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Michael Cera To Star In New FX Comedy

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

Michael Cera is coming back to the small screen. The "Arrested Development" star has been cast in FX's new comedy "How And Why" alongside "Deadwood" a...

The Sundance Lineup Is Here

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Our first major glimpse of next year's indie darlings is here, thanks to the newly unveiled lineup for the Sundance Film Festival. Among the offerings...

Interview: The Rising Career of John Hawkes

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.21.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The parts got bigger as Hawkes developed a reputation as a character actor with the skills to play everything from goofy to menacing. He worked more and more -- and his choices expanded after he earned an Oscar nomination for 2010's Winter's Bone.

11th Hour Contrarian's Take on the Oscar Noms

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Angela Bonavoglia

Okay, it's late, I know, but I've finally seen most of those Oscar-nominated films and I've got some questions for those judges.

Christopher Rosen

How Lena Dunham Inspired This Winning Indie

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.25.2013 | Entertainment

Discerning filmgoers aghast at the prospect of paying good money to see new releases "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" or "Movie 43" have better opti...

Why Silver Linings Playbook Is a Good Movie But The Sessions Is a Great One

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

For all its forced zaniness, Silver Linings Playbook is a formulaic love story and for all its genuine oddity, The Sessions is a classic.

Your Best Actor Golden Globe Nominees

Posted 12.13.2012 | Entertainment

Golden Globe nominations have been announced, with a particularly strong field occupying the Best Actor, Drama category. Daniel Day Lewis ("Lincoln"),...

The Universality of The Sessions: Why This Film Can Help All Couples Sustain Committed Love and Avoid Divorce

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 11.15.2012 | Entertainment
SaraKay Smullens

In its depiction of successful sexual consummation by a physically impaired man the film has been likened to the 1978 film, Coming Home. And both are touted as films about sexually impaired men who overcome limitations.

AFI Fest Review: Lincoln

Tony Bartolone | Posted 01.13.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

Lincoln's major achievement is the creation of the grand world in which Lincoln exists in balance with the quiet, tender internal struggle he endured. The films confronts issues of freedom we debate to this day.

A Search for the Real -- Teaching and Things

James Franco | Posted 01.12.2013 | Entertainment
James Franco

My first chapbook came out, Strongest of the Litter, but people seem to be more interested in who I'm dating than poetry.

ReThink Review: Lincoln - The Perfect Film for the Post-Election Hangover?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Lincoln may be what America needs right now to remind us what politics, for all its messy, dispiriting ugliness, can and should be about -- doing the right, moral thing to better us all.

Must-See Indie Films This Month

Leonard Maltin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

Any film featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Christopher Walken, and Mark Ivanir would be worth watching just to enjoy these gifted actors at work.

Dr. Ruth Demands That Helen Hunt Start Using Contraceptives

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.19.2012 | Entertainment

A lively Thursday night screening of "The Sessions" proved to be an engaging mix of serious and silly. On the graver end: John Hawkes, who stars a...

Why 'The Sessions' Is Worth A Trip To The Theater

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 12.16.2012 | Entertainment

Given that it's based on the true story of a man with polio who spends most of his time in an iron lung, "The Sessions" is not as painfully heavy-hand...

The Body: Double Feature

Kevin Sessums | Posted 12.02.2012 | Entertainment
Kevin Sessums

I went to back-to-back screenings on Monday night in New York City that combined to make a very interesting double feature, each playing off the other in moving and intricate ways.

LOOK: Daniel Day-Lewis Makes A Convincing 'Lincoln'

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.23.2012 | Entertainment

Two time Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis ("My Left Foot," "There Will Be Blood") looks every bit the 16th president of the United States in a new poster...

Is This Your 2013 Best Actor Winner?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.29.2012 | Entertainment

When "The Sessions" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January it was called "The Surrogate." There was a time when it was also called "Six Se...

John Hawkes On His Oscar Chances: 'That's A Little Premature'

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 05.07.2012 | Entertainment

John Hawkes is one of the best actors working today. Seriously, why are you reading the Internet right now? You should really be spending your free ti...

Tribeca 2012 Diary: The Playroom Director Julia Dyer

Dan Persons | Posted 06.23.2012 | Home
Dan Persons

Capturing a period when innocence was under assault on all fronts, director Julia Dyer (Late Bloomers), shooting from a script by her sister Gretchen, tells a tale old and young facing uncertain futures, not all of them with a suitable measure of grace.

Why John Hawkes Turned Down 'The Walking Dead'

Zap2It | Posted 06.19.2012 | TV

It turns out "The Walking Dead" did court John Hawkes for the role of the Governor in the show's upcoming third season. At least according to John Haw...

John Hawkes, Mos Def In For 'Jackie Brown' Prequel

Posted 04.02.2012 | Entertainment

The list of underrated Quentin Tarantino movies starts and ends with "Jackie Brown." Released in 1997, "Brown" was Tarantino's follow-up to the indust...

Sundance Film Receives Huge Ovation, Biggest Sale Of The Festival

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.27.2012 | Home

John Hawkes is no stranger to Sundance. Though he's still not quite a household name, he's managed to achieve a certain indie ubiquity in Park City ov...

John Hawkes: 'Surrogate' Role Left Spine With 'Not Enough Movement'

Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment

John Hawkes is to the Sundance Film Festival what you are to that bar around the corner: dude's a regular. He was in Park City, Utah in 2010 with "Win...

The Surrogate Steals Sundance

Courtney Garcia | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment
Courtney Garcia

I knew this film was going to be good because 1) it was about a bizarre sexual quandary; 2) it really happened; and 3) it starred John Hawkes, who is one of the best, if not the best, actors in Hollywood right now.

Director Sean Durkin on Martha Marcy May Marlene

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Marshall Fine

If confronting the things that scare you makes you stronger, then filmmaker Sean Durkin is in great shape, thanks to his debut film, Martha Marcy May Marlene.