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The Oscar Race Just Got Really Interesting

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment

The Oscar race has some fresh blood after critics got a look at two new contenders at the AFI Fest on Tuesday. "Selma," the Oprah Winfrey-produced...

Here Are The 100 Best Movie Quotes, Illustrated

Posted 01.29.2014 | Entertainment

You've heard these famous movie quotes before; now see what every given damn and offer not refused looks like illustrated, thanks to FlowingData's Nat...

AFI Fest Review: August: Osage County

Tony Bartolone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

When asked, "What would you want an audience to take away from this film?" Pulitzer prize winning writer, Tracy Letts, responded, "I don't know. I have no idea how to answer that question." That statement of ambiguity justifies the existence of film critics.

AFI Interview: Sheena McCann

Tony Bartolone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Tony Bartolone

"I'm not bold enough to put myself up there so nakedly. So I pass all my inner stirrings through to the characters and the situations they're in. I am none of those people. But I've handed off to them what I've been consumed by in my life."

Photographer Harun Mehmedinovic Seeks the Sublime With Bloodhoney* Book Project

Michael Juliani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Juliani

After some success with his short film, In the Name of the Son, Harun kept crisscrossing the country, traveling ceaselessly as he'd done since landing in the United States, taking pictures of landscapes and skies.

AFI DOCS' 2013 Film Festival Schedule

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.22.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A documentary featuring celebrities reading some of the nearly 800,000 letters sent to first lady Jacqueline Kennedy after President Ken...

Six Picks for the Week Ahead From The Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 06.25.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

It's hard to top CicLAvia, but we've got butterflies, puppets, another energized dance performance, a free music concert and an incredible film festival at the ArcLight Hollywood.

The Invisible Lighthouse: An Illuminating Chat With Thomas Dolby

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

"I am really strongly influenced by my environment, by where I am in the world, where I'm working, places I travel to, and the weather, and the atmosphere in general. So that's what makes the music cinématic, I think."

AFI Review: Xavier Dolan's Laurence Anyways

Brian Formo | Posted 11.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

Laurence Anyways is not a megaphone-shouting totem for a gender revolution. It is decidedly a very real human drama that takes time with conversations, reactions, declarations and outbursts.

AFI Review: Leos Carax's Holy Motors

Brian Formo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

Holy Motors is two things: a love note to performance and a love note to cinema. It's an episodic film with dreamy bookends, a few winks at other films and the current state of cinema and audiences, laid at the altar of a very committed actor.

Long Way Left To Go: Women Directors Face Uphill Battle in Hollywood

Turnstyle | Posted 11.05.2012 | Women
Turnstyle

By: Amanda Mae Meyncke Part one of a three part series about the uphill battle women directors face in Hollywood. Check out parts two and three at Tu...

Top 10 Silverdocs Picks

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.18.2012 | DC

The AFI's annual celebrations of documentaries returns this week. The Silverdocs festival will screen 114 films in only 7 days. Regardless of your...

Did Don Rickles' Shocking Obama Joke Go Too Far?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 06.09.2012 | Comedy

Don Rickles told a racial joke Thursday night at the American Film Institute’s tribute to Shirley MacLaine that may have been more appropriate half ...

Weekend To-Do Guide: Marjane Satrapi, Astronomy Night, Picasso's Drawings

editorial.huffingtonpost.com | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 04.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON-- There's more than celebrity gawking this weekend in D.C.! Really! Friday brings an internationally reknowned author/graphic novelist t...

'The Descendants' Star Wows In Lacy Look

The Huffington Post | Sarah St. Lifer | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

WHO: "The Descendants" star Shailene Woodley WHAT: The 20-year-old actress, who isn't shy when it comes to daring red carpet looks, pleasantly surpri...

"Great Snakes!" The Adventures of Tintin Premières at AFI Fest

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 01.14.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Hollywood went Euro last week, in celebration of The Adventures of Tintin, the long-awaited motion-picture adaptation of the classic adventure comic series by late Belgian artist Hergé.

[AFI FEST] Director Alison Bagnall Talks About Her Film The Dish & The Spoon

Turnstyle | Posted 01.09.2012 | Entertainment
Turnstyle

By: Noah Nelson Photo Credit: Publicity image courtesy of AFI Fest 2011 Read our review of The Dish & The Spoon. Alison Bagnall, director and...

[AFI FEST REVIEW] Extraterrestrial

Turnstyle | Posted 01.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Turnstyle

By: Noah Nelson ...

[AFI Fest Review] The Dish & The Spoon

Turnstyle | Posted 01.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Turnstyle

By: Noah Nelson Publicity image courtesy of AFI Fest 2011 There's something to be said for a great title. It can frame coincidence, giving shape...

Remembering Adrienne Shelly

Andy Ostroy | Posted 01.01.2012 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

On this day we celebrate Adrienne's life, her accomplishments and the legacy she's left behind. It is in her honor that I started the Adrienne Shelly Foundation with a singular mission: to support women filmmakers.

Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna Stage Their Own Revolución

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

To hear Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna talk about their lifelong friendship is unusual and exquisitely beautiful. They are tender and honest about their love for each other.

Adrienne Shelly Foundation Launches Star-Studded Celebrity eBay Auction

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

2010-09-20-Screenshot20100920at10.24.46AM.pngI founded ASF with a singular mission: to support women filmmakers.

HuffPost Premiere: Dead Confederate's "Run From The Gun," Plus Conversations With Tegan & Sara and Hayley Taylor, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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PHOTOS: Lollapalooza Takes Over Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago was taken over by Lollapalooza this weekend. From the South Loop to Navy Pier, the music coming from Grant Park can be heard--but it was even ...

Raymond De Felitta's love affair with 'City Island'

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sitting backstage at a recent screening of his film, City Island, waiting to go on for a Q&A session with the audience, writer-director Raymond De Fel...