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The Long-Shot Nominees

Jon Eig | Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

If you're an awards junkie, then you already know the likely Oscar nominees. Just to be contrary, I thought I'd nominate people and films who, like boss Jim Gettys, have something less than a chance. These are the films and performances of 2013 that should be considered, but won't be.

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."

One More List Of 2013's Best Movies

Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

As it has been written, 2013 was a pretty great year for movies. So great, in fact, that a simple top-10 list seems inadequate at best and incomplete at worst. As such, here's my list of the 29 best movies of 2013, a surfeit of titles that still manages to leave off pretty good movies like "Fruitvale Station," "Man of Steel," "Prisoners," "The Place Beyond The Pines," "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "The To-Do List," all the Scarlett Johansson parts in "Don Jon" ...

Mike Ryan

10 Most Memorable Movie Characters From 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

This post started as a list of my 10 favorite movies of 2013. (The Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" was number one, you weren't wondering.) Someho...

Matthew Jacobs

17 Best Movie Moments Of 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.23.2013 | Entertainment

From the breathtaking 17-minute opening of "Gravity" to the uplifting "Let It Go" sequence from "Frozen," 2013 came with an abundance of unforgettable...

DVDs: Is Tom Hanks the Most Popular Star of All Time?

Michael Giltz | Posted 02.13.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A lot of stars had lengthy careers with many box office hits. Box office is a rough estimate, sure, even if you adjust for inflation (which I don't). But by some estimates, Tom Hanks has the all-time worldwide box office total.

Frances and Llewyn Should Be Together

Jon Eig | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

When I see two kids who are as obviously meant for each other as Frances Halladay and Llewyn Davis, I just have to speak up. Sure, there are obstacles to this relationship. But if any city could make it happen, New York is the place.

Mike Ryan

What You Didn't Know About This 'Girls' Star

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.05.2013 | Entertainment

Adam Driver used to be in the United States Marine Corps. It's a bit of personal trivia about the "Girls" star that has been brought up before, as far...

Ahoy, Greta Gerwig! Talking With the Star of Frances Ha

Alex Koenig | Posted 01.31.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Koenig

The tall, dirty blonde-haired actress is the title character and co-writer of Frances Ha, a low-budget masterwork about life's bittersweet symphony, the beauty and pain endured during one's late 20s.

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...

The Indie Spirit Nominees Are ...

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment

Film Independent announced the nominees for the 2014 Spirit Awards on Tuesday, kicking off awards season in earnest by honoring the best of the year's...

8 Coming-of-Age Stories for Our Generation

Uloop | Posted 11.19.2013 | College
Uloop

My generation gets a lot of flack for being self-involved, lazy, and socially-inept whiners, like Holden Caulfield. However, I would like to challenge the people making these claims to think about whether or not they felt certain when they made decisions that altered the rest of their lives.

Hit and Myth: Girl Most Likely and Frances Ha

Laura Shamas, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2013 | Entertainment
Laura Shamas, Ph.D.

Two recent films about creative females in New York, Girl Most Likely and Frances Ha, depict events that eventually lead each artist towards achievement, authenticity, and individuation.

How Greta Gerwig Found Her 'Purpose'

Posted 07.15.2013 | Women

Even successful actresses have struggled with a sense of purpose sometimes. At least, that was the case for Greta Gerwig. The "Frances Ha" actress ...

10 Alternatives To Summer Blockbusters

Posted 07.04.2013 | Entertainment

Planning to see a movie over the long weekend but tired at the mere thought of sitting through bloated summer blockbusters like "The Lone Ranger," "Wo...

AND THEY'RE OFF

Mike Hogan | Posted 08.31.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and March 2, 2014, executive arts and entertainment editor Michael Hogan and entertainment editor Christopher Rosen will chat about awards season and which films will make the most noise at the 86th annual Academy Awards.

Summer Movie Women Finally Get Some Respect

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 06.20.2013 | Women

Summer blockbusters are notoriously guy-centric, and this summer is no exception, as movie-goers can witness men (both superhuman and not) team up and...

Why Frances Ha Made Me Feel Better About Myself

Chris Krapek | Posted 08.13.2013 | Chicago
Chris Krapek

As the credits rolled over the last frame, I had these chills. Maybe it was Gerwig, evolving from OG mumblecore actress to Oscar front runner. Maybe it was the mentioned spec script for Gremlins 3. Maybe it was the Bowie. But probably, it's because I'm still trying to figure my own shit out.

Popcorn Preview: Frances Ha

Leslie Sisman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Frances Ha (2012) Cast includes: Greta Gerwig (No Strings Attached), Mickey Sumner (Last Chance Harvey), Adam Driver (Girls), Michael Zegen (Adv...

My Annual Anti-3D Sermon

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.20.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

My heart sinks every time I show up for a screening of some big summer movie (or any other movie, for that matter) and they hand me the 3D glasses.

Christopher Rosen

The Unconventional Way This Film Got Made

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment

Fans of cable television shows like "Boardwalk Empire" should have no trouble recognizing actor Michael Zegen. Part of the next generation of "that gu...

ReThink Review: Frances Ha -- Growing Apart and Growing Up

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.16.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

If you haven't heard of Greta Gerwig, I think you'll be hearing a lot more about her very soon. She's the star and co-writer of Noah Baumbach's latest film Frances Ha, and she gives a performance so honest and relatable that directors will be scrambling to get Gerwig in their films.

The Year's Most Charming Film?

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment

-- On paper it sounds unbearably precious and solipsistic – a cliche, even. Middle-class, college-educated white girl in her mid-20s wanders ar...

Mike Ryan

Why This Famous Director Is Annoyed At A Will Ferrell Movie

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 05.14.2013 | Entertainment

Noah Baumbach directed his first feature-length movie, "Kicking and Screaming," in 1995, about that uncertain, post-college phase of life. (It's a per...

Movie Review: Frances Ha

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.14.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Never a filmmaker for whom story seemed particularly important, Baumbach collaborated here with his star, Greta Gerwig, for what feels like an amorphous and fragmentary story of a delusional young woman who doesn't seem to want to grow up.