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Kevin Spacey: Museum of the Moving Image Tribute

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Sprinkling his talk with the "F" word, Kevin Spacey recounted the wellworn story of how his idol Jack Lemmon encouraged him when Spacey was a 13 year ...

Learning to Embrace Your Age: I'm Turning 55 and I Don't Care Who Knows It

Cathy Chester | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

Ever since I was a little girl I've loved celebrating birthdays. Anyone and everyone's. Because birthdays always feel so special. They're about joy and a celebration of life.

It's New Year's Eve, So Let's Watch The End Of 'The Apartment'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.31.2013 | Entertainment

It doesn't get much better than "The Apartment," Billy Wilder's genre-defying 1960 classic with Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine and "shut up and deal...

This Week, Don't Forget the Side Dishes: Giving Thanks For Actor Ed Harris

John Farr | Posted 01.26.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

This Turkey Day happens to land on a criminally and perennially underappreciated actor's birthday: Ed Harris. Main course or side dish, first billing or second fiddle, Ed Harris is a truly gifted actor deserving of more recognition. So let's give it to him.

First Nighter: Westport Country Playhouse's "Room Service" on a Gold Tray

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

About the 1937 Room Service, now revived at the Westport Country Playhouse, I'm tempted to say things like "They don't write 'em like they used to" or...

The Thin Man and More: The Best William Powell Movies

John Farr | Posted 11.30.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This actor, who'd earn screen immortality playing detective Nick Charles in 1934's The Thin Man, is someone I'd watch in most anything. What set him apart?

Kevin Spacey's "Touch of Terrific" and the World Peace Orchestra

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Kevin Spacey still talks about the excitement of meeting Jack Lemmon when he was 13, and hearing him say, "You were a touch of terrific." Now introduc...

For St. Patrick's Day, the Best Drinking Movies Ever Made

John Farr | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I love St. Patrick's Day. It's so inclusive. By that I mean that though it's a bona fide religious holiday, you don't need to be particularly pious to enjoy it. Wishing everyone a safe and (reasonably) responsible holiday, I present my own candidates for the top drinking movies of all time.

Cult's Robert Knepper on Method, Prison Break, and Unleashing the Dark Side

Andrew Fish | Posted 05.14.2013 | Entertainment
Andrew Fish

Knepper doesn't pull any punches. He's an intense guy with great stories, strong opinions and not a hint of the malevolence many expect from the man who channeled T-Bag with such brutal realism from 2005 to 2009.

Sweating Out a Surrealist Nightmare

George Heymont | Posted 04.26.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Do your nightmares make you feel like you've entered The Twilight Zone? Do you feel trapped in a surrealistic cesspool? You are not alone.

Sad Men: Jack Lemmon and Days of Wine and Roses

Kim Morgan | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

The late, great Jack Lemmon's birthday is February 8th which led me back to one of his finest performances -- Days of Wine and Roses. Watch it for the first time or watch it again. Rest in Peace, Jack Lemmon.

For His Birthday, the Best of Oscar Winner Jack Lemmon

John Farr | Posted 02.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Jack Lemmon, who would have turned 88 this Friday, had a habit of saying to himself before every take: "It's magic time." This may strike some as mildly eccentric, but then for the most part, magic is precisely what he went on to create.

George McGovern And The Star-Studded, Wild Campaign Of 1972

Michele Willens | Posted 12.23.2012 | Fifty
Michele Willens

I recall three days traveling the state with McGovern's daughter, (who would later die tragically in the snow), Jon Voight, (times have changed) Candy Bergen, Ben Gazzara and a few others. I have never had so much fun and for all the right reasons.

My Two Seconds With Marilyn

Joan Marans Dim | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Joan Marans Dim

My personal memory of Marilyn, far afield from Eunice Murray's terrible discovery, is splendid and dates back to the mid-1950s when I was barely a teenager and lived in the Belnord, the apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

The Best Navy Movies of All Time

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Over the years, a slew of outstanding Navy-themed films have furnished us with a variety of salty celluloid adventures worth catching. The following dozen titles comprise my own personal favorites.

'Freaky Deaky' Tribeca

Morris Ruskin | Posted 06.27.2012 | Entertainment
Morris Ruskin

So often we think of Hollywood kids in unflattering terms: troubled, entitled, squandered potential. This past weekend, however, I was charmed by an interaction between the children of two of Hollywood's greats.

Why We Need Shirley MacLaine, and Billy Wilder's The Apartment More Now than Ever

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.09.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Perhaps this morality tale will cheer up a few folks who are out of work in the big city...things could be worse, you could still be working for some schmuck, dating some jerk, serving the corporate beast.

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?

Stars Fight For Increased NEA Funding

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.05.2011 | Arts

WASHINGTON -- Kevin Spacey performed some impromptu "street theater" Tuesday to ask Congress for continued funding of the National Endowment for the A...

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.

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...

They Belong in Every Home: The Ten Best Holiday Movies by Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

The values and emotions imparted in these timeless films are sure to stoke the spirit of "Peace On Earth, Good Will Towards Men" (and women). Happy viewing!

Investing In The Movies

Morris Ruskin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Morris Ruskin

RICKY ROMA Stocks, bonds, objects of art, real estate. What are they? (pause) An op...

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.

Remembering Tony Curtis

Morris Ruskin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Morris Ruskin

Tony loved being famous. But there was another side to Tony: He was also a fragile, wounded human.