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10 Black & White Movies for People Who Won't Watch Black & White Movies

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If I could get all those black and white haters out there to watch just ten titles -- movies that constituted absolutely essential viewing -- which would they be?

The Greatest Hollywood Director You May Never Have Heard Of

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Which Hollywood director actually made the most great movies? In the Alsace area of Germany, future director William Wyler was born. Here is a sampling of his best movies covering three full decades.

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...

PHOTOS: Haiku Reviews: 'Nuns Behaving Badly', Snow In LA, Agitated Suits | NYC, LA, San Francisco

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditio...

Gay Icons and American Dreams in New Documentary: Making the Boys

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Crayton Robey's ambitious new documentary Making the Boys, about The Boys in the Band, chronicles the life, times and resonance of a cultural phenomenon.

Making Gay History -- Again

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Making 'The Boys' blends several storylines, including the history of Mart Crowley's ground-breaking 1969 play The Boys in the Band, and the rise of the gay-rights movement in its wake.

When the Vows Break: Are Oscar-Winning Actresses Destined for Divorce?

Steve Lake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Steve Lake

Between 1936 and 2010, Best Actress winners were 63 percent more likely to get divorced than non-winners.

David O. Russell Battles for The Fighter

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

David O. Russell is on the phone, eager to talk about The Fighter, a movie whose unexpected dash to the top is not all that dissimilar from the story it tells.

Blackberries Off: Ten Essential Movies For Easily Distracted Twenty-Somethings

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

What if we only had a month in which to force our young adult offspring to see ten essential movies before they succumbed entirely to short-form digital content? My own personal picks.

Books That Crush Intolerance

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Henry Adams

With a nod to Santayana, many feel that history's greatest lesson is the ability it can afford one to travel back in time, to discover one's self, in ...

Brandon Flowers at the Shimmer Showroom: Solo Songs Shine Light on Fear and Fire

S.X. Rosenstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
S.X. Rosenstock

The handsome singer, GQ UK's Man of the Year 2008, who makes his audience go weak in the knees, stepped modestly to the microphone and started the show.

A Tale of Two Sisters: Hollywood's Longest Running Feud

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

It is exceedingly strange and more than a little sad that actresses Olivia de Havilland, 94, and her sister Joan Fontaine, 93, have been estranged for many years, the result of an intense sibling rivalry which has never dissipated.

Maria Conchita Alonso on South of the Border (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Gregory

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Mankiewicz Biographer Kenneth Geist on All About Eve (Is Joe)

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Like Casablanca (1942), All About Eve (1950) is one of those classic films one can watch over and over again without ever tiring of it.

TCM Classic Film Fest Debuts in NYC With Mankiewicz's All About Eve at the Ziegfeld

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Penelope Andrew

All About Eve (1950) was screened free to the public at the Ziegfeld Theatre last Tuesday. It kicked off Turner Classic Movies' first-ever classic film festival here in New York City.

Democratic Party Pod Congressmen

Tony Blankley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Blankley

Here's the thing, my leftie friends. I'm not kidding -- and neither are perhaps a majority of Americans -- seeing that health bill become law has induced in us a paranoia-like fear.

ReelzChannel: Top Ten Toxic Movie Moms

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Korean director Joon-ho Bong may have created the ultimate image of matriarchal generosity for his new movie, Mother. Determined to prove her mentally...

Oscar Schmoscar

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Gurko

Attention celebrity publicists: Cut it out. You need to research the Golden Age of Hollywood. It was then that the star machine created real superstars.

The Alarming Decline Of Expressive Language, In Life and On Film

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Even as today's high school and college students are pushed harder in school, they cannot write an essay or use descriptive language nearly as fluently as their parents and grandparents could.

What's Your Line? Mine Is....

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Men, I've noticed (duh!) tend to quote lines from what one might think of as "guy" films. Women will often quote the likes of Bette Davis in All About Eve or Diane Keaton in Annie Hall.

The Bigger Star By Farr: Bette Davis or Joan Crawford?

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Who was the bigger star -- Bette Davis or Joan Crawford? Maybe reviewing some highlights of their respective careers can help resolve this thorny question.

The Best Bogart Movies By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

What follows are my favorite under-exposed Bogie picks. I'm consciously omitting what are arguably his most famous "landmark" films.

The Lure of Strong Women

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Over the years, movies built on strong female characters have consistently entertained and inspired us. Instinctively, we root for these characters as we do for all non-conformists.

Let's Bring Back...

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lesley M. M. Blume

It's been a while, but Let's Bring Back is back. The fourth of my LBB series, what follows is a celebration of rituals and objects from times past. ...