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A Brief (Pun Intended) History of Lawyers in Movies

Alex Simon | Posted 06.13.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Lawyers in motion pictures have been portrayed as one of two extremes, devils or angels, almost since celluloid was invented.

"Birdman:" A Triumph of Self-Consciousness

David Edmund Moody | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
David Edmund Moody

Birdman is a feat of technical expertise in search of any real meaning. Its deepest intention seems to be to make us admire Inarritu, and some of the awards the film has won suggest it may have succeeded in that purpose.

How Did the Math Do on the 2015 Oscar Nominations?

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

Thursday morning was a wonderful and terrible morning for Hollywood. Some filmmakers got the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of hearing their names called as Oscar nominees (or, if you're Meryl Streep, 19-times-in-a-lifetime). Others were left empty-handed.

2015 Oscar Nominations: What the Math Says

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 03.16.2015 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

We've now had months of delightful Oscar speculation: Who's in? Who's out? Who will have the honor of walking the Red Carpet next month, and who will have to watch the Oscars from home?

In Conversation With Jazz Drummer and Composer Antonio Sánchez

Adriana Teresa Letorney | Posted 03.01.2015 | Entertainment
Adriana Teresa Letorney

Mexican drummer and composer and four time Grammy Award winner, Antonio Sánchez is considered by many critics and musicians alike as one of the most prominent drummers, bandleaders and composers of his generation.

2014: My Favorite Films of the Year

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If I were going to make a 10-best list, it would probably include films like Boyhood, The Imitation Game and Selma, among others that will be on everyone's list. But, as good as those films are, none of them are on my list of favorites.

Hollywood Is Still Reminiscing About James Gandolfini

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment

Eighteen months after James Gandolfini's death, Hollywood is still reminiscing about the "Sopranos" star's contributions to entertainment. In an exclu...

Big News: Over $2 Million Raised for Nonprofits in CrowdRise Holiday Challenge

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Each time a donation's made, a brick is added to the #GivingTower. What does this mean?

Birdman

Marcia Liss | Posted 01.31.2015 | Entertainment
Marcia Liss

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'Birdman' and Keaton Will Amaze You

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.19.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

"Birdman" is a rare bird of a movie. It is unexpected, surprising and in some ways shocking. It is first and foremost one of the most intriguing and entertaining movies of the year.

Birdman: The Meaning Of Flight

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 01.06.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

The dialogue is fast-paced, spiced with clever double entendre, Hollywood in jokes and literary and social references. The direction is crisp with fluid camera streaking through the theater's backstage, to the roof and even out into the surrounding theater district streets.

Yes, Birdman Is 'All That' -- An Essay

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 12.22.2014 | Entertainment
Melody Breyer-Grell

Our 'hero' -- Riggin (literally and figuratively) -- is haunted by the voice of his iconic movie character, Batman, er, Birdman. He is often in the throes of human despair. Or he experiences what might be called the 'magic realism' of levitating, flying and causing much mischief.

Why Alejandro Iñárritu's "Birdman" Will Sweep The Golden Globe Awards And Academy Awards

Ira Israel | Posted 12.20.2014 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

"Birdman" encapsulates almost every classic male protagonist from Icarus through Faust, Charles Foster Kane, Willy Loman, Stanley Kowalski, Jake Gittes, Tony Montana... every man's dire quest to ultimately to be heard, be appreciated, and to be not just admired but loved.

Birdman: Existentialist Selfie

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 12.20.2014 | Entertainment
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

The story rushed headlong into all the hard questions revolving around love, death and what gives life meaning, but they were overlain with the pop culture vagaries that make everything and everyone seem shallow these days.

Movie Review: Birdman -- Taking Flight

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.16.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The premise itself will bring a chuckle, if you get it. A former movie action star, Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), wants to win back his legitimacy as a serious actor. So he has not only written a stage adaptation of Raymond Carver short stories, he's directing it and playing the lead role.

This Is What The Premiere Of 'Fight Club' Looked Like In 1999

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.16.2014 | Entertainment

The first rule of "Fight Club" is: You do not talk about "Fight Club." The second rule of "Fight Club" is: You do not talk about "Fight Club." The thi...

5 'Fight Club' Fan Theories That Still Make Your Head Spin 15 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment

I am Jack's constant speculation. A major year for cinema, 1999 challenged movie audiences with rich, thought-provoking, psychological storytelling...

Matthew Jacobs

'Birdman' May Just Be The Best Film Of The Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment

The 52nd annual New York Film Festival came to a close on Saturday night with Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of I...

Zach Galifianakis Thinks Being A Celebrity Is 'Dumb'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.14.2014 | Entertainment

Few people come away clean in Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," a scathing satire that takes down Ho...

Jeff Goldblum at Café Carlyle: Name That Tune

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Jeff Goldblum wears a pork pie hat and wide grin in his Café Carlyle debut, even when heckled by a man who wanted less talk and more music. But the p...

The Venice Diaries: Kicking Off With a Bang, and a Birdman

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

While most girls dream of interviewing George Clooney, I have always wanted to sit across from actor Payman Maadi, from the Oscar-winning Iranian film A Separation.

Michael Keaton's Comeback Movie Is Here

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.12.2014 | Entertainment

Michael Keaton's comeback year gets its cherry on top with "Birdman." Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu ("Babel"), the new black comedy is Ke...

Edward Norton: CrowdRise Is The Alternative To Rubber-Chicken Charity Dinners

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact

(In paragraph 5, crowdrise.org corrected to crowdrise.com) By Chris Taylor NEW YORK, May 1 (Reuters) - For actor Edward ...

How One Teen's Silent Courage Inspired a Movement to Recognize Those With No Voice

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

He survived a broken childhood in north Toronto, striving without always succeeding to resist the violence, drugs and despair around him. To escape his fate, Joe joined one of our first youth conferences in 1999, and later traveled overseas to volunteer in poor communities.

Salinger: The Documentary on PBS

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It's fitting that the 200th episode of American Masters on PBS features writer J. D. Salinger, an author so influential it is hard to imagine the course of 20th century American literature without his imprint of lost innocence in the novel The Catcher in the Rye.