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Quincy Jones Holds Court at Keep On Keepin' On 's Premiere

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The buzz continues for the documentary Keep On Keepin' On, even this early in awards season: this documentary may follow 20 Feet from Stardom to Osca...

The Conversation We Shouldn't Be Afraid To Have

Jazmin Kay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Jazmin Kay

As a teenager or adult, it is so easy to get caught up in your own mind's trap and the status quo -- sometimes you need to trust that as Mariel said in the film "I was my best guide." You are your best guide.

J.D. Salinger: The Ultimate Celebrity

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The biggest revelation in the new documentary Salinger is that The Catcher in the Rye author was not a recluse. Rather fame averse and a champion of i...

Brian Williams' Deadpan: Crazy for Crazy at the Nantucket Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.02.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

As emcee at the Nantucket Film Festival's Tribute ceremony, at a former casino in Siasconset, on the island's far end, mild mannered Brian Williams br...

Mariel Hemingway on Finding Harmony, Balance and Herself

Stacey Gualandi | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacey Gualandi

I've always admired Mariel Hemingway for her acting on the big screen. But she is also an accomplished author and expert on all things health and well-being.

Harry Belafonte Waxes Historic at the First Time Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.03.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Just when you thought the world had enough film festivals! But in addition to discovering new talent, the First Time Film Festival celebrates the old in a unique way.

Extended Interview with Mariel Hemingway: New Doc "Running From Crazy" Tackles Family History of Suicide, Mental Illness

Democracy Now! | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment
Democracy Now!

The new documentary "Running From Crazy" chronicles the life of actress Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of the great novelist Ernest Hemingway. Th...

Even After Midnight In Paris, I Prefer Woody Allen's Early Work

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Great artists of all types and stripes confront the same challenge: once they've created something truly brilliant, how do they ever equal it, much less surpass it?

Page One: Inside the New York Times: The Medium As Message

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.15.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bitching and moaning about the immensity of the newspaper of record, the way its cornucopia of offerings chewed into his writerly workday, the essayis...

A Woman's Touch: Ten Great Films From Female Directors

John Farr | Posted 06.21.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Though film directing has been an overwhelmingly male preserve, there's an enduring legacy of women directors to celebrate. To prove my point, here are ten of my own favorite titles helmed by women.

We're With Bigelow: 82 Women on Making it in Hollywood (VIDEO)

Megan Billman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Megan Billman

This film was born six weeks ago, over dinner, as we discussed Kathryn Bigelow's nomination and wondered why there hadn't been more women nominated in the category of best director.

Thoughts on Haiti, And the Spirit of Activism in Film

John Farr | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Great activist movies portray the ongoing struggle between the welfare of working people and larger societal forces, seemingly beyond their control, that threaten their integrity, livelihood, and often, their very survival.

Tom DeLay and the Woodstock Nation

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Winship

It's wistful to reflect on a Woodstock Nation that never really materialized, its moment of rhythm and harmony trumped by the heavy-footed dance stylings of men like Tom DeLay.