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'The Shawati' Interviews': Emirati Filmmaker Khalid Al Mahmood

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Cinema in the Gulf, the Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and all the surrounding countries that make up this region, is here to stay. But more importantly, it's here to develop, mature, expand and one day, overtake all other world industries.

Popcorn Preview: Everyday

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Everyday (2012) Cast includes: Shirley Henderson (Bridget Jones's Diary, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day), John Simm (24 Hour Party People, Life ...

Finding One's Own Truth: Irrfan Khan at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.28.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Anyone who has ever been to India doesn't need me to explain the incredible, mystical vibe of this great country. But to those who have yet to journey there and experience its beauty, its undeniable magnetism, its incredible culture and its depth of spirituality, I suggest watching an Irrfan Khan film.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Michael Winterbottom on Look of Love

Dan Persons | Posted 09.06.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Director Michael Winterbottom and star Steve Coogan have reunited for a another unique character study, this time focusing on Paul Raymond, real estate magnate and purveyor of, ahem, "adult" entertainment.

The Rich Live Different Lives From the Rest of Us

George Heymont | Posted 11.10.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Starring Freida Pinto as a poor, young Indian woman working at a hotel whose physical beauty catches the eye of the spoiled, wealthy son of an Indian businessman, Trishna rests on a painful foundation of rigid caste distinctions, male privilege, and the limited opportunities.

Peter O' Toole Retires. We'll See About That. But, Ah Yes, I Remember Him Well

Liz Smith | Posted 09.12.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

Mr. O'Toole is only 79, still frisky as far as I am concerned, but he insists "It is time for me to chuck in the sponge...the heart has gone out of it for me."

Movie Review: Trishna

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.12.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Gorgeously shot and acted with aching tragic truthfulness, Michael Winterbottom's Trishna is a romance of depth and feeling.

Mike Hogan

PHOTOS: Stars Come Out For Screening Of 'Trishna'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Hogan | Posted 07.12.2012 | New York

Audiences who know Michael Winterbottom as the director of such wry Brit flicks as "24 Hour Party People" and "The Trip" may be surprised by his lates...

The Trishna Interviews: Michael Winterbottom on Love in a Time of Change

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.09.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

In his latest film Trishna, Michael Winterbottom manages to capture the essence of India, the true chaotic blend of beautiful and infuriating that make the country one of the most beloved and talked about destinations in the world.

The 'Trishna' Interviews: Freida Pinto on Acting, Beauty and the Importance of Saying No

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.04.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Each time I interview Freida Pinto I grow more in awe of her. At an age when her peers are busy getting on TMZ, she is instead a classic beauty, with great wit and a timeless sense of style.

Movie review: In the Land of Blood and Honey

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You would think that, after World War II, Europe had seen all of the genocide it could stomach for a century or so. But, no, here came the Serbs in th...

Prime Minister of Japan Introduces Tokyo International Film Festival: Films Raise Hope After Fukushima

Karin Badt | Posted 12.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Tom Yoda, Chairman of the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), opened the festival this weekend by speaking about "the disaster in east Japan this last March."

Live from Toronto Film Festival: Tuesday 9.13.11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.14.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

My hunch about skipping the opening weekend of this year's Toronto International Film Festival has paid off, in more ways than one. Mostly, however, ...

A First Look at Michael Winterbottom's Trishna (VIDEO)

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.24.2011 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Critics are raving about Freida Pinto's performance.

HuffPost Review: The Trip

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The pleasures of The Trip are subtle and absurd. The humor is found in the moment by a pair of witty performers who cast a gimlet eye on everything they encounter -- including each other.

WATCH: Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Talk Trump, Obama & Brits

Posted 06.22.2011 | Comedy

We recently had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, stars of "The Trip," the new comedy from Michael Winterbottom ...

The Killer Inside Me: Can Battering Women Be Entertainment?

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

The violence in Killer is monotonous. I mean, after one left hook to Alba's eyeball, we kinda get the point about Ford, do we need to see more? The complete disassembling of a face from soup to nuts?

HuffPost Review: The Killer Inside Me

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Here's a case where style (and the uber-creepy performance by Casey Affleck) inject the film with an energy and tension that almost compensate for its flaws.