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My Own Private Hollywood

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 08.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

Joseph Baken is a Hollywood wünderkind whose hilarious Hollywoodland YouTube videos have gone viral. Baken's ascent has been rapid, having already worked with everyone from Gus Van Sant to James Franco. I spoke with Baken just as he released the second of his Hollywoodland videos.

Relive Robin Williams' Glorious Oscar Win

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment

The news of Robin Williams' death has conjured a bounty of memories regarding the beloved actor's life. One of his crowning moments came in 1998, when...

James Thilman

WATCH: P-Town Film Fest Reimagines Noir Thriller With Animated Birds

HuffingtonPost.com | James Thilman | Posted 06.13.2014 | Entertainment

For 2014, the Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) trailer features some of Cape Cod's most prominent avian residents. Created by Gasket St...

Why Women in Film Matter

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Without women's stories, we see only half of our world. Without women filmmakers showing us what it really means to be a woman within what has long been a patriarchal society, we cannot appreciate the many struggles women have experienced, nor the sweetness of the victories won.

James Franco To Go 'Ex-Gay' For New Movie Role

Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices

No stranger to tackling gay themes onscreen, James Franco is set to play "ex-gay" in a new movie. Page Six reports that Franco, who can currently ...

Joyce Maynard Discusses Pie Crust -- and Labor Day

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Joyce Maynard admits that her favorite scene in Jason Reitman's film of her novel Labor Day is one that wasn't in the book.

Will Joaquin Phoenix Battle Batman And Superman?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

If Warner Bros. has its way, we may see Joaquin Phoenix like we never have before: as a big-budget, comic-book villain. According to Variety, the s...

12 Wild Directors To Watch

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment

For a wild movie-watching experience, look no further than these 12 directors. Each is part of iTunes' list of "rebel and renegade" filmmakers. The ro...

Best of Venice: Getting to Know The Canyons

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

The Canyons offers insight into an all-too-familiar world of boredom and desperation, relationships and compromises, closeness and the abyss that separates us from our lovers. Although I wanted to dislike it, to be "cool" like my fellow critics, I ended up falling in love with the film.

Where's My Phone? -- Paul Schrader 'Uses' Lindsey Lohan in The Canyons

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 10.05.2013 | Entertainment
Melody Breyer-Grell

Most critics are being terribly unkind to The Canyons. The beautifully melancholy opening credits, chronicling the decaying movie theaters around America, are what cinema is made of.

Cannes 2013: James Franco on Directing

Ariston Anderson | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

There's a trend in actor-turned-director helmed films at Cannes this year, an impeccable direction of the people on screen. One of the clearest examples of this is James Franco's new feature film, As I Lay Dying.

17 Directors Who Owe Us Apologies For Their Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment

Michael Bay isn't shy about admitting a mistake. Well, sort of. Back in 2011, the blockbuster director told Empire magazine that the 2007-2008 writ...

Steven Soderbergh Movie Gets Big Placement

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment

BERLIN — New movies from directors Steven Soderbergh and Gus Van Sant and a trio of films starring French divas will be competing this year at t...

Berlin Film Festival Gets A Line-Up

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment

A list of the movies being shown in the official program at this year's Berlin International Film Festival, which runs Feb. 7-17. In competition:...

ReThink Review: Promised Land -- Fracking Goes (More) Hollywood

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Fracking has received the full Hollywood treatment with Promised Land, a film starring and co-written by Matt Damon, one of Hollywood's biggest and most respected stars. But is Damon's name enough to convince people to see a movie revolving around natural gas drilling?

Fracking Causes Friction in Promised Land

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Directed by Gus Van Sant in the tradition of The China Syndrome and Silkwood, Promised Land uses mainstream entertainment to delve into American values, corporate responsibility, and activism.

What's The Word On 'Promised Land'?

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 01.01.2013 | Entertainment

-- "Promised Land" offers an experience that's alternately amusing and frustrating, full of impassioned earnestness as well as saggy sections. Direc...

Movie Review: A Promised Land Delivers

Carole Mallory | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Matt Damon co-wrote and co-produced A Promised Land, a film about the evils of fracking. This has a boring ring to it. But it is not. Matt Damon fi...

Movie Review: Promised Land

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I wanted to like Promised Land and certainly agree with its politics. So why did it feel like a preaching-to-the-converted letdown?

At the Joyous Gotham Awards, Indie Film Celebrates its Own

Erica Abeel | Posted 01.27.2013 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

In the balcony, spirits soared. Indie filmmakers labor long and hard to secure financing for their projects so when it comes time to play, pop those corks!

The Story of Luke Premieres at San Diego Film Festival

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment
Chantal Sicile-Kira

Coming of age is never easy. When we first see Luke in The Story of Luke, he is getting ready to attend his Grandma's funeral and to leave the only home he has ever known. His suitcase is packed.

WATCH: Matt Damon Takes On John Krasinski In 'Promised Land'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.17.2012 | Entertainment

In August, Focus Features surprised many Oscar prognosticators by setting "Promised Land" for release on Dec. 28. The decision could make the new dram...

His Good Will Continues

Posted 01.06.2012 | Entertainment

Gus Van Sant to the rescue! Indiewire first reported that Van Sant will step in to direct the still-untitled legal film that was set to be Damon's...

Here's Why Taylor Lautner Had That Awkward Dinner With Gus Van Sant

Posted 01.02.2012 | Entertainment

Remember, back in July, when Taylor Lautner had dinner with Gus Van Sant and Dustin Lance Black, and that reporter from GQ Australia used the situatio...

Kelsey Grammer Gets Serious

Posted 12.12.2011 | Entertainment

While he made a name for himself playing the haughty dandy on "Fraiser," we're all excited to see what Kelsey Grammer can do on the upcoming political...