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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

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 h...

Bridge of Spies -- Legendary and An Immediate Classic

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 10.20.2015 | Teen

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'...

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 07.24.2015 | 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 Spie...

Great Conversations: Gabriel Byrne

Alex Simon | Posted 07.05.2015 | 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 05.11.2015 | 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...

Movie Review: Unbroken barely scratches the surface

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I happened to see Angelina Jolie's Unbroken before I read the Laura Hillenbrand book about the life of the amazing Louis Zamperini. My guest for an ...

Hilary Swank in The Homesman at the Hamptons International Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Holding court after a sumptuous brunch honoring Hilary Swank for receiving Montblanc's Creative Impact in Acting award and Variety's "Class of 10 Acto...

Maureen Ryan

Big Changes Coming To 'Fargo' | Maureen Ryan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment

Here are some things you will surely want to know about Season 2 of "Fargo," you betcha. All this information comes from Monday's "Fargo" panel at the...

Angelina Jolie's New Movie Looks Phenomenal

The Huffington Pose | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.11.2014 | Entertainment

All right, everyone. Pack it up. Time to go home. The Oscar race is over. Or at least that's the way the new trailer for Angelina Jolie's second direc...

'Big Lebowski' Fans Celebrate Coen Brothers Comedy At Two-Day Festival

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There were bowling pins, bathrobes, white Russians, and even The Dude himself. Jeff Bridges and his band performed Friday at Leb...

Erin Whitney

Wanna Meet The New 'Fargo' Cast? You're Darned Tootin'! | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.15.2014 | TV

Remember the Coen brothers' iconic 1996 dark comedy "Fargo"? Of course you do. The film has inspired a 10-episode-long FX series of the same name, but...

The Cream Rises

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.15.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I will take a day and a stack of screeners (or links) and apply my 20-minute rule: I'll watch for 20 minutes and then decide if it's worth continuing. Many don't even take that long. Because a movie worth watching announces itself almost from its first frame.

Red Pencilling the Oscar Noms

Jon Eig | Posted 03.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Their picks. (My deletions.) My picks. Not all that different. Except where they are extremely different.

The Best Screenplays Of The Year Are ...

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Ten of the best scripts of 2014 were selected Thursday (Jan. 16) for the 86th annual Academy Award nominations. The Oscars' writing awards are divided...

'The Shawati' Interviews': Wadjda Filmmaker Haifaa Al Mansour

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

"It is easy to be pessimistic, and to feel like a victim, but we need films that inspire us to go out and change things for the better. We have plenty of tragedy in real life in this part of the world; we don't need films to reinforce an already pervasive sense of despair."

My Favorite Films of 2013

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."

Hit and Myth: Inside Llewyn Davis

Laura Shamas, Ph.D. | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Laura Shamas, Ph.D.

What happens to a musician when desperation overshadows inspiration? The atmospheric new film Inside Llewyn Davis, written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, tracks a grieving folk singer-songwriter in search of his Muse -- or any Muse.