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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Francis Levy | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

here's an inner circle that hangs over all our lives, an inner sanctum to which we will never gain admittance. Of course the oedipal chamber, where the primal scene is enacted is the inner circle which all children are excluded from.

Steven Spielberg Plans Remake Of Classic

Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment

It looks like John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" has become Steven Spielberg's dirt. According to Deadline.com, Spielberg and DreamWorks are negot...

Movie Review: The Lone Ranger

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.31.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Everything you need to know about this movie can be found in four little words: Pirates of the Caribbean. Everything that was wrong with that series of films is amplified in Lone Ranger.

A Look Behind Steven Spielberg's Falling Skies, One of The Best Sci-Fi Shows in Years

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 08.08.2013 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

Falling Skies seems most likely to be remembered as another distinguished entry in Steven Spielberg's huge body of work as a director and producer of science fiction.

Movie Review: The Last Stand

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sometimes, all you want is a knock-down, guns-blazing approximation of an old-style western, even if it's set in contemporary times. As a modern oater, The Last Stand is shamelessly entertaining.

Quentin Tarantino Blasts Famed Director: 'To Say The Least, I Hate Him'

Posted 12.27.2012 | Entertainment

Quentin Tarantino has no love lost for John Ford. "One of my American Western heroes is not John Ford, obviously," Tarantino, who directed the Spaghet...

Midway: 70th Anniversary of One of History's Most Pivotal Battles Came in Midst of Obama's Big Strategic Pivot to the Pacific

William Bradley | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Despite the lack of a glamorous locale, Midway was absolutely central to our past and present. And the big geopolitical pivot, again centered on the Pacific, now underway looks to be central to our future.

Andrew Rothschild

When Hollywood Went To Dachau

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Rothschild | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home

NEW YORK—The Museum of Jewish Heritage's current exhibit features an unusual collection of Holocaust footage -- unusual because it marks the first i...

See Star-crossed Lovers In "The Broken Heart"

AP | By JENNIFER FARRAR | Posted 02.17.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK -- If the idea of a posthumous wedding onstage is intriguing, then John Ford's 17th century, darkly-humored drama "The Broken Heart" will hav...

Clark Gable: King of Hollywood

John Farr | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we kick off Oscar month tomorrow, we also honor the birthday of Clark Gable, who picked up a statuette at the seventh Academy Awards ceremony in 1935.

DVDs Worth Owning - and Giving - for Christmas

John Farr | Posted 05.11.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I just know many of you out there are scrambling to catch up on your holiday gift giving. This article's for you.

Occupy Wall Street: American as Apple Pie

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

In 1776, had the American revolutionaries tried the Barack Obama approach of "reaching out" in a spirit of "cooperation" with the Tories and the British Crown there never would have been a United States of America in the first place.

'It's Definitely a Democracy': Clint Eastwood's Self-Portrait as an Experimental Director

David Galenson | Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

Experimental artists are often overshadowed by their more precocious and more flamboyant conceptual counterparts. Yet Clint Eastwood's success demonstrates that dictatorship is not the only way to make great movies.

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.

The Cowboys & Aliens Interviews: Spielberg, Grazer, Howard

Jon Favreau | Posted 09.05.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Favreau

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A Villain Who Looks Like a Fascist and Talks Like a Communist: The Strange Politics of John Ford's The Fugitive

The New York Public Library | Posted 08.13.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

How did the Cold War play out in Mexico? For Seth Fein, who is giving a free lecture at The New York Public Library tomorrow evening, much of the story can be understood in the production of a 1947 John Ford movie.

Elizabeth Taylor -- Not Quite the Last One

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.31.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

"The last of Hollywood's golden era" is the way so many broadcast and cable obituaries described the legendary Elizabeth Taylor. But alas, there are at least five stars from that era who are probably saying to themselves," What am I, chopped liver?"

Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune -- New Documentary Opens in Los Angeles

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

Kennedy's assassination, the ongoing turmoil of resistance to integration and the escalation of the Vietnam War gave the singers a new identity. At the center of the storm was Phil Ochs.

WATCH: 15 Movies That Are Better Than The Book

The Huffington Post | Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The book is so much better than the movie. We've all said it, we've all heard it. And we all think it's always true, that the book is better than the ...

For July 4th, a Dozen Movies That Scream "America!"

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we head into the Independence Day weekend, I wanted to suggest some classic titles scattered over the decades that each in their way evoke our country's unique character.

Sandra Bullock: No Nazi Sextape

Andy Pemberton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Pemberton

As Hollywood denials go, it's pretty emphatic. "There is no sex tape" Bullock told People magazine. Where do these rumors come from?

For Memorial Day, the Best War Movies Ever

John Farr | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

These special movies not only recreate the horror of combat, but also portray the human toll war takes beyond those who fall on the field of battle.

For St. Patrick's Day, The Best Irish Movies By Farr

John Farr | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

With the always raucous, spirited celebration of St. Patrick's Day on the near horizon here in New York City, my thoughts turn to the powerful mystique of Ireland, and the many outstanding films that reflect it.

John Ford, Ohio Bank Robbery Suspect, May Have Eaten Evidence

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

STREETSBORO, Ohio (Associated Press)-- Police say a bank robbery suspect in Ohio may have eaten evidence when he gobbled a piece of paper while handcu...

The Alarming Decline Of Expressive Language, In Life and On Film

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Even as today's high school and college students are pushed harder in school, they cannot write an essay or use descriptive language nearly as fluently as their parents and grandparents could.