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Psychosexual Border Crossings

George Heymont | Posted 09.26.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new films deal with directors whose brash exploitation of others and internal confusion about themselves blur the lines between fantasy and reality. In each film, the results are fascinating and sexually provocative.

Angelina Jolie's New Movie Looks Phenomenal

The Huffington Pose | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.11.2014 | Entertainment

All right, everyone. Pack it up. Time to go home. The Oscar race is over. Or at least that's the way the new trailer for Angelina Jolie's second direc...

New 'Godzilla' Reboot Is A Chilling Ode To Monster's Legacy

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 05.14.2014 | Entertainment

No one can blame Gareth Edwards for admittedly feeling nervous when asked to helm a remake of the biggest monster movie of all time. Sure, the only ot...

Week in Film: Grand Budapest Hotel, The Face of Love

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.05.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

How do I love the work of Wes Anderson? Let me count the ways. Anderson may be the most consistently original filmmaker to emerge during the 25 years I've been writing about film in New York.

Meet Mr. Moustafa In 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment

Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is a decade-spanning chase comedy featuring a star-studded cast of Anderson regulars such as Bill Murray, Ow...

Oscar Upsets That Could Actually Happen

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.28.2014 | Entertainment

Many of the categories at Sunday's Academy Awards already seem decided. For instance, if actors Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and Lu...

Another Guy Predicts the Oscar Predictions in Every Single Category; Questions It Afterwards

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I have almost as much excitement watching and anticipating the Oscar nominations than the telecast. This has been true for years. Heck, I remember b...

Christopher Rosen

This Man Wrote One Of Your Favorite Film Scores

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Composer Alexandre Desplat may not have the same name recognition to mainstream audiences as Hans Zimmer, but his body of work speaks for itself. The ...

Cannes 2013: Polanski's "Venus in Fur"

Karin Badt | Posted 07.26.2013 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The camera pans down a stormy rainy tree-lined street in Paris, leading us directly to the doors of a dilapidated theater, as lightning strikes and Al...

Dog Ears Music: The Ides of March Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 03.15.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes Dirty Projectors, Foals, Iggy Pop, The Flaming Lips, and more.

'Composing Is To Think, Not To Play'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.21.2012 | Arts

You may be surprised to hear the same person composed the scores for the hormone-pumping vampire flick "Twilight" as well as Terrence Malick's "Tree o...

Harps, B3 Organs, Glockenspiels: Must Be A Wes Anderson Score

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.21.2012 | Home

For a simple song, it's title is a bit of an earful. But then again, that whole overstated/understated motif is more or less typical of Wes Anderson's...

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

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.22.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Dog Ears Music: Love and the Alternative

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Bobby Womack, The Rolling Stones, Wilco, Chet Baker and more.

The Ghost(s): Of Tony Blair, Roman Polanski, and A War on Terror

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer is one of the best films I've seen in recent years. Yet it seems unlikely, at least in America, to break out beyond the art house hit status.

Dog Ears Music: Volume Ninety-Four

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's column features music by Kim Weston, The Royal Chains, Shane Fontayne, Alexandre Desplat, Blick Bassy, and The Dixie Hummingbirds.