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Newcomer Talitha Bateman Shines in "So B. It" Movie -- a Heartbreaking Story that Will Leave You Smiling

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.24.2016 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Talitha Bateman. Tuck that name away in your memory palace. The teenage actor gives a brave, eye-opening performance in So B. It, a poignantly swee...

Homecoming: Talents Forgather in Hollywood to Celebrate Terrific New Film

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 04.27.2016 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Smarter than the average indie and more emotionally engaging than a multiplex of studio movies, brand-new feature film Homecoming screened for the very first time this week, to a packed and very enthusiastic house at Laemmle's Music Hall in Beverly Hills.

Sharknado Director Ferrante Comes Clean

Dr. Abraham Froman | Posted 10.05.2013 | Entertainment
Dr. Abraham Froman

The much ballyhooed film Sharknado has been hailed as a tour de force and possibly the greatest film ever capturing the sharknado experience in such depth.

Boiling Pot: A Scalding Lesson on America's Enduring Racism

Wardah Khalid | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Wardah Khalid

"We think racism is gone now that we have a black president, but things are actually worse than before. People just don't talk about it anymore." These are the words of Ibrahim Ashmawey, co-producer and co-writer of Boiling Pot.

Kerouac in Cannes: A Road Not Taken

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.26.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

I am pleased that the reports from Cannes about the On the Road, Walter Salles' film are mainly favorable, although I have taken note that some say there is no inner world for the characters, that the film has no discernable plot, that it is overlong.