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Spent: Looking for Change: The Difficulties of Living Outside of the American Mainstream Financial System

Toni Cunningham | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment
Toni Cunningham

Spent: Looking for Change is an important documentary for all Americans to see. We need to find a way to make banking and living more affordable, and to do so we need to start the conversation.

Bashers of the Noah Film Should Re-Read Their Bibles

James D. Tabor | Posted 05.31.2014 | Religion
James D. Tabor

Darren Aronofsky's new $100 million blockbuster film Noah opened on Friday, but the film is being blasted, damned and condemned in many conservative Christian circles.

Toronto Film Festival 2013 Roundup: Eight Happy Things So Far

Vogue | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment

Cannes used to be the craziest, but today there may be no more hysteria-inspiring festival than Toronto, which is jam-packed with vaunted Hollywood movies.

Interview with Emily Mortimer

Nicki Richesin | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment
Nicki Richesin

In perhaps her most stunning performance yet, Emily Mortimer portrays Leonie Gilmour, the editor and mother of Isamu Noguchi, who travels the world in search of art and freedom.

5 Things I Hope To See In The 'Wet Hot American Summer' Prequel

Kerri Doherty | Posted 02.12.2013 | Comedy
Kerri Doherty

When Michael arrived for our recent Geeking Out interview, I gingerly asked if he remembered the time I approached him on the street. Guess what? He didn't!

Haywire: Tough Girls Need Love, Too

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment
Marlynn Snyder

Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh's new film, the spy thriller Haywire, excites with lots of great action sequences that overwhelm an often confusing storyline.

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.

Jumping The Broom: Family and Class Conflicts With a Side of Humor

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 07.03.2011 | Entertainment
Marlynn Snyder

The film doesn't try to put a copycat "urban" tag on the proceedings, but instead tells an interesting story free of Hollywood's often narrow depictions of African-Americans.

Ten Things Prince Harry Should Know on His Way to the North Pole

Sebastian Copeland | Posted 06.18.2011 | Travel
Sebastian Copeland

Keep a change of clothes easily accessible in your sled. If you fall in the drink, you'll need to get naked and change fast before hypothermia sets in. This is not a time when you want to wonder where you have placed that replacement top!

From Actor To Director: Dustin Hoffman Will Make His Directorial Debut

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

If Dustin Hoffman's directing skills are as amazing as his acting skills, we are in for something great. This fall, as soon as he wraps up his work o...

Sofia Coppola's Somewhere: But Where?

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marlynn Snyder

With "Somewhere", her fourth feature film, writer/director Sofia Coppola seems to be a filmmaker who doesn't fancy rushing the story along.

A Film Unfinished: The Warsaw Ghetto As Seen Through Nazi Eyes

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Z. Chesnoff

In 1942, a crew of German soldiers filmed Jewish life in the Warsaw Ghetto. Their perverse propaganda goal: to record for posterity examples of the "sub-human culture" of the soon to be eliminated.

Who is: Deon Taylor?

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

Los Angeles, CA--Deon Taylor walked into the Sofitel on Beverly carrying a backpack. A sign of the success his efforts have produced, the Louis Vuitto...

Elle Fanning and Chateau Marmont Star in Sofia Coppola's New Film Somewhere

The Daily Truffle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
The Daily Truffle

This movie screams, "I'm too f%ck*g cool for school." Why, you ask? First off, it's a film from honorary LA native Sofia Coppola.

Israel's Arabs -- A Cinematic Voice in New York

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Z. Chesnoff

National schizophrenia has become an obsession for the Israeli Arab community -- and to the benefit of Israeli cinema, the subject matter of a growing number of increasingly fine films.