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'Belle': An Austenesque with a Racial Twist

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.03.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The name of this utterly charming movie conjures images of the Disney cartoon feature with a brunette cartoon star singing in the library. Dido Belle,...

ReThink Review: The Book Thief -- Do We Need More Holocaust Movies?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Is it possible that all the lessons of World War II have been learned and there are no new stories left to tell? And does this explain The Book Thief, which follows an orphaned girl in a World War II-era German village, feels so mawkish and unnecessary?

Movie Review... the Book Thief... a Good Film

Carole Mallory | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

This is a film about a child's survival during the Holocaust. To say this film is dated is to deny the suffering of all during WWII. Based on the bestselling novel by Marcus Zusak, it was filmed in Berlin and has an authentic amber glow of old Germany.

Mike Ryan

Geoffrey Rush Reveals His Hidden Talent

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment

For a while, Geoffrey Rush kept a book in which he wrote down the name of every script that he'd considered. Had he continued the practice, this wo...

The Book Thief: Death's Sultry Allure

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Death has a sweet-tongued tone, like a benevolent grandpa narrating the movie of Markus Zusak's much beloved novel, The Book Thief, as he picks off ch...

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Wednesday, Sept. 11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Movies can amaze with their ability to not just take you out of yourself but to put in the middle of worlds you otherwise would never get a chance to see or experience.

Kate Middleton Cried During 'War Horse' Screening, Dazzled On Red Carpet

Posted 03.10.2012 | Entertainment

When they got married, Prince William and Kate Middleton rode in a horse and buggy to their wedding party. This weekend, they took another highly phot...

Jordan Zakarin

Meet Hollywood's Mysterious New Blockbuster Star

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 12.28.2011 | Entertainment

You could understand if Jeremy Irvine was feeling nervous, on edge, prickly: he's in a foreign country, bearing the burden of being the star of one of...

Jordan Zakarin

Haunting, Emotional Journey For 'War Horse' Stars

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 02.19.2012 | Entertainment

From the moment Steven Spielberg signed on to direct "War Horse," one thing was clear: He could not tell the story from the point of view of the horse...

Maureen Ryan

'Wire' Star's Killer New Role

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 12.10.2011 | TV

'Appropriate Adult,' a British film airing Dec. 10 on Sundance Channel, is a fascinating and tremendously well-acted look into the heart of darkness. ...

War Horse Premieres at Lincoln Center

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.04.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

As the awards season moves steadily on, War Horse is most certainly a contender for Best Picture Oscars, Globes, and so on, alongside Hugo, The Artist, The Descendants, my picks so far.

Nicki Gostin

Emily Watson Takes On Tough Role In 'Oranges And Sunshine'

HuffingtonPost.com | Nicki Gostin | Posted 12.21.2011 | Celebrity

The new film "Oranges and Sunshines" sounds like it would tell a bright and shiny story. In actuality, it shines light on a dark period in Great Brita...

Oranges and Sunshine at the Hamptons International Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.19.2011 | Home
Regina Weinreich

British children may have been promised oranges and sunshine as they were deported to Australia in the '60's and '70's in a scandalous child trafficking operation affecting some 130,000 kids, but that is hardly what they found there.

There Will Be Love

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

Since it's V-Day, I want to return to the exalting, superb Punch-Drunk Love, which remains one of the most romantic movies of the last 10 years. I was baffled by its mixed reception and wonder if it remains misunderstood to this day.

Remembering Robert Altman

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I was understandably nervous and excited to meet this man. It was May 5th, 2004 in Stamford, Connecticut. As co-founder of a newly restored landmark...