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The Lithgow Lear

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.05.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Put Daniel Sullivan together with a great play and a highly-respected, award-winning actor like John Lithgow and you're likely to get an illuminating and theatrical rendition of the work, with flashes of lightning for sure.

Annette Bening's One Woman Show at the Geffen Playhouse!

Jay Weston | Posted 06.22.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I'm in love with Annette Bening. Yes, I know that she's married to the most famous lothario in the Western World. But a guy can dream, can't he? Ev...

Benefit Raises SF's Feel Good Levels for a Night, but Can It Last?

Divina Infusino | Posted 05.17.2014 | San Francisco
Divina Infusino

The recent charity benefit at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall not only staged a lovely show with some stellar performances by big music and Hollywood names, it also extended an olive branch that stretched across current conflicts.

Content Before Celebrity, Sun Valley Film Festival Serves an Eclectic Menu

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.06.2014 | Entertainment
Gordy Grundy

The Sun Valley Film Festival is young, with an attitude that is reflective of the city. The programming offers a preference for content over tinsel. The third annual film festival is presented this March 13-16.

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.

Who Should Play Cruella De Vil?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.04.2013 | Entertainment

Obviously Glenn Close should reprise her role as Cruella de Vil in Disney's newly announced live-action update based on the classic "101 Dalmatians" v...

Al Pacino Movie Sets Up Shot At Chicago Concert

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 10.03.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — An Al Pacino movie broke out in the middle of a concert by the band Chicago, with thousands of fans serving as extras. Cameras we...

Kristen Wiig's Next Comedy

Posted 05.02.2013 | Entertainment

Kristen Wiig is back in the indie comedy "Girl Most Likely." The film's first official trailer debuted on Thursday, accompanied by the "Girls"-approve...

5 Reasons Watching Porn Together Can Be Good For Your Marriage

Stacey Nelkin | Posted 05.07.2013 | Weddings
Stacey Nelkin

If you and your mate haven't included pornography in your sexual arsenal, there's no time like the present. After all, couples that play together, stay together.

Why I Need The Company Of Women

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 03.09.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Normally, when it comes to movies, I'm a Bond kind of gal. Last week, between the cruddy news in the world and the looming changes in my own nest, I found myself in a bathrobe-wearing, chocolate-grazing sort of mood, for which the only cure is to watch a movie about women, starring women, and for women.

AFI Review: The Personal War of Ginger and Rosa

Brian Formo | Posted 01.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

Writer/director Sally Potter has switched the shift typical of films set in the 1960s from personal and sexual enlightenment to stone-still disillusionment in Ginger and Rosa, which begins with the mushroom cloud of Hiroshima.

Bond at 50: Skyfall's Notable Premiere Harkens Back to Bond's Late Imperial Beginnings

William Bradley | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The Bond film franchise returns to celebrate its 50th anniversary with Skyfall. Daniel Craig is the best actor to play Bond. He is highly credible in the action sequences, while bringing depth, darkness, decency and a dry humor to the role.

Live From Toronto Film Festival: Tuesday, Sept. 11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's easy to mock the feelings it evokes, but that's a shallow reading of a much deeper film. Cloud Atlas is one of the best films I've seen this year and one of the most satisfying.

Movie Review: The Fabulist Ruby Sparks

Caryn James | Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts
Caryn James

Neurosis hasn't seemed this adorably sane since Woody Allen. Clever, funny, expertly walking the line between arty and mainstream, Ruby Sparks is a lovable romantic comedy.

Review: Ruby Sparks

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.23.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ruby Sparks could be a tasty bit of magical realism in romantic-comedy form, the first produced screenplay by actress Zoe Kazan, who plays the title character. Except for one serious problem.

Christopher Rosen

How Zoe Kazan Rebuffs The Manic Pixie Dream Girl In 'Ruby Sparks'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.16.2014 | Entertainment

For her screenwriting debut, actress Zoe Kazan wrote what she knew: a story about the writing process. The 28-year-old comes from a family of writ...

Movie Review -- Ruby Sparks a Male Fantasy

Carole Mallory | Posted 09.11.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

For me this film fails in its premise yet I hope Kazan keeps writing, but about more genuine subjects. She has talent that was spewed in Ruby Sparks, but her early draft should have been left in the trash,.

PHOTOS: 6 Post 50 Celebrity Homes On The Market

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.09.2012 | Fifty

"The housing market crash has shown itself to be an equal-opportunity leveler. Even celebrities with names in neon are taking a wallop in the wallet..."

The Nora Club

Lynda Resnick | Posted 08.26.2012 | Women
Lynda Resnick

Her writing was flip and deep. She thought about things, everyday things, and then wrote about them in the most approachable way. Like "Come on girls, we see this thing alike, don't we?"

Real Women Take Center Stage

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Could it be that Madison Ave and Hollywood are finally getting it right -- that audiences are eager to celebrate real-looking women, rather than plastic, youth-defying ones?

PHOTOS: Leading Ladies Return To Their SF Roots

Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.01.2012 | San Francisco

On Tuesday, San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater honored alumni Oscar-nominated Annette Bening and Emmy-nominated Elizabeth Banks at its inau...

The Double-Standard for Movie Actresses

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.03.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In September, I wrote about the transition of the generations between actors and how we're at a moment where we can see it happening.

Annette Bening: Kristen Wiig's Mom!

Posted 09.20.2011 | Entertainment

When Kristen Wiig goes looking for lady co-stars, well, Hollywood now knows to listen. Wiig, she of wild "Bridesmaids" success this spring, is now ...

PHOTOS: Who Is The Greatest American Film Actress Ever?

Posted 09.03.2011 | Entertainment

Like most other fields, professions, hobbies and, well, really, anything else, to truly succeed, on a lasting level, as a woman in show business has r...

8 Celebs Who Bounced Back Better Post Split

Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 07.03.2011 | Divorce

Can divorce be a catalyst for greatness? Not many celebrities have second acts, and one box-office flop or tabloid taboo can relegate even the hott...