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Great Science Fiction Isn’t Just About Facts. It’s About Imagination.

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.09.2017 | Arts

Warning: if you haven’t watched “The OA” but plan to, we don’t recommend spoiling it by reading this post. When Andy Weir first self-publishe...

Sharon Van Etten Is Also Dying To Know What Happens Next On 'The OA'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.22.2016 | Arts

Warning: This post involves some spoilers for “The OA.” Halfway through December, Netflix quietly released eight episodes worth of a sci-fi thrill...

What 'Strong' Female Characters Should Look Like

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 09.28.2015 | Entertainment

Julia Hart worked as a high school English teacher for eight years before she quit her job to create "The Keeping Room." It's rare for a screenwriter'...

It Ended Before It Began: Criminalizing a Young Brain

Merritt Juliano | Posted 09.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Merritt Juliano

Trying to identify those circumstances where an 18- to 25-year-old might fairly be treated as a juvenile, difficult though it may be, should be a priority for a modern society, particularly for non-violent offenders with a low outlook for recidivism.

The Week in Movies: Labyrinth of Lies, Mississippi Grind and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.23.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Depending on which source you believe, there are between one and two dozen -- yes, you read that right, dozen -- films opening this Friday in New York. Here is a brief look at a half-dozen of them.

New Visions on Romance: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of I Origins & Mood Indigo

Dan Persons | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This past weekend was just chock full of magical, whimsical women breaking studious, guarded men out of their cocoons.

Mike Ryan

Brit Marling Will Help You Read Your Notes During An Interview At Sundance | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

It's difficult to explain how stressful it is to cover a film festival without seeming ungrateful. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else right now than ...

Mike Ryan

Mitt Romney Appears Human At Sundance | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Three days of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival are now complete, but something is different from years past: the vibe is strange. There’s no obvious ...

Hit and Myth: The East

Laura Shamas, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Laura Shamas, Ph.D.

The direction of east is linked to light. The sun rises from the east, ex oriente lux, a sign of dawn. The East, a new eco-terrorism thriller, written by Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling, and directed by Batmanglij, taps into this "rising" motif.

Lady Bird Johnson, Rachel Carson and Women Conservationists Honored at the National Audubon Society Luncheon

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.01.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Our environment is as much on the minds of those who remember the pioneering efforts of Lady Bird Johnson in making the natural resources of America a...

Christopher Rosen

New Eco-Terrorism Movie Is 'Wish Fulfillment' Says Star | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.30.2013 | Entertainment

Brit Marling first got the idea for the new eco-thriller "The East" four years ago. She just didn't know it then. It was 2009 when Marling and directo...

Gotham Salon: "The East," An Eco Thriller

Catherine Ingram | Posted 07.29.2013 | Entertainment
Catherine Ingram

What is the appropriate moral response to grave injustice? When do ends justify means, and when, if ever, is violence the right solution for addressing social wrongs? These are the compelling questions addressed in Zal Batmanglij's riveting new film, The East.

Movie Review: The East

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.29.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A movie that's bound to set your paranoia sensors flashing, The East is a cerebral thriller in which it's hard to tell who's the hero and who's the villain.

Alexander Skarsgard's Eyes: The East's New York Premiere

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.23.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The East, a thriller co-written by Brit Marling, who stars, and Zal Batmanglu, who directs, features a Svengali type character played to mesmerizing p...

WATCH: 'The East' Star Dishes On Same-Sex Smooch

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Up-and-coming actress Brit Marling came on HuffPost Live to discuss her role in the environmental activism thriller, "The East" opening in theaters Ma...

Live From Sundance 2013: Tuesday, Jan. 22

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Written by and starring the dreaded team of Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael, it's about -- well, really, who cares? Keep in mind that this is the same pair responsible for the awful Bride Wars and you get the picture.

Review: Arbitrage

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

"Family -- it's what really matters," says Robert Miller (Richard Gere), or words to that effect, to a gathering in his posh Fifth Avenue townhouse that includes his wife (Susan Sarandon), grown children, grandchildren and friends, who have assembled to celebrate his 60th birthday.

Sasha Bronner

PHOTOS: LA, Meet Your New Cult Leader | Sasha Bronner | Posted 04.28.2012 | Los Angeles

Brit Marling is a name that's starting to roll off the tongue. The Chicago-born triple threat (she writes, produces and acts) is about to hit the big ...

LOOK: 'Sound Of My Voice' Cast And Vampire Weekend At Premiere Party

Posted 04.23.2012 | New York

The cast of the upcoming psychological drama "Sound of My Voice" gathered at the MoMA on Sunday to celebrate the film's release with the help of Patri...

(A Lot) Less Can Be (a Lot) More

William Mapother | Posted 11.08.2011 | Entertainment
William Mapother

Given my customary habit of trying to find the takeaways, it's no surprise that I have a list from my experience on the independent film Another Earth.

Another Battle For Tom Cruise

Posted 10.26.2011 | Entertainment

Above all else, Tom Cruise is still a major movie star. And as such, being his film love interest is a major shot of exposure and star power, a boost ...

HuffPost Review: Another Earth

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.18.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There's a difference between thinking big thoughts and telling a profound story, a difference that has escaped writer-director William Cahill with his film, Another Earth.

Going on From Lost, Actor William Mapother Heads to Another Earth

Brad Balfour | Posted 09.17.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

With its unusual premise and star Brit Marling's striking yet unvarnished good looks, the sci-fi-oriented Another Earth ended up on the indie hot list...

Culture Forecast: Zach Braff Wrote A Play, And More News This Week

Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

Monday, July 18 "Mann v. Ford" -- part of HBO's summer series of documentaries -- follows the Ramapough Indians' lawsuit against Ford. A bit of bac...

Lucas Kavner

Brit Marling: Indie's New Darling | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home

Brit Marling, the star and co-writer of the new sci-fi indie drama, "Another Earth," isn't used to the whole interview thing yet. "This is like mu...