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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...

My Journey With The Danish Girl

Jake Graf | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jake Graf

In early 2015 I was proud to be a trans actor auditioning for a new film, The Danish Girl, which I was sure would advance the nascent dialogue about t...

'The Danish Girl' Is an Immensely Touching Movie

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.16.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

This is a woman who loves her husband totally, but also understands their need to be accepted as a woman. These are two of the best performances you will see this year, and they complement each other beautifully.

Hollywood Falls for Stereotypes in 'The Danish Girl'

Erica Keppler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Erica Keppler

If the filmmakers had taken enough time to get to know real transgender people prior to making this film, the depiction of Lili would have been one of a lucid, reasonable person trying to live honestly to herself in the midst of a world that wants to interpret and label her as crazy.

Inside The Unconventional Romance Of 'The Danish Girl'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment

You know a Tom Hooper movie when you see one. Or at least that's what I said after seeing "The Danish Girl" for the first time at the Toronto Film Fes...

The Phenomenal 'Danish Girl' Presents A Transgender Journey By Way Of A Tender Love Story

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 09.13.2015 | Entertainment

Early on in Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl,” Eddie Redmayne’s Copenhagen painter Einar Wegener models a pair of tights and heels for his wife, ...

See Eddie Redmayne As Lili Elbe In The First Trailer For 'The Danish Girl'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment

In the first trailer for Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl," Alicia Vikander's Gerda Wegener sketches her husband, played by Eddie Redmayne, in bed as a w...

New Posters For 'The Danish Girl' Offer A Stunning Look At Eddie Redmayne As Lili Elbe (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 08.03.2015 | Entertainment

UPDATE: The posters we featured previously (which were originally posted on Indiewire) were not actually released by the film studio. A representat...

See The First Photo Of Eddie Redmayne Playing Transgender Pioneer

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.27.2015 | Entertainment

A top commodity after taking home the Oscar for playing Stephen Hawking, Eddie Redmayne is prepping another transformative role. This time he'll portr...

Behind the Scenes: Tom Hooper

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 01.18.2015 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

Sometimes with pen or pencil in hand, other times with a full palette of acrylic or watercolors, Hooper adds connections or isolating areas to accent characters and objects with little or no preconception or plan -- something like the way a jamming jazz musician riffs or a butterfly flies.

Has 'Les Mis' Director Tom Hooper Chosen His Next Project?

Posted 03.15.2013 | Entertainment

From "One Day More" to "One Year of Love"? According to Mike Fleming at Deadline.com, "Les Miserables" director Tom Hooper is kicking the tires on the...

Hold the Free-Range Chicken and Creamed Kale: Tom Hooper Celebrated at Michael's

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As to the DGA awards, Hooper joins Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Ang Lee, and Ben Affleck for this honor. Omitted were Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, and most serious, a favorite: David O. Russell.

Why Les Miz Won't Get One Oscar Nomination

Dan Mirvish | Posted 03.10.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Mirvish

One Oscar Les Miserables won't be nominated for is "Best Original Musical." Wait a minute, you're thinking, that's crazy talk -- there's no category called "Best Original Musical." As a matter of fact, there is such a category, but it's just never been activated.

The Soul of Les Miserables: Why It Touches Us

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

The epic musical Les Miserables, now portrayed on the big screen, contains elements so rarely seen today and yet so sorely needed.

Les Miserables and Lincoln: They March to Freedom

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Lonna Saunders

What do Lincoln and Les Miserables have in common? Enjolras played by Aaron Tveit, a student leader of the June Rebellion in Les Miserables, belts it out.

Courage & Individual Conscience: The Top 10 Pro-Freedom Films of 2012

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

As we celebrate 2012 in film, it's fitting that we honor movies that affirm the very liberty that makes our art, our traditions of free speech, and our democratic form of government possible.

Les Miserables Is Truly the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The film version of Les Miserables is truly an amalgamation of the good, the bad and the ugly. All three elements are found in this epic film of faith, forgiveness and redemption.

Movie Review: Les Miserables

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Tom Hooper's film of the musical Les Miserables is an exceptional movie of a mediocre musical, the kind of middlebrow melodrama that passes for profound on Broadway.

Why Tom Hooper Took The Ultimate Risk With 'Les Miserables'

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment

It's always interesting to to see what a directer who's just won the Academy Award chooses for his next project. It's a little different for actors --...

Review: Les Misérables (2012)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 02.12.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The harshest thing I can say about Tom Hooper's Les Misérables is that I can only imagine those who have not seen the original show wondering what the fuss has been all about.

Les Miserables: Singing For Supper

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Squalor, sewers, Dickensian suffering, a splendor of operatic riches! If you are director Tom Hooper, how do you follow the drama of the multi-Oscar winning King's Speech?

What's The First Word On 'Les Miserables'?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.07.2012 | Entertainment

The "Les Miserables" reviews are in, and critics are split about whether Tom Hooper's adaptation of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's music...

Will 'Les Miz' Virgins Enjoy The Movie?

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

I had always thought of Les Misérables as something that was (A) kind of complicated, (B) beloved by a lot of people and (C) impossible for me to catch up on at this point in my life. It would be like deciding all of a sudden, "You know, maybe it's time I took up polo."

'Les Mis' Gets Standing O During New York Debut

Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment

The first-ever screening of Tom Hooper's "Les Misérables" received a rapturous standing ovation on Friday afternoon in New York. Audience members -- ...

Dream A Dream: New 'Les Miserables' Trailer Finally Arrives

Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment

"Les Miserables" fans who wore out their space bars playing the first teaser for the film are in luck: Universal has released a U.K. trailer for "Les ...