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Love, Fidelity and Sex: French Style

Mary Duncan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Mary Duncan

When Americans move to France, they frequently find the French have different attitudes towards dating, love, romance, fidelity and sex.

James Cromwell: 'I'm 73. I Still Have Aspirations. I Still Have Sex'

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.12.2013 | Fifty

On the surface, James Cromwell should have a lot to be happy about. The versatile actor perhaps best known for his Oscar-nominated supporting role in ...

Why Onscreen Marriages Are Hard Work

www.nytimes.com | Posted 06.21.2013 | Weddings

Ben Affleck caught some flak earlier this year when, in the course of his Oscar-night thank-yous, in front of a billion of his closest friends, he ref...

Tonight In NYC: Writer of 2012's Best Film* To Screen Shakespeare Flick @ Lincoln Center + 2013 Distro & Screening Notes on Five 2012 Faves

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Tonight, Joss Whedon, director of The Avengers and writer of The Cabin in the Woods screens Much Ado About Nothing at Lincoln Center. Note to code rats: Whedon and Goddard are seeking a game developer for CITW.

Amour, Death, Song

Roger S. Gottlieb | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Roger S. Gottlieb

What makes aging and death tolerable? Perhaps nothing. Perhaps we must all, as Dylan Thomas put it, "rage against the dying of the light." And really there is nothing wrong with such a response.

How French Films Like Amour Made Me A Better Mom (I Hope)

Catherine Crawford | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Catherine Crawford

All the Oscar talk about this year's Best Foreign Film, Amour, has me thinking about the many French films I watched during my yearlong experiment of importing certain French parenting lessons to use on my two daughters.

Why Amour Deserved a Best Picture Oscar Nomination

Danielle Fox | Posted 05.04.2013 | Teen
Danielle Fox

Amour would not win the Academy Award for Best Picture. The story is heavy, and its conclusion is not fulfilling enough to make sense of it all. However, it deserves the nomination.

YouTube Stars Take To MTV To Premiere Music Videos (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.27.2013 | Media
Shira Lazar

As a bonafide YouTube star, DeStorm is still cranking out roughly nine videos a week, including his daily vlogs, video on his second channel, and a big music video on his main channel.

Why Amour Deserved to Win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

Anis Shivani | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Anis Shivani

This is a film of slant lights and gray finickiness that always recalls, in every slight gesture, both the inconclusive happy world outside and that of the youthful past, even as it threatens every moment to erupt into absolute darkness and hostility.

Good News For 'Argo'

AP | Posted 02.23.2013 | Entertainment

PARIS -- "Amour" and "Argo" are taking home prestigious prizes – and Kevin Costner may be taking home a horse – after a French film award ...

Caregiving Goes To The Oscars

Sherri Snelling | Posted 04.24.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Snelling

As more than 1 billion viewers gear up to watch the annual Academy Awards this Sunday, it struck me that we have two Oscar Best Picture contenders and one movie overlooked by the Academy but chock full of Oscar gold players and a first-time director which represent some of the most poignant caregiving moments brought to film in 2012.

6-Year-Old Judges Oscar-Nominated Movies By Their Posters

Babble.com | Posted 04.23.2013 | Parents
Babble.com

I had my opinionated first-grader examine all nine posters for the Best Picture category and give her take on what she thought they were about (and yes, one of them starred fairies).

11th Hour Contrarian's Take on the Oscar Noms

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Angela Bonavoglia

Okay, it's late, I know, but I've finally seen most of those Oscar-nominated films and I've got some questions for those judges.

The Fauxscars: The 10 Oscar Categories That Aren't But Absolutely Should Be

Hulu.com | Posted 04.23.2013 | Comedy
Hulu.com

Here are some more digestible categories. We're calling them the Fauxscars, and we're hoping that the phrase "Fauxscar Bait" catches. We're looking forward to you explaining that expression to Helen Mirren.

Older Movie Couples With Chemistry

Michele Willens | Posted 04.17.2013 | Fifty
Michele Willens

Maybe it was just the particular media I happened to watch this week, but I have been thinking about chemistry. (No, not the kind I couldn't pass in high school.) But a different kind of chemistry. And what I am finding is that coupling among 'mature' adults does not necessarily connote sedate or boring.

Valentine's Alternatives: Options for Couples and Singletons

Misha Lyuve | Posted 04.16.2013 | Entertainment
Misha Lyuve

Now, I acknowledge that any reminder of expression of love has value. And as far as I am concerned, every day should carry the spirit of thanks-giving and loving. Even though I still can't stand most commercial aspects of the Valentine's Day, it has its opportunities.

"Amour": A Different Perspective on a Brilliant, Haunting Film

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 04.13.2013 | Entertainment
SaraKay Smullens

Since the beginning of the new year, I have heard again and again about the new work of Austrian film maker Michael Haneke, whose signature works includes "Funny Game," "The White Ribbon," and "Cache."

Love in the Time of Awards Season

Candy Spelling | Posted 01.29.2013 | Entertainment
Candy Spelling

Most people I knew who had seen it, told me to brace myself before watching it. So why then is Amour which has been described as abysmal, depressing and boring winning so many coveted film prizes?

Amour: No Love For Ageism

Susan Y. Chi | Posted 03.24.2013 | Entertainment
Susan Y. Chi

Perhaps the tension between compassion and brutality in Amour is born from the entanglement of invading physical illness with ageism (the effect is even more terrifying if it were completely unintended).

If You Want Older People to Work Longer, You Have to Give Them Jobs

Christina Patterson | Posted 03.21.2013 | Business
Christina Patterson

We need people in "human resources" to realize that you're still "human" when you're over 50, and to be trained in how to recruit and train employees who are older than them.

A Review of the Academy Awards Best Picture Films

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 03.20.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Sorensen

I could write numerous articles on how Tarantino and DiCaprio got the shaft, how Christopher Nolan got cheated, and how Looper didn't even get a best original screenplay nomination, but I'll stick to just the Best Picture category to tear apart.

HuffPost Oscars Prediction Dashboard

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.14.2013 | Entertainment

Don't rely on bloviating pundits to tell you who'll prevail on Hollywood's big night. The Huffington Post has crunched the stats on every Oscar nomine...

Why I Won't be Seeing the Oscar-Winning Movie This Year

Joan Gage | Posted 03.16.2013 | Fifty
Joan Gage

This year, it's looking as if I won't be buying tickets to most of the nominees for Best Picture, because I have this built-in protective mechanism which keeps me away from exceptionally violent films.

Best Foreign Film Goes To ...

Posted 01.13.2013 | Entertainment

"Amour" was named the 2013 Golden Globe winner for Best Foreign Language Film at Sunday's awards broadcast. The famously difficult-to-watch Austri...

Foreign Film Crashes Oscars

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 03.12.2013 | Entertainment

LONDON — Hollywood's movie elite sent their love to "Amour" on Thursday, giving director Michael Haneke's searing portrait of old age five Acade...