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Alia Shawkat

The Funny Politics of Faith and Change: An Interview With Cherien Dabis

Roya Rastegar | Posted 08.26.2014 | Entertainment
Roya Rastegar

May in the Summer is a comedic drama about a Palestinian-American writer who goes home to Jordan for her wedding. I had the pleasure of interviewing the writer, director, and star Cherien Dabis shortly after the film's world premiere last year at the Sundance Film Festival.

Christopher Rosen

'Wild Canaries' Is The Screwball Indie Murder Mystery You Always Wanted

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.12.2014 | Entertainment

"Wild Canaries" is maybe the first of its kind: a screwball indie comedy that owes just as much to "The Thin Man" series and "Manhattan Murder Mystery...

Live From the Dubai International Film Festival: Monday, Dec. 9

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

How bad can a film-festival day be when you see four movies - and only one of them is terrible? And the best one is the last one of the day? That ...

A Strange But Brilliant Artist Collaboration

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.13.2013 | Arts

Only in Los Angeles could a street artist and a television star team up for an art exhibition that is legitimately worth seeing. The unlikely art s...

Best of Venice: Cherien Dabis Talks May in the Summer

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Where Amreeka dealt with the Arab-ness of Faour's character as being "the Other," May in the Summer brilliantly shows the challenges of being American, even Arab-American, in the Arab world.

Christopher Rosen

'To-Do List' Actress Cast Because Of Dream?

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.17.2013 | Entertainment

During this summer of fast and furious blockbusters, "The To-Do List" stands out for a number of reasons. Like "The Heat," it's one of the few movies ...

Movie Review: The To Do List

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.25.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A sex comedy with heart, The To Do List casts the slightly too-old Plaza as Brandy, a new high-school graduate (circa 1993, so we're in the pre-cell-phone/Internet era) who's gotten straight A's in everything -- except her social life.

The Bluths Together Again

Posted 04.30.2013 | TV

The cast of "Arrested Development" was all smiles at the premiere of the new Netflix episodes at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, April 29. Main ...

Movie Review: The Brass Teapot

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.02.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Neither terrible nor revelatory, Ramaa Mosley's The Brass Teapot is the kind of movie you might stumble across on cable and stick with, if only because, well, you've got nothing better to do.

May in the Summer: Sundance 2013 Review

Roya Rastegar | Posted 01.31.2013 | Entertainment
Roya Rastegar

Written and directed by Cherien Dabis, May in the Summer is a disarmingly humorous, sharply observed and deeply affecting story about a Palestinian-American writer, May, who returns to her childhood home in Jordan in preparation for her summertime wedding.

Alia Shawkat On 'Arrested Development': It Bothered Me That "No One F----- Knew About The Show'

Posted 10.21.2012 | TV

Maeby's back and better than ever! In a recent interview with rollingstone.com, Alia Shawkat -- who plays the eccentric Maeby on "Arrested Develop...

Mae Whitman Talks Ann & Gob's Future On 'Arrested Development'

Posted 09.19.2012 | TV

"Arrested Development" fans were thrilled to hear that Mae Whitman, who played George Michael's (Michael Cera) girlfriend Ann Veal -- a.k.a. Egg, Her?...

'Arrested Development' Doing 'Some Crazy S--t'

Vulture | Posted 09.17.2012 | TV

At Friday night’s Cinema Society premiere of "The Oranges," in which Leighton Meester starts an affair with her dad’s best friend (Hugh Laurie), A...

Alison Pill Topless Picture (She Handled It Like a Pro)

Michael Warbux | Posted 11.13.2012 | Celebrity
Michael Warbux

The Alison Pill topless picture was sent out on Twitter by accident... by her! But she handled the situation like a champion. All celebrities should l...

Beyond The White Cube, Paris, Part I: Who Says Art Can't Be Fun?

Yasmine Mohseni | Posted 08.22.2012 | Arts
Yasmine Mohseni

On a hot day in late May, I visited a curator and her artists as they installed their show in the Marais in Paris. Here's my visit to Brachfeld Gallery on the opening day of the "Greetings" exhibition.

WATCH: How Long-Distance Relationships Actually End

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2012 | Comedy

New York City based indie band Hospitality released their first video, "Friends of Friends," on Stereogum today, directed by "Bob's Burgers" and forme...

Live from Sundance Film Festival 2012: Sunday, Jan. 22

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.24.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I started my first day at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival mostly thankful to actually be in Park City in time for my first screening of the day. Then...

Live from Toronto Film Festival: Sunday 9.11.11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.12.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I was in a screening at the Toronto International Film Festival on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and by the time the movie was over, the World Trade ...

WATCH: Lollapalooza's Celebrity Kickball Game

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Remember Lollapalooza? Ok, it was just a few weeks ago--but it seems like ancient history, and many are already speculating about Lollapalooza 2011. ...

Arrested Development Movie Script In Works

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"Arrested Development" creator Mitchell Hurwitz and his co-executive producer James Vallely are working on a screenplay for the long-debated feature v...

9/11 Film Review of Amreeka: Drama of the Arab-Christian Experience in America Also Strikes Notes of Heart and Humor

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Amreeka is an artful, moving testimony to the perils of making assumptions about individuals or groups. It is a is a film of impeccable taste that unites instead of divides.