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Why Women in Film Matter

Vivian Norris | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Without women's stories, we see only half of our world. Without women filmmakers showing us what it really means to be a woman within what has long been a patriarchal society, we cannot appreciate the many struggles women have experienced, nor the sweetness of the victories won.

Thrillers Boost the Film Industry: A Conversation With Festival Director Bruno Barde in Beaune

Karin Badt | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

I trust Barde's recommendations. He is not only the director of the Beaune International Thriller Festival, but five other festivals, including Deauville and Marrakesh. As such, he personally watches over l000 films a year, to choose the selection for each festival.

It's a Man's World at the Movies

Nina Burleigh | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Nina Burleigh

Most real men aren't heroic global fugitives, any more than are most women. So why do they get the fantasy, and we not? Maybe if more women wrote and directed movies we'd have more interesting women doing more interesting things onscreen.

Gender Inequality In Film Is Still Disheartening

Posted 12.02.2013 | Entertainment

Can Angelina Jolie hang with Hollywood's leading men, like Robert Downey Jr. and Denzel Washington? Just barely. The war against gender inequality ...

The Global Search For Education: Where is the next Kathryn Bigelow?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"The question is how to make your film become an essential part of new storytelling ecosystems that bring meaningful conversation, foster social enga...

10 Top Female Directors

GalTime | Posted 07.17.2013 | Women
GalTime

To honor female filmmakers everywhere who are slowly but surely carving out a name for themselves in the film world, here's a list of the top 10 female directors who refuse to believe Hollywood is a man's world.

Emma Gray

Confessions Of A Hollywood Stuntwoman

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women

Gaëlle Cohen is 41 years old and has been at the same job for the last 15 years. But since her job title happens to be Hollywood stuntwoman and stunt...

LOOK: This Is How Few Women Directors There Are In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.20.2013 | Women

When Kathryn Bigelow failed to get a Best Director nomination for Zero Dark Thirty at this year's Academy Awards, some commentators asked if it was be...

I Can See What You're Dreaming

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 06.10.2013 | Technology
Kelly Sullivan Walden

If we can "see" what we are dreaming, then we can see what we are thinking in our waking lives, as well... I think it can't help but be a catalyst to assist us to become a more empathic, compassionate, aware, even... dare I say, enlightened civilization.

Entertainment vs. Historical Accuracy?

Kathy Kemper | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
Kathy Kemper

A filmmaker who seeks to portray major events or periods in history has at least two objectives: being as faithful to the documentary record as possible, and producing a film that reaches as wide an audience as possible. While those goals aren't conflicting per se, it's easy to see how there can be tension.

Veterans: Capitalizing on the Entertainment Industry

Kerry Patton | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Kerry Patton

The days of traditional entertainment houses capitalizing on veteran's stories may soon be doomed. Doomed may be the wrong word used here however, the point is, traditional entertainment houses better beware. Veterans are on to something very unique.

Women Looking at Men Loving: Eve Sussman, Kathryn Bigelow and the Women Writers of Mad Men

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

The work by these several women artists articulate nearly every fathomable aspect of women's desire and socialization, either as it has been codified and perpetuated by women, or historically legislated and imposed on women by men.

Let's Crowdsource Our Own Hollywood Movie About Torture

Ateqah Khaki | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Ateqah Khaki

Now more than ever, Americans must come together and send a message once and for all that torture is immoral, illegal and ineffective.

Boycott Oscar? Take These 3 Positive Steps Instead!

Jan Lisa Huttner | Posted 04.28.2013 | Women
Jan Lisa Huttner

In my heart-of-hearts, I wanted to boycott this year's Oscar ceremony, but even if I had -- even if we all had -- that would have been too little, too late.

Zero Dark Thirty: After Oscar Snub, the Debate Deepens

Dan Siegel | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Dan Siegel

The controversy and shortcomings of Zero Dark Thirty has opened a critical conversation and debate. Hopefully it will lead to brave new Hollywood storytelling about these years when America went in search of monsters to destroy, and ended up slaying things once held dear.

Matt Sledge

'Zero Dark Thirty' Makers Asked To Weigh In On Senate Torture Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Twenty-eight retired generals and admirals sent a letter to the Academy Award-nominated filmmakers behind "Zero Dark Thirty" on Thursday, ...

The 2013 Academy Awards (More or Less)

Spencer Green | Posted 04.22.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Welcome to the 2013 Academy Awards, a celebration of rich, attractive people applauding! Tonight, we honor filmmakers unafraid to tell us that slavery was bad and that bipolar people can enter dance contests if they're really hot.

'Americans Have Defamed Us'

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 04.22.2013 | Entertainment

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan stars in "Zero Dark Thirty," from early scenes at a detention site to the dramatic closing minutes as Navy SEALs assault th...

Torture and Terror in Art History and the Healing Power of Revelation Before Zero Dark Thirty

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.28.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

2013-02-01-ScreenShot20130201at4.49.35PM.pngWhen considering torture and terror, the first question of relevance is, Do we require an experience of torture and terror first hand, either as a survivor or as a witness, to be credible on the subject?

Django, ZD30: What Exactly Are We Arguing About?

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.03.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The discussion about Django seems diffuse and unfocused. People can't seem to agree about what it is they disagree about when criticizing or praising the film. The same is true of Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty.

Martin Sheen Walks Back 'Zero Dark Thirty' Criticism

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.31.2013 | Entertainment

Two weeks after his name appeared on a statement that criticized "Zero Dark Thirty" as promoting torture, Martin Sheen says he didn't mean to come out...

Michael Moore: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Is Not A Pro-Torture Movie

Posted 01.25.2013 | Entertainment

Michael Moore stopped by HuffPost Live on Friday to weigh in on the seemingly never-ending debate around "Zero Dark Thirty." Moore penned a HuffPost b...

'Zero Dark Thirty' Will Not Be Shown In Pakistan

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.25.2013 | Entertainment

"Zero Dark Thirty' will not screen in Pakistan, as distributors fear inciting the ire of the Pakistani military and terrorist groups. The Guardian...

In Defense of Zero Dark Thirty

Michael Moore | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Michael Moore

That really should be the main takeaway from Zero Dark Thirty: That good detective work can bring fruitful results -- and that torture is wrong. Eight years of torture -- no bin Laden. Two years of detective work -- boom! Bin Laden!

What We're All Missing in the Zero Dark Thirty Debate

Peter Henne | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Peter Henne

My concern about films like Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker is that they might set back civilian-military relations by giving people a false understanding of the struggles of U.S. troops and the mechanics of U.S. national security.