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'The Cannes Diaries': A Pre-Festival, Last-Minute Checklist

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.11.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

If you're looking for reviews, there are brilliant men and women out there who do it all beautifully. But if you're looking for highlights, fun tidbits and a slightly different way of looking at the grandest film festival in the world, you're in the right place.

Pornography and Blue Is the Warmest Color

Chloe Riley | Posted 01.31.2014 | Entertainment
Chloe Riley

In a world where women have a history of getting the shit stick, we're more sensitive to it when women let that image go. We protect women because they're more typically the ones being penetrated, rather than doing the penetration. The same goes for film.

An Outrageous Request: Please Boycott Zero Dark Thirty

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 02.18.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

I've come here to urge you not to see Zero Dark Thirty, the new film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. My reason is simple: The film glorifies torture.

Is Today's Film Comedy in the Toilet?

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I continue to be nostalgic for comedy that doesn't require constant profanity or a surfeit of fart gags to succeed, that relies instead on subtle, clever scripts and witty dialogue; movies that in the end give their audiences some credit for brains and taste.

What's With the New York Times Movie Reviewers?!?

Abe Gurko | Posted 09.07.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Gurko

Couple of weeks ago, with an itch to see a summer film, though the offering so far seems lackluster, we were this close to seeing Super 8 when a revie...

Steamed About 'Cultural Vegetables'

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.04.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I was bemused when Dan Kois wrote his "aw shucks" piece in the New York Times in April about how, sometimes, he just can't get with the program when i...

An Open Letter From One of Your 51 Percent

Ashley Van Buren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Van Buren

I am one of your 51 percent. And, I am also your colleague. I want to see a reflection of myself on a screen just as much as I want to see my name in the credits.

Where We Are as Women (In Film)

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

We are over 50% of the population; we buy 50% of the tickets. We want to see movies by and about women, as well as movies by and about men. I'm not asking for special treatment, just decent.

ReThink Review: Where the Wild Things Are -- the Wild Within

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Making a fantasy movie about a 9-year-old learning to understand his emotions and empathize with others seems like an almost impossible task, and Jonze pulled it off in a way I could have never imagined.