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The Tony Nominations: Reflections A Week Later

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.07.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

As a fever ate away at my remaining brain cells last week, I was bombarded with questions about the Tony nominations. I answer two main questions below.

The Exceptional Touch of KCRW's Jason Bentley Shapes America's Musical Tastes

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

What do Adele, Foster The People, Hozier, Norah Jones, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Beck, Coldplay, The Black Keys and Sia all have in common?

Jenni Olson's New Film 'The Royal Road'

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 05.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

The 65 minutes long work is a poetic essay and a double love story. there is the filmmaker's love for San Francisco, a city where all one's special and beloved places "are disappearing before your eyes," and there is her love for women -- women who are almost too beautiful to be looked at, who are adored, courted, pursued, but remain elusive.

Mor Loushy's Censored Voices: Why We're Winning Wars and Losing Peace

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.27.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Now onto the film itself. When I tell you that a film based on voice recordings and archival photography, interwoven with touching cinematic portraits of the soldiers today can indeed be a spellbinding masterpiece, believe me.

Live from the Tribeca Film Festival: Wrapping Up

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When I'm in New York, the Tribeca screenings have to get in line with all the other things on my calendar -- and most of those take precedence over spending Saturday or Sunday at a multiplex in Battery Park City watching films I probably wouldn't review even if they were released.

A Queer Movie That Doesn't Lead With Its Queer Foot

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 04.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Sarah Beauchamp

While the film doesn't revolve around sexuality, through the character of Shirin, Akhavan sheds light on an otherwise underrepresented group of people. "No one believes in bisexuality," Akhavan says.

Live from the Tribeca Film Festival: Friday, April 17

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.18.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I rarely miss either the Sundance or Toronto film festivals each year -- but my relationship with the Tribeca film fest has been spottier. Partly that's due to scheduling: For a variety of reasons, I've been out of town for large chunks of the festival each of the past couple of years. 

The State of Masculinity in America and the One Film Every Man Must See

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact
Cari E. Guittard

This week I had the great privilege of attending a screening of Jennifer Siebel Newsom's latest film, The Mask You Live In, which embarks on a power...

The Long and Short of Shortsfest in Aspen

Michael Conniff | Posted 03.27.2015 | Denver
Michael Conniff

If you could find an app that combined the cumulative knowledge of Laura Thielen and George Eldred -- about movies in general and short films in particular -- then your Netflix subscription would be worth like a gazillion dollars.

Seymour: An Introduction

Hellin Kay | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Hellin Kay

"Music is like God. It's intangible," proclaims Seymour Bernstein. I couldn't agree more. Anyone that has ever had the hair on their arms raised by ...

Sundance 2015: 7 Brilliant Performances From TV Favorites

Hulu.com | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment
Hulu.com

You might know them as Charlie from Girls or Robin from How I Met Your Mother, but the following actors we know from the boxes in our living rooms prove that they command even more star power on the big screen, stretching their acting chops to heights we didn't know existed. Here were our favorites from this year's Sundance.

Matthew Jacobs

14 Sundance Movies That Should Be On Your Radar

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.04.2015 | Entertainment

The Sundance Film Festival has come and gone, which leaves us scouring the lineup for this year's "Whiplash" or "Boyhood." Several titles could fill t...

Sasha Bronner

Billy Crudup's New Film Will Make You Wonder If You're A Monster

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment

In the summer of 1971, 24 male Stanford University students volunteered to participate in a study led by Dr. Philip Zimbardo, a psychology professor i...

Sasha Bronner

James Franco's New Film Explores The Life Of Michael Glatze

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment

In recent years, James Franco has played his fair share of gay characters. There was Allen Ginsberg in “Howl,” poet Hart Crane in “The Broken To...

Jordan Davis' Parents Open Up About Coping With Their Son's Death

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 01.30.2015 | Black Voices

It's been more than two years since they lost their son, and the parents of Jordan Davis say the only thing that keeps them moving is knowing their lo...

What Sundance Stars Brittany Snow and American Authors Carry in Their Wallets

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.31.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

We caught up with Brittany Snow in Park City where she hosted a VIP event with a live performance by American Authors to celebrate the launch of Lipton's new Sparkling Iced Tea. To get the inside scoop on what Snow and the American Authors bandmates keep in their wallets, we asked them two questions.

Matthew Jacobs

Jason Schwartzman Is Happy To Talk About His Prosthetic Penis

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.01.2015 | Entertainment

Halfway through "The Overnight," Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman get naked. Very naked. We say "very" not only because the scene is revealing, but be...

A Non-Insiders Guide: 8 Strategies for Getting Sundance Film Tickets

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Ellen Freudenheim

Everybody knows what Sundance is, more or less -- the nation's premiere independent film festival. But other than film industry insiders and Sundance groupies, almost nobody understands how to navigate the ticket thicket for the annual January film fest.

'Fresh Dressed' Documentary Schools Us On Hip-Hop And Style

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

Fashion has always had a place in the hip-hop world -- from Kanye West waxing poetic on the importance of style to Run DMC revolutionizing the Adidas ...

Matthew Jacobs

Leslye Headland Wants To Teach Everyone About Sex

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.29.2015 | Entertainment

Sitting down with Leslye Headland is like swigging an espresso shot, especially when you do it in the thick of the sleepless Sundance Film Festival. S...

Sasha Bronner

It's Time To Take Sarah Silverman's Acting Career Very Seriously

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 01.28.2015 | Entertainment

Sarah Silverman is one of the most successful stand-up comedians working today, but it's her role as a drug-addled, depressed mother in "I Smile Back"...

Why John Leguizamo Says He Didn't ‘Want To Be A Drug Dealer Or A Murderer' The Rest Of His Life

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.27.2015 | Latino Voices

John Leguizamo made his television debut in the mid-1980s on “Miami Vice.” He was first cast as the son of an important drug lord and later as one...

Sasha Bronner

Jane Fonda: 'We Have To Shame The Studios For Being So Gender-Biased'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment

"The work we do affects the way that we see ourselves and the way that we are seen," director Ava Duvernay said on Monday during a Sundance brunch co-...

The Road to Burns

Ken Spooner | Posted 03.27.2015 | Entertainment
Ken Spooner

I didn't know much about TV/Film production; I just knew that I wanted to make films and I didn't have the money to do it.

24 Beautiful Portraits From This Year's Sundance Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment

This year's Sundance Film Festival has found room for Hollywood's biggest stars (Jason Segel, James Franco, Kristen Wiig and Lena Dunham) and brightes...