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Carol Composer Carter Burwell: An Interview

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.22.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Todd Haynes' film Carol, an evocative love story set in the 1950's, adapted from an edgy Patricia Highsmith novel, The Price of Salt, is nominated for...

Portrait of a Serial Monogamist or Lesbians in Retrograde

Brandon Judell | Posted 02.17.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandon Judell

If you are fortyish lesbian living in Toronto who's been to bed with every other fortyish lesbian living in Toronto, some of whom reside with cats, you can finally experience yourself on screen thanks with Portrait of a Serial Monogamist.

Carol

Francis Levy | Posted 02.10.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

Todd Haynes' Carol evidences the same disconnect that infuses the lives of its two central characters Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett) and Therese Blivet (...

Seed of the Glittering Republic

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

My greatest satisfaction as an activist lies in the changed expectations of today's children, made possible by countless thousands of us who came before them.

Shopping For Happiness In The Oscar Race's Gorgeous Department Stores

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.13.2016 | Entertainment

Three unconventional stories of romance find an unlikely commonality in this year's Oscar contest. Beyond their crusades to score hardware amid the on...

Kristin Stewart at the New York Film Critics Circle: Moving Toward Oscars, or Not?

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.06.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Stewart found the Best Supporting Actress honor unexpected, given the movie Clouds of Sils Maria came out a year ago, but acknowledged that her work with Olivier Assayas was important to her because he was one of those directors able to "pull it out of me," even though she is a global star of popcorn movies.

These Men Are Vying For Best Director At The 2016 Oscars

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment

Welcome to For Your Consideration, The Huffington Post's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 28, 2016, entertainment editors Matthew J...

Todd Haynes Film a Cautionary Tale for Threatening Times

Stephen Woolley | Posted 12.03.2015 | Entertainment
Stephen Woolley

America and the world are gripped with a new brand of fear and conservatism as modernity and liberalism take a back seat to a powerful surge in Republican populism that Carol so clearly mirrors.

How 'Carol' Director Used Silence To Portray A Closeted Lesbian Relationship

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Director Todd Haynes said bringing his latest film, "Carol," to the big screen presented some unique cinematic challenges. Haynes, who is openly gay,...

Spotlight on Spotlight at the Gotham Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.01.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

That Spotlight won Best Feature at the Gotham Awards last night was not a surprise.

Cate Blanchett Will Break Your Heart In This 'Carol' Clip

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.23.2015 | Entertainment

In the 1950s, homosexuality's illegality meant a simple morality clause could revoke a parent's custody rights. "Carol," one of the year's best movies...

Women in Love: Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara Dazzle in 'Carol'

Jake Nevins | Posted 11.20.2015 | Arts
Jake Nevins

Because of this -- the immutability of the film's characters and the brilliant reincarnation of a zeitgeist -- Carol operates simultaneously as character sketch, period piece and aesthetic marvel.

My Week With 'Carol,' The Year's Most Enchanting Movie

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.20.2015 | Entertainment

The final installment of the "Hunger Games" franchise is opening in some 4,000 theaters this weekend. The Seth Rogen Christmas comedy "The Night Befor...

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in Carol: Women Who Love Women

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.19.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The Oscar buzz around Todd Haynes' new movie Carol may focus on the two women, Cate Blanchett's Carol and Rooney Mara's Therese, but Phyllis Nagy's adapted screenplay, from Patricia Highsmith's novel The Price of Salt, will surely garner an Oscar nod too.

Deconstructing Brian Wilson: Love & Mercy

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.11.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At 21 Club this week, screenwriter/ director Oren Moverman spoke excitedly about his new vocation as activist. Co-writer of Love & Mercy, Moverman was...

Denver Film Festival's Wonder Women: Cast Your Vote for This Cast of Characters

Michael Bialas | Posted 11.03.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Thanks to performers like Streep, Wilson and fellow actors who were called "actresses" to differentiate them from men, women in filmmaking are getting the attention in 2015 that's long overdue. If only earning equal pay was part of the package.

Why We Need to Keep the Activism of New Queer Cinema Alive

Matthew Wade | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Wade

Yes, these contemporary films may be brilliant and present a diverse range of multi-layered gay characters, but they often focus on the monogamous, family-oriented love stories we typically see in mainstream heterosexual narratives. The queercore, rebellious spirit of New Queer Cinema films has slowly become overshadowed by the "ideal" of domesticity and conformity.

A Conversation With Charlotte Gainsbourg in Cannes

Karin Badt | Posted 07.24.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Charlotte Gainsbourg is quite opposite in person to how she appears in Asia Argento's new dark comedy Misunderstood where she plays a narcissistic, selfish mother who cares more about her sexual exploits and piano-playing than her little girls.

Cate Blanchett's New Love Interest

Posted 08.29.2013 | Entertainment

Any actor or actress who turns down the opportunity to star as Cate Blanchett's love interest is a mystery to us, so count Mia Wasikowska as the newes...

Heavenly Bodies

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

Last week's Supreme Court one-two punch -- Gee, black folks, aren't you over that racism thing yet? Hey, gays, I guess you're kind of like real people...

Lindi Ortega Video Exclusive, Plus Chatting With Yo-Yo Ma and Mason Jennings

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.05.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Todd Haynes Talks About Mildred Pierce

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Todd Haynes has spent his filmmaking career working far outside the mainstream -- yet he seems surprised when a reporter refers to his new miniseries, HBO's Mildred Pierce, as surprisingly conventional for him.

Melissa Leo -- She's a Fighter

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

She's been a working actor for almost 30 years - having dropped out of Purchase College of the State University of New York to take a role on All My C...

HuffPost Review: Great Directors

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The title of the film Great Directors is exceptionally misleading, given that its real title should be People Whose Films I Like and Who Agreed to Be Interviewed By Me on Camera For This Movie.

Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast: Robert Mitchum and Great Directors

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bruce Weber's documentary-in-progress Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast about actor Robert Mitchum shows the Hollywood tough guy of Westerns and noirs as a shy, modest, non-celebrity.