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Kristen Stewart Brings Camp X-Ray to the Forum Film Festival

Annette Insdorf | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

Stewart's commitment to this independent drama -- and her appearance in front of hundreds of law school students Tuesday -- seems far from the "celebrity headlines" she often elicits.

Best of Venice: Ghesseha, Iranian Tales That Have Found a Way to Be Told

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.10.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I found Ghesseha touching, insightful, romantic in parts, jarring in others, but always human. I could connect to the characters, I found my body tense up during confrontations, relax at the resolutions, and love.

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.

The Venice Diaries: Kicking Off With a Bang, and a Birdman

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

While most girls dream of interviewing George Clooney, I have always wanted to sit across from actor Payman Maadi, from the Oscar-winning Iranian film A Separation.

Kristen Stewart's Latest Role Was Originally Written For A Man

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Kristen Stewart is earning praise for her turn as a newly hired guard at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp's U.S. prison in the Sundance movie "Camp X...