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Movie Review: Closed Circuit

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.26.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

John Crowley's Closed Circuit, arriving in the wake of the Bradley Manning decision and the ongoing Edward Snowden affair, is more than timely: It's the most chilling film of the year, more frightening than any horror film because it seems so real.

Some Truths Take Time, for The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Everyone Else

Dana Beyer | Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Most of us in the LGBT community know that "some truths take time." They take time for others to accept and then finally, affirm, but, most importantly, they take time to germinate within us and grow so that we can accept ourselves and then affirm ourselves to others.

Popcorn Preview: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012) Cast includes: Riz Ahmed (Four Lions), Live Schreiber (Defiance), Kate Hudson (Almost Famous), Kiefer Suther...

Interview: Kiefer Sutherland and The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Mira Nair's film of the novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist isn't about terrorism, Kiefer Sutherland observes, but about the reaction to terrorism -- a very different thing.

Interview: Kiefer Sutherland and The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Mira Nair's film of the novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist isn't about terrorism, Kiefer Sutherland observes, but about the reaction to terrorism - a ...

Movie Review, The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Mira Nair's Mirror of American-Pakistani Relations

Caryn James | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment
Caryn James

Whatever its flaws, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is rich in drama and resonant with fraught cultural issues. It feels especially timely now, arriving so soon after the terror bombings in Boston and the aftermath of some ugly suspicions aimed at all Muslims.

The Rich Live Different Lives From the Rest of Us

George Heymont | Posted 11.10.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Starring Freida Pinto as a poor, young Indian woman working at a hotel whose physical beauty catches the eye of the spoiled, wealthy son of an Indian businessman, Trishna rests on a painful foundation of rigid caste distinctions, male privilege, and the limited opportunities.

Movie Review: Trishna

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.12.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Gorgeously shot and acted with aching tragic truthfulness, Michael Winterbottom's Trishna is a romance of depth and feeling.

The Trishna Interviews: Michael Winterbottom on Love in a Time of Change

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.09.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

In his latest film Trishna, Michael Winterbottom manages to capture the essence of India, the true chaotic blend of beautiful and infuriating that make the country one of the most beloved and talked about destinations in the world.

The 'Trishna' Interviews: Freida Pinto on Acting, Beauty and the Importance of Saying No

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.04.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Each time I interview Freida Pinto I grow more in awe of her. At an age when her peers are busy getting on TMZ, she is instead a classic beauty, with great wit and a timeless sense of style.

Jean Jacques Annaud's Black Gold: A Momentous Step in the Right Direction

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Black Gold is based on the 1957 book South of the Heart: A Novel of Modern Arabia by travel enthusiast and sometime race car driver Hans Ruesch, who was born in Naples of Swiss parents.

Live from Toronto Film Festival: Tuesday 9.13.11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.14.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

My hunch about skipping the opening weekend of this year's Toronto International Film Festival has paid off, in more ways than one. Mostly, however, ...

A First Look at Michael Winterbottom's Trishna (VIDEO)

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.24.2011 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Critics are raving about Freida Pinto's performance.