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Thinking Outside Reality's Box

George Heymont | Posted 03.17.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Released in 1940, Pinocchio (Walt Disney's second animated feature film) includes some sequences that could easily terrify small children (little boys...

The Coen Brothers Reveal 'Fargo' Is Based On A True Story After All

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 03.08.2016 | Entertainment

Dontcha know it's been 20 years since "Fargo" was released? The comedy/crime thriller put the Coen brothers on the map. It was a success at the box of...

Carol Composer Carter Burwell: An Interview

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.22.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Todd Haynes' film Carol, an evocative love story set in the 1950's, adapted from an edgy Patricia Highsmith novel, The Price of Salt, is nominated for...

The Real Life Figures That Inspired "Hail, Caesar!"

Ben Herndon | Posted 02.17.2016 | Entertainment
Ben Herndon

The Joel and Ethan Coen's movie spoof on Hollywood types, "Hail, Caesar!," is ripe with dozens of wink-wink-nudge-nudge Easter Eggs and references to real-world Hollywood scandals and events from the Golden Age of the Silver Screen. If you know what to look for, you'll find enough Tinseltown references and mashups to fill the Hollywood Bowl. So let's get digging, shall we?

The Weird and Wonderful Golem of South Beach

Myra Chanin | Posted 02.09.2016 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

I have always avoided spending more than seven consecutive days in balmy Boca Raton. Why? Because there ain't much culture there. Actually the major ...

"Hail Caesar": Roman Holiday!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 02.08.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Light hearted, wink and nod, middling Coen Brothers Hollywood hijinks are still worth the watch! Clearly this is no country for serious men. . . farg...

ReThink Review: Hail, Caesar! -- Classic Hollywood, Coen Style

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.05.2016 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The Coens' latest film Hail, Caesar! has the brothers returning to some of their favorite territory: kidnappings, old Hollywood, and the screwball comedy. And, as usual, it's a Coen brothers film through and through.

The Coen Brothers Finally Address That One 'Big Lebowski' Theory

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.04.2016 | Entertainment

For a long time, fans of "The Big Lebowski" believed one theory really tied the movie together, and now the Coen brothers finally, like, gave their op...

Josh Brolin Handles The 'Loony Bin' Of Hollywood In 'Hail, Caesar!'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment

Who says no good movies open in February? The Coen brothers have promised that won't be the case this year. Their latest, the Old Hollywood satire "Ha...

Remembering Paul Kantner

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.31.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

News of the death of Paul Kantner, formerly of the Jefferson Airplane, reminded me of an early encounter I had with him.

22 Promising Movies To Shield You From The Woes Of Winter

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.05.2016 | Entertainment

What fresh heaven is this? Winter, as it turns out, will be quite warm this year, considering how much time you'll be spending inside a toasty movie t...

Why Do We Only Know Carolee Schneemann the Performance Artist?

MutualArt | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts
MutualArt

Carolee Schneemann, Meat Joy, 1964. © Carolee Schneemann, © Bildrecht, Wien, 2015. Courtesy of C. Schneemann and P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York. Photo: ...

5 Reasons 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' Is One Of The Greatest Movies In The History Of Ever

Steven Shehori | Posted 11.23.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

O Brother, Where Are Thou? hit theatres 15 years ago, on December 22, 2000. And to this day it remains my favorite film. O Brother transcends age, tastes, and even sociopolitical leanings.

What Every Notable Place in The Big Lebowski Looks Like Now

Thrillist | Posted 11.13.2015 | Entertainment
Thrillist

By: Jeff Miller Credit: Dustin Downing/Thrillist Do you ever happen upon The Big Lebowski and wonder what it would be like if Jeff Lebowski landed ...

From The Coen Brothers To ‘Carol,’ A Composer Who Knows How To Make Movies Sing

The Huffington Post | James Thilman | Posted 11.06.2015 | Arts

Celebrated film composer Carter Burwell isn't necessarily a trained musician. "Unless you count piano lessons," he said. But that's hardly hindered hi...

Bridge of Spies -- Legendary and An Immediate Classic

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 10.20.2015 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

I recommend this film for ages 13 to 18 because it is challenging to follow the storyline and it does contain some violent scenes. I enjoyed watching the film even though I am not big on spy movies.

3 Reasons Why You Should See Bridge of Spies, 1 Reason Why You Shouldn't

Tara McNamara | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment
Tara McNamara

Steven Spielberg directs. Tom Hanks stars. Joel and Ethan Coen co-write. The list goes on and on, nearly every member of the cast and crew is heavily trophied and an expert in their field. When filmmakers of this caliber collaborate, it's something to behold -- the evidence is in the details.

Here's The Bonkers Trailer For The New Coen Brothers Movie

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment

We'd probably be excited to see the trailer for a new take on the Yule Log video if the Coen Brothers were directing it. So when they're releasing a ...

There Is No Romance in Art Fraud

Anthony Amore | Posted 09.24.2015 | Arts
Anthony Amore

The idea of a talented painter committed only to his art and the resultant harmless trickery may seem quaint and somewhat romantic, but it is hardly the case.

Great Conversations: Billy Bob Thornton

Alex Simon | Posted 07.24.2016 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

I sat down with Oscar-winning screenwriter, actor, director and musician Billy Bob Thornton for Venice Magazine in October of 2001. He had a slate of very diverse projects he was promoting.

See Tom Hanks In The Trailer For Steven Spielberg's 'Bridge Of Spies'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.08.2015 | Entertainment

In Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg's latest collaboration, the actor is caught in the midst of Cold War paranoia. In the new trailer for Spielberg's "B...

Great Conversations: Gabriel Byrne

Alex Simon | Posted 07.05.2016 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

I interviewed actor Gabriel Byrne by phone in 2009, my final interview for Venice Magazine. It was simultaneously one of the easiest and most difficult conversations I've ever had. Easy because Byrne and I had that very rare thing: an instant rapport.

Movie Review: Slow West -- Moseying to a Showdown

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.11.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Be warned. John Maclean's directorial debut, Slow West, practices truth in advertising. But "slow" seems harsh as an adjective for this compelling film. "Patient" would be a more apt description; "studied" or "measured" would be two more. 

The Last Five Years' Richard Lagravanese: How Glee Made His Film Possible

Brandon Judell | Posted 04.25.2015 | Arts
Brandon Judell

With The Last Five Years, Lagravanese was aiming small. He wasn't seeking out the mall crowds but that bijou contingent of folks who can tell the difference between Kelli O'Hara and Patti Lupone.

The Buddhist Message In 'The Big Lebowski'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.02.2015 | Religion

At a party about 15 years ago, Jeff Bridges found himself seated between spiritual leaders Bernie Glassman and Ram Dass, which led to an unexpected co...