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Movie Review: Birdman -- Taking Flight

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.16.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The premise itself will bring a chuckle, if you get it. A former movie action star, Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), wants to win back his legitimacy as a serious actor. So he has not only written a stage adaptation of Raymond Carver short stories, he's directing it and playing the lead role.

Reese Witherspoon Headlines West Memphis Three Drama 'Devil's Knot'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment

In the new trailer for "Devil's Knot," Reese Witherspoon is haunting as a distraught mother whose son was one of three young boys allegedly killed by ...

Ralph Fiennes' Invisible Woman: Felicity Jones

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Invisibility is perhaps desirable if you are going to be the mistress of one of the most popular writers of all time. The story of Charles Dickens' mi...

Mama Love, Momma Love

Wendy Silvers | Posted 06.10.2013 | Parents
Wendy Silvers

I am continually in awe of this experience called mothering and the opportunity to evolve and grow with my child. This mama love is unceasing, expansive; one moment tender, and then, when necessary, fierce.

The Americans at the Russian Tea Room

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A question arises: Are American audiences ready to embrace appealing KGB operatives on television? Has enough passed from the post-war era to neutralize our view of Soviet spies?

Stage Door: Detroit

Fern Siegel | Posted 11.19.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Detroit, a 2011 Pulitzer finalist, is a well-crafted elegy for a once-prosperous American suburb, a symbol, in the post-war years, of new beginnings.

First Nighter: Lisa d'Amour's Motor City Tragi-Comedy Detroit Needs Bodywork

David Finkle | Posted 09.18.2012 | Arts
David Finkle

D'Amour's intentions might be accepted, and even applauded, if she supported her characters with three-dimensional grounding. But here's where she allows herself to believe that presenting a gloomy prediction of national spoilage is all she needs to do. (Or is she just being lazy?)

David Schwimmer Heads To New York By Way Of 'Detroit'

AP | Posted 07.21.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — David Schwimmer is coming back to the New York stage – by way of "Detroit." The former "Friends" star will make his Playwright...

Awards Foreplay at the National Board of Review Gala

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.15.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

At the elegant National Board of Review's Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street this week, fine films were respectfully feted. But, those speeches! On this occasion coming up on the Golden Globes weekend, a subtext emerged.

The best films of 2011 - so far

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.10.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

So - if the movie year had ended June 30 and we had to choose the best films of 2011 from the releases that hit American screens since Jan. 1, which o...

Let's Keep Tap Water Safe From Fracking (Video)

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 08.08.2011 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

My family moved to our quiet farming town on the Delaware River so we could enjoy a simple, healthy life outside of the bustling city. We want to enjoy that peace down the road, and know that the tap water we drink, and bathe our children in, is safe.

Florida Student Dies In Cave-Diving Accident

Posted 06.19.2011 | College

A University of South Florida student two weeks away from graduation died in an underwater cave-diving accident Sunday, the Associated Press reports. ...

Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan talk Win Win

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Onscreen in Tom McCarthy's Win Win, they interact like a long-time married couple. In fact, actors Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan barely knew each other ...

Movie Review: Win Win

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

An editor once defined the word "dilemma" for me as "a choice between two undesirable outcomes." Life is full of dilemmas. So are movies: Without dil...

Green Zone: The Bourne Team Takes On Iraq, Rovian Politics

Katy Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Katy Hall

Will Miller find WMD in Iraq? Will American reconstruction efforts in Baghdad go as planned in the face of growing insurgency? Of course not, but there are enough frenetic firefights to maintain a satisfying level of suspense.

Live From Sundance 2011: Day 2

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Film festival programmers rarely create festivals full of films built around a single theme. Yet quite unintentionally, I spent Friday seeing five films that dealt with the idea of abandonment, reunion and reconciliation.

In Treatment: A Course in Listening and Lies

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

HBO's In Treatment, recently described by cast member Amy Ryan as "the perfect storm" of acting, writing and psychoanalytic therapyhttp://www.huffing...

Amy Ryan on In Treatment: She Owns It

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Amy Ryan is a star but not a celebrity -- an artist with such a startling intelligence and mercurial range that the match-up with the brooding and powerful Gabriel Byrne seems logical and effortless.

HuffPost Review: Jack Goes Boating

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jack Goes Boating, which played at both Sundance and Toronto, is a noteworthy directing debut for the Oscar-winning Hoffman, who proves himself as sure-handed behind the camera as in front.

Movie Review: Green Zone

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Green Zone is a movie which, given a stronger sense of purpose, might have recounted exactly those failings and shown in stark relief how we were hoodwinked into war.

Live from Sundance Film Festival 2010: Day 4

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I didn't walk out of Lovers of Hate but people around me did and the urge for flight was strong. Thankfully, this turgid comedy eventually developed a modicum of suspense.

Amy Ryan Welcomes Baby Girl

people.com | Sarah Michaud | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

It's a girl for Amy Ryan and fiancé Eric Slovin! Daughter Georgia Gracie Slovin arrived on Oct. 15 in New York City. "All are doing well and so ha...

Amy Ryan Is Pregnant

people.com | Liz McNeil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Amy Ryan's next role? Mom. The actress, 39, is expecting her first child with fiancé Eric Slovin, a comedy writer, her rep confirms to PEOPLE. The b...

Oscar Nominees Lunch: Hopeful The Show Will Go On

AP | David Germain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Optimism was in the air among Academy Awards nominees -- both on their films' prospects and the chances that Hollywood's crippling writers strike wil...