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Rust and Bone: A Study in Self-Destruction and Identity

Greg Wetherall | Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment
Greg Wetherall

Where danger is no longer an option in the form of whale training, Stephanie is drawn, like a moth to the flame, to the volatile volcano that is Ali. He is a construct of unbridled testosterone and is completely temperamental. His temper trigger is slight and his fury explosive.

Vimeo Launches Full Length Film Programming in Pay-to-View Scenario

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2013 | Entertainment
Andy Plesser

In what could become a giant, global art cinema, IAC unit Vimeo, the popular video sharing site for the creative community, has announced the firs...

Does 'On The Road' Film Have Same Flaws As The Book?

Tony Bartolone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

On the Road starts off speeding, snapping the audience's heads back against their padded seats, and kidnapping them. Taking 'em to the 1940s, America. At some point each voyeur has to decide whether they are in or out.

48th Chicago International Film Festival Welcomes the World

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.18.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano


Joining the Club: Stephen Tobolowsky on The Dangerous Animals Club

Dan Lybarger | Posted 12.16.2012 | Books
Dan Lybarger

Stephen Tobolowsky is probably a little too good at acting. Despite his above average height, his recognizable features and his slight Texas drawl (he's a Dallas native), the 61-year-old is probably better known for the names of the characters he's played.

Holy Motors: Exclusive New Art

Farihah Zaman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

Holy Motors (Indomina Releasing), which won the Prix de la Jeunesse at Cannes earlier this year and just came off a similarly successful run at the New York Film Festival, has unveiled new promo art for the film.

The Master... Really?

Warren Adler | Posted 11.25.2012 | Entertainment
Warren Adler

The director offers up some odd ensemble scene where Hoffman does a cutesy song and dance routine before a group of sycophants where most of the women are completely naked, making one wonder how they were motivated to strip while the men remain modestly clothed.

Stage Door: Chaplin

Fern Siegel | Posted 11.17.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Charlie Chaplin was the consummate artist: He produced, directed, wrote and scored his films. But his cinematic genius, coupled with his sex scandals and progressive politics, made tabloid fodder. They are also fertile ground for a Broadway musical, Chaplin.

Save Our Species!

Matt Kohn | Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment
Matt Kohn

Before long, you are on earth and in space, and feeling around your own brain, and your connection to the global history uncovered through anthropology and archaeology. Never will you be just a tourist at a World Heritage site, but a witness.

DVD Reviews of Les Vampires and Korczak

Dan Lybarger | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

The appeal for silent movies comes not from imagining how a moldy piece of nitrate might have entertained our great grandparents more than staring at a blank wall but in catching a unique type of storytelling that's just about impossible to pull off today.

A Conversation With Legendary Director David Cronenberg

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.23.2012 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

David Cronenberg's latest film is Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson and Paul Giamatti: a cautionary tale of 21st-century capitalism, excess, violence, and spiritual lethargy.

Denver: Ce N'est Pas Un Tueur Qui A Tué

Pascal Henrard | Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada Quebec
Pascal Henrard

On pourra supputer longuement sur l'état de la société, évaluer le manque de repères de la jeunesse, accuser Internet, écouter les experts coutumiers des médias décortiquer la vie de celui dont nous ne dirons pas le nom, ça lui ferait trop plaisir, la seule vraie solution courageuse serait l'interdiction des armes. Je ne dis pas le « contrôle ». Je dis « l'interdiction ». Pure et simple. Pas de fusil, pas de massacre.

Rape on U.S. Military Bases Left Unchecked, Documentary Reveals

Roshanak Taghavi | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Roshanak Taghavi

The Invisible War reveals how the military disciplinary process has fostered a culture in which sexual assault against a victim on active duty is considered an "occupational hazard" of serving in the U.S. armed forces.

Google vs. Hollywood: The Worst of Enemies, The Best of Friends (Potentially)

Robert Simpson | Posted 07.22.2012 | Media
Robert Simpson

The battle raging between the big Hollywood film studios and the giant of Silicon Valley is probably the most pointless and futile conflict being rage...

Please Don't Miss Pina

Misha Lyuve | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home
Misha Lyuve

Pina a visually stunning and thought-provoking documentary by Win Wenders, shows the medium of dance as language. Not just in a perfection of movements, coordination and balance -- but the language that comes out of the deep humanness, alive as a conversation.

The Lives of Tiny House People: Direct Cinema Documentary (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 06.27.2012 | Entertainment
Kirsten Dirksen

This week I released via YouTube -- in an attempt to make it some type of "of the people, for the people" -- my documentary We the Tiny House People: Small Homes, Tiny Flats & Wee Shelters in the New and Old World.

Bad News For 'The Hobbit'

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 04.26.2012 | Entertainment

All is not well in Middle Earth. Director Peter Jackson debuted ten minutes of footage from his upcoming "Lord Of The Rings" prequel, "The Hobbit A...

Blanche Neige et la Cougar

Eliette Abécassis | Posted 06.14.2012 | Home
Eliette Abécassis

L'image de la femme véhiculée par ce film pose question. Passé 18 ans, la femme est pathétique. Elle devrait juste mourir. Comment ose-t-elle encore se montrer en public? Comment peut-elle même prétendre séduire?

See Tomorrow's Big Filmmakers Today

Posted 03.21.2012 | Arts

"New Directors/New Films" has sparked the careers of some of today's biggest filmmakers: Steven Spielberg, Wim Wenders and Spike Lee, for instance, al...

Just in Case It Matters: Biographer Jeffrey Spivak on the Magic of Busby Berkeley

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.13.2012 | Books
Dan Lybarger

In the 1930s and '40s, Busby Berkeley (1895-1976) staged a series of movie dance numbers that could rival the paintings of Salvador Dali in their outlandishness. His movies were loaded with jaw-dropping optical illusions and wound up influencing everyone from the Coen Brothers to Mel Brooks.

[SXSW Film Preview] Don't Judge a Fest by Its Centerpieces

Turnstyle | Posted 05.09.2012 | Entertainment

By Jonathan Poritsky It's March again. While sports nuts flood your social feeds with college basketball madness, the film nerd in your life is proba...

Elizabeth Olsen, Star of 'Silent House', is an Actor's Actor

Turnstyle | Posted 05.08.2012 | Entertainment

By Noah Nelson Elizabeth Olsen, younger sister of the famed "Olsen Twins" Mary Kate and Ashley, is quickly emerging as not just a rising star, but an...

A Clarion Call to Non-Disabled Actors to Refuse to Play Disabled Characters

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.08.2012 | Entertainment
Lennard Davis

It is time for actors to take an active role in one of the most reprehensible forms of prejudice in our time -- the discrimination against disabled pe...

Cindy Sherman as Orson Welles... as John Ford... as Vittorio De Sica... as Alfred Hitchcock... as...

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.07.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson


PHOTOS: Hollywood Briefly Comes To The Factory Valleys

Randy Fox | Posted 05.05.2012 | Travel
Randy Fox

Today, Hollywood is alive again in the cities and valleys of Western PA and its surrounding areas.