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"Blue Is the Warmest Color

8 Hollywood Hits That Are Actually Terribly Overrated

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.12.2014 | Entertainment

Recently, HuffPost Entertainment presented a list of so-called terrible movies that we simply adore. Now we're flipping the coin to tear down champion...

What Art Can Learn From Porn

Nica Noelle | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
Nica Noelle

While filming explicit sex continues to bear the damning label of pornography, its narrative value becomes obvious when a "serious" film ventures to include it, yet fails to consider it's meaning -- or to share that meaning with its audience.

James Franco and Shia LaBeouf Flirt with Triple-X, But Do They Really Score?

Robert Hofler | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Hofler

We're talking erections, penetration and ejaculation here. The big EPE, as it's known in the trade, is what turns an X-rated movie into triple-X fare. We're talking erections, penetration and ejaculation here. The big EPE, as it's known in the trade, is what turns an X-rated movie into triple-X fare.

Here's What's New On Netflix In February

Posted 02.03.2014 | TV

Netflix's arsenal of ready-to-watch TV shows and movies changes every week. Titles run out of contract, and new ones are brought into the fold. This m...

Big Wins For 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' James Franco

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

The National Society of Film Critics gave "Inside Llewyn Davis" an awards boost it needed greatly if it wants to remain amid the top of the Oscar rada...

ReThink Review: Reaching for the Moon - Of Parks and Poetry

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Kim

I went into Reaching For the Moon as blind as could be, having never heard of Elizabeth Bishop, her poetry, Lota de Macedo Soares, or the creation of Flamengo Park, and I left totally curious and enthralled by all of it.

Pornography and Blue Is the Warmest Color

Chloe Riley | Posted 01.31.2014 | Entertainment
Chloe Riley

In a world where women have a history of getting the shit stick, we're more sensitive to it when women let that image go. We protect women because they're more typically the ones being penetrated, rather than doing the penetration. The same goes for film.

Sight & Sound Names 'The Act Of Killing,' 'Gravity' The Best Of 2013

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.30.2013 | Entertainment

The onslaught of year-end best-of lists has officially begun, with Sight & Sound marking the first major ranking of 2013's top movies. The British Fil...

STEM Sells: Getting the Female Perspective on Math

John K. Herr | Posted 01.27.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

Testing must be made relevant to the everyday lives of teen and 'tween girls. What are their actual dreams and aspirations? Let's take a cue from GoldieBlox and design math tests "from the female perspective."

Blue Is The Warmest Color Except When Your Hands Are Cold

Mark Axelrod | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mark Axelrod

From my perspective, none of those scenes really contributed to the overall storyline of the piece which, in and of itself, could have been much more engaging. Less filler, more conflict.

Blue Is the Warmest Color Delivers: A No-Frills Portrayal of Lesbian Sex in Queer Cinema

Jodi Savitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Jodi Savitz

I respectfully, wholeheartedly disagree with the graphic novel's author, Julie Maroh, who has stated that director Abdellatif Kechiche's heteronormative perspective results in a "mechanical" and "brutal" sex scene that lacks lesbian authenticity.

WATCH: Real Lesbians React To 10-Minute Lesbian Sex Scene In Controversial Film

Posted 11.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Director Abdellatif Kechiche filmed the 10-minute lesbian sex scene in "Blue Is the Warmest Color" between two straight actresses by focusing on what ...

Buried in the Sand: The Secret Politics of Blue Is the Warmest Color

Spencer Wolff | Posted 11.08.2013 | Entertainment
Spencer Wolff

She is totally unprepared for the coup de foudre that strikes her when she first sees the blue-haired Emma, an upscale college student from the nearby school of fine arts. Or is she?

Blue Is The Warmest Color and Sexual Insecurity

Aliza Polkes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Aliza Polkes

This begs the questions: why is everyone fawning over this movie? Are we so sexually illiterate in film that we feel the need to jump at any portrayal of deviant sexualities -- in this case homosexuality -- and deem them "brilliant" simply because of the subject matter?

Men Who Love Women Who Love Women

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Freud was responsible for the term penis envy. But is there vagina envy--an emotion that some males might be prone to experience after watching the ...

Last Tango in Lille

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue is the Warmest Color begins with a discussion of Marivaux's The Virtuous Orphan: Or, The Life of Marianne in a high school...

Classifying Blue Is the Warmest Color

Noah Tsika | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Tsika

Under no circumstances will I call Blue Is the Warmest Color a "lesbian" film. Does that matter? I think so, particularly since the film has generated stories of on-set sadism that smack of over a century of movies made by men well-schooled in the cruel manipulation of women.

A Lesbian Movie Without Lesbians: The Problem With Blue Is the Warmest Color

Nico Lang | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Nico Lang

For a film so strongly about the way that lesbians have sex, a movie produced only by straight people will have a harder time representing that. It would be like making a movie about France if you've never stepped foot in the country. Queer artists are too often shut out of their own stories.

70 Is the New 45

Vicky Tiel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Vicky Tiel

70 is the new 45. I should know; I just celebrated my 70th birthday with a gift to myself -- a week in Paris, all alone.

8 Things You Should Know About Blue Is the Warmest Color

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

So much noise has surrounded the release of Abdellatif Kechiche's controversial Palme D'Or-winning film that several clarifying points may help potential viewers navigate the sound and fury.

The Dirty Laundry Press Circuit for Blue Is the Warmest Color Is Close to the Heart of the Film

Brian Formo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Brian Formo

By the end of the film, Emma is celebrated at a gallery showing of her artwork; Adele dressed to re-impress, attends, attempts small talk and walks away, alone, not sure of her emotions; she is proud of Emma but is unsure of what that does for her anymore.

Theater Will Let Teens See Steamy, NC-17 French Film

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.28.2013 | New York

Opening in New York Friday, a controversial and much talked about film from director Abdellatif Kechiche, "Blue is the Warmest Color," will be accessi...

ReThink Review: Blue Is the Warmest Color - Get Over the Sex Scene

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Despite the fact that it's an over three-hour-long intimate epic based on a graphic novel that features one of the year's most mesmerizing performances (by a 19-year-old, to boot), all the media wants to talk about is the film's minutes-long, explicit love scene between the film's two stars.

'Blue Is The Warmest Color' Star Says She Didn't Have Sex On Screen

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.23.2013 | Entertainment

The controversial and acclaimed French film "Blue Is The Warmest Color" arrives in theaters this week (though not in Idaho), and in an interview with ...

Lesbian Love Movie Hits U.S. After Months Of Hype

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 10.22.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — "Blue is the Warmest Color" arrives in the United States from France this week — and it's bringing along some baggage....