Pioneering movie director's Dorothy Arzner recent death reminds us that still today too few movies are directed or produced by women. It wasn't until 2009 that the first Oscar for Best Director went to a woman!
I crave, in no particular order, respect for the audience, respect for the story and its characters and respect for women. It boils down to the basic definition of the principle of this grand word "respect," which is "due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights or traditions of others."
The End of the Tour is focused on human connection through conversing openly, and considering that the contents of these conversations came directly from two perspicacious writers, it never ceases to fascinate and enlighten.
At 53, a rather perilous age for an action star, Cruise shows no sign of slowing down. If anything, he's doubled down on the spectacular and daring-looking personal stunts.
I sat down with actor Demian Bichir during the final months of 2008, when he was appearing in "The Waters of Babylon" at the Geffen Playhouse.
One number: 22. That's all it took to transform Ellen Goosenberg Kent from a filmmaker to a woman on a mission. "When I heard that 22 veterans are killing themselves every day, I thought: This is outrageous. That's almost one every hour. I had to do something," she said.
Our childhood heroes are bound to let us down on some level as we grow to adulthood, as is the price of wisdom and life experience. That said, I miss my hero Mel Gibson, and all he seemed to bring to the table.
The film may well garner Oscar nominations for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design; maybe Best Actress in a Leading Role; and, quite likely, Best Adapted Screenplay.
Hooray for Hollywood now refers more to the past than the present. The movie capital has in inferiority complex when it compares itself to prior glories.
I am honored to present exclusive audio of a Q&A with Citizenfour Director Laura Poitras, which took place as part of the Talking Pictures program at the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Everybody is equal and you are not supposed to ever make anybody feel that he/she is worth less than you. If you are able to look at everyone with love, the butterfly effect will start to work, and you will be making a difference.
While We're Young follows in the footsteps of the majority of Baumbach's work, as it succeeds admirably in achieving its apparent goal of being yet another terrifically mediocre film.
The reference to the release from Arthur Freed's incomparable MGM unit is recorded here as preamble to the unhappy news that a woefully cheap travesty of the gloriously romantic film has now opened at the Neil Simon.
Still Alice is not a public health poster. It is the powerful story of a young, smart, witty, vivacious, and beautiful Columbia University linguistics professor.
A few years ago I worked on a project that was tied to Days of Our Lives. For those of you who grew up with soap operas (or maybe still try to catch them from time to time) you know that this show has been on the air for 50 years.
Having been an acting and success coach for the past 28 years, I've noticed that people, now more than ever, are confusing a dream with a wish. There is a BIG difference. It's like night and day.