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James Schamus Addresses His Ouster From Focus Features

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 10.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

It's been slightly more than a year since Focus Features abruptly fired CEO James Schamus, a surprising move given how often he'd been hailed as an in...

The Year's End: an Essay for Your Consideration

Tony Bartolone | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

Some waning magic, some vanishing courage, some dumb beauty. This cinema sensation will not be recognized with awards. But be there no doubt about it, The World's End is the most important movie of the year.

Dallas Buyers Club -- A Truly Astonishing Movie!

Jay Weston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

When I received an invitation to the American premiere of a movie titled Dallas Buyers Club, I knew nothing about it except the random info that its...

Film About ESPN Finds Unlikely Director

Posted 09.25.2013 | Entertainment

The history of ultimate sports mecca, ESPN, is coming to the big screen, with Derek Cianfrance ("Blue Valentine," "The Place Beyond the Pines") now se...

Countdown to Admission: The Movie

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

The countdown to college admission is filled with anxiety. As a parent, I've been through it with both of my children and lived to tell about it. In f...

Ten Cheers For 'ParaNorman'

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 08.17.2012 | Entertainment

"ParaNorman"! Seemingly out of nowhere, this little gem of a movie comes along to break us out of our -- partially heat induced, partially whiskey ind...

Gnarr!: Reykjavik's Comic Mayoral Doc Comes to America

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.07.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Mayor Jon Gnarr Kristinsson -- better known as comedian Jon Gnarr -- relaxes in a rocking chair in a comfy sitting chamber, just off the conference room that's part of his suite of offices in Reykjavik City Hall.

Sofia Coppola's Somewhere: But Where?

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marlynn Snyder

With "Somewhere", her fourth feature film, writer/director Sofia Coppola seems to be a filmmaker who doesn't fancy rushing the story along.

Were-Swans and Dark Doubles Take Manhattan

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Aronofsky has plumbed the Swan Lake fairytale for its inbuilt elements of Goth-horror. He proposes the black swan as a gateway to mayhem and madness. It becomes a malevolent creature -- think were-swan instead of werewolf.

HuffPo Movie Review: It's Kind of a Funny Story (Really Is)

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

Lost in the slog of fright flicks, and masochist movies in 3D, comes an Oscar-worthy little gem that delivers Zach Galifianakis into the pantheon of m...

Want to Break Through and Get Heard in Hollywood? This Panel May Have the Answer for You

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ellen Sterling

Today in every entertainment medium it seems to be less about the "show" and more about the "business." This is, of course, true of movies, where ri...

Oscar-Winning Director Ang Lee Enjoys Two Retrospectives

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

With his feature film retrospective going on at the Lincoln Center Film Society's Walter Reade Theater and the August 28th release of Taking Woodstock, Taiwan born director Ang Lee is being put into an ever-bright spotlight.

"Hamlet 2" Finally Jumpstarts Sundance Sales

Wall Street Journal | LAUREN A.E. SCHUKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After a slow start, the Sundance Film Festival picked up speed yesterday as Focus Features snagged the comedy "Hamlet 2" for a near record $10 million...