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A Touch of Sin or the Turin Horse

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

You may reconsider your views on gun control after seeing Jia Zhangke's parable of modern China A Touch of Sin. It's as if you gave Stockman, the cru...

Clint Eastwood Once Asked: "Do You Feel Lucky Punk?"

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business
Larry Schwimmer

The following post is the second excerpt from What the Hell Is Going On in My Life? - Using Your Birthdate to Find Answers About Relationships, Career...

Greek Cinema Confronts the Harsh Reality of the Financial Crisis by Not Standing Aside, Watching

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

In director Yorgos Servetas' poignant film, a young woman goes back to a village she knows, and encounters both friends who are suffering direct hits of the crisis, but also a mafia-like system in place, which destroys bodies and souls.

Avada Kedavra: Parshat Balak

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 08.18.2013 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Long before Voldemort and Saruman uttered their first fictional curses, the Jewish people faced off against the real-life sorcerer, Bilam. Bilam's plan to curse the Jews failed when G-d turned his curses into blessings. But do coerced blessings ever take effect?

The National Film Registry Scorecard

Jon Eig | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

I am always intrigued by the Library of Congress's annual selections for the National Film Registry. Since 1989, panels of experts have selected 25 films per year to add to this list. The net they cast is wide, covering all types of film, recognized for cultural, historical or artistic significance.

Screenwriter Kerry Williamson Talks Alex Cross

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Alex Cross, which opens this week, represents an early breakthrough in Kerry Williamson's bustling career. I asked Williamson about the process of adapting and relaunching James Patterson's massive series for the big screen.

Eastwood's WTF Moment Galvanizes Empty-Chair-Hater Base

Bill Santiago | Posted 11.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Bill Santiago

He's pro-gay marriage, pro-choice, pro-getting out of Afghanistan, pro-auto bailout, and apparently pro-not combing your hair after a nap. I have no idea why he's so anti-chair.

Assessing the Republican Convention

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What was he thinking? Was this just a pathetic attempt by an aging Hollywood icon to stay relevant? And did you catch the cutaway of Ann Romney during Eastwood's unscripted, meandering, 3-times-as-long-as-planned meltdown?

Play Ditzy for Me: Clint Eastwood to Address GOP Convention Tonight

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

If Eastwood is, indeed, the "mystery man" tonight, there will be no mystery in his remarks. They will be riddled with further hypocrisy and deceit. That you can count on. "A good man," declares Dirty Harry in Magnum Force, "always knows his limitations." Apparently, his creator does not.

Do You Feel Lucky? Make My Day Law Advances For Colo. Businesses

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 04.04.2012 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado takes pride in its Western entrepreneurial spirit – and that extends to the belief of some lawmakers that business owner...

Santorum's Sweater Vest? Sorry, Hollywood Owns That Style

Posted 03.12.2012 | Entertainment

Rick Santorum's unlikely success in Iowa last week was very bad news for fellow GOP presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry, as it sto...

Jeremy Renner As Steve McQueen? I'm Not So Sure...

John Farr | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I read just the other day that Jeremy Renner may take the lead role in a Steve McQueen biopic. If it goes forward, I will be very interested to see the end product, but I would not care to be an angel investor.

Emmy Rossum Revels in Being Shameless

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

Emmy Rossum is beautiful and sexy enough to rest on her laurels, but her talent and drive are having none of that.

Bill Gold: Posterworks (VIDEO)

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

A hand placed firmly on an extraordinary looking book, "This is about it...65 years of work." The story - and hand - belongs to legendary movie poster...

Crocodile Tips Australian PM To Win Elections

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DARWIN, Australia — A crocodile that picked the winner of the soccer World Cup has predicted Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be re-...

HuffPost Review: Harry Brown

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Harry Brown is hard and violent, a thriller that makes no pretense about the explicit toll of violence. But it's built around a strong character and an award-winning kind of performance by Michael Caine.

Who Will Rid the World of Clint Eastwood's Films?

Andy Pemberton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Pemberton

Will Clint's next movie be a musical? A comedy? A noir thriller? No. It will be a literal-minded tale, free from dramatic devices such as irony, metaphor or anything that might make the darn thing interesting.

24 and the Tortuous Politics of Torture

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

For Dick Cheney, if there's a 1% chance of a terror plot existing, it should be treated as a certainty. It's one thing when that sort of manipulation is used to entertain, and quite another when it's used to govern.

Whither Watchmen? Is This Big, Dark, Geeky, Lefty Movie The Next Comic Book Blockbuster?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Watchmen lays out and alternate America in a stunning opening sequence that presents the 20th century as a relentless slog of war and murder. If hope is on the menu, it's in short supply.

Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino: Who Knew He Could Act? Like John Wayne in True Grit, it May Lead to an Oscar

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

John Wayne found True Grit towards the end of his career and now Clint Eastwood has done the same with an unforgettable performance in Gran Torino.

The Incredible Shrinking Man

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

If television reflects the state of the sexes, men are in trouble.