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The Top Ten Most Stressed-Out Characters in Movie History

Alex Simon | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Stress kills, goes the old saying, and can cause a host of maladies before it does. Hypertension, heart disease and even Bruxism, otherwise known as grinding of the teeth, can be its unfortunate byproducts. So, here are 10 examples of stress in on-screen and its most masterful portraits.

Indra Devi Was Not Just a Nice Old Lady

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 04.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Michelle has written well and honestly about Indra and the cast of characters who make up the Yogas in the East and the West. She describes how Indra could be variously charming, sympathetic and warm, but also ambitious and ruthless.

Remembering Sidney Lumet

Alex Simon | Posted 04.02.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Lumet was the first director I interviewed whose one-sheet posters hung on my wall as a kid. He was an idol, an icon and an inspiration.

Wild One

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.30.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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RIP Albert Maysles, Pioneer Documentarian Dead at 88

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

This is a boom time for Albert Maysles: his iconic Grey Gardens (1975) in a restored print is screening at Film Forum, and available from Criterion. A new documentary, Iris, about style legend Iris Apfel, a hit at the 2014 New York Film Festival will be released in late April.

Mindful Speech (or What You Can Learn About Buddhism from the Mafia)

Ira Israel | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

In Los Angeles there is a certain elasticity to the concept known elsewhere as "truth." Ever since the Gold Rush people show up late to most meetings, shrug their shoulders in ersatz disbelief, and say, "Traffic."

Best Documentaries of 2015: Legendary AD

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The art of film directing has been revered since the days of the Lumière Brothers, before the title of director had even been bestowed. Now, the director has achieved a level of celebrity that is only growing exponentially.

Live from Sundance: Monday, Jan. 26

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.29.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Craig Zobel's Z for Zachariah is a post -apocalyptic love triangle that is haunting and lovely -- a distinct change of pace from Zobel's last film, the chillingly neon-lit Compliance.

Tailored Football Fans

Rob Taub | Posted 12.20.2014 | Sports
Rob Taub

All of my football friends were out of town this weekend, and I can't stand to watch a game alone, so I decided to invite my tailors -- Wang, Patel and Rabinowitz -- over to watch some NFL action on Sunday.

Remembering Patrick Swayze

Alex Simon | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

A friend mentioned that September 14 marked five years since actor/dancer Patrick Swayze died, after a very public battle with cancer. After logging over 500 interviews during a fifteen year period, I can say without reservation that Patrick Swayze was the nicest person I ever sat down with.

Great Boom Boom Music: Volume One -- Gato's 'Last Tango' Is Top Cat

Sal Cataldi | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment
Sal Cataldi

True music lovers have a soundtrack for everything. When it comes to under-the-covers jams, there's one disc that resonates in my core. It's Gato Barbieri's alternately lush and animal-depraved soundtrack for the great Bernardo Bertolucci flick, "Last Tango in Paris."

Ambitious But Problematic Cultural Projects

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.28.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Having become one of the most important cultural centers, both national and international, Los Angeles imposes on us, Angelenos, certain pressures to keep up with the latest developments on its cultural front.

Marlon Brando Dressed As A Woman To Prepare For His Last Role

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.22.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Marlon Brando is a Hollywood legend, but he developed a reputation later in life for being lazy and unprepared during film shoots. Susan L. Mizruchi, ...

Brando v. Coppola: Debunking the Myth of Apocalypse Now

Susan L. Mizruchi | Posted 09.14.2014 | Entertainment
Susan L. Mizruchi

Marlon Brando died on July 1, 2004. Now in the aftermath of the tenth anniversary of his death, it is time to acknowledge what has been overlooked: that our foremost American actor had a mind.

20 Years Later, Memories of Frank Sinatra in Concert

Tony Sachs | Posted 06.25.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

With each passing year, it seems more and more implausible that I actually saw the man sing in person -- that I was in the same room with him, even if 5,000 other people were there too.

Make Like Brando And Head To French Polynesia

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel

Pretty soon you can make like Brando and escape reality by heading off into the French Polynesian sunset. In July, around the time of the 10th anni...

See Marlon Brando's 'Godfather' Transformation

Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment

Marlon Brando was 47 years old when "The Godfather" was released in March of 1972, so how was he able to turn into such a believable senior citizen to...

First Nighter: Kathryn Forbes' I Remember Mama Well Remembered

David Finkle | Posted 05.31.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

More than anything the script is presenting a woman's world. With only women on stage, he suggests that families are, possibly more often than not, women's domains. If this is what he has in mind, he realizes his intentions extremely well.

Oscars Afterglow: Anne Thompson's Book "The $11 Billion Year"

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As last week's Oscar ceremony fades from memory, it is useful to consider, as Marlon Brando's character in Last Tango in Paris says, when it's over it...

Matthew McConaughey's 'McConaissance' Compared to De Niro, Brando

Andy Hoglund | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Andy Hoglund

This career about-face fuels the perception that McConaughey has entered a realm untouched by any thespian, ever. Recent chatter places him in the same league as cinema's titans -- Hollywood's Mount Rushmore -- individuals who helped pioneer acting as both a craft and a calling, not merely a profession.

On the Waterfront: Eva Marie Saint and Why the 1954 Best Picture Oscar Winner Is Still a Classic 60 Years Later

Govindini Murty | Posted 05.01.2014 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of On the Waterfront, the winner of the Best Picture Oscar for 1954. In honor of this weekend's Oscars, we're taking a look at what still makes this film such a timeless classic.

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Pink Triangles: Vices and Verses From a Gay Lit Crowd

Perry Brass | Posted 03.31.2014 | Books
Perry Brass

First a little quiz: A) What do Rock Hudson, Alfred Lunt, Lorenz Hart, Rudolph Nureyev, Dana Andrews, Montgomery Clift, Leonard Bernstein, Zachary ...

A Rabbinic Take on On the Waterfront

Rabbi Herb Cohen | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Herb Cohen

On the Waterfront reminds us how important and valuable is a good mentor who has our best interest at heart and who can enable us to fulfill our latent potential.

The Many Memorable (And Forgettable) Styles Of Marlon Brando

Posted 10.02.2013 | Style

Few of our favorite leading men have -- or had -- range and charisma to rival Marlon Brando's. The actor avoided being typecast by stretching his dram...

Shirley Jones, Marlon Brando and a Happy Life

Joe Boyd | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment
Joe Boyd

We did the scene. And Shirley did great. But I will never forget what she said to me after the take.