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An Oscar Winning Director Grapples With Life In A Day

Brad Balfour | Posted 09.30.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Now, a little over a year later, I find myself marveling not only at what ended up as the 90-minute crowd-sourced compilation curated by veteran director Macdonald, but at the very feat of putting it together.

Tribeca Interview: Abigail Breslin and Alessandro Nivola in Janie Jones: Rock God Meets Rock Child

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 07.06.2011 | New York
Cynthia Ellis

For those who best remember Abigail Breslin with her tear-away pants, gyrating to "Brick House" while her grandfather cheers her on from the sidelines, well, a lot has happened since then.

HuffPost Review: Incendies

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.19.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I understand why Susanne Bier's In a Better World won the foreign-language Oscar -- but I believe this was the better film.

HuffPost Review: Arthur

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.05.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Let's start with a fact. The 1981 film Arthur is a middling piece of studio comedy, buoyed (in the first half) by an unexpectedly effervescent perform...

DVDs: A Brawling Mark Wahlberg, a Psychic Matt Damon and a Buddha-like Little Boy

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

This movie is a different kind of bad. It's the Saturday night SyFy scare-fest starring a ridiculous creature that's "half shark, half octopus, all killer!" Of course it's awful.

Actors Rashida Jones and Chris Messina Entangle in Monogamy

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

When it debuted at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, Monogamy seemed more like a fiction film done documentary style than a highly stylized indie featur...

Are the Academy Awards Past Their Prime?

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

Maturity, it seems, might go a long way toward restoring the Oscars to their former glory after years of creative corrosion.

Live-blogging the 2011 Oscar telecast

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Marshall Fine

8:39PM EST Off to a good start with the hosts, James Franco and Anne Hathaway, inserted into scenes from several of the Oscar nominees, on an Incepti...

Oscar Winner Rips Wall Street During Acceptance Speech

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"Inside Job" won the 2011 Academy Award for best documentary on Sunday night. The film's director used his acceptance speech to deliver pointed critic...

Melissa Leo's F-Bomb Victory In The Face Of Embarrassing Ads

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Despite widespread criticism for her self-promotional Oscar campaign, Melissa Leo took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 'The...

Shhh! Here's Your Winning Oscar Ballot

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

If you want to win the Oscar pool, why not use my ballot? If you triumph, you can lord it over your friends. If you lose, you can blame me. It's a win-win!

My Oscar Moment... With Kevin, Barbra, Nicole, and Mom

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Joel Schwartzberg

My mom wore a blue sequined dress she got from a shop in Boca Raton. "It's for the Academy Awards," she mentioned to the salesperson. And the manager. And the security guard.

Oscar May Overlook Winter's Bone, but You Shouldn't

Bill Swadley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bill Swadley

Many of us make sure we see at least the films that have a chance of winning. Winter's Bone is unlikely to win, so last minute Oscarheads will likely make the mistake to skip it.

When the Vows Break: Are Oscar-Winning Actresses Destined for Divorce?

Steve Lake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Steve Lake

Between 1936 and 2010, Best Actress winners were 63 percent more likely to get divorced than non-winners.

Oscars 2011: Don't Expect Many Esperanza Spaldings

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

As a whole, the night should be entertaining, drawn-out predictable fun. Here's my take on how the night will play out in all categories.

Iranian Oscar-Winner Narrates, Defends Alarmist Iran Doc

Ali Gharib | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Gharib

Shoreh Aghdashloo, narrator of the neoconservative-dominated "Iranium" documentary, answered some tough questions. The point, she said, is that Iran can't be trusted with a bomb.

Trouble in Gasland

NYCity News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
 NYCity News Service

Energy In Depth, sponsored by a coalition of natural gas companies, is attempting to prevent Gasland -- a film about a controversial mining technique called hydro-fracking -- from winning an Oscar.

Examining Our Nation's True Grit: Can We Change Our Minds?

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Carol Smaldino

I find it striking that the courage of conviction, attitude and tenacity of Jeff Bridges' marshal in True Grit may be closer to our collective American character than we think.

Live From Sundance 2011: Day Three

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Three of the four films I saw at Sundance 2011 on Saturday not only fit the bill for 'comedy,' but acquit themselves nicely. And each comes from a different country -- the U.S., Ireland and Norway.

HuffPost Review: Applause

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I may have seen her before, but it wasn't until I saw Applause that the name of actress Paprika Steen stuck in my head. Now I can't get her off my mind.

HuffPost Review: The Dilemma

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Vince Vaughn's motor-mouth riffing stopped being funny several films ago. So what we get now are movies as slack and slow-moving as The Dilemma.

PHOTOS: Carole Bayer Sager's Abstract Paintings On View At LA Art House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Singer/Composer Carole Bayer Sager turns her talents to the canvas in a surprisingly rich debut of Abstract Oil Paintings WHAT: Generations - N...

HuffPost Review: Biutiful

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

With the deeply soulful performance by Javier Bardem in the central role, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has created a story that captures the human dilemma at both its most simple and its most complex.

Interview: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Biutiful

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sitting in the lobby of the Mercer Hotel in New York's SoHo neighborhood, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu could be Don Quixote, tilting at Hollywood windm...

David O. Russell Battles for The Fighter

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

David O. Russell is on the phone, eager to talk about The Fighter, a movie whose unexpected dash to the top is not all that dissimilar from the story it tells.