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Movie Review: Wild Tales -- Hang On Tight

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.20.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Truth in advertising. Damian Szifron's Wild Tales is exactly that: an anthology of surprising and unexpectedly wild short stories. Though it feels like there's going to be a connection, the individual stories share neither characters nor plotlines. Instead, they align along a similar theme: revenge, with an occasional overlay of class struggle.

My Oscar

Jason Cohen | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Jason Cohen

Last year, I was a first-time nominee for my short documentary, Facing Fear. When the big moment came and I didn't get called to the stage, my sons were almost in tears. When we arrived back home, the boys gave me a huge comforting embrace that put a final coda on the whole experience for me... or at least so I thought.

She-roes From A to Z

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As February is Black History Month, I am highlighting African-American women who have made significant contributions to the economy and culture of the United States.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Steven's Court

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment
Jerry Zezima

As a Connecticut Yankee born and bred -- or perhaps I should say born and white-bread, which is how most people think of Connecticut Yankees -- I have always loved history, not just because I am old enough to be historical myself, but because I could never do algebra.

Movie Review: The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies'

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jackson has done something that will likely never be done again: It's not just that he got these movies made the way he wanted -- but that the way he did it was of such consistently high quality.

Movie Review: Theory of Everything and Others

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Eddie Redmayne stars as Stephen Hawking, from his days as a Cambridge grad student in physics to his breakthrough years as a faculty physicist. It also deals with his marriage to Jane (Felicity Jones), who weds him even though he's been given a death-sentence diagnosis of ALS.

New York Film Festival 2014: The More Things Change...

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've been covering the New York Film Festival since 1987 and have, over the years, developed a bit of a love/hate relationship with it, as an institution (specifically, Film Society of Lincoln Center) and as a festival.

Breathrough Entertainers

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As I reflect on the life and career of Joan Rivers, I think about the women in the entertainment business who were the firsts and broke new ground. We'll learn about just a few of these pioneering women in this blog post.

Are Documentaries About Artists More Important Than Their Art?

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Films about artisits are great devices for making art more accessible. They give a wonderful window into an artist's process. They often show more concretely than other media what an artistic career entails as well as enable a view of the structures and institutions of the art world.

Best of Venice: Talking Melbourne With Payman Maadi and Nima Javidi

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Don't come to Melbourne expecting over-the-top displays to deal with the tragedy at hand. The film is perfect for those of us who recognize that most of life, even in moments of drama, is lived in shades of grey, not black and white.

Much More Than Cheeseheads -- Amazing Wisconsin Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

My trip to Milwaukee got me thinking about women associated with Wisconsin and their contributions to advancing the culture and economy of the U.S. As you might guess, these contributions are significant and quite varied.

Why Everyone Loves America's Sweetheart Sandra Bullock On Her 50th

High50 | Posted 09.25.2014 | Fifty
High50

At 50, the Oscar-winning actress is funny, beautiful, hot, talented and has Hollywood eating out of the palm of her hand. High50's Alexa Baracaia looks at why everyone loves America's sweetheart, Sandra Bullock.

Brazil Falls to Germany on the Global Stage

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 09.08.2014 | Sports
Arthur Hoyle

Clearly, the weight of national expectation had been too great for Brazil's players to bear without the presence on the field of their two leaders to inspire them and hold them together.

Paul Haggis Speaks in Third Person

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Third Person, which stars Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody and Mila Kunis, among others, is yet another attempt by writer-director Haggis to subvert the expectations of the people who come to see his films.

Week in Film: Third Person, Jersey Boys and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Having never seen the stage version of the jukebox musical on which it was based (in its 10th year on Broadway), I still felt that I was getting a representative feel for that show, as filtered through Eastwood's flinty consciousness. But that doesn't make it a good movie.

5 Things to Watch About the Brazilian National Team at the 2014 World Cup

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.10.2014 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Unlike years past, however, this Brazil side lacks a gamut of stars that have made their mark in European competition in the vein of Romario, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho or Kaka.

Twelve Years a Slave and African Heritage Tourism

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.29.2014 | Travel
Stefan Simanowitz

"Watching Kunte Kinte's story unfold had a profound impact on my developing sense of identity," says Ade Akinboyewa of the television series based on ...

World Cup Preview: Eto'o, Oscar Among Group A Players to Watch

Eight by Eight | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports
Eight by Eight

Capable of turning on a sixpence and with flair in abundance, Oscar, 22, is one of an exciting crop of players who helped Brazil lift the Confederations Cup on home soil in 2013.

The Cream Rises

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.15.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I will take a day and a stack of screeners (or links) and apply my 20-minute rule: I'll watch for 20 minutes and then decide if it's worth continuing. Many don't even take that long. Because a movie worth watching announces itself almost from its first frame.

The Range Wolf Is Andrew J. Fenady's Fresh Take on the Classic Jack London The Sea Wolf Saga

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

In Fenady's richly updated story, their paths cross during a stagecoach hold-up and then merge on a brutal cattle drive to Kansas, where you either "change" or "die.

Sleepy Kitten Tries To Stay Awake, Loses In Most Adorable Way

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.20.2014 | Comedy

Meet Oscar, a cute, cuddly, ginger kitten. Oscar is having a little problem: he's very, very sleepy. Click play to watch in this video above from linz...

Why I Wont Watch 12 Years a Slave

Glen McDaniel | Posted 05.16.2014 | Entertainment
Glen McDaniel

In terms of accuracy and vivid depiction of a real story -- a free man captured and held in slavery for 12 years -- this movie is said to be unparalleled. It is brutally accurate, with vivid heart-wrenching depiction of pain, blood, whippings and cruelty.

LEGO... Putting the Pieces Together

David Sable | Posted 05.03.2014 | Technology
David Sable

TV, movies -- but at the end it's about the blocks, and 85 years later -- every block ever made connects to another, and every extension they have ever introduced connects to all.

The Most Memorable Oscar Looks From 2004

www.celebuzz.com | Posted 02.28.2014 | Celebrity
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The 86th Annual Academy Awards is just around the corner, and while we are on the edge of our seats to find out who the winners will be, what we real...

The Oscar Film that Fed Europe's Hungry

William Lambers | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Every film has a message. It's the power of film that can entertain, inspire, or sometimes educate and bring great action toward a cause like world hunger.