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The BFG - A Fantastic Fantasy!

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 07.01.2016 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Based on the book by Roald Dahl and directed by the iconic Steven Spielberg, a girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his in...

Movie Review: The BFG... Yawn!

Carole Mallory | Posted 07.01.2016 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

The BFG is a feel good movie in the Spielberg tradition. The opening shots in an orphanage pull you in as do the cinematography and clever, well paced...

Rebecca Hall 'Blown Away' By Spielberg's Adaptation Of 'The BFG'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 06.30.2016 | Entertainment

Rebecca Hall has worked with her fair share of well-known directors, including Christopher Nolan, Woody Allen and Ben Affleck, but her recent experien...

Spielberg's The BFG: Joys of Whizpoppers, Snozzcumbers, and Cannibalism

Brandon Judell | Posted 06.30.2016 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

Janusz Kamiski's cinematography has seldom been more breathtaking, while the cast headed by Mark Rylance as the BFG, Ruby Barnhill as Sophie, and Penelope Wilton as the Queen are all engaging.

Peggy Siegal's Oscar Diary 2016

Peggy Siegal | Posted 03.29.2016 | Entertainment
Peggy Siegal

After a year of global trekking to discover, nurture, nudge, prognosticate and congratulate all Oscar-worthy films, come April, I am left with the position of Monday morning quarterback.

Sly Stallone's Brother Calls Mark Rylance's Win 'Hollywood Bulls**t'

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 02.29.2016 | Entertainment

Sylvester Stallone's brother best come correct, because though Mark Rylance might look like an adorable tea-sipping uncle who imparts life lessons to ...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Boy...was it a Bad Year to Be An Oscar-Nominated Actor

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.29.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Chris Rock nailed his monologue at the 88th Annual Academy Awards. He fired off zinger after zinger about the whole "#oscarssowhite" movement, and nai...

Mark Rylance Wins Best Supporting Actor At The Oscars

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.29.2016 | Entertainment

Mark Rylance took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor at the 2016 Academy Awards. Rylance won for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in the Cold War t...

Your 2016 Oscar Party Menu in Gifs

Sarah Shanfield | Posted 02.25.2016 | Comedy
Sarah Shanfield

Welcome to my annual Oscars Party! This year's theme is The Fork Awakens! Let me take your Coat Winslet, you sure look like you're ready to Hateful At...

Oscar Favorites -- 2016

David Wallechinsky | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
David Wallechinsky

This year, I saw every one of the 31 nominated feature films and 15 nominated shorts. Here are my random comments on most of the categories.

Oscar Nomination Odds: What the Math Says

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 01.12.2016 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

Ben Zauzmer (@BensOscarMath) uses math to predict and write about the Oscars. He recently graduated from Harvard with a degree in applied math, and he...

Top 10 of 2015

Tony Woodcock | Posted 12.18.2015 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

For me, this has been an interesting year of travels, adventures in distant lands, and new experiences. Wherever I have gone, though, I've taken the opportunity to explore theatre and musical performances, film, art exhibits, and the most intriguing books.

These Men Are Vying For Best Supporting Actor At The 2016 Oscars

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.11.2015 | Entertainment

Welcome to For Your Consideration, The Huffington Post's breakdown of all things Oscars. Between now and February 28, 2016, entertainment editors Matt...

London Aisle View: Kidman and Rylance, Stage Door Neighbors

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.11.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

The second-biggest surprise of Anna Ziegler's new play, Photograph 51, is that Ziegler has managed to take this dryly historic tale and turn it into an engrossing scientific whodunit, or rather, who'll-do-it.

'Bridge of Spies' Premieres at the New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.06.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Jan Donovan Amorosi had just seen Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies at a special screening the night before its New York Film Festival premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Sunday night. "We had no idea what our father had gone through when we were growing up in Brooklyn."

See The First Trailer For Steven Spielberg And Tom Hanks' New Movie

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.05.2015 | Entertainment

Tom Hanks hasn't starred in a Steven Spielberg movie since 2004's "The Terminal," but this year's "Bridge of Spies" should put the esteemed duo back a...

Hilary Mantel: The Star of 'Wolf Hall'

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Wolf Hall, based upon historic fiction by Hilary Mantel, focuses on the period in his reign when the king, smitten with the sexy Anne Boleyn, concocts a strategy for ridding himself of his wife of 18 years, Catherine of Aragon.

Aisle View: Inside the Corridors of King Henry's Court

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There's a rip-roaring, malevolently Machiavellian, viciously nasty, blood-letting saga of intrigue and incest on view just now. No, not in the cloistered cloakrooms of the U.S. House of Representatives; no incest there, presumably.

Maureen Ryan

'Wolf Hall' Is A Masterful Study Of Power And Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.02.2015 | Entertainment

Early on in “Wolf Hall,” Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance) confronts someone who deeply wronged him in the past. “Confront” may not be the ri...

Movie Review: The Gunman -- Cashing the Check, Paying the Price

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Unfortunately, the script, while making broad political points, otherwise plays as by-the-numbers action fodder.

First Nighter: Mark Rylance in 'Farinelli and the King,' John Hollingworth's 'Multitudes,' Zinie Harris's 'How to Hold Your Breath'

David Finkle | Posted 05.02.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Since William Congreve wrote that "music hath charm to soothe a savage breast," people have assumed he was right. The composer Claire van Kampen has decided to demonstrate its truth by imagining Farinelli and the King.

Pig Iron Theatre's Twelfth Night, Downtown

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.24.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

How is it possible: two incredibly good productions of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in the same season? One of the bard's bawdiest, the comedy inspired...

On the Culture Front: Missing Treme, Reveling in Chris Thile, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.15.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

As Treme has come to a close, it's hard to decide whether the food or music will be more memorable.

Aisle View: The 2013 Ten Best List

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

As 2013 dwindles down to a precious few -- a precious few plays and musicals, that is -- it is time to compile our list of the ten best of the year. This year, happily, has no less than fifteen that more than qualify for the ten best; fifteen that I would happily return to for another visit.

20 Top Picks

Tony Woodcock | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

I found 2013 to be a great year for discovery and experience in the arts, from theatre and music to television, film, and books. I have compiled a top 20 list of my favorites, with the hope that they might resonate with readers.