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Patricia Clarkson Takes the Wheel

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It is unmistakably Patricia Clarkson on the phone, that husky, honeyed purr and laugh too distinctive not to recognize. "I'm a New Orleans native, ...

Interview: Patricia Clarkson on Learning to Drive

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

For her latest project, the luminous Clarkson stars in Isabell Coixet's Learning to Drive, a charming slice-of-life fable co-starring Sir Ben Kingsley.

Movie Review: Learning to Drive -- Life Lessons

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We take our mentors where we find them in life, though it's not always apparent who's teaching who. That's the case in Learning to Drive, a comic drama by Isabel Coixet that offers beautifully matched performances by Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley.

Why Ben Kingsley Is Over Hollywood's CGI Obsession

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.20.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Sir Ben Kingsley talks with HuffPost Live about his chief complaint regarding Hollywood special effects....

Ben Kingsley Wants His New Movie To Change Americans' Image Of Sikhs

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.21.2015 | Religion

In his new film, "Learning to Drive, " Academy Award-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley plays a soft-spoken Sikh taxi driver, Darwan, who gives ...

Actor Ben Kingsley Does A Spot-On Patrick Stewart Impression And Smashes An Audience Member's Phone

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.13.2015 | Comedy

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Japanese Monsters and a Korean Cop Kick Ryan Reynolds' Ass: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of Self/less, Jellyfish Eyes & A Hard Day

Dan Persons | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This is a real "watch this, not that," segment this time. Self/less was the "serious" opening last weekend -- directed by overt stylist Tarsem Singh, starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley -- and the worst sin that could be leveled at it was that it was kind of stoopid.

Neuroscientist Discusses the Idea of Consciousness Transfer From the New Movie Self/less

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 07.10.2015 | Science
Alejandro Rojas

In the movie Self/less, a rich business man (Kingsley) is dying of cancer. However, he is able to prolong his "self" by transferring his consciousness from one body to another using a medical procedure called "shedding."

Movie Review: Self/less -- Brain Drain

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.09.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The idea of human consciousness going mobile is an intriguing one: What if you could actually trade minds with another person? That's the premise of Self/less, a disappointing mind-transfer tale notable for its performances if not its dramaturgy.

Ridley Scott's Exodus: Splitting the Sea for a Whole New Generation

Howard Barbanel | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
Howard Barbanel

Ridley Scott is no Cecil B. DeMille. That's not necessarily a bad thing. What it means is that Scott's new epic Exodus: Gods and Kings is as much a product of our high-tech new-millennium era as The Ten Commandments was of the Eisenhower gray-flannel suit period.

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Wednesday, Sept. 10

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Entitlement is also an issue in Noah Baumbach's wonderfully acidic While We're Young, which captures a pair of Gen-Xers, Josh and Cornelia (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts), at a crisis point.

See The First Trailer For 'Exodus: Gods And Kings'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.10.2014 | Entertainment

"Exodus: Gods and Kings," or: What happens after Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" is over. The first trailer for Ridley Scott's biblical epic is here, and if...

The Week in Movies: Divergent, Muppets Most Wanted and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

So is Divergent the new Hunger Games? Or Twilight? Or even Harry Potter?

WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel Remakes Viral Videos With Hollywood Stars

Posted 03.03.2014 | Comedy

Oscar night may have been about celebrating achievements on the big screen -- but after the show, some of Hollywood's top stars turned out to celebrat...

Mike Ryan

Ben Kingsley On The Return Of His 'Iron Man 3' Character | Mike Ryan | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment

First, if you still haven't seen "Iron Man 3," everything beyond this sentence is probably not something that you want to read. In the latest Marvel O...

The Many Faces of Meyer Lansky

Meyer Lansky II | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Meyer Lansky II

Every actor portraying Grandpa has proven exceptional in capturing a feature or essence, but I have my favorites, and I hope one day to see Grandpa portrayed in live theater.

Honoring Nelson Mandela Through Film

John Farr | Posted 02.05.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Though none of us could ever truly imagine the trials Nelson Mandela faced or the suffering he experienced, a number of filmmakers have used the power of cinema to present a window -- however narrow and skewed it might be -- into that struggle, or one like it.

Movie Review: Ender's Game Is Thought Provoking

Carole Mallory | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Why War? Why unnecessary death? How do we know what the enemy is thinking? Ender's Game poses these questions and many more about war.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Ender's Game

Dan Persons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Hard enough bringing a science fiction novel as beloved, respected, and influential as Ender's Game to the screen. So it has to be said that director Gavin Hood has accomplished this not-inconsiderable challenge.

ReThink Review: Ender's Game -- Child Soldiers and Saviors

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

As a newcomer to the series, I found myself much more interested in the film's take on leadership, the military, war, and empathy for one's enemy.

A Birder's Guide to Everything: Childhood Memories Take Flight

Camila Gibran | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Camila Gibran

To be a kid was to give attention and intention to what was right in front of me: to love, to lose, to win, to hurt, to be frustrated without excuses or reservations, to have an infinite amount of possibilities and the passion, courage and heart to go get it.

Maggie Furlong

Who Else Could Have Played Liberace | Maggie Furlong | Posted 05.24.2013 | TV

In HBO's "Behind the Candelabra" (premieres Sun., May 26, 9 p.m. ET), Michael Douglas plays Liberace -- and the resemblance is truly uncanny. It's...

What's the Meaning of Iron Man 3? (Warning: Big Spoilers)

William Bradley | Posted 07.07.2013 | Entertainment
William Bradley

So, what is the message of Iron Man 3? That's a question with a multi-faceted answer. Even if it only refers to the political message. Be advised that there are major spoilers ahead, so proceed, or not, on your own hook.

ReThink Review: Iron Man 3 -- How Do You Top A Megamovie?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.06.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

While Iron Man 3 is an entertaining film, it lacks the size, stakes, and star power of The Avengers, which could be considered cinema's first megamovie.

Movie Review: Iron Man Three

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

So is the third film the decider in a series? Two out of three good enough for immortality? In the case of Iron Man Three (as the closing credits have it), I'd say it's probably too close to call.