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Viggo Mortensen Goes Off The Grid In Triumphant 'Captain Fantastic'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment

Film festivals are all-day affairs, stuffed with one movie, interview, party and hurried pizza slice after the next. By the time I took my seat for Su...

'Manchester By The Sea' Becomes Oscar Hopeful After Sundance Showing

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment

Kenneth Lonergan's latest film grabs your attention and holds it the minute you spot Casey Affleck on a fishing boat out on the water in Massachusetts...

Johnny Depp's Daughter Looks All Grown Up At Sundance

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment

Johnny Depp's daughter is making quite the splash at Sundance. Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of the famous actor and French singer/model Vanessa Paradis, ...

Sundance Mania, Cable Headwinds and Telco Cash...

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 01.25.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

TimeWarner Charter faces headwinds, Sundance awash in webcaster cash, and telco's see long road to riches...

Sundance Review: 'Wiener-Dog' Isn't Charming, But Craig Robinson Is

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2016 | Entertainment

Other than the festival's opening-night Norman Lear documentary, we have yet to see a Sundance movie that bowls us over. We're sitting down with the f...

A Stunning Norman Lear Doc And A Lukewarm Cancer Dramedy Opened Sundance

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2016 | Entertainment

The hills of Park City are alive with the sounds of the Sundance Film Festival, which began on Thursday night and becomes an all-day affair on Friday....

Vimeo Pledges To Support Female Filmmakers If Hollywood Won't Do It

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.24.2016 | Entertainment

This year's Oscar nominations included not a single woman for best director. It's not terribly surprising, considering that over 87 years, only four w...

This 'Kiki' Clip Picks Up Where 'Paris Is Burning' Left Off

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.22.2016 | Entertainment

Twenty-five years after "Paris Is Burning" stormed through the Sundance Film Festival, another documentary centered on the queer community's ball cult...

19 Sundance Documentaries That We'll Be Talking About In 2016

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.21.2016 | Entertainment

The movies most commonly associated with the Sundance Film Festival are indie darlings -- daring dramas like "Sex, Lies and Videotape," moody meditati...

14 Movies That Could Stir Up Buzz At The 2016 Sundance Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.21.2016 | Entertainment

Movie buffs and skiing aficionados alike will descend upon Park City, Utah, on Thursday for the start of the Sundance Film Festival. In search of the ...

Sundance Doc Offers Snapshot Of America's Thorny Abortion Laws

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.20.2016 | Entertainment

Two months before the Supreme Court hears a case about Texas abortion restrictions, a new documentary exploring the same subject is set to premiere th...

Wines to Pair With the Sundance Film Festival

Kirsten Fox | Posted 01.19.2016 | Taste
Kirsten Fox

My little mountain town of Park City, Utah, will be invaded, as it is every year at the end of January, by the People-In-Black, "PIBs" as they're affectionately referred to by the locals.

Where Hollywood A-Listers Hang Out During Sundance in Park City

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 01.12.2016 | Travel
Oscar Raymundo

Chances are your favorite indie movie of all time -- whether that'd be Reservoir Dogs, Garden State, Memento, Heathers, Tangerine, or American Psy...

Indie Filmmaker, Kris Swanberg, on Her Film, Unexpected, and Finding Balance

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

There has been a lot of talk lately about the lack of female directors in Hollywood. For indie director Kris Swanberg, the pressures in filmmaking center more around finding the balance between directing and motherhood.

Oaxaca Film Fest: International Films, Sundance and Mezcal in the Colonial City

Karin Badt | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

I happened to learn about the Oaxaca Film Festival by the luck of coincidence. While surfing in Puerto Escondido, I met its charismatic director, Ramiz Adeeb Azar, an Iranian American, based in the city of Oaxaca, on the beach.

Dreamcatcher: Offering Condoms and Compassion to Ladies of the Night

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

The story begins like many famous fairy tales. An orphaned infant is sent to live with a relative--a grandmother, this time.

'Give Me Goosebumps!': Celebrating the Relaunch of the TFI Doc Fund and New Partnership with The Orchard

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This idea, the concept of cinema as a hand across cultures, is exactly what the TFI Documentary Fund is about. From a festival that began to heal a city, to a program and their funds that continue to mend the world through cinema, TFI is high on my list of groundbreaking, life-changing organizations. Many may have tried to imitate it but none have even come close.

Just Ride

Seamus McGraw | Posted 06.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Seamus McGraw

Maybe after all these years, my memory is playing tricks on me, but I remember him looking like a brilliant bolt of lightning that carried its own sto...

The Aftermath of Tribeca: James Franco on Adderall, Lily Tomlin as a Grandma, Jason Schwartzman with a Huge Penis, and the Wolfpack Are Coming to Your Local Theatres

Brandon Judell | Posted 05.28.2016 | Arts
Brandon Judell

Of the hundreds of films screened at festivals across the nation only a handful will wind up at your local theatres, and that goes for those lucky enough to have been viewed at the growingly prestigious Tribeca Film Festival (TFF).

The Tony Nominations: Reflections A Week Later

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.07.2016 | 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 05.05.2016 | 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 05.05.2016 | Queer 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 06.27.2015 | 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 06.24.2015 | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.