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ReThink Review: Love & Mercy -- Mental Illness on the Beach

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

What I appreciate about Love & Mercy, the fantastic new film about Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, is its assertion that true musical genius is an ineffable gift -- and potentially a curse -- bestowed upon the rare few.

Why We Love Brian Wilson's Melodies (and Matzo Ball Soup)

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 06.11.2015 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

After seeing the new movie, Love & Mercy, we'll never hear The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" the same way again.

An Interview with Director Bill Pohlad of 'Love & Mercy' - The Beach Boys' New Biopic

The GypsyNesters | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
The GypsyNesters

A new music biopic was featured at the AARP Movies for Grown-Ups Film Festival in Miami. The movie delves deeply into the troubled life of Brian Wilson, the creative genius behind The Beach Boys, from a compassionate and compelling point of view.

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.

The Long-Shot Nominees

Jon Eig | Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

If you're an awards junkie, then you already know the likely Oscar nominees. Just to be contrary, I thought I'd nominate people and films who, like boss Jim Gettys, have something less than a chance. These are the films and performances of 2013 that should be considered, but won't be.

2013's Best (And Worst) Moments in Film

Jon Eig | Posted 02.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

I was trying to come up with a way to avoid the standard list, so here's what I've got for you: 10 things to be thankful for in 2013 movies (plus five things to really bitch and moan about, because, let's face it, that's more fun.)

Movie Review: 12 Years a Slave

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave is the year's most powerful film, an arthouse masterpiece which demands to be seen -- and which will punch mainstream audiences in the gut.

Hugh Jackman's a Family Guy in Prisoners

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

"I'm a sports nut," explained Hugh Jackman, joyful that his son decided to join the school soccer team. The actor and song man was making his way arou...

Movie Review: Prisoners - Don't Believe the Hype

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Denis Villeneuve had two films at this year's Toronto Film Festival. The better one was called Enemy. The one that's getting the big studio release this week is called Prisoners.

'Prisoners' Is The Movie To See This Weekend

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment

Parenting involves countless mundane decisions – dozens a day. But as any parent knows, the potential for tragedy stemming from a wrong decision...

Movie Review: Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal in Intense Prisoners

Caryn James | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Caryn James

Prisoners is an extraordinarily well-made popcorn movie. Like most thrillers, this one doesn't provoke us to take things so personally; that's why thrillers make for great escapism.

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.

Hugh Jackman Is Taking No 'Prisoners'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment

Guys, you still don't want to mess with Hugh Jackman. As for Terrence Howard? Well, perhaps. Or so it goes in the newest trailer for "Prisoners," ...

Hugh Jackman Wants Revenge

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment

A riveting new trailer for "Prisoners," a suspense thriller starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, Paul Da...

Can You See It? Paul Dano As Beach Boy Brian Wilson

Posted 01.18.2013 | Entertainment

Paul Dano ("There Will Be Blood," "Ruby Sparks," "Looper") will play the role of Brian Wilson in a forthcoming movie about the Beach Boys, THR reports...

Profs Break Down 'Looper'

Posted 02.11.2013 | College

Professors Kevin Taylor Anderson and Salman Hameed of "Film Autopsy" try to figure out the time-travel, sci-fi film "Looper," starring Joseph Gordon-L...

Jon Heder Makes a Dramatic Shift in For Ellen

Kristin McCracken | Posted 11.19.2012 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

We caught up with Heder in Los Angeles, where he talked about his quirky character, his shift into independent drama, and his eventual plans to direct.

Paul Dano on Dream Girl Zoe Kazan Coming to Life in Ruby Sparks

Tribeca | Posted 09.25.2012 | Entertainment

In Ruby Sparks, the latest feature from Little Miss Sunshine's Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the impossible comes true.

Movie Review: The Fabulist Ruby Sparks

Caryn James | Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts
Caryn James

Neurosis hasn't seemed this adorably sane since Woody Allen. Clever, funny, expertly walking the line between arty and mainstream, Ruby Sparks is a lovable romantic comedy.

Review: Ruby Sparks

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.23.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ruby Sparks could be a tasty bit of magical realism in romantic-comedy form, the first produced screenplay by actress Zoe Kazan, who plays the title character. Except for one serious problem.

Cheat Sheet: Zoe Lister-Jones vs. Zoe Kazan

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 07.17.2012 | Women

Don't be alarmed if you're experiencing deja vu. You've been hearing about a young actress named Zoe who made an indie romantic comedy with her boyfri...

Movie Review -- Ruby Sparks a Male Fantasy

Carole Mallory | Posted 09.11.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

For me this film fails in its premise yet I hope Kazan keeps writing, but about more genuine subjects. She has talent that was spewed in Ruby Sparks, but her early draft should have been left in the trash,.

Paul Dano's Manic Pixie Dream Girl Comes To Life In 'Ruby Sparks' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 04.19.2012 | Entertainment

Zooey Deschanel, who? Say hello the ultimate manic pixie dream girl, Ruby Sparks. In romantic indie comedy "Ruby Sparks," Paul Dano stars as a fru...

Being Flynn Actor Paul Dano on Girlfriend Zoe Kazan: "We're Pretty Domestic"

Yelena Shuster | Posted 05.21.2012 | TV
Yelena Shuster

We recently chatted with Being Flynn and Little Miss Sunshine actor Paul Dano and couldn't resist asking him about his live-in relationship with fellow indie dreamboat actress Zoe Kazan.

ReThink Interview: Paul Weitz, Director of Being Flynn

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.08.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I had a chance to talk with Weitz, and as I began transcribing our interview, I began to notice parallels between Nick's story and Weitz's journey to both forge a unique movie from a beloved existing work and to embrace his past as a way to move forward and develop his own voice.