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Harvey Keitel, Jewish Tough Guy, Turns 75

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Robert David Jaffee

With the map of Brooklyn etched on his craggy face, Keitel exudes and epitomizes the borough that is known for its pugnacity. He joined the Marines as a teenager, and as an actor he has played tough guys since his debut in Martin Scorsese's Who's That Knocking at My Door?

Witness to a Persecution: In Search of Blacklistee John Garfield

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
Robert David Jaffee

"You talk really fast, man," said Julie Garfield, actress and daughter of the late Warner Brothers star John Garfield, who was known for his accelerated streetwise patter. "Who do you think you are, Martin Scorsese?"

Dale Olson: "I Lived My Life My Own Way"

Tom Gregory | Posted 10.13.2012 | Entertainment
Tom Gregory

Dale was the voice of damage-control, the pen of Oscar campaigns, and the heart of a movement that cultivated compassion in modern Hollywood. Laughter and caring were Dale Olson's trademark, entertainment was his business.

Classic "Under the Radar" Gangster Movies

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

2010-08-16-underworld.jpg Crime has not just been good to the criminals; it's been awfully good to Hollywood as well.

Julius Garfinkle's Integrity

Debra Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

Blacklisted actor John Garfield, ne Julius Garfinkle, was the subject of a curtain talk at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight following a screening Body and Soul.

HuffPost Review: Love Ranch

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Love Ranch is neither a nostalgic look back at a simpler time nor a modern take on emerging or changing sexual standards. Instead, it's just another tawdry soap opera, tarted up with bigger names.

Sun & Sin, John & Julie: Palm Noir

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

The Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival has ended. The festival broke records this year with audiences soaking in all of that sun and sin, light and vice, early mornings and existential angst. Murder among the palm trees was actually, quite perfect.

Happy Birthday, You Hot, Genius Piece of Work

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

2010-03-05-garf.jpg I've not delved into that simmering, masculine menace of charm and vulnerability -- the actor John Garfield -- nearly enough.

Targeted Quality: The Advent Of On-Demand DVDs

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Technology will only offer more quality film choices as time goes by. The trick for savvy consumers and movie fans will be to stay informed as to what's really good..

The Bigger Star By Farr: Bette Davis or Joan Crawford?

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Who was the bigger star -- Bette Davis or Joan Crawford? Maybe reviewing some highlights of their respective careers can help resolve this thorny question.