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The Anti-American

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 09.05.2016 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

During this Labor Day week, the traditional start date for fall presidential campaigns, the time is overdue for all Americans to wake up and fully recognize that this is no ordinary election, that one of the candidates represents an unprecedented threat to America, and just how extensive that threat is.

Defining the American Masses: The Common Man or Third-Graders Without a Chaperone?

Kevin Walsh | Posted 05.29.2016 | Politics
Kevin Walsh

So, can the masses be trusted? How do you define the masses? Will they show up to vote? Will they be organized? Will they be fist-fighting just outside the polls?

A Boomer Recalls 1968: My Upgrade From Beach Blanket Bingo to Citizen Kane

Amy Lennard Goehner | Posted 05.23.2016 | Fifty
Amy Lennard Goehner

In 1968 our country was in turmoil. And it was the year I grew a social conscience, thanks largely to my 25-year-old English teacher, Mr. Goggin. Mr. G. taught us there actually was a whole world outside of our little Newton, Mass. universe.

Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre gets ready to celebrate its 90th anniversary

Jim Hill | Posted 02.28.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Tonight, all eyes are on the Dolby Theatre and the 88th Academy Awards. But tomorrow morning -- after that 500 foot-long red carpet (which gets rolle...

Cadillacs, Carl's Jr, 'Citizen Kane' and Other Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 07.11.2016 | Media
Tom Alderman

TWO CURRENT ITEMS WORTH NOTING: a. Carl's Jr aggressively pitches their half-pound Most American Thickburger equipped with a hot dog on top of potato ...

Magic To Do

George Heymont | Posted 06.06.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new documentaries show how acting affects different types of personalities. One focuses on an unusual group of Chinese students involved in a musical theatre project in Hong Kong. The other pays tribute to one of the greatest talents (and egos) in the history of film and theatre.

Popcorn Preview: Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

Leslie Sisman | Posted 02.08.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) Director: Chuck Workman Genre: Documentary (94 minutes) "A magician is just an actor."...

Carina Kolodny

Your Favorite Films Destroyed By The Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | Carina Kolodny | Posted 05.09.2014 | Technology

A lot of Hollywood's greatest films revolve around the tried-and-true plot points of miscommunication, misunderstanding, betrayal and lies. But co...

The Return of Rex Ryan (Orson Welles Redux?)

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 02.27.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

The die is cast. Rex Ryan will remain the coach of the New York Jets. Owner Woody Johnson made the right call. After all, this was a team that traded ...

11 Movies That Would Have Ended Differently If The Characters Took A Nap, Paused To Meditate, Reconnected With Their Biological Parents Or Ate A Kale Salad

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

We know that what makes for a well-lived life doesn't necessarily make for good entertainment, and if Hollywood followed this advice movies would lose...

Orson Welles' Timeless Take on American Politics

Dan Siegel | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Dan Siegel

Orson Welles' observations on American and world politics, even 30 years later, are relevant for our times.

Circling the Drain WIth Citizen Kane

Tadhg Kelly | Posted 09.16.2013 | Technology
Tadhg Kelly

Amusingly, the phrase "Citizen Kane of Video Games" has inspired a Tumblr blog. It draws quotes from articles hither and thither around the web about whether Game X might be the one, or whether the debate is irrelevant. Can games ever reach this lofty goal?

Take Me Out to the Ball Game -- But Pay Me a Living Wage

Michael Winship | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

I know of some baseball employees who can relate to that kind of bargain basement salary, and they're in San Francisco, too. Their situation is yet another flagrant example of the vast and widening gap created by income inequality in America.

Best Pictures That Never Won Best Picture Oscar

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Maggie Van Ostrand

We can hope our favorite movie will come away with the big prize, but in the long run, some of the best pictures ever made did not receive Best Picture Oscars.

The Difference Between What's Hot and What Lasts

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are a lot of things that are popular and commercial, but aren't very good. Or are just good enough. Consider Justin Bieber: It's not that the kid isn't talented; it's that he's only just talented enough.

Twenty Top Movie Endings You (Maybe) Hadn't Thought Of

John Farr | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

All great movies -- and great movie endings -- stay in our memories as normal or indifferent ones never could. They're like great taglines -- their strength lies in the very fact that we can't forget them.

Interview: Director Barry Levinson, The Bay and Being Independent

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.29.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It was supposed to be a documentary about the dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay. But the material he was reading about the pollution of the bay was too scary. So director Barry Levinson made a horror movie instead: The Bay.

The Only Movie Recommendations You'll Ever Need

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.13.2012 | Comedy

Mitt Romney has been making a valient effort to tell America who he is, but so far, he hasn't been terribly successful. But there's no need to reinven...

Hearst's Hideaway In Manhattan

Jim Calio | Posted 11.10.2012 | Travel
Jim Calio

The Warwick Hotel in midtown Manhattan has a rather risqué past, thanks to the likes of William Randolph Hearst and his longtime girlfriend, Marion Davies.

Who's Afraid Of Michael Bloomberg?

Salon | Posted 08.23.2012 | New York

By David Sirota This week, Harper’s magazine is publishing a report I’ve been working on for the better part of the last year. The piece looks ...

WATCH: 'Citizen Kane' Gets Rejected

Posted 08.22.2012 | Comedy

Even though it was recently bumped down to the second greatest movie of all time, it's hard to imagine a world where Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" woul...

Alan Spencer's Bullet In The Face on IFC Is TV at Its Most Inventive

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.15.2012 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Bullet In The Face stars Eddie Izzard and Eric Roberts as two hilariously vicious rival business owners/crime lords happy to annihilate anyone in their way. And who stands in their way? Everyone.

Movies Ready for Reassessment

Mark Juddery | Posted 10.07.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

So Vertigo -- a 1957 flop that was greeted with bad reviews ("another Hitchcock-and-bull story") -- is now apparently the greatest film every made.

Three Theories for How 'Vertigo' Dethroned 'Citizen Kane'

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home

By Aisha Harris Every ten years since 1952, the British Film Institute’s publication Sight & Sound releases the results of its Greatest Films of ...

What's Martin Scorsese's Favorite Movie?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.03.2012 | Entertainment

Sight & Sound caused quite a stir in the film community this week when the magazine's list of the greatest movies ever -- as voted on by a panel of 84...