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Q & A With All Is Lost's Golden Globe Nominated Composer, Alex Ebert

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As a fan of Ebert and his bands, I was intrigued and picked up a copy of the soundtrack at Los Angeles' Amoeba Music. I knew it was going to be good, but this soundtrack exceeded my expectations -- a truly mesmerizing work.

'Beautiful Ruins,' Big Dreams

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 08.08.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter is a marvel, an absolute gem of a beach read (or park read, or subway read, or hell, sit by the fire in the winter read -- it is just a great read!)

Can I Come in Already?

Dominique Adams | Posted 06.06.2012 | Entertainment
Dominique Adams

I am writing right now from the middle of the ocean. Somewhere in the Western Caribbean, from a tiny crew cabin on a cruise ship where I work as a per...

Who Am I to Tell This Story?: On Race and the Making of Welcome to Pine Hill

Keith Miller | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Keith Miller

For some people, someone like me should not have made a film like this. It's the story of a young black man directed by me -- a not-young white man. Mixing fact and fiction already draws up a lot of discussion -- but mixing a white man's story with a black man's reality?

The Best Original Movie Scores By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Surveying the historical span of filmmaking, the use of original music appears more prevalent from the dawn of sound through the 1970s -- or perhaps it's just that the scores themselves were more memorable over this period.

Stand Up for Creative Jobs

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Glickman

We can't afford to undervalue the contributions of the arts to our nation's economic renewal.

Documentary Features Mike Tyson with His Gloves Off

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

On Thursday night I attended a screening of the documentary Tyson, set to be released later this spring. The film is an intimate look at famed boxer M...

How to Make a Movie in Hollywood: the Abnormal Way

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

The thing about Hollywood, however, is it can be impenetrable for everyone. It's easier for executives to say "No," than risk failure developing projects along.

Life in Flight Takes Flight

Tracey Hecht | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tracey Hecht

The really amazing thing about making Life in Flight was watching it go from a private experience of conceptualization to a hugely collaborative experience.