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These Men Might've Been The Best Thing About The SAG Awards

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 01.30.2016 | Style

There was velvet, there was scruff, and there were a lot of tuxedos that were maybe blue, or maybe black (we honestly can't tell you how many conversa...

Live from the Sundance Film Festival: Tuesday, Jan. 26

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Of the five-and-a-half films I took in (I sampled Lovesong for a half-hour while killing time between two other movies and was not sorry to walk out early), the three best ones all dealt with issues of family in emotionally complex, compelling and sometimes funny ways.

Scoundrels, Stoners And Elvis, Or: A Year In The Life Of Michael Shannon

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.06.2016 | Entertainment

The he's-in-everything phase of Michael Shannon's career has begun. Shannon's IMDb page lists 11 films on his 2016 slate, proceeding memorable suppor...

David Amram at 85: Splendor in the Grass at The Theater for the New City

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.29.2015 | New York
Regina Weinreich

Billed as "Back to Where it All Began," David Amram's program for last week's engagement at The Theater for the New City, was a continuation of his 85th birthday celebration.

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&nbs...

Lost Causes: 16 Great Performances From 2015 That Have No Prayer of Winning an Award

Jon Eig | Posted 12.07.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

December has dawned and with it have come the lists. Site & Sound kicked it off with their Best Films (International Division), and then the Independent Spirit nominees followed, and then the National Board of Review, and then, and then, and then.

'Suffragette' and 'Freeheld': Rights and Wrongs

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 11.04.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Two new movies about the struggle for Women's Rights raise important questions. What are Civil Rights and how do they change over time? Who benefits from denying rights? What is the best way to secure rights?

Actor Michael Shannon on Chicago Theater

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.30.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Ever wonder what your life might have been like if you dropped out of high school? Well, for actor Michael Shannon, it put him on the path to being nominated for an Academy Award by the age of 34.

"99 Homes": Shelter Skelter

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

It's painful to watch. Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield) is evicted from his home in the opening scenes of "99 Homes." The sheriffs knock so loudly at the front door that it is clear that it is no longer his house.

Poor Andrew Garfield Is Reduced To Scooping Dung In Exclusive '99 Homes' Clip

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.25.2015 | Entertainment

In this exclusive "99 Homes" clip, you get to see Andrew Garfield round up a crew to help him shovel human feces from a home whose evicted family bac...

A Deep Dive On Celebrity Culture With Andrew Garfield

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.24.2015 | Entertainment

No one wants to work on Labor Day, so when I sat down with Andrew Garfield at a Manhattan coffee shop, I wasn't expecting much. I was wrong. What unf...

The Week in Movies: Labyrinth of Lies, Mississippi Grind and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Depending on which source you believe, there are between one and two dozen -- yes, you read that right, dozen -- films opening this Friday in New York. Here is a brief look at a half-dozen of them.

99 Homes

Joel Sucher | Posted 09.22.2015 | Entertainment
Joel Sucher

What Goodfellas did for the mob 99 Homes will do for foreclosure (although some may find little difference between the two).

Live From Toronto Film Festival: Monday Sept. 14

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Peter Sollett's Freeheld was, for me, the find of the day -- an intensely emotional film based on a true story that could easily win Julianne Moore her second Oscar in a row (and, perhaps, earn a nomination for the terrific Michael Shannon).

Hamptons Journal: Michael Shannon Stars in 99 Homes / Chess in the Schools

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.03.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Last week, at a special screening at Guild Hall, Michael Shannon spoke about his work on 99 Homes, a feature directed by Ramin Bahrani about the housi...

James Franco Opens Up About A Very 'Uncomfortable' Sex Scene

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 01.31.2015 | Entertainment

James Franco has a much-buzzed about sex scene with actors Charlie Carver and Zachary Quinto in the upcoming film "I Am Michael," which premiered at t...

Elvis, Nixon and Snowden Entice Buyers at 35th American Film Market

Michael Rose | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

Elvis's presence was in the building at the Loews hotel in Santa Monica for the annual eight day American Film Market (AFM) hoping to convince the 1,670 buyers from over 70 countries to buy the rights to the upcoming film "Elvis and Nixon" starring Michael Shannon as Elvis and Kevin Spacey as Nixon.

ReThink Review: Young Ones -- Praying for Rain in the Sci-Fi West

Jonathan Kim | Posted 12.17.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Young Ones is one of my favorite movies of 2014, combining aspects of science fiction and Westerns with Greek and Shakespearean tragedy in a beautifully realized, utterly realistic, lived-in world with age-old themes that continue to echo throughout the human experience.

Behind the Scenes of the Still Photographs for the Feature Film 99 Homes

Hooman Bahrani | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Hooman Bahrani

Ramin Bahrani is both an established New York based award-winning independent filmmaker, and also my brother. His latest film, 99 Homes, starring Andr...

Wrapping up the Toronto Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Get used to hearing the title The Imitation Game because, between the filmmaking of Morten Tyldum and the acting of Benedict Cumberbatch, this is the film they'll be talking about at the end of the year.

The Venice Diaries: Theeb, How the World Will End, and There's an App for That!

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.29.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Would you use an app that sends a message to other users in the area so they could go break up with your boyfriend, or propose to your sweetheart? Well, artist/filmmaker and writer Miranda July thinks you should.

Nymphomaniac Part I: Lars von Trier's Coitus Interruptus

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Filmmaker provocateur Lars von Trier's latest movie exceeds even his own perversions. The title, Nymphomaniac, tells you much. A troubled woman named ...

Lena Dunham Wrote A Short For The YouTube Awards

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment

This is what it looks like when Lena Dunham, Spike Jonze, Avicii, Vanessa Hudgens and Michael Shannon get together. Dunham wrote a short film for Sund...

Muscle Shoals Makes it Downtown for a New York Premiere

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The name Alabama has such beautiful assonance, its flow of "a" makes its own Southern comfort! So the sound of "Sweet Home Alabama," one song in a st...

Forget Paris, Go to the Derby: Simpatico Wins It Going Away, Belleville Off-Track

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Chicago
Kelly Kleiman

You can mistake ordinary politeness for friendship. You can be homesick with no way to get home. Herzog has perfect pitch for the speech of privileged Americans; I look forward to hearing it deployed in a play that's about something.