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Tribeca All Access 2015: Giving a Cinematic Voice to the Underrepresented

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.20.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Years ago, when I first started writing about films, I remember attending a luncheon for the Tribeca All Access program, offered by the Tribeca Film Institute, during the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.

Feb.1 -- Finnish Indie-Virtuosos Award -- Rosamund Pike, J.K. Simmons, David Oyelowo -- Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Sally Fay | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
Sally Fay

On Sunday, February 1st, I was in "the first audience to see" the World Premiere of an independent film from Finland called "Eila, Rampe and Baby Girl...

2014: My Favorite Films of the Year

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If I were going to make a 10-best list, it would probably include films like Boyhood, The Imitation Game and Selma, among others that will be on everyone's list. But, as good as those films are, none of them are on my list of favorites.

The Year in Film, 2014: 22 Easy Pieces

Jon Eig | Posted 02.21.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Say whatever else you want to about 2014, here's one thing I know for sure. It had 365 days. And since new movies opened on screens across the USA on a great many of those days, I feel compelled to consider the year in films.

Lauren Duca

How Pop Culture Can Change The Way We Talk About Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women

Abortion is taboo -- in politics, in film, heck, even in private conversations. The stigma surrounding abortion is perhaps the most glarin...

Matthew Jacobs

The 22 Best Movies Of 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

Nine official adaptations, three moving romances, two historical dramas, and one horrifying storybook are among some of the films on HuffPost Ente...

The Best Films of 2014: MOMA-Style

Brandon Judell | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

What does an angst-ridden comedienne tackling abortion onstage and in her personal life, a closeted heir to a vast fortune with a yen for Olympic-bound wrestlers, and a concierge bedding septuagenarians have in common? They are all characters in films selected by the curators of the Museum of Modern Art.

'Birdman' Tops Independent Spirit Award Nominations

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.28.2014 | Entertainment

"Birdman" "Boyhood," "Selma" and "Nightcrawler" lead this year's Independent Spirit Award nominations, announced Tuesday afternoon. Rosario Dawson and...

Petition Calls Out NBC For Allegedly Refusing To Air The Word 'Abortion' [UPDATE]

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women

UPDATE: June 25 -- NBCUniversal released a statement to Planned Parenthood's Action Fund saying they will run an ad for the film "Obvious Child" on it...

To Fart or Not to Fart: The Obvious Question of Obvious Child

Jon Eig | Posted 08.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

A successful screenwriter might say "don't set your sights on writing marketable crap. Aim a bit higher." I was reminded of this as I watched Gillian Robespierre's new comedy Obvious Child. I don't mean to suggest the movie is crap. Far from it.

Jenny Slate On SNL: 'It's Not Everything'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 06.18.2014 | Comedy

When a featured player leaves "Saturday Night Live" after just one season, people tend to think that their careers have taken a huge hit, but the only...

Franco-American Film Festival on the Champs Elysees: From Whit Stillman to Agnes Varda

Karin Badt | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The Champs Elysées theaters were packed this weekend, with French audiences curious to explore the underground cinema of this country across the ocean. Curious: Would the same be true of a festival featuring young French talent in the U.S.?

Gaby Hoffmann Is Pregnant With First Child

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.07.2014 | Entertainment

Like her character Caroline on "Girls," Gaby Hoffmann is pregnant with her first child. The 32-year-old actress, who most recently guest starred on...

ReThink Review: Obvious Child: Abortions In Movies Shouldn't Always Be Tragedies

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Jonathan Kim

Obvious Child, in addition to being funny, well-acted, and touching, feels so important. There will be over two and a half million unplanned pregnancies in America this year, and those women (especially those who are young and frightened) need to know that they have a choice.

Emma Gray

Why This Abortion Rom-Com May Be The Most Revolutionary Movie Of The Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 06.06.2014 | Women

People have been declaring the “death of the rom-com” for years now, but it’s actually alive and well -- and about abortion. “Obvious Child...

The One Four-Letter Word You Won't Find in Obvious Child

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Leora Tanenbaum

The new romantic comedy Obvious Child is about Donna, a young bawdy comedian who has a one-night-stand and becomes pregnant. Unprepared for parenthood emotionally or financially, she has an abortion at Planned Parenthood. Although Donna and her friends live and breathe four-letter words, there's one they never mention.

Christopher Rosen

'Obvious Child' Is Not For People Who Hate Farts

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment

Romantic comedies have become so rare that when the trailer for "What If" with Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan premiered last week, Vulture's Amanda Do...

What To Watch This Summer When You Get Tired Of Blockbusters

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.29.2014 | Entertainment

There are plenty of blockbusters headed to theaters this summer, but what happens when all that noise becomes too much to bear? You head to the local ...

Watch The Awesome First Trailer For 'Obvious Child'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment

Here's a great movie you're going to love this summer: "Obvious Child," a comedy about what happens when a comic (Jenny Slate) gets pregnant following...

Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre Talk "Obvious Child"

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.10.2014 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

Director of Obvious Child Gillian Robespierre, and star Jenny Slate join What's Trending at the Samsung Blogger Lounge to discuss their feature. T...

Jenny Slate's Reasons For Starring In 'Obvious Child' Are The Best

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.13.2014 | Entertainment

Gillian Robespierre's "Obvious Child," which stars Jenny Slate as a comedian who becomes pregnant after a one-night stand, grapples with two topics t...

Mike Ryan

Mitt Romney Appears Human At Sundance

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Three days of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival are now complete, but something is different from years past: the vibe is strange. There’s no obvious ...