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Joan Collins: The Mother of All Confessions Continues

Greg Archer | Posted 06.10.2014 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Collins' influence stretches beyond the festive hand tossing of Tinseltown glitter, however. Her charitable outreach -- from The National Center for Learning Disabilities to the prevention of child cruelty in the UK -- stand out.

Oscar, Esquire: Legal Films and the Academy Awards

Adam Banner | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment
Adam Banner

No doubt, selecting "the best law film" is highly dependent on one's personal preferences and even the general mood of the public at the time a film is released. So let's see what Oscar has to say about the best trial films since the inception of the Academy Awards.

A Tobor the 8th Man Valentine: My Secret Superhero Romance Revealed!

Devra Maza | Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment
Devra Maza

We've all had impossible loves. As RoboCop romped across the Valentine's weekend silver screen, I was reminded of an earlier android amour of my own. For years, I have kept his identity, like my unquenchable ardor for him, locked in my heart. He was my secret obsession, my guilty pleasure, but it's time I confessed.

First Nighter: London Consumer Report on "Sweet Bird," "Merrily," Worthwhile Others

David Finkle | Posted 08.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

By 1959 when Tennessee Williams got around to presenting Sweet Bird of Youth on Broadway, as directed by Elia Kazan and starring Geraldine Page and Pa...

What Dali Created For Hitchcock

Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts

Haven't yet heard of the Alfred Hitchcock psycho-thriller, "Spellbound"? Well, this interesting fact might give you reason to watch the 1945 Hollywood...

The Americans at the Russian Tea Room

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A question arises: Are American audiences ready to embrace appealing KGB operatives on television? Has enough passed from the post-war era to neutralize our view of Soviet spies?

Iconic Whaling Bar in La Jolla to Close

Mary Duncan | Posted 03.04.2013 | Arts
Mary Duncan

Where do we go from here? Time will tell if a modern French styled bistro will fill the void left by the absence of deep wooden walls, whaling murals and worn red leather booths where many famous "bottoms" sat.

Gregory Peck's Grandson Heads To 'The Selection'

Posted 04.27.2012 | TV

Gregory Peck's grandson is heading to The CW. Ethan Peck, who previously starred on ABC Family's "10 Things I Hate About You" adapatation, will st...

'To Kill A Mockingbird' Star Mary Badham On Being Scout, Gregory Peck And Losing The Academy Award

The Huffington Post | Sharon Knolle | Posted 03.31.2012 | Entertainment

Fifty years ago, 10-year-old Mary Badham tried out for a role in a little movie filming near her hometown of Birmingham, Ala.: "To Kill a Mockingbird....

10 Black & White Movies for People Who Won't Watch Black & White Movies

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If I could get all those black and white haters out there to watch just ten titles -- movies that constituted absolutely essential viewing -- which would they be?

The Greatest Hollywood Director You May Never Have Heard Of

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Which Hollywood director actually made the most great movies? In the Alsace area of Germany, future director William Wyler was born. Here is a sampling of his best movies covering three full decades.

PHOTOS: Who Is The Greatest American Film Actor Ever?

Posted 09.02.2011 | Entertainment

The number of American-born all-time greats in the field of writing, painting, and composing is legion, but given the nation's relative inception (con...

HuffPost Review: Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Hey, Boo celebrates a novel, an imagination and, ultimately, a defining piece of Americana. It's always nice to see a movie that values literature and literacy -- and this is one of the better ones.

Christian Bale: So Many Good Parts, but Is There a Part Missing?

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Christian Bale strikes me as a complete enigma. Yes, his acting chops are prodigious, but he seems to me to be all technique and no heart; we get buckets of perfectly formed ice, but very little fire.

For Valentine's Day, Ten Movies Sure To Inspire Romance

John Farr | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Those wanting to get closer to that more traditional and comforting take on the eternal "boy meets girl" predicament need only look back and revisit the great film romances of the past, movies that reflect those long-vanished ideals.

Blackberries Off: Ten Essential Movies For Easily Distracted Twenty-Somethings

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

What if we only had a month in which to force our young adult offspring to see ten essential movies before they succumbed entirely to short-form digital content? My own personal picks.

Missing Mr. Matthau

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

On the first of this month, Walter Matthau, who left us just a decade ago, would have turned ninety. Ruminating on this unnoted milestone made me consider anew what a unique and gifted screen actor he was.

Professional Pictures: Movies About Our Day Jobs

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

As seen through the revealing lens of timeless film, you can derive a measure of comfort and perspective amidst the seeming complexity of it all, because the pressures and vicissitudes of the work place go back a very long way.

Before Mad Men There Was The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit sold two million copies. And the title entered our national language as a kind of shorthand for a Madison Avenue hypocrite.

How Old is Wisdom?

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan had an interesting take this weekend (July 17) on President Obama's poll numbers and problems with the economy ...

Gregory Peck and Atticus Finch: One and the Same?

Mary Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mary Daily

When I first saw the movie, in my Alabama hometown, I was about Scout's age. That world -- where blacks and whites drank from different water fountains -- was my world.

For Father's Day, Dads in Film

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we salute fathers far and wide this Sunday, why not pop in some first-rate DVD titles that examine the distinct challenges of fatherhood, and how various dads rise to the occasion or, for a host of reasons, fall short.

Jean Simmons Dead: 'Guys and Dolls' Actress Dies At 80

AP | BOB THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Jean Simmons, whose ethereal screen presence and starring roles with Hollywood's top actors made her a mid-century film icon, has ...

The Centennial of Elia Kazan

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Today marks the centennial of director Elia Kazan's birth, and doubtless Hollywood will soon be giving us souped-up special editions of his finest film work, if they haven't already.

Is Bernie Goldberg Right? Had Bush "In Fact Volunteered to Go to Vietnam?"

Thomas Lipscomb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Lipscomb

Bernard Goldberg has unearthed a "lost fact" in the Rathergate mess: that George W. Bush volunteered to serve in Vietnam. Until valid paperwork is produced, that claim will remain a supposition.