The Golden Globes are probably the most light-hearted of the major motion picture or television kudos. So we've come to expect less poignancy from winners at this show than compared to the Academy Awards.
Sunday night represented yet another milestone for Woody Allen in a career already overflowing with them, when the 78-year-old director received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Golden Globes.
Skydiving is falling, technically, but it's uplifting nonetheless, and about as close as we humans can come to flying. Seems there are quite a few of us who want to experience feeling free as a bird without actually being outdoors and dealing with the weather.
Arab cinema has a humanity that connects deeply to its audiences, and year by year, is conquering fans all over the world. Perhaps it's because Arab films deal with women who look real, men who act real and stories that really get to the heart of the matter. As easily understood in Beirut, as in Berlin, Baltimore and Bombay.
Woody Allen's films have global meaning across many generations. As an artist his work has personal resonance. In most of his films art is treated with reverence alongside the main characters.
It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."
Believe it or not, I've been asked many times if self-loving is cheating and about its potential negative impact on relationships and each time I thin...
It is 10am. The private coach is waiting exactly where it's supposed to be, in front of the grand main entrance of the Musée d'Orsay. I climb inside and claim a seat alongside my fellow American travelers, of which there are fourteen.
After a screening for awards season voters, I spoke with Bobby Cannavale (who played Chili, the Stanley Kowalski inspired role to Blanchett's Jasmine/Blanche DuBois) and Andrew Dice Clay (who played Jasmine's ex-brother-in-law).
Perhaps no city block takes Halloween more seriously than East 91st Street. On this ghostly, otherworldly day, people from all over the region descend on this two-block stretch lined by beautiful limestone townhouses and apartment buildings.
Though rare, the incident is far from the only case of large appliances being used to attack film directors.
I am friendly with a woman named Alana Ladd, daughter of legendary actor Alan Ladd. She is married to wonderful talk show host Michael Jackson and mother to top caterer Alan Jackson.
She may have been jet lagged and slightly tipsy from a drink or two at a pre-Tribute dinner at the New York Film Festival evening in her honor, but th...
At a question-and-answer session after the Fox screening of Enough Said for Academy members, I asked Director/Writer Nicole Holofcener if James Gandolfini had seen the film.
Jane Rosenberg has to choose carefully whom she tells what to: "When I go to a party, if I tell people I'm a painter, they say, 'That's nice' and then they walk away; but if I tell them I'm a courtroom artist, they say 'Wow' and want to talk to me all night.
For years many people in the film industry have told me I needed to write about my career running United Artists, Paramount and Columbia, the hundreds of movies I made or was responsible for getting made, and the famous and infamous characters with whom I worked.