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Movie Review: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given how much history this film has to cover, it tends to jump around. But Idris Elba is its anchor, physically and emotionally, just as Mandela himself held the movement that was the African National Congress together, even as he moldered in a jail cell on Robben Island.

Keanu Reeves Calls the Shots

Alex Simon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

"For me, one of the best experiences I had was the cinema of it, to focus the story and decide where the viewer goes. I was interested in having objective and subjective points of view."

Alec Baldwin at Cannes: 'Now That I am 55, Other Things Important Besides Success'

Karin Badt | Posted 07.23.2013 | Celebrity
Karin Badt

Alec Baldwin met with journalists at Cannes to talk about the new documentary he just starred in, directed by his now good buddy James Toback, Seduced and Abandoned.

The Seinfelding of Comedy: In Defense of Seth MacFarlane

Andy Ostroy | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

It's a bit absurd to hire Seth MacFarlane, watch Seth MacFarlane, and then be offended because he's, well, being Seth MacFarlane.

Search for the Real -- Roma

James Franco | Posted 01.21.2013 | Entertainment
James Franco

My NYU grad students and I presented our collaborative film Tar at the Rome Film Festival. What they accomplished is fairly unprecedented and hasn't been done by any group of students at any film school. At least as far as I know, and I teach at a bunch of them.

Cannes 2012: Bertolucci Takes on Alienation (After a Ten Year Absence)

Karin Badt | Posted 07.23.2012 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The famed Bernardo Bertolucci's new film Me and You is about a pimply alienated 14-year-old boy who lives alone with his single mom.

Easy Reader: Kellow's Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark Throws Radiant Light on the Renowned Movie Critic

David Finkle | Posted 12.28.2011 | Books
David Finkle

The only fan letter I ever wrote to a public figure -- other than to child star Bobby Driscoll when I was a child -- went to the then New Yorker movie critic Pauline Kael.

Legendary Oscar-Winner Bernardo Bertolucci's Career Celebrated at MoMA

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

If there was any director that deserved a retrospective it is Italy's Bernardo Bertolucci. And if any film in his canon should be celebrated it should be The Conformist.

HuffPost Review: Great Directors

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The title of the film Great Directors is exceptionally misleading, given that its real title should be People Whose Films I Like and Who Agreed to Be Interviewed By Me on Camera For This Movie.

Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast: Robert Mitchum and Great Directors

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bruce Weber's documentary-in-progress Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast about actor Robert Mitchum shows the Hollywood tough guy of Westerns and noirs as a shy, modest, non-celebrity.

Gael García Bernal: Revolución in a Bergman-less World

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

At Cannes, Gael García Bernal spoke about his directorial adventure with Revolución, a film intended to "make something out of what we think of what.. happened to Mexico during the last 100 years after the Revolution."

A Child Rapist Is Not a Political Prisoner

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ariel Gonzalez

A middle-aged man who treats a 13-year-old girl like an inflatable sex doll, and who then flees justice, is a degenerate and a coward. This is Humbert Humbert, not Nelson Mandela.

On His Birthday, Taking The Measure Of Brando

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Brando's filmography provides sufficient proof that the actor's own demons helped stall a career that in its hey-day (the mid-late fifties) seemed limitless in potential.