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Beyond Dracula, Dooku, and Saruman: Celebrating the Long Life and Vast Career of Sir Christopher Lee

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 06.12.2016 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

In a movie culture of ever bigger, louder, and emptier booms, and a celebrity culture of relentless panty flashes and nip slips, Mr. Lee always reminds us of elegance, of discipline, of presence. With Christopher Lee in a production, there was never any need for lame camera-shaking and ADD cutting -- he held you.

First Nighter: Check Out 'Hellman v. McCarthy,' 'Red Velvet,' 'Heathers'

David Finkle | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

On January 20, 1980 Mary McCarthy, never known to mince words in print or in person, was asked on Dick Cavett's PBS talk show whom she considered overrated writers. After a moment's thought, Lillian Hellman came to her mind.

Christopher Rosen

'Mean Girls' Director Tries To Reinvent YA Genre

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Entertainment

To say this year has been unkind to young adult adaptations would be an understatement. In February, "Beautiful Creatures" opened with just $7.5 milli...

PHOTOS: Orson Welles' Home For $1.285 Million

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.13.2011 | Los Angeles

This West Hollywood property, once home to Orson Welles, has recently been listed for $1.285 million. In just two weeks, notes the LA Times, a sale is...

The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman: Sparks and Guy Maddin Get Saucy With the Swede

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts
Gregory Weinkauf

The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman is as unique and wonderful as musical theatre gets: a "what-if" fantasia plopping the celebrated Swedish director smack-dab in the sunny horrors of Hollywood, circa 1956.