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Ricky Camilleri is a host of HuffPost Live, where he specializes in leading conversations with members of the TV and film community. A filmmaker himself, Ricky co-founded CamLin Productions in 2010 and his work has been showcased at film festivals around the world. When he's not on HuffPost Live, Ricky can be seen on CBS, NBC and various other TV networks discussing Hollywood and entertainment news.

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Final Oscar Predictions (From a Person Who Wants Everyone To Win So They'll Come Back For More Interviews)

(1) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 4:10 PM

The Oscars, while fun to speculate about, mean very little other than a few movies that would normally not make money, get to make a little more. Films like "Boyhood" get to pull in over $25 million due to awareness and hype surrounding the awards season bump. Personally, my favorite...

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Why Vince Vaughn Needs 'True Detective' More Than 'True Detective' Needs Him

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 1:42 PM

Remember last year when the term, "McConnaisance" started getting tossed around as Matthew McConaughey was gearing up to win an Oscar for "Dallas Buyers Club?" If Vince Vaughn is able to secure the lead role on Season 2 of HBO's "True Detective" get ready for the...

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Stop Being Mad at Woody Allen for Not Casting Black Actors

(18) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 5:47 PM

Last week, Woody Allen finally "broke his silence" regarding accusations that he doesn't cast black actors. Why the world felt it necessary to hold the director of "Scoop" and "Cassandra's Dream" accountable for the lack of black stars in cinema is a little beyond me, but I'd like...

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Looking Back At 'The Matrix' Fifteen Years Later

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 10:27 PM

Fifteen years ago, the Wachowski brothers unveiled their science-fiction classic "The Matrix." From the groundbreaking special effects behind bullet-time to the mixing, matching and surface-scratching of every philosophy one can pull from a 101 textbook to the techno music hacking and of course, the leather, "The Matrix" was built on...

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My Third Parent Was Roger Ebert

(3) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 8:00 AM

Yesterday, I was sitting on the HuffPost Live stage with the fortune to interview Danny Boyle. Boyle is a filmmaker who had a somewhat profound effect on my teenage years. I had loved Trainspotting in high school and I had a poster of the film in my room at home...

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William Friedkin, Director Of Controversial Gay Film 'Cruising,' Looks Back With Regret

(43) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 10:31 AM

Legendary Hollywood film director William Friedkin appeared on HuffPost Live on March 25 to discuss his use of "shocking material" throughout his career. Host Ricky Camilleri brought up Friedkin's 1980 film "Cruising" starring Al Pacino as a cop investigating a series of murders set against the backdrop of a hardcore,...

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Who Is Steven Weber to Tell Me What I Can and Can't Do?

(11) Comments | Posted April 8, 2010 | 2:44 PM

I feel the need to respond to Steven Weber's post titled, "Art with a Capitol 'F'" with a short film I made a few weeks ago, "Break-Up Sex":

Agreed, it's no "Wings" or,...

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