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Dialogue Isn't Just for Screenplays

Stuart Connelly | Posted 04.22.2014 | Arts
Stuart Connelly

But conversation, like therapy, is its own sort of "talking cure." I, for one, want to talk it out. The Suspect is a natural extension of that drive.

The Scariest Film Ever Made

Nic Latouf | Posted 04.22.2014 | Entertainment
Nic Latouf

To be absolutely fair to the horror genre, when debating the scariest film ever made, one would need to take into account some of the twisted foreign horror films out there -- films like The Eye (Chinese version) and Ju-On (the grudge).

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Michael Jones | Posted 03.17.2014 | Chicago
Michael Jones

When you see one of Mr. Anderson's movies you know you are seeing something unique, a work of imagination, a distillation of life's experiences re-imagined for the screen.

Adrienne Shelly Foundation Awards Its 50th Grant

Andy Ostroy | Posted 03.13.2014 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

Formed shortly after Adrienne Shelly's death, the ASF, with its simple but critical mission of supporting women filmmakers, awarded its 50th production grant to Meredith Danluck for her film State Like Sleep.

On Wes Anderson, Love Lost and The Grand Budapest Hotel

Dana Covit | Posted 03.13.2014 | Entertainment
Dana Covit

I have been forced to come to a hard-pressed realization that makes my shoulders fall, and my heart heavy: I am falling out of love with Wes Anderson.

Writers Discuss Gay Fiction Relating to Reality 

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 03.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Gregory G. Allen

With so much movement happening in the LGBT community that plays out across our news constantly, I wanted to talk with a few fiction writers about the impact it has on them.

100-Man Fight Tells the Story of Judd Reid and the Real Life Kumite

Norm Schriever | Posted 04.21.2014 | Entertainment
Norm Schriever

Every once in a great while a story comes along that defies our collective imagination, forcing us to recalibrate the limits of the human condition. ...

Love Is Love: Why I Decided to Work on an Indie Film

Lawrence D. Elliott | Posted 03.18.2014 | Entertainment
Lawrence D. Elliott

It seemed to call out to me like no other listing I'd read. It's strange, because I'd never worked on a film before. But I'm a writer. A storyteller. Isn't film just visual storytelling?

From Fliers to Facebook: How Indie Lesbo Filmmaking Has Changed in 20 Years

Guinevere Turner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Guinevere Turner

Going to a club and handing a cute lesbian a flyer that says, "Come to our fundraising event!" feels so basic compared with treating your movie like a person, giving it a Twitter handle, and then wondering, "What would my movie tweet today? What does it have to say?"

Bringing Mental Illness out of the Closet

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Gregory G. Allen

There is a very important short film making the rounds in film festivals now called Illness that takes a hard look at mental illness and how it can affect a family.

Director Torre Catalano's Short Seasick Sailor Is Dark and Edgy

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Making a short film is no easy task. Time, energy and focus are just a few things that help make a story into a successful movie. Put Director / Writer Torre Catalano at the helm, and you've got one helluva' tale!

Mission Park's Producer Douglas Spain Gives Us Behind-the-Scenes Insight at Producing This Film

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

"Mission Park" is produced by Douglas Spain. Photography by Felicia Graham. The film "Mission Park" will be released in Los Angeles, New York, Chica...

Our Stories: Babylon Sisters

Yvonna Russell | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Yvonna Russell

The film project Babylon Sisters deserves our support for a master storyteller's passionate and compelling voice on the inhumane issue of human trafficking today.

Indie Film Festival at Stony Brook

NYC-ARTS | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

The Stony Brook Film Festival launches its 18th season on Thursday, July 18, with world, U.S. and East Coast premieres. For ten days through July 27, ...

Hulu Adds HIV Doc, Positive Youth, to Their Roster

Austin Head | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Austin Head

It will be 10 years this August that I became HIV+... I was 19 years old. At the time, because of instilled prejudice, stigma and lack of information, I knew in my heart that I would become a social leper and would be dead before I reached my mid-20s.

LGBT Film Festivals to Premiere Chad Darnell's Gay Comedy Birthday Cake

Ilana Rapp | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Ilana Rapp

The LGBT community has a new film to be proud of! Birthday Cake relates to all people around the globe. It's about family, love, sacrifice and how crazy life in general can be.

Crowdfunding 201: Kevin Smith's Missed Opportunity

Turnstyle | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
Turnstyle

By Lucas McNelly (@lmcnelly) Recently, Kevin Smith took to Reddit to do an AMA, and because people were already going to ask whether or not he'd use...

WATCH: 'The East' Star Dishes On Same-Sex Smooch

Posted 05.21.2013 | Gay Voices

Up-and-coming actress Brit Marling came on HuffPost Live to discuss her role in the environmental activism thriller, "The East" opening in theaters Ma...

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.

Filmmaker Shares Backstory on Career and Advice for Others

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 07.06.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory G. Allen

As a writer and someone who has been in the entertainment industry for as long as I have, I can't help but wonder about the story "behind the story" when I watch a film or read a new book.

Logo Online and the Web Series Renaissance

Kit Williamson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Kit Williamson

The quality of web shows has improved dramatically in the last few years, and with internet institutions embracing the art form, the bar has been raised even higher. We are experiencing a veritable web series renaissance right now.

Must-See Indie Films This Month

Leonard Maltin | Posted 07.03.2013 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

I have nothing against Iron Man 3, which happens to be a very entertaining film, but I like variety in my movie diet, which is why I'm happy to recommend some smaller pictures that are now making their way across the country.

Can Simple Machine Become the Airbnb of Indie Film?

Turnstyle | Posted 06.30.2013 | Entertainment
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) While it can be daunting for some, I find myself loving the seemingly exponential emergence of new film distribution...

Filmmaker Sheds Light on Mental Illness

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Gregory G. Allen

There is a new film hitting the film festivals with a very heavy subject. French filmmaker Jonathan Bucari has written and directed a short film about mental illness and the effects it has on a family.

Indie Filmmakers Should Consider Writing for Older Actors

Gina Hall | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
Gina Hall

Robert Redford's new film is the decent kind of drama we've come to expect around April. What's actually interesting about The Company You Keep, for independent filmmakers, is the concept of what I like to call the "old-people ensemble."