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Wild Horses Should Drag (Donald Trump) Away

Lisa Rinkus | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Lisa Rinkus

The last person I would ever think about over a sunny holiday weekend is Donald Trump. Especially after watching a movie about a group of orphans in a land far, far away.

Thina Sobabili: The Two of Us -- South Africa's Foreign Film Oscar Entry Is Worth Seeing

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 12.09.2016 | Entertainment
Margaret Gardiner

Unlike the deep pockets of many European entries, this was shot in a mere seven days, on a budget of just $3,000, in the notorious township of Alexandria, in South Africa.

Omar Sy

Yvonna Russell | Posted 07.22.2016 | Entertainment
Yvonna Russell

Oscar winner Sidney Poitier proclaimed, "I am the me I choose to be." Cesar winning actor Omar Sy has chosen well.

In Praise of Bollywood on Netflix

Rick Rosner | Posted 04.30.2015 | Entertainment
Rick Rosner

Let me suggest trying some of Netflix's selection of Bollywood movies. I've recently watched a bunch of these, and at the very least, they're more compelling than some Nicholas Cage-paying-off-his-debt-to-the-IRS medieval action flick.

'God's' Is One Of The Best Foreign Language Films Of The Year

Greg Archer | Posted 01.12.2015 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

A rare breed of spunk and spirit co-mingle in the Polish film Gods (Bogowie), the biopic about professor Zbigniew Religa, who performed the first successful heart transplant in communist Poland in the 1980s.

A Weekend of Great New German Films Premiere at the Egyptian Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.03.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

I chatted with the Director of the Goethe Institut-Los Angeles, Fareed C. Majari, who oversees German Currents to find out more about this unique weekend of film.

Movies That Make You Want To Travel Every Time You Watch Them

Thrillist | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel

Each of these films makes you want to get off the couch, away from that bowl of popcorn, and on board the next plane to wherever it was you were just watching famous people doing cool stuff.

Academy Awards 2014: Foreign Language Films

David Wallechinsky | Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment
David Wallechinsky

A record 75 countries entered the foreign language category this year, and a record 16 submitted films directed by women. I saw 70 of the 75 entries. Here are my comments on the five nominees, as well some non-nominees that I consider noteworthy.

WATCH: From Pakistan, With Love: Country's First Blockbuster Film Rips India

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Militants overrun a Pakistani police academy and kill 100 officers. An Indian spy...

7 Foreign Films Kids Will Love

Common Sense Media | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Despite globalization and global pop culture, there are distinct perspectives, cultural differences and approaches to filmmaking on display in films made in other countries.

Indie Film Festival at Stony Brook

NYC-ARTS | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts

The Stony Brook Film Festival launches its 18th season on Thursday, July 18, with world, U.S. and East Coast premieres. For ten days through July 27, ...

Pedro Almodóvar Interviews Pedro Almodóvar

Pedro Almodóvar | Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment
Pedro Almodóvar

I'm sitting at the keyboard in my briefs and t-shirt. I can see Fifth Avenue through my windows. I take advantage of this seclusion to interview myself.

Must-See Indie Films This Month

Leonard Maltin | Posted 07.03.2013 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

I have nothing against Iron Man 3, which happens to be a very entertaining film, but I like variety in my movie diet, which is why I'm happy to recommend some smaller pictures that are now making their way across the country.

Honoring Roger Ebert's Memory in the Movies We Watch

John Farr | Posted 06.06.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Given this environment, and the reverence inspired by the life and legacy of Roger Ebert, shouldn't we take to heart -- and put it into practice -- what he stood for?

Why Michael Haneke's Amour Is Not a Depressing Movie

Jordan Mainzer | Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts
Jordan Mainzer

Michael Haneke's Amour, a French-language film nominated for five Oscars, chronicles an aging French couple struggling with the wife's slew of physical and mental health problems.

The 2013 Oscars Break Their First Record This Award Season

Vanity Fair | Posted 12.10.2012 | Entertainment
Vanity Fair

More than four months before the 85th Annual Academy Awards airs, the awards ceremony has already broken a record for the number of countries that have submitted features for consideration in the foreign-language-film category.

OFF-HOLLYWOOD: The Five Best Indie Movies To See This Month

Leonard Maltin | Posted 08.01.2012 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

Even during summer months it's possible for discerning moviegoers to find adult fare if they're just willing to seek it out. Here are my picks for June.

Cannes Report: As the Market Grows, We Wait for the Great One

Dan Mecca | Posted 07.21.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Mecca

As Big Hollywood continues to make fewer films, festivals like Cannes mean more and more. So stay tuned, because the latest flick from the Twilight babe and the new one from the The Lucky One hunk are here.

Tarkovsky for Toddlers

Paul Ratner | Posted 07.02.2012 | Arts
Paul Ratner

He is watching his Umizoomis or Elmo with the reverence I had watching Stalker or La Strada. Somewhere between learning how to count and say "doggy," our boy might be glimpsing the essence of life.

Searching for a Balance With Nature and Self

George Heymont | Posted 06.30.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is balanced between the story of a remote and complex father and capturing the fine art of making sushi and photographing it in the immediacy of its freshness. It is also filled with surprises -- like watching how someone gets a live octopus into a plastic bag!

Norwegian Film Strikes Charming and Controversial Notes, Winning Best Screenplay at Tribeca: Turn Me on Dammit!

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Turn Me on Dammit! concerns itself with 15-year-old Alma -- played with droll authenticity by Helene Bergsholm -- and the little explored terrain of intense sexual yearnings by a female teenager.

The Quietly Lasting Impact of Ennio Morricone

Network Awesome | Posted 05.07.2012 | Entertainment
Network Awesome

In the span of his six-decade career, Ennio Morricone has scored over 500 films and television shows, including Fistful of Dollars (1964,) The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1967,) and Danger: Diabolik (1968.)

Not a Travel Film: Fellini's Roma

Network Awesome | Posted 05.05.2012 | Entertainment
Network Awesome

It is an idea that Fellini sticks to when putting his vast, multi-colored spotlight on his home city. But like any major metropolitan city, it is only one facet of its massive whole.

OFF-HOLLYWOOD: The Five Best Indie Movies To See This Month

Leonard Maltin | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

The Oscars may be history, but I'm happy to report that this year's Documentary award winner and three of its Foreign Language Film nominees are now p...

Academy Awards 2012: Foreign Language Films

David Wallechinsky | Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment
David Wallechinsky

I saw 50 of the 63 films entered in the Best Foreign Language Film category and I am happy to report that this was an exceptionally good year. If no single masterpiece stood out, there were a couple dozen good films that I would recommend for film fans of various tastes.