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Oscars 2015: So Hollywood Is Still Racist (and Sexist), Now What?

A. B. Wilkinson | Posted 01.28.2015 | Entertainment
A. B. Wilkinson

Certainly, the lack of variety in Hollywood is not the biggest problem in the world today, yet it is a serious issue and one that we can do something about. In the true U.S. tradition of protest we can boycott movies and shows that are discriminatory as a tactic to force change.

Ansel and Violetta: How Strong Is First Love?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 01.27.2015 | Celebrity
Dr. Jane Greer

A lot of times these first love relationships hit fast and furious, but when high school ends, many of these connections also come to an end, not by choice, or because they are unhappy, but rather because of practicality. As a result, the longing for the opportunity to maintain the relationship can live on.

Mis-Matched.com: 6 Counterintuitive Movie Couples

John Farr | Posted 01.22.2015 | Entertainment
John Farr

The counterintuitive romance is one in which two people who truly shouldn't fall in love do, often under extraordinary and unromantic circumstances. The protagonists of these love stories breathe the same thin air as anti-heroes and outsiders; they are, in short, unidealized and identifiably human. We've compiled six romance films that fit this profile.

Hollywood Director, Cathryn Michon, Discusses Her New Movie, "Muffin Top: A Love Story"

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 01.22.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

It is remarkable and commendable that Michon put her labor of love, Muffin Top, together on the smallest of budgets with the smallest of crews, and yet the film overlooks no detail. The result is a film that looks like it was made for 10 times the budget.

First Lady of Arab Cinema, Faten Hamama, RIP

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.18.2015 | Entertainment
Magda Abu-Fadil

They don't make them like that anymore. The First Lady of Arab cinema and its Golden Age, legend Faten Hamama, is gone, leaving a rich heritage that helped turn her country, Egypt, into a Hollywood on the Nile.

The Pitti Uomo Diaries: Florence is Where the Heart Is

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.13.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

I've searched my soul for personal thoughts about the attacks in France and have still to figure out how I feel. I know I'm sad, I find the events tragic and discouraging, but beyond that, I don't know.

Best of 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Brad Schreiber | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, Jan. 2-12, included fifty of the Academy Award-nominated foreign films. Here's the best of a fest that includes American studio, independent and overseas cinema.

The Year of the Art Film: What We Learned on the Silver Screen in 2014

Tony Bartolone | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Tony Bartolone

The one thing that is clear, people are dissatisfied with the status quo and starving for invigorating art. The best movies of the year were about struggling to produce art in a world that doesn't put much value in it.

Robin Williams and Phil Ochs: Two Tragic Artists Shaped By Pathos and Optimism

Jared Feldschreiber | Posted 01.05.2015 | Arts
Jared Feldschreiber

It is worth comparing Ochs' life to Robin Williams, since both artists were filled with authenticity, passion, love and idealism for a better society. In theatrical terms, they defined the tenets of catharsis and pathos.

10 Must-See Movies From The Arab World

HuffPost Tunisia | Adjil Kribi | Posted 01.01.2015 | Arts

There is nothing better than a good movie to start the New Year. Following the success of the Carthage Festival, the Festival of Algiers and the M...

Bing Crosby's Enduring Appeal

Carl Pettit | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Carl Pettit

Bing Crosby conquered radio, film and the recording industry -- and made it all look easy. The celebrated crooner not only transformed the American music scene, he also played a pivotal role in the creation of the American buddy road movie.

"Feminism" Is Back in Vogue

Katharine Kramer | Posted 12.11.2014 | Arts
Katharine Kramer

It's the first theatrical documentary of its kind, and it will no doubt open the door for other films on the subject of feminism and women's liberation.

The Doha Ajyal Diaries: Qumra, Closing Night and Salma Hayek on Freedom

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.10.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Movies change us, for the better or worse, lets deal with it.

Starz Denver Film Festival is on a Roll

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 01.20.2015 | Denver
Tracy Shaffer

Red carpet screenings at The Buell and their requisite parties ushered in some of the big films, while the 200+ films being screened over the 12-day fete continue to intrigue, provoke, terrify and delight moviegoers.

Is He a Good Father, Katie?

Tricia McCallum | Posted 01.13.2015 | Entertainment
Tricia McCallum

My cinematic crème de la crème takes many forms. It may be one line of dialogue all on its own, or an entire scene's worth. It might be a look or a gesture from one character to another, or to no one in particular. It might be as simple as the quality of light the director captured at a window in early morning.

The Force of Soft Power: Pat O'Connor on 'Private Peaceful'

Dan Lybarger | Posted 12.31.2014 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

In promoting his new film adaptation of Private Peaceful, a book by War Horse author Michael Morpugo looks back at a way of life that's long gone with only the slightest hint of sentiment.

Five Top Football Movies

John Farr | Posted 12.17.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Football was made for movies. There are build-ups to the climactic championship game, with the clock counting down the minutes into those final tense, ticking seconds. Whether closing in on the huddle, or going wide for a field kick, the feeling is more like war than sports.

Everybody Holds the Key to Unlock the Mystery

The European Magazine | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment
The European Magazine

The films of David Lynch will leave you baffled and pondering. The good news: He feels exactly the same. Lynch talked to Max Tholl about mental fishing trips, torturing audiences and our obsession with mystery.

Cinema Exclusivity: Why Buy a $17 Imax Ticket When It's on Netflix Too?

Robert Marich | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Marich

Movie fans are oblivious that their movie-watching loyalties are the focus of an epic battle being played out in Hollywood. Here's where I can make a prediction with confidence. Expect divergent efforts that pair VOD with cinema to continue for some, but not all, movies.

The Chicago International Film Festival Celebrates 50 Years

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.30.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The Chicago International Film Festival celebrates its 50th year this October 9 - 23. Recognized as the first international film festival in North American, the Chicago International Film Festival is a pioneer in focusing on international films.

Bill Murray and the Roles That Got Away

John Farr | Posted 11.19.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we celebrate the rascally Murray's 64th birthday, let's take a quick look at some roles he missed or passed on, and wonder what might have been.

Movie Lovers, Unite! This Edgy Set-Inspired Room Is Perfect for You

Dering Hall | Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dering Hall

The interior is a layering of organic textures and accessories, modern art and lighting and traditional proportions -- all executed remarkably.

Najwa Najjar's Film Reflects Palestinian Humanity

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Daoud Kuttab

She does not try to sugarcoat Palestinian life, nor does she attempt to show the entire Palestinian history in a single film, but gives a glimpse at some elements of Palestinian life.

Best of Venice: Theeb Takes the World by (Sand) Storm

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.08.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Theeb is a jewel, deserving of its Orizzonti Award for Best Director prized to Naji Abu Nowar in Venice and more. But Theeb is also the kind of film that grabs a hold of you and doesn't let go.

Despite Lousy Summer Box Office, the Sky Is Not Falling

Robert Marich | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Marich

Alarming press reports that summer movie box office fell 21 percent suggest a death knell because consumers are infatuated with digital media ranging from smart phones to video-on-demand.