, at any cost, whatever the consequences.

Best Movies By Farr: When Oscar Screws Up

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Farr

2005 -- for Best Picture, give me Capote over Crash any ol' time. Another uninspiring year, I thought.