This week I talked with Jason Stuart one of the most prolific character actors and an outrageous openly gay stand-up comedian.
Steven Cantor started Stick Figure right out of USC Film School. And before that, in fact before enrolling in his post-graduate study at USC, he undertook the daunting task of producing, directing and editing his own first film, which just happened to garner him an Oscar nomination while he was in his first year there.
Could you murder, if it was for a good cause? Woody Allen's movie Irrational Man toys with this question, and whether murder can be justified on existential grounds.
From the sheer dress days of the VMAs to her recent directorial debut, the short film Dawn, Rose is an inspiration--and one who still manages to inspire a Tumblr generation of teens to dress just like Amy Blue in The Doom Generation.
Whether these pairings were deliberate or circumstantial, what made Schnitzler's play so interesting was that they included characters from a wide variety of social classes who were well aware of their station as well as their limitations.
May was tasked with creating looks a teen in 1995 would die for, but little did she know that high schoolers in 2015 would still want to wear Dionne's freeway freakout daisy cap.
Before telephones, long distance relationships didn't exist. A relationship is something you develop through contact with the other person, and you can't do it when you are not in contact.
Outfest -- the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen - has announced the award winners of its 2015 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival, presented by HBO.
I knew what I was getting into when I went to see Amy the new documentary about Amy Winehouse. I had trepidations knowing what I had gone through with my own husband's battle with alcoholism. We all know her fate. I knew her ending before it happened exactly the same way I knew my husband's ending with this horrible disease.
In the late 1960s a new brand of cigarettes was introduced by Philip Morris International. A spinoff of the popular Benson & Hedges brand, its marketing was aimed at female smokers enjoying a new sense of liberation. For better or worse, the advertising slogan for Virginia Slims insisted that "You've Come A Long Way, Baby."
The Stanford Prison Experiment is an endlessly interesting film about the actual study conducted by a Stanford University psych professor and his grad students in 1971. The experiment demonstrated the effect prison has on human behavior.
This project started with actress/producer Viola Davis and screenwriter Pat Gilfillan who spent two years interviewing mothers of murdered children to prep for the script. Davis and co-star Jennifer Lopez worked together originally on the film Out of Sight back in 1998.
Death has a strange way of resolving certain tensions. It can bring an end to an abusive relationship or relieve a person with a terminal illness of his suffering. It can quell any arguments and make long-held grudges seem ridiculously futile.
Next to religion, movie making (screen writing) suffers the most from audience mystification. While no one can pinpoint the initial spark of inspira...
Well, let's see. Most of the civilized world as a whole is driven by entertainment. Two of the primary platforms of entertainment are television and film.
Depression may not be funny to live through, but if you look at it in a certain way, if you look at yourself and others as creatures under some silly dark spell, it can help lift the weight.