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Jonathan Demme

Oscar-Winning Director Condemns Israel's 'Horrendous Use Of Force'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.22.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme spoke out against Israel's ground offensive in Gaza during a HuffPost Live interview on Monday. Demme talked ...

Why 'Silence Of The Lambs' Director Says He 'Applauded' LGBT Backlash To Oscar-Winning Movie

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Director Jonathan Demme says he “applauded” the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community's criticism of his seminal 1991 film, "The...

My Favorite Year: The Pop Culture Peak That Was 1984

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Thirty years ago! Scary! Yet inspiring. (Certainly most millennials I encounter are ripping off that era as fast as their iPad-laden hands can grab.) For your pleasure and edification, I was there (and then), and I reflect.

A Chat With Roger Corman: 60 Years of Filmmaking and Still Going Strong

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.09.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

With credits dating back to 1954, Roger Corman has one of Hollywood's longest running careers, and every step of the way has fearlessly pioneered ideas in filmmaking, through all of new media's many definitions over the decades.

When Fanaticism Makes Sense: Nabil Ayouch on Horses of God

Dan Lybarger | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Lybarger

It's easy to condemn the actions of suicide bombers, but it's much harder to understand why people embrace such toxic philosophies in the first place. What's most alarming about the situation depicted in Horses of God is that it could happen anywhere.

Movie Review: Charlie Countryman

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Fredrik Bond's Charlie Countryman is an intriguing directorial debut: a blend of the madcap and the maniacal, a movie that mixes tones in ways that shouldn't work but do.

Movie Review: Enzo Avitabile Music Life

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Oscar-winner Jonathan Demme has built a whole side business making films that most other filmmakers would be happy to have as a career: documentaries about music and musicians.

Jonathan Demme's Enzo Avitabile Music Life: World Fusion Through Music

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

"I was listening to a radio program while driving across the George Washington Bridge in New York six years ago, when I first encountered the mu...

Cinefantastique's Here's What's Going On: Jonathan Demme to Direct Mind-Bending Sci-Fi Pilot

Dan Persons | Posted 08.18.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Demme returns to the paranoid thriller with Line of Sight... John Lasseter digs into his studies for Monsters University... Don't go in that Abandoned Mine...

U.S. Premiere: Neil Young with Crazy Horse's "Twisted Road" Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.15.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Presenting the U.S. premiere of the Neil Young with Crazy Horse video "Twisted Road," a song from the new album Psychedelic Pill.2012-10-16-ScreenShot20121016at9.14.09AM.png

Interview: Neil Young and Jonathan Demme's Journeys

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.01.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The first time, it was about creating a concert. This time, say Neil Young and Jonathan Demme, it was about capturing one. And doing it as faithfully -- both visually and, more important, aurally -- as possible.

"Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture"

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 07.07.2012 | Books
Robert J. Elisberg

This is a tale of perseverance and taking control of one's life. It's a look behind those so-glamorous curtains of Hollywood and New York book publishing, where the real world is totally different from how rosy it looks out front.

Movie review: Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.13.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's hard to believe no one has done a film tribute to Roger Corman before Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, Alex Stapleton's loving time...

A Pair of Kings: Chatting with Peter Wolf and O.A.R.'s Marc Roberge, Plus Samiam's "Nightly" Audio Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.14.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Stephen King Novel Now Big Hollywood Movie?

Posted 10.12.2011 | Entertainment

We've seen Stephen King's name in embossed, blocky letters across dozens of paperbacks; he is the ubiquitous thriller novelist. And his newest nov...

HuffPost Review: And Everything Is Going Fine

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Spalding Gray was a unique, insightful and entertaining performer, who found ways to turn his life into his art. It's only fitting that that his life is told in his own words in And Everything is Going Fine.

Film Review: Spalding Gray Wins!

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

After watching style swamp content in Howl, I wondered what would happen to Spalding Gray's monologues. Would the beauty of his words die an obscene death on a screen of ripping horrors?

The Discrimination I Wrote About in Philadelphia Is Still With Us -- But HALSA Is Helping

Ron Nyswaner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ron Nyswaner

Although stories about AIDS related discrimination have drifted to the back pages of newspapers, people with HIV/AIDS are still losing jobs and being denied health care and basic rights.

Stop Making Sense With Jerry Harrison & Chris Frantz, Plus a Robert Francis Interview, John Mayer News, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This year being the 25th anniversary of the release of the Talking Heads' concert classic Stop Making Sense, I spoke with Talking Heads Jerry Harrison and Chris Frantz on the cult favorite.

Knox Burger

Andrew Bergman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrew Bergman

Knox Burger discovered Vonnegut, he mentored John D. MacDonald and Malcolm Braly -- it all sounded terribly romantic to me at age twenty-five.

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: Roger Corman and His Oscar

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2009-11-12-cormanoutside.jpg He is the unbearable lightness of being a director, producer, actor, mentor. He is the most effervescent of gentlemen, one who has that gene for making it all look easy.

In Honor Of Woodstock, The Best Rock Documentaries and Concert Films By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

I've found that if you're equipped with a decent home theatre and quality speakers, it's hard to go wrong with a rock concert film.

Culture Zohn: Rachel Gets Married and We Are All the Better for It

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2008-10-09-zohn19pull.jpg In the end, the movie made me want to speak my heart to the people I love, to tell them right now they mean the world to me, to hold them close and to forgive them.

Rachel Getting Married -- A Wedding To Remember

Matt Budd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matt Budd

The film is almost entirely filmed with hand held cameras. The result is a quiet intimate film that makes the viewer feel like they are one of the invited guests to this wedding.

"Silence Of The Lambs" Director Premieres Jimmy Carter Film

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former US president Jimmy Carter joined the ranks of movie stars like Brad Pitt and George Clooney at the world premiere of "Man from Plains," the bio...