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'Indignation': An Education

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 08.15.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Dressed up as a coming of age love story, "Indignation" is a small tale well told of individuals pushing up against the social, economic and cultural limits of their time. Faced with political threats from outside and cultural changes from within, the doyens of Post World War II America imposed social order. Those that pushed back did so at their jeopardy.

Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon in James Schamus' Indignation

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.26.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bespectacled and bowtied, James Schamus introduced his movie, Indignation, his directorial debut from Philip Roth's novel, at MoMA, with the observati...

Logan Lerman Gets A Lesson In The Art Of The Woo In 'Indignation' Clip

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.25.2016 | Entertainment

Ah, teen love. It was so different back in 1951. And yet, not. Youths still stalked one another ― they just did so by peering into windows instead o...

See The First Trailer For 'Indignation'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.12.2016 | Entertainment

"Indignation" has a great many bona fides: James Schamus is making his directorial debut in a Philip Roth adaptation that marks the latest star vehicl...

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...

Nymphomaniac Part I: Lars von Trier's Coitus Interruptus

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Filmmaker provocateur Lars von Trier's latest movie exceeds even his own perversions. The title, Nymphomaniac, tells you much. A troubled woman named ...

Oscars Afterglow: Anne Thompson's Book "The $11 Billion Year"

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As last week's Oscar ceremony fades from memory, it is useful to consider, as Marlon Brando's character in Last Tango in Paris says, when it's over it...

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.

Live Blogging the 20th Anniversary Gotham Awards

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

Follow me tonight as I take you inside the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wallstreet in Lower Manhattan. Join me in the chatroom!

Taking/Faking Woodstock

Alexandra Juhasz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alexandra Juhasz

I watched Ang Lee's 2009 "Taking Woodstock" a few night ago, but couldn't keep the real "Woodstock" (movie) out of my mind's eye. I'm a big fan of Lee...

Tom DeLay and the Woodstock Nation

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Winship

It's wistful to reflect on a Woodstock Nation that never really materialized, its moment of rhythm and harmony trumped by the heavy-footed dance stylings of men like Tom DeLay.

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.