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Men Shooting Films in Caves

Alexandra Juhasz | Posted 08.02.2011 | Arts
Alexandra Juhasz

It's like reality TV for filmmakers: wacky games with ridiculous rules bring out the real man. Our intrepid directors don't have to eat maggots but they do have to shoot almost an entire feature film within the tight, murky confines of a cave.

Who Is Jack Ryan?

Tamsin Smith | Posted 07.26.2011 | Books
Tamsin Smith

In terms of memorable opening lines, I'm not sure any author can top Vladimir Nabokov in Lolita for pure poetry and mind-bending eroticism, but Naboko...

Monday Madness: Chatting with Rob Zombie, Danny Elfman, Devo's Gerald Casale and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.22.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Are You Surprised By Movies Anymore?

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Werner Herzog is one filmmaker who defies the trailer, the reviewer and whatever formula you want to put on him. When I walk into a Herzog movie I ne...

Short Takes: Herzog's Cave, Picasso's Guernica, Brueghel's Wedding Dance

Jane Chafin | Posted 07.03.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

2011-05-03-cavescreenshot.jpgThe cave contains some of the earliest known cave paintings in existence, from as long as 30,000 years ago. This film is the best way to see what can only be described as a magical place.

Freedom, Satire & Toothpicks: Highlights This Week

Posted 06.30.2011 | Arts

Innovation, satire and fighting for what you believe it have been themes on HuffPost Arts this week. We questioned controversial trends: historic cari...

WATCH: Werner Herzog On Cave Art

Posted 06.25.2011 | Arts

Werner Herzog's new film, "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," examines some of the first traces of human culture. In the documentary, the prolific German dire...

The Celluloid Kitchen: Roger Ebert on Rice Cooking and His New Yearbook

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Lybarger

The connoisseur of films and food explains how a rice cooker can reward both taste buds and waistlines while taking little space on your counter or your schedule.

Artlog's Top Art and Culture Picks

Artlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Two essential museum events to attend on the circuit are the Guggenheim's International Gala and the MoMA Film Benefit.

Highlights This Week: From Caves To Skin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Arts page this week has been a hotbed of debate - the past, present, and (questionable) future of art have been under scrutiny. From Jeff Koons' ...

Werner Herzog's Unforgotten Dreams: Illuminating the Cave Paintings at Chauvet

Lisa Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lisa Adams

In a screening last month, I saw the unreleased Cave of Forgotten Dreams. There were literally six people in the audience, and Herzog allowed only us to see the mechanics behind the making of the film.

New Yorker Festival 2010 Lineup Announced: Stephen King, Malcolm Gladwell, Dave Eggers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The weekend of October 1st is going to be very busy in the literary world, as heavy hitters from across all book genres are slated to appear at the 11...

Free Flick Fridays: Burden of Dreams

Tribeca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Werner Herzog takes a steamboat over a hill in Burden of Dreams, Les Blank's clear-eyed documentary about the hubris, ambition, and danger fueling the making of Fitzcarraldo.

Super Bowl Directors: How Tarantino, Godard Would Film The Game (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Ever wonder what the Super Bowl would be like if Quentin Tarantino directed it? Slate's video site did -- and they didn't stop there. SlateV put toget...

Werner Herzog Reads 'Curious George' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Werner Herzog knows how to make a powerful film. And with his thick German accent, he knows how to mock a powerful monkey. Here, Herzog (aka an actor ...

Hollywood Directors Go Viral

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

I'd like to look a few directors that won't be getting much attention this awards season -- directors who recently popped up in an internet video.

Top Ten Movies of 2009

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Once again, here's my top ten of 2009 -- an interesting year for movies. And no, I haven't seen Avatar yet.

A Film Without an Award is Like a Fish Without a Bicycle

Lisa Nesselson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lisa Nesselson

Although film awards are given in France, there is no such thing as "awards season." "Season" in France applies to fruit, vegetables, truffles and the prospect of shooting and eating small animals.

And they're off! Gotham Independent Film Awards kick off the season!

Ariston Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

Michelle Byrd and Melvin Van Peebles via Wireimage Terrence Howard, dressed in a dapper white hat opened the 2008 Gotham Independent Film Awards with...

DVDs: Werner Herzog's Peripatetic Career

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Werner Herzog is well into one of the most eclectic, odd and engaging movie careers, one that jumps from personal epics to quixotic documentary films, and now even Hollywood spectacles.

Artist Angela Dufresne On Recreating History

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

Angela Dufresne, The Bruno S Island Acting School and the S House, Paris, France, 2006, oil on canvas, 66 by 108 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Mo...