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Oren Moverman

Montclair Film Festival: Expanding in its 4th Year

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.07.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Film festivals flourish in beautiful places. The Montclair Film Festival in Montclair, New Jersey, now at its midpoint, adds to that rule, expanding to ten days, and inaugurating awards for filmmaking in memory of two Montclair residents who died this year.

Oren Moverman's Time Out of Mind: Opening Night at the Sarasota Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"When you have Richard Gere in a movie, you can never completely erase that. You fall in love with Richard Gere in a different way."

The Imitation Game: On the Way to the Golden Globes

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.10.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Cumberbatch and Knightley are nominated for Golden Globes, as is Graham Moore for his screenplay, and the movie itself for Best Motion Picture-Drama.

Hilary Swank in The Homesman at the Hamptons International Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Holding court after a sumptuous brunch honoring Hilary Swank for receiving Montblanc's Creative Impact in Acting award and Variety's "Class of 10 Acto...

Richard Gere and Bill Murray Keep Up the Good Work

Annette Insdorf | Posted 12.10.2014 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

Seeing Richard Gere and Bill Murray -- as well as their new films -- back to back this week invites comparison: movie stars for the past 35 years, they continue to do superlative work in both Hollywood and independent films.

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Monday, Sept. 8

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If I were going to generalize about this year's Toronto International Film Festival based on the films I saw Monday, I'd tell you that it's a great year for dramatic films based on true stories.

Boyhood Opens BAMCinemaFest and Other Summer Movies: Third Person and Begin Again

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.21.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Wisdom has it, summer is for action thrillers, rom-coms, and other popcorn movies, but this season is particularly rich. Last week's opening night for...

Stanley Tucci, Anne Tatlock, and Michael D. Eisner Honored for Their Contributions to Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Two benefits this week featured a back stage glimpse into how theater is made: on Sunday night, Stanley Tucci, along with Anne Tatlock, was honored at...

Cate Blanchett as Tragic Hero: Woody, Women, and Williams

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"Jasmine was a gift of a role," said Cate Blanchett at the New York premiere of Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen's new movie.

Woody Harrelson Unplugged: Rampart's Feminist Agenda

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.16.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Harrelson's testosterone-fueled performance illustrates this Maui-based actor's ferocity, playing a character very little like his green (he grows his own produce), peace-loving, pot-smoking self.

Jordan Zakarin

Woody Harrelson's New Cop Drama Looks To Arrest Social Injustice

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 02.09.2012 | Entertainment

Don't let the marquee fool you: while Woody Harrelson is the star of the upcoming cop drama "Rampart," the film is just as much about the troubled soc...

To Protect and Serve: Patriarchy and Power in Rampart

Tribeca | Posted 04.09.2012 | Entertainment
Tribeca

Rampart takes viewers on a guttural trip through the streets of Los Angeles during a particularly turbulent period of social upheaval, ferried by one of the most corrupt cinematic cops (Woody Harrelson) in recent years.

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.

Movie review: Rampart

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Having teamed up for the emotionally demanding The Messenger, filmmaker Oren Moverman and actor Woody Harrelson join forces again for Rampart, a seari...

Live from Toronto Film Festival: Wednesday 9.14.11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.15.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given the size of the Toronto Film Festival and the goals I have when I'm here (primarily to see movies that will be released so I can bank reviews fo...

Free Flick Fridays: Song of Freedom

Tribeca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tribeca

It's shocking, really, that there hasn't been a biopic of the legendary Paul Robeson as of yet. Much, much more than "the guy who sings "Ol' Man River" in Showboat," Robeson was a towering American figure and one of the few people who can accurately be called a Renaissance man.

President Obama's War Movie

Anthony Swofford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Anthony Swofford

Oren Moverman's directorial debut, The Messenger, is the first war movie of the Obama era. The movie is infused with an intellectualness and inclusiveness that would make our president proud.