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Popcorn Preview: Chagall-Malevich

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Most of Chagall-Malevich centers on the time Chagall was Commissariat of the Academy of Modern Art, 1917-18. While the story is set against historic events, it makes no claim of historic accuracy, which becomes obvious fairly quickly. There's a kitsch yet wonderful fantasy quality about the story.

Popcorn Preview: 24 Days

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Ilan's family isn't rich, but his kidnappers think they are... are they just after money, or is there another motive?

Popcorn Preview: Dial a Prayer

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Dial a Prayer is the second feature film by writer/director, Maggie Kiley. It's an enjoyable hour and a half; even though Cora, the central character, seems to mope through life... always as dreary as the interminable Michigan winter.

Popcorn Preview: Woman in Gold

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

As the film opens, we see the restless Adele Bloch-Bauer sitting for a portrait by Gustav Klimt. Who would have guessed that a family portrait would become the center of an Austrian identity crisis? Especially a portrait of a Jewish woman. In 1998, Maria Altmann's sister Louisa is laid to rest. A

Popcorn Preview: Effie Gray

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

n depicting the events of John and Effie's marriage, the movie is quite reserved and beautifully nuanced. Many of the filmmakers come from Merchant Ivory Productions, and Effie Gray is very much in that tradition. It's hard to know with certainty what went on in the marriage, but there are letters and written accounts that served as source material.

Popcorn Preview: The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

She was the first woman to include risqué material in her act. She wasn't "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas"... she was the first. She promoted and taught classes for young women who wanted to become Red Hot Mamas, too. Everything she did was original... she was one of the first jazz singers... certainly the first of the white jazz singers.

Popcorn Preview: Merchants of Doubt

Leslie Sisman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

At first we wonder if we're in the right movie. Magician Jamy Ian Swiss puts on his signature red shirt, suit and tie for a performance at the Magic Castle. "My occupation is deception," he says. "I make an honest living."

Popcorn Preview: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Leslie Sisman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

We first encounter Kumiko as she walks along the water's edge wearing her oversized red hoodie and carrying a piece of white cloth. Her footprints follow the line of the serf.

What You Need To Know About Alexis Tsipras

HuffPost Greece | Katerina Prifti | Posted 01.27.2015 | World

Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the Greek Coalition of the Radical Left -- best known by its acronym, Syriza -- is the focus of attention in Europe afte...

Popcorn Preview: American Sniper

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.11.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

At the recruiting office, they give him a brochure for the Seals... and we soon see Chris in basic training. "We're looking for warriors, not quitters." Training is brutal but Chris makes it to sniper school, where his "hell of a gift" sets him apart.

Popcorn Preview: Big Eyes

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Amy Adams as Margaret is excellent. Christoph Waltz's over-the-top portrayal of Walter -- who, by many accounts was truly over-the-top -- can be a bit distracting. At any rate, it's an interesting exploration of how the "little hobo kids" became a household must-have.

Popcorn Preview: A Most Violent Year

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

As the film's title implies, there's a fair amount of violence in this movie, but it's not the kind of bloodbath we're used to seeing in modern movies. Instead, there's a feeling of danger that hangs over every scene right from the beginning.

Popcorn Preview: She's Beautiful When She's Angry

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014) Cast includes: Rita Mae Brown, Susan Brownmiller, Kate Millet, Ellen Willis, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Alix Kates...

Popcorn Preview: Rosewater

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.17.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Rosewater (2014) Cast includes: Gael García Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries), Kim Bodnia (In China They Eat Dogs), Claire Foy (Season of the Witch), S...

The Social PetWork: Platform Helps Boost Adoptions

Helaina Hovitz | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
Helaina Hovitz

We love digging up videos of puppies doing adorable things online. Thanks to ShelterMe.com, we can put this guilty pleasure to good use by spending time with shelter animals and sharing their photos and videos with the world.

This Is What It's Like To Go From College To The Bright Lights Of Broadway

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts

Carrie St. Louis has just arrived at the Helen Hayes Theatre. It’s one hour before show time; the seats are empty. St. Louis walks through the na...

Popcorn Preview: Boyhood

Leslie Sisman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Boyhood (2014) Cast includes: Patricia Arquette (Medium), Ethan Hawke (Training Day), Ellar Coltrane (Fast Food Nation), Lorelei Linklater (Waking Lif...

Popcorn Preview: A Summer's Tale

Leslie Sisman | Posted 08.24.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

A Summer's Tale (1996) Conte d'été Cast includes: Melvil Poupaud (The Lover, Broken English), Amanda Langlet (Triple Agent), Gwenaëlla Simon (Not o...

Playing Favorites

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

There's a reason I devote so much time and energy to identifying interpersonal challenges in successful people. It's because the higher up you go in the organization, the more your problems are behavioral.

What High School Students (And Their Parents) Can Do to Get the Most Financial/Merit Aid for College

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 06.20.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Where a student attends college, how much it will cost the family, and whether they end up with a little or a lot of debt depends on everyone making college finances a priority. It's never too early to start planning for how to pay for college.

Why Your Tinder Profile Isn't Saying What You Think It Is

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 03.18.2014 | Technology

There is no right way to do Tinder. But there are definitely a handful of very wrong ways to do it. Let's break down some of the most common Tinder-re...

The Inherent Creepiness of LinkedIn

Varda Epstein | Posted 04.25.2014 | Business
Varda Epstein

The answer is voyeurism, plain and simple. I want to see which Big Kahuna took a gander at my profile page on the sly. I want to congratulate myself on being interesting enough that people want to hunt me down and learn more about me.

Ari and Emma vs. Facebook (VIDEO)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 04.22.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Ari and I lament the burden of looking happy and productive on social media when inside your heart is actually breaking and you don't know what you are doing with your life.

Popcorn Preview: Honey (Miele)

Leslie Sisman | Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

In Italy, as in many countries, assisted suicide is illegal. Yet thanks to the assistance of people like Honey, terminally ill people can die in a time and manner of their choosing. Honey is a sensitive, interesting movie. It's not depressing, but it is thought provoking.

Popcorn Preview: True Detective

Leslie Sisman | Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Our sense is that True Detective will be as much about understanding what happened between Hart and Cohle as solving a murder. Because of the interviews, we know something about how things turn out. But that only makes it harder to work out.