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Jesse, A Mother's Story: Rage and Ferocious Love

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
Randy Susan Meyers

The stark beauty of this memoir hit me the moment I began. Marianne Leone's narrative, written with an unrelenting immediacy, yanked me into her world.

When There's No Clock to Punch: Writer-Director John Wells on The Company Men

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

For a film that deals with misfortune and a cast that includes four Oscar-winners -- Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper and Kevin Costner -- John Wells has a surprising amount of luck.

HuffPost Review: The Tempest

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Julie Taymor is a visual artist who uses film and theater as her medium. But no matter how you parse his work, William Shakespeare is about the words....

HuffPost Review: The Company Men

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

John Wells' The Company Men is a solid if predictable story of the lives of the suddenly unemployed. If you've invested your time and identity into your job, who are you when that job is taken away from you?

New York Film Festival and Hamptons International Film Festival: Autumn in NY

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The great pleasures of the fall film season, the venerable NYFF in its 48th year and HIFF, 18 and growing, leave me reeling (no pun), reflecting upon ...

BLOG WATCH> The Awl Anticicpates Burlesque, The Whitney, And Chris Cooper

The Awl | Awl Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Anticipation List... (by The Awl Staff) • Ritter, Dene, Voss: it just opened! • And Everything Is Going Fine: Steven Soderbergh's documentar...

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Sunday, Sept. 12

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I had decided before today even started to use the idea of "audience films vs. festival films" as a theme for my discussion of the day's screenings. ...

'The Town' Premieres In Toronto: Blake Lively, Jennifer Garner, Jon Hamm, Ben Affleck & More (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Days after it debuted in Venice, 'The Town' premiered at the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday. Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm and Rebecca Ha...

HuffPost Review: Remember Me

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Remember Me is limp and witless, a romantic drama with occasional attempts at humor that has all the body of chicken noodle soup.

Thoughts on Haiti, And the Spirit of Activism in Film

John Farr | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Great activist movies portray the ongoing struggle between the welfare of working people and larger societal forces, seemingly beyond their control, that threaten their integrity, livelihood, and often, their very survival.

Wild Things Is Where the Entertainment Isn't

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Where the Wild Things Are sounds like a fun film for the kids and an emotional one for adults, but it isn't. The film is much too scary for younger children and much too boring for older ones.