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Hollywood Celebs Get Personal About Family Struggles With Mental Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.09.2014 | Parents

Some of Hollywood's most elite storytellers are raising awareness about mental health issues and battling the stigma the way they know best -- by crea...

This Is The Craziest Jennifer Lawrence Video Yet

Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment

Because sometimes things are great, Sony has released a deleted scene from David O. Russell's "American Hustle" that showcases Jennifer Lawrence's lyr...

Alfonso Cuarón Wins Best Director

Posted 03.08.2014 | Entertainment

Alfonso Cuarón took home Best Director at the 86th annual Academy Awards on Sunday. He won for his work on "Gravity," the space epic that's collected...

Oscar Upsets That Could Actually Happen

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.28.2014 | Entertainment

Many of the categories at Sunday's Academy Awards already seem decided. For instance, if actors Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and Lu...

Sasha Bronner

Harvey Weinstein Isn't The Only One With The Pope In His Pocket

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment

Harvey Weinstein isn't the only one with the Pope in his pocket. Actor Florence Henderson joined Vanity Fair and Chrysler at a cocktail party Thur...

Religion and the Academy Awards, 2014

S. Brent Plate | Posted 04.29.2014 | Religion
S. Brent Plate

These worlds on screen allow glimpses of the ways our worlds could be, might be, or hopefully never will be.

Jennifer Lawrence Can't Stay Away From Spoilers

Posted 02.24.2014 | Entertainment

Back in January, Jennifer Lawrence won the Internet with how she reacted to hearing a major spoiler about "Homeland" on the red carpet for the SAG Awa...

Christopher Rosen

David O. Russell Is Happy Being An Awards-Season Underdog

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.02.2014 | Entertainment

At least one person is happy that awards season still has another 11 days to go: "American Hustle" director David O. Russell. "You shouldn't be in ...

Past, Present, Future: 3 Women's Voices in Film and How 3 Writers Wrote Them to the Red Carpet

Wyatt Closs | Posted 04.12.2014 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

Particularly tricky is writing strong and memorable female characters when you are a dude. Sure, from Shakespeare on, its been done but the challenge remains.

'American Hustle' Loses WGA Award To 'Her'

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spike Jonze's "Her" and Billy Ray's "Captain Phillips" have earned top screenplay honors from the Writers Guild of America. Winn...

Jennifer Lawrence May Play Miracle Mop Inventor

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.31.2014 | Entertainment

From the files of if it ain't broke comes this story about Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell potentially teaming for yet another film. According ...

American Hustle

Francis Levy | Posted 03.29.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Amy Adams's breasts should be nominated for an Academy Award. Would that there were a category for best supporting (or in this case best unsupported)...

Tonight We'll Know Who Will Probably Win Best Director

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 03.27.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the tightest three-way Oscar race in years, the 66th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards could give "Gravity," ''Americ...

David O. Russell Compares Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' Commitment To Slavery

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence is everywhere these days, and while it does seem as if she's pushing herself too much at times, director David O. Russell took hyper...

Martin Scorsese Gets Huge Boost From Directors Guild Awards

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

The Directors Guild of America announced the five finalists for its top film award of the year on Tuesday afternoon. The DGA's nominations are often a...

Louis C.K. Finishes That 'American Hustle' Story

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

If you felt like Louis C.K.'s character had more to say in "American Hustle" than what made it into the movie, you are right. The comedian stopped by ...

Harry Belafonte Makes History at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.09.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In 1935, at age 5, Harry Belafonte saw his first movie, Tarzan, and knew he never wanted to be one of those people from Africa. This bit of personal h...

Popcorn Preview: American Hustle

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.01.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

American Hustle (2013) Cast includes: Christian Bale (The Fighter), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Amy Adams (The Fighter), Jeremy Renner (...

People, Edit Thyselves

Carine Fabius | Posted 02.28.2014 | Entertainment
Carine Fabius

There is a case to be made for epic films like The Godfather (2 hours, 58 minutes), but they are surely the exception. The problem is that most filmmakers now consider their movies to be epics. Get over yourselves, will you?

'American Hustle' Fashions Swanky Look At '70s Garb

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 12.26.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From Christian Bale's burgundy velour blazer to Amy Adams' plunging sequin halter dress, "American Hustle" is a cinematic romp th...

The Hustle in American Hustle Music: An Interview with Susan Jacobs

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.24.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The French provincial brocade couches in Carmine and Dolly's Camden, New Jersey house in "American Hustle" tell you what you need to know about the characters' domestic life. But the "American Hustle" soundtrack goes far to define the movie's con artists' ethos.

My Favorite Films of 2013

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the time of year when critics release their lists of the year's best films. It feels like a competitive sport -- or a provocation, which all of these lists are, by nature. As in: "This is my list of the best films. If you don't agree, you're wrong."

American Hustle -- a Mob Movie You Can Believe In

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 02.22.2014 | Entertainment
Corinna Clendenen

Russell got so much right in this film, from the women who are as smart and savvy as the men to the wide ties and the slit dresses to the right-on sound track. The only thing that seems off is the intermittent, irregular voiceovers.

Christopher Rosen

The Year's Best Soundtrack

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.17.2013 | Entertainment

Music supervisor Susan Jacobs has 86 credits listed on her IMDb page, including work on such films as Robert Altman's "Short Cuts," "Little Miss Sunsh...

Live From the Dubai International Film Festival: Friday, Dec. 13

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.12.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When you stay at a film festival for more than three or four days, the law of diminishing returns usually catches up with you. Yet here I was on my seventh day of movie-going at the Dubai International Film Festival -- my last day here.