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Live From Toronto Film Festival: Tuesday Sept. 15

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.16.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As Jason Bateman's new film, The Family Fang, shows, Bateman is a filmmaker with an edge and a vision. It was one of the better films I saw during a four-movie day Tuesday at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Amy Schumer Has Perfect Response To 'American Gothic' Comparison

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.25.2015 | Comedy

There are a lot of great women out there who Amy Schumer would probably love to be compared to. This might not be one of them. One person recentl...

John Wayne, Muhammad Ali and Marty

Chef Rossi | Posted 06.27.2015 | Women
Chef Rossi

If a former runaway teen with decades of anger and distance and thousands of miles between her and her father could find her way back to a lonely old man in a wheelchair finally ready to talk to anyone who wants to listen, anyone can bridge the gap.

The JK Simmons 'Whiplash' School of Leadership Development

George Bradt | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
George Bradt

Don't think about motivating people. Think about inspiring and enabling them to do what already motivates them.

'Whiplash' Review: Simmons Fascinates in Villainous Turn

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 05.02.2015 | Entertainment
Marcus T. Wright

Teller's performance as Andrew Neiman, an outsider type who finds his muse through playing the drums, is a well-crafted, grounded turn.  Neiman awkwardly walks through life, only finding solace when he's banging on the drums.

Silver Actors on the Silver Screen

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.25.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The best art is that which holds a mirror to our lives. So if we as a society are aging, so too should the talkies. And here Hollywood teaches us one of the most critical lessons about turning global population aging into a sustainable source of economic growth.

Whiplash Wins, Jazz Loses

Brian Ross | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

How does jazz survive with a shrinking fan base, and J.K. Simmons' now infamous "Rushing or Dragging" scene being the only understanding of this music that the popular culture knows?

Feb.1 -- Finnish Indie-Virtuosos Award -- Rosamund Pike, J.K. Simmons, David Oyelowo -- Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Sally Fay | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
Sally Fay

On Sunday, February 1st, I was in "the first audience to see" the World Premiere of an independent film from Finland called "Eila, Rampe and Baby Girl...

The Sound of Whiplash (Video) | Posted 04.25.2015 | Arts

Despite the hype, the praise and critical acclaim, as part of the crew, you may dream of it, but you don't really think 'this one is going to win an Oscar.'

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year: My Top 20 Oscars Observations

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Prasanna Ranganathan

Never did I ever expect Lady Gaga to do a medley of songs from The Sound of Music. Then when she introduced and embraced Dame Julie Andrews, I kept thinking "Pop royalty meets actual royalty."

J.K. Simmons Is Now An Oscar Winner

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment

J.K. Simmons won Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars on Sunday for his performance in "Whiplash." In the film, Simmons plays fearsome band teacher ...

Last-Minute Oscar Predictions To Hold You Over Until Sunday

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.20.2015 | Entertainment

After months of campaigning, prognosticating and hand-wringing over the lack of diversity, the big show is almost here. We'll have a brand new batch o...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: So Far From Fletcher, Coming Full Circle With Whiplash Oscar Favorite J.K. Simmons

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Growing up a fat kid in Yonkers, NY (that'd be the title of my autobiography by the way), my number one way to escape the middle school jerks and the growing waistline was going to the movies. I would see two each weekend.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Hey Look! It's Another Guy Predicting the Oscars!

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Which brings me to my point - 2014 was just an incredible year for acting and directing - we were bound to be letdown come Oscar morning when the bottomless snubs came. I still can't believe the Academy snubbed Babs for The Prince of Tides again.

The State of the Oscar Race: Post-DGAs and BAFTAs

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

This was a major weekend for Oscar predictors, starting with the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards and wrapping up with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards. Lots of very important data came in, so let's get right to it.

Are You Rushing or Are You Dragging?

Heather Choate Davis | Posted 04.06.2015 | Religion
Heather Choate Davis

If you watch the film with "the mind of Christ," you might see in the two father figures both the essential discipline and the infinite mercy of Law & Gospel theology.

See This Year's Oscar Nominees In One Photo

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment

Just days before the final round of Oscar voting is set to begin, this year's illustrious nominees gathered at the Beverly Hilton for the annual lunch...

Five on the Floor: Simplicity, Drums & Whiplash

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 04.03.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

There's groove, and drums that range from Bozzio big to DeJohnette diminutive, but let's check out some simple playing. Here are five of my favorite drum fills, elements which fit outside of the song's beat and are not orchestrated with other instruments.

J.K. Simmons Channels 'Whiplash,' Yells At 'SNL' Cast In Drum-Off

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 02.01.2015 | Entertainment

Oscar nominee J.K. Simmons has played a variety of characters, from the Farmers Insurance guy to the voice of the yellow M&M (Shocked? Us too). But it...

My Conversation With Damien Chazelle

Tavis Smiley | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight I'm joined by Academy Award-nominated writer/director Damien Chazelle. The barely 30-year-old filmmaker has taken Hollywood by storm with his critically acclaimed film Whiplash, which has garnered a total of five Oscar nods, including Best Picture.

How the SAG Awards Predict the Oscars

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 03.29.2015 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

Everyone seems to be lining up to honor Alejandro Iñárritu's film in the month leading up to the Oscars. But does that mean the race is over? The math suggests it is not.

'Whiplash' Star J.K. Simmons To Host 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 01.21.2015 | Comedy

J.K. Simmons will host the Jan. 31 episode of "Saturday Night Live." The actor, who's been a mainstay of the industry for years with roles in pr...

How Did the Math Do on the 2015 Oscar Nominations?

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

Thursday morning was a wonderful and terrible morning for Hollywood. Some filmmakers got the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of hearing their names called as Oscar nominees (or, if you're Meryl Streep, 19-times-in-a-lifetime). Others were left empty-handed.

Watch All Of HuffPost Live's Interviews With This Year's Oscar Nominees

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.30.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday, kicking off the month-long stretch before we find out who will take home the g...

2015 Oscar Nominations: What the Math Says

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 03.16.2015 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

We've now had months of delightful Oscar speculation: Who's in? Who's out? Who will have the honor of walking the Red Carpet next month, and who will have to watch the Oscars from home?