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Jake Gyllenhaal Vehicle 'Demolition' Will Open The 2015 Toronto Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment

As always, many of the year's top awards contenders will premiere or screen at the Toronto International Film Festival, which kicks off Sept. 10...

Why Trans People Need To Be Involved In Telling Trans Stories

Jules Horowitz | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Jules Horowitz

It is exciting to see our stories being told and winning awards, but should we be concerned that transgender people have little involvement in the story telling?

Wild and the Healing Power of Nature

David Edmund Moody | Posted 03.04.2015 | Entertainment
David Edmund Moody

Can a radical immersion in nature heal our deep emotional wounds? That it can is the premise of Wild, the movie version of Cheryl Strayed's memoir about her thousand-mile trek along the Pacific Coast Trail.

Reese Witherspoon, From Legally Blonde to Visionary, Genius Producer

Ira Israel | Posted 02.07.2015 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

"Wild" is a daring, inspiring film of one brave woman's self-overcoming and the journey she had to go on to own her life, to embrace all aspects and every minute of it, and release the "woulda-shoulda-coulda-didn'ts" that our minds are wont to create.

Movie Review: Wild -- Take a hike. Seriously.

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on the memoir by Cheryl Strayed, Jean-Marc Vallee's Wild offers an exceptional visual version of what could have been largely an interior journey.

Cheryl Strayed Is Thankful For Reese Witherspoon's Boobs

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women

Reese Witherspoon bares her soul and her body in her new film "Wild," and she did it with the help and guidance of author Cheryl Strayed. Strayed a...

Christopher Rosen

How To Start A 'Reesurgence'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment

Last year, Jean-Marc Vallée was the man behind the McConnaisance. This year, it's the Reesurgence. "I don't have to do much, man. They're willing,...

Sasha Bronner

The One Part Of 'Wild' That Still Makes Cheryl Strayed Wince

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 11.21.2014 | Entertainment

“You can really kill a horse in literature,” author Cheryl Strayed said when asked about the differences between her best-selling book, “Wild,...

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Monday, Sept. 8

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If I were going to generalize about this year's Toronto International Film Festival based on the films I saw Monday, I'd tell you that it's a great year for dramatic films based on true stories.

Montreal Journal IiI: Cinema L'Amour

Francis Levy | Posted 05.25.2014 | Travel
Francis Levy

Climb to the top of Mont-Royal, where in the winter you'll find snow shoers, skiers, runners and even mountain bikers. At the top, on the Kondiaronk ...

Jared Leto and the Archaic, Destructive Stereotype

Dana Beyer | Posted 05.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Jared Leto played Rayon like a man, further confusing the public who both conflate gay with trans in general, and drag performance with the lived reality of the typical trans life.

Dr. Cary's Academy Award Nominations for Best Health Movie

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

You have not heard about these nominations, because the Academy really doesn't have a category of Best Health-Themed Movie of the Year. But as a physician, I know that what everyone sees on the big screen causes us to think about our personal lives and experiences and informs many of our conversations.

Movie Review: Dallas Buyers Club

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Having squandered most of this century's first decade being a movie star, Matthew McConaughey has approached its second stanza as an actor. The results have been salutary.

Reese Gets 'Wild' In First Photo As Cheryl Strayed

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment

Reese Witherspoon is currently filming her starring role in the adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's mega-popular adventure memoir, "Wild," and on Friday th...