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'Na Maloom Afraad': Revival of Pakistani Cinema in Progress

Mariam Khan | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Mariam Khan

Na Maloom Afraad revolves around the mundane struggle a citizen, specially an individual residing in the multi ethnic, intertwined city of diverse cultures and how people come up with ways to beat the harsh realities they face.

BlackbirdFX: Lebanon's Rising Animation Star

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.20.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

What do you get when you mix twenty-something Lebanese talent, animation, and a market hungry for high-end 3-D fun?

New York Film Festival 2014 #5: Edward Snowden Documentary Citizenfour Debuts

Michael Giltz | Posted 10.11.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The idea that more will follow in Snowden's wake -- people who have knowledge of illegal and unconstitutional actions by the government stepping forward in a sober and responsible manner -- is surely sustaining to Snowden.

Cinema Exclusivity: Why Buy a $17 Imax Ticket When It's on Netflix Too?

Robert Marich | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Marich

Movie fans are oblivious that their movie-watching loyalties are the focus of an epic battle being played out in Hollywood. Here's where I can make a prediction with confidence. Expect divergent efforts that pair VOD with cinema to continue for some, but not all, movies.

The Chicago International Film Festival Celebrates 50 Years

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.02.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The Chicago International Film Festival celebrates its 50th year this October 9 - 23. Recognized as the first international film festival in North American, the Chicago International Film Festival is a pioneer in focusing on international films.

9 Top Movies to Put You in That Autumn Mood

John Farr | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Filmmakers can't resist all that color or the movement of falling leaves, with deep nostalgia swiftly evoked in a few frames of swirling red and gold. Regardless of plot, cast or dialogue, the unsung hero of the autumnal movie is the cinematographer.

Not So Crazy About 'Gone Girl'?

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.26.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

Why is it that when the media raves about a book and Goodreads and Amazon seem to rubber stamp that opinion, people are often embarrassed to dissent?

Bill Murray and the Roles That Got Away

John Farr | Posted 09.19.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we celebrate the rascally Murray's 64th birthday, let's take a quick look at some roles he missed or passed on, and wonder what might have been.

Ridley Scott Disses the Jews

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.12.2014 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

My point is, the world expected more from Ridley Scott's Moses than an actor with great abs. Well, maybe not.

Light and Shade: Celebrating Tolstoy's 186th

Lauren Daley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Books
Lauren Daley

I'm a newspaper book columnist -- was an English major! -- and yet shamefully realized last summer at age 31 that'd I'd never read "Anna Karenina."

7 Great Films About Lucid Dreaming

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2014 | Entertainment
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Christopher Nolan wrote and directed Inception, an action-packed, but rather depressing, science fiction story about corporate espionage via lucid dreaming. Leonardo DiCaprio and Marion Cotillard star as a couple who fall too deeply into the dream world.

Recalling Bacall: My Interview

Lauren Daley | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

She was born Betty Joan Perske in the Bronx in 1924 to two Jewish immigrants. She was immortalized as "Lauren Bacall" for her smoky voice, come-hither looks, flirtatious wit.

Meryl Streep: The Giver of Fantastic Performances

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 10.12.2014 | Celebrity
Prasanna Ranganathan

A genius at both comedy and drama, Meryl Streep as an actress is an "intuitive investigator" of the human condition: insightful, powerful, and awe-inspiringly versatile. Here I present my five favorite Meryl Streep performances, in no particular order.

As You Wish

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Like many people, I have a list of what I call "always-watchable" movies. When I come across...

Bringing Bette Davis Back

Sheril Antonio | Posted 10.05.2014 | Entertainment
Sheril Antonio

It always surprises me to think about just how much she contributed to an era of filmmaking -- gracing screens large and small from the 1930s to the 1980s.

A Conversation With Kazuhiro Tsuji

Aline Pimentel | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Aline Pimentel

To satisfy my curiosity, I recently flew out to Los Angeles to meet with Kazuhiro Tsuji, who graciously agreed to sit with me. Kazuhiro told me that he moved to the US from Japan many years ago to pursue special effects but that his true passion is art.

A Review: And So It Goes Is As Good As It Gets

LuxEco Living | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World "Reiner's new flick reaps a pot of gold and h...

Talkin' Johnny Winter Blues

Lauren Daley | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts
Lauren Daley

For my music column in a southeastern Massachusetts newspaper, I'd interviewed Johnny three times for -- in 2011, 2013, and most recently in January. He'd played a local venue in our readership area every winter for years.

Epic Inspiration From Hollywood Icon

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Books
Kim Michele Richardson

When Lightning Strikes -- Four Decades of Filmmaking deserves to be displayed, admired and read. It's a treasure trove of gorgeous photographs of Jerry Bruckheimer's films and an inspirational narrative of a remarkable life.

Apes with Machine Guns, the Doom of Mankind

Jordan Hart | Posted 09.09.2014 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

Last week something crazy happened. I saw a poster for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes that was so mind-blowing I had to do a double take to make sure I wasn't hallucinating.

5 Most Awkward Fourth of July Films

Ravishly | Posted 09.02.2014 | Comedy
Ravishly

If these movies don't set the stage for a weird Fourth of July, I don't know what will. No need to thank me -- just doing my civic duty.

Larenz Tate Explains Why Black Films Struggle At The Box Office

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices

We’ve all seen movies that feature black stereotypes: the token black friend, the black criminal or the omnipresent angry black woman. Although Holl...

Crowd-Sourced Filmmaking: Depending on the Kindness of Strangers

Mitchell Rose | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Mitchell Rose

I've made 25 films in which I've done funny, I've done dramatic and conceptual and beautiful. In this film, I wanted to go for something I hadn't tried -- joyous. And I hoped to do that in a celebration of humanity.

"Geek Love" Author Champions Film

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 08.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

American's have long been fascinated by the lives of "freaks." June 27th the award-winning documentary Bound by Flesh opens.

Education & Films: An Inspiration from Satyajit Ray

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

It is said that a mark of a great film is that you find something new everytime you watch it. One such Bengali film is Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne.