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ReThink Review: The Book Thief -- Do We Need More Holocaust Movies?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Is it possible that all the lessons of World War II have been learned and there are no new stories left to tell? And does this explain The Book Thief, which follows an orphaned girl in a World War II-era German village, feels so mawkish and unnecessary?

Movie Review... the Book Thief... a Good Film

Carole Mallory | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

This is a film about a child's survival during the Holocaust. To say this film is dated is to deny the suffering of all during WWII. Based on the bestselling novel by Marcus Zusak, it was filmed in Berlin and has an authentic amber glow of old Germany.

'The Book Thief' Is A Triumph

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment

-- Rarely has a story about an angelic schoolgirl been narrated by Death. But such is the case in the dark, yet wondrous Nazi Germany-set "The Book T...

Mike Ryan

Geoffrey Rush Reveals His Hidden Talent

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment

For a while, Geoffrey Rush kept a book in which he wrote down the name of every script that he'd considered. Had he continued the practice, this wo...

The Book Thief: Death's Sultry Allure

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Death has a sweet-tongued tone, like a benevolent grandpa narrating the movie of Markus Zusak's much beloved novel, The Book Thief, as he picks off ch...

Leading Lights, Worldly Issues Headline Mill Valley Film Festival

Dan Siegel | Posted 11.12.2013 | San Francisco
Dan Siegel

The annual Marin film fest, in its 36th year, will feature early peaks at Oscar contenders, award nights to rising and veteran stars and storytellers and compelling features and documentaries of social significance.

Blue Jasmine, and Sixteen Other Top Films About Losing Your Mind

John Farr | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

For the most part, I've avoided the psycho killer sub-genre as that would merit its own piece. Instead, I've focused on films that betray mental illness in somewhat subtler, but no less striking, ways.

Are My 'Senior Moments' Here To Stay?

John Blumenthal | Posted 04.17.2013 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

Like many seniors, I am no stranger to the act of entering a room and forgetting why I'm there; PIN codes and passsords sometimes vanish from my memory; I have on occasion been unsure of the spelling of a word that I have spelled correctly my whole life.

Movie Review: Finding Nemo 3D

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.17.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Did Finding Nemo require 3D-ification? (Or should that be deification?) Not really. The 3D gives the images a little more depth but they already had heft and weight.

"I Get to Walk off Into the Sunset With Johnny Depp?"

Jim Hill | Posted 12.18.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

If you had asked Kevin McNally back in 2002 (when he auditioned for the role of Joshamee Gibbs in The Curse of the Black Pearl) if he thought that Pirates of the Caribbean would spawn a top grossing film series, he'd have laughed in your face.

Cinefantastique Spotlight: Green Lantern

Dan Persons | Posted 08.20.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The new film is Hollywood's latest attempt to take the comic book movie back to its purer roots. Does Green Lantern earn its stripes as simple summer fun?

Movie Review: "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"

Zorianna Kit | Posted 07.20.2011 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides breathes new life into the franchise not just with new characters, but with behind-the-scenes players as well, namely in the hiring of filmmaker Rob Marshall.

Johnny Depp Reveals 'Horrible, Monstrous' Injury While Filming 'Pirates'

Posted 07.07.2011 | Entertainment

It seems like second nature to Johnny Depp, all Jack Sparrow's mix of charm and swashbuckling shenanigans, but in the newest "Pirates of the Caribbean...

WATCH: Footage From The Set Of 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Captain Jack Sparrow will be returning to the silver screen May 20, but you can get a comprehensive preview of the film now. Captain Jack himself intr...

Diary of A Madman. BAM Artist Talk: Geoffrey Rush & Neil Armfield

Lily Bevan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lily Bevan

Although not a delusional madness like that of his glorious character Poprishchin, mincing around the stage like a "frightened insect on an agar plate...

Oscars 2011: The Triumph of Porky Pig

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Hello darlings, and welcome to my annual skewering of the Oscars show.

Anatomy of Oscar: Nothing Gels, and No Surprises

John Farr | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

The show tried too hard to be topical, cute and tongue-in-cheek, and though it offered scattered moments of freshness at the start, it soon curdled.

Live-blogging the 2011 Oscar telecast

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Kathryn Bigelow, Rick Baker, Prince, Eminem, Scarlett Johansson, Lord of the Rings, Country Strong, Hugh Jackman, Zachary Levi, Marilyn Monroe, Jeff Bridges, Cate Blanchett, Halle Berry, Steven Spielberg, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mandy Moore, David Fincher, Eli Wallach, Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman, Arthur, David Seidler, As Time Goes By, Florence and the Machine, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hope, Smile, In a Better World, Gwyneth Paltrow, Oscar, Black Swan, Tim Burton, Lena Horne, Tangled, Francis Ford Coppola, Banksy, Russell Brand, Clint Eastwood, Marshall Fine, Toy Story 3, Celine Dion, Robert Downey Jr., Warren Beatty, Marky Mark, Hilary Swank, Inside Job, Javier Bardem, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah, Auto-Tune, Cat Stevens, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, Colin Firth, Biutiful, James Franco, Jack Nicholson, Charlie Sheen, Billy Crystal, Josh Brolin, Australia, A.r. Rahman, Kirk Douglas, Susanne Bier, President Obama, Trent Reznor, Dicky Eklund, Citizen Kane, Alec Baldwin, Marisa Tomei, Helen Mirren, Mila Kunis, Jean-Luc Godard, Guthrie Theater, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Incendies, Christian Bale, Elton John, Phil Collins, Harry Potter, Marshall Fine Commentary, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Dancing With the Stars, Geoffrey Rush, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Charles Ferguson, Sandra Bullock, Twilight, Stella Artois, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hanks, Alice in Wonderland, Jude Law, Paddy Chayefsky, Inception, Meryl Streep, Annette Bening, Aaron Sorkin, Randy Newman, Melissa Leo, Grapes of Wrath, Adrien Brody, Tom Hooper, Raging Bull, Pixar, Kevin Brownlow, Bruce Springsteen, Entertainment News
Marshall Fine

8:39PM EST Off to a good start with the hosts, James Franco and Anne Hathaway, inserted into scenes from several of the Oscar nominees, on an Incept...

Theater: Geoffrey Rush In "Madman," Adam Rapp's "Hallway," Shaky Tennessee and Broadway Songs of 1921

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

DIARY OF A MADMAN *** out of **** BAM It's fitting that actor Geoffrey Rush should be cavorting onstage in The Diary Of A Madman just as his latest f...

Au Contraire: Double Take -- Another Look at The King's Speech

Glenn Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Glenn Young

In Bertie's first visit to Lionel's den, Lionel solves the prince's stammering riddle that has bedeviled every orthodox voice specialist. The movie inexplicably ignores this momentous plot point.

'The King's Speech' Star, Director Fight Back Critics

ew.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

It's been a month of highs and lows for The King's Speech. The film has swept the four most important pre-Oscar prizes (Producers Guild, Directors Gui...

Au Contraire! The King's Speech

Glenn Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Glenn Young

On the occasion of the King of England declaring war against Hitler, under what possible pretext can the filmmakers explain the score blaring the second movement of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony?

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: David Seidler Protects and Defends The King's Speech

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2011-02-11-SOLIFIRTH.jpgCharges of historical inaccuracy and anti-semitism bring out a fierce rebuttal from the Oscar-nominated screenwriter who conceived the film.

How Did The Queen Like 'The King's Speech'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

So what's The Queen's Review of 'The King's Speech'? Two royal thumbs up. Queen Elizabeth II of England, depicted as the young daughter of King ...

Colin Firth's Oscar Party: Early Morning Champagne

Huffington Post/AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Reactions to nominations for the 83rd annual Academy Awards: "Currently celebrating with my colleagues three feet above the ground. Not used to thi...