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Interview: The Rising Career of John Hawkes

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.21.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The parts got bigger as Hawkes developed a reputation as a character actor with the skills to play everything from goofy to menacing. He worked more and more -- and his choices expanded after he earned an Oscar nomination for 2010's Winter's Bone.

On the BorderLine at Karlovy Vary

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.07.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a temporarily rainy early evening, late in the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic and the partners of New York-based BorderLine Films -- Josh Mond, Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin -- are gathered in the lobby bar of the Grand Hotel Pupp.

Movie Review: Simon Killer

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.01.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This is a film that challenges the audience to plug into the story and stick with it. But if you do, it pays off with a portrait of a manipulative, dark character, one who continually surprises the viewer with his choices.

Elizabeth Olsen Proved That Messy Hair And Effortless Style Run In The Family

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 11.06.2012 | Style

This Olsen has style!

Elizabeth Olsen Does Her Own Version Of Boho Chic

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 10.03.2012 | Style

WHO: "Martha Marcy May Marlene" star and cover girl, Elizabeth Olsen WHAT: Lizzie Olsen looked camera-ready even while she was on the run in Chel...

Movies About Cults

Posted 09.13.2012 | Entertainment

"The Master," Paul Thomas Anderson's newest film, was partially inspired by Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. In "The Master," Philip Seymo...

Elizabeth Olsen Has A Style All Her Own

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

WHO: "Martha Marcy May Marlene" star and cover girl, Elizabeth Olsen WHAT: Lizzie Olsen took a break from filming her latest flick, "Very Good Gi...

'The Exorcist' Will Be Adapted For A New Series

Vulture | Posted 07.24.2012 | TV

What an excellent day for an exorcism! Nearly 40 years after "The Exorcist" became the first horror movie ever to be nominated for the Best Picture Os...

Add These to Your Oscars List...

Emma Seligman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Emma Seligman

Although there were some fantastic films I didn't expect to see on the nomination lists, like Midnight in Paris, I'm going to put in my two cents for the names that weren't called.

The Descendants: A Paint-By-Number Masterpiece

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 03.18.2012 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

As one of the character puts it, "This is a unique and dramatic situation." But to the audience, The Descendants is simply about saying good-bye.

2011 Year-end Wrap-up Part V: The Runner-ups

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.06.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

I saw a lot of really good movies this year, and I see no reason not to celebrate as many of them as I can get away with. So now, in alphabetical order, the 10 'runner-ups' of the year.

The 10 Best Films of 2011

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.11.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Descendants is my favorite film of the year for its ability to find the pain, dignity and humor in the story of a man watching his way of life die, even as he has to act as steward to its demise.

25 Things About Elizabeth Olsen | Posted 02.06.2012 | Celebrity

Have you seen Martha Marcy May Marlene yet? Because if you haven’t, you should. It’s a truly incredible film with a brilliant performance from an ...

Martha Marcy May Marlene: A Brave Movie

Warren Adler | Posted 01.18.2012 | Entertainment
Warren Adler

Despite its flaws, this should be seen by everyone as a cautionary tale of what could happen to an unsuspecting victim by a sinister cult leader bent on recruiting followers for whatever nefarious purposes he or she has in mind. Think of it as a cautionary tale.

Elizabeth Olsen Makes A Big Move | Posted 01.10.2012 | Entertainment

As two leading contenders for this season's Best Actress awards, Albert Nobbs star Glenn Close and Martha Marcy May Marlene breakout Elizabeth Olsen w...

OFF-HOLLYWOOD: The Five Best Indie Movies To See This Month

Leonard Maltin | Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

Finally, there are worthwhile films playing on theater screens, including some mainstream fare that's bidding for Oscar attention. In addition to t...

The Double-Standard for Movie Actresses

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.03.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In September, I wrote about the transition of the generations between actors and how we're at a moment where we can see it happening.

Film: Manipulating the Mind of Martha

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 01.02.2012 | Entertainment
Marlynn Snyder

How does a young woman allow a complete stranger access to her inner thoughts, giving him full sway over her feelings and actions? An interesting question brought vividly to life in the buzzed-about indie film Martha Marcy May Marlene.

Director Sean Durkin on Martha Marcy May Marlene

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Marshall Fine

If confronting the things that scare you makes you stronger, then filmmaker Sean Durkin is in great shape, thanks to his debut film, Martha Marcy May Marlene.

A Breathless Martha Marcy May Marlene... Movie Review

Carole Mallory | Posted 12.20.2011 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Spellbinding, chilling, Martha Marcy May Marlenemarks a triumphant first film for writer/director Sean Durkin.

Jordan Zakarin

Elizabeth Olsen's Deep, Dark Secrets | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 12.20.2011 | Entertainment

Ultimately, "Martha Marcy May Marlene" is a film about secrets, both those kept between characters, and the ones kept from the audience. In his de...

Movie Review: Martha Marcy May Marlene

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.19.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

How bad does your life have to get to surrender your being to the demands of a communal cult? How tentative does our grasp on our individual self need to be to give it up to the hive identity, led by one person's desires?

Noel Gallagher Strikes Out, 'West Side Story' Turns 50

Posted 12.17.2011 | Home

Monday, October 17 Noel Gallagher releases his solo album today, and he's left no question in the title -- Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds -- as...

And the Oscar Goes to TIFF

Emma Seligman | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Emma Seligman

As the years go by, more producers and studios hear about that TIFF charm and send their films to the great white north. Sundance is too contemporary for the Hollywood award shows and Cannes is too early for all the films to be finished. That's why TIFF gets it all.

Jordan Zakarin

The Scary Truths Behind Elizabeth Olsen's Religious Cult Story | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 11.12.2011 | Entertainment

Sean Durkin is reserved, messy haired and in desperate need of milk for his tea. It's early on a Sunday morning, just hours after the big, Hollywood b...