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Nanni Moretti's 'Mia Madre' at Cannes: Coming to Terms With Loss

Karin Badt | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Nanni Moretti's latest film Mia Madre is a solid emotional voyage into what it means to face a parent's imminent death. Margherita Buy plays a film director who is making a movie about striking workers in a factory while her beloved mother (played with great dignity by theater actress Giulia Lazzarini) begins her descent to death.

Robert Redford Honored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center: 'Hello, Gorgeous'

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.28.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Indeed, there was no elephant-in-the-room in the spacious Alice Tully Hall: Every woman presenting, from Jane Fonda to Elisabeth Moss, spoke about Redford's good looks. But clearly, he is much more than eye candy.

Ridley Scott's Exodus: Splitting the Sea for a Whole New Generation

Howard Barbanel | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
Howard Barbanel

Ridley Scott is no Cecil B. DeMille. That's not necessarily a bad thing. What it means is that Scott's new epic Exodus: Gods and Kings is as much a product of our high-tech new-millennium era as The Ten Commandments was of the Eisenhower gray-flannel suit period.

The Year in Film, 2014: 22 Easy Pieces

Jon Eig | Posted 02.21.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Say whatever else you want to about 2014, here's one thing I know for sure. It had 365 days. And since new movies opened on screens across the USA on a great many of those days, I feel compelled to consider the year in films.

ReThink Review -- Exodus: Gods and Kings -- Whitewashing Gets Biblically Bizarre

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.11.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Kim

Usually when a film depicting a story from the Bible is made, the main danger for a studio is angering religious groups who feel that the film is attacking their beliefs or strays too far from accepted (or at least favored) interpretations.

Woody Allen's Sleight-of-Hand: Magic in the Moonlight

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Woody Allen is up to his old tricks. Real ones, like pulling a rabbit out of a hat. In previous films he's played the magician role himself, but in Magic in the Moonlight he allows the dreamy Colin Firth to handle the willing suspension of disbelief.

See The First Trailer For 'Exodus: Gods And Kings'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.10.2014 | Entertainment

"Exodus: Gods and Kings," or: What happens after Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" is over. The first trailer for Ridley Scott's biblical epic is here, and if...

Week in Film: Neighbors, Chef and more

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Neighbors may not be a particularly well-thought-out film (huge third-act problems). But it has some of the biggest sustained laughs of the summer.

The MovieFilm Podcast: Star Wars, Transcendence, and John Turturro on Fading Gigolo

Zaki Hasan | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

It was 15 years ago next month that Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was released. The MovieFilm guys have decided to look back at the worldwide phenomenon that led up to and followed the first Star Wars film to be released after the instantly iconic original trilogy.

The Woody Persona: Bullets Over Broadway and Fading Gigolo

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In the hilarious old-school tradition, Bullets Over Broadway at the St. James Theater, based on Woody Allen's 1994 film of the same name, features a w...

John Turturro On Working With 'Friend' Woody Allen: 'He Was A Prince'

Posted 04.18.2014 | Entertainment

John Turturro said Thursday that he could not have made his new film "Fading Gigolo" without his "friend" Woody Allen. "He was a prince," Turturro ...

Week in Film: Transcendence, Fading Gigolo

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are so many potentially interesting elements swirling around Wally Pfister's Transcendence - something old, new, borrowed and blue - that the...

'Fading Gigolo' Is An Oddball Charmer

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment

We'll totally forgive you if, as "Fading Gigolo" begins, you're mistakenly convinced you're watching a Woody Allen movie. There are those familiar whi...

The Woman Who Shot Elaine Stritch

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After almost 20 years in the business, Chiemi Karasawa made the move from being a script supervisor on feature films to being a producer who made documentaries. When she started making Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, she had no intention of playing musical chairs right into the director's seat as well.

Movie Review: Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Elaine Stritch is one of those pop-culture figures who you either know too much about or have never heard of. A star of the Broadway stage for 70 years, she landed in New York at 18, took the town by storm and never looked back.

Sasha Bronner

'Mad Men' Star: 'I Don't Know Whether That Makes Me Dumb Or Smart'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment

After years of playing Roger Sterling on AMC’s “Mad Men,” John Slattery is comfortable with a drink in his hand. Sitting on a leather couch in P...

What It's Like To Direct Woody Allen

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment

TORONTO — Not since the forgettable 2000 comedy "Picking up the Pieces" has Woody Allen starred in a film he didn't direct. But John Turturro ma...

Woody Allen Plays A Pimp In New Film (Yes, Really)

Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment

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John Tuturro's Master Class in The Master Builder

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 08.03.2013 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

It's quite a feat to pull off gloomy Henrik Ibsen in hipster Brooklyn, but that's precisely what takes place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's (BAM) production of Ibsen's The Master Builder, starring one of the borough's favorite sons, the always-versatile John Turturro.

First Nighter: "The Master Builder" Slightly Less Than Masterful, "Murder Ballad" Kills

David Finkle | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Santo Loquasto's set at BAM's Harvey for Henrik Ibsen's undoubtedly most challenging, yet ultimately intriguing, play, The Master Builder, is one of t...

Be Italian: Nanni Moretti's We Have a Pope

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.30.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Introducing a private screening of his new movie, We Have a Pope, this week, director Nanni Moretti stopped mid-sentence and walked up the aisle to kiss kiss his pal John Turturro.

Woody Allen Eyes Acting Gig In John Turturro's 'Fading Gigolo'

Posted 05.07.2012 | Entertainment

At 76-years-old, Woody Allen is about to do something he hasn't done in 12 years: work for someone else. The avuncular director is in talks to join...

Christmas Round-Up: What's Your Favorite Christmas Tradition?

Marlo Thomas | Posted 02.22.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

Here's what my merry Christmas contingent had to say about their favorite memories. Enjoy!

Theater: Wiest and Turturro Lost In "Orchard;" Skip This "Dinner"

Michael Giltz | Posted 02.05.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

THE CHERRY ORCHARD AT CSC ** THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER AT THEATRE AT ST. CLEMENT'S ** THE CHERRY ORCHARD ** CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY Why oh why is Che...

Stage Door: The Cherry Orchard, The Mountaintop

Fern Siegel | Posted 02.03.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Written in 1904, The Cherry Orchard, Chekov's last play, feels wholly modern. Now at the Classic Stage Company, its issues of class, money and romantic ruin seem timeless