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Erin Whitney

Ethan Hawke Begged Richard Linklater For A Part In His New Movie

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 10.02.2014 | Entertainment

"An Evening With Ethan Hawke" is an invitation as mysterious and elusive as they come. Does that entail eating filet mignon and chatting with the Osca...

Crazy Ladies and Other Images of Women From the New York Film Festival

Erica Abeel | Posted 10.01.2014 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

When movies do "talk to each other," says Kent Jones, "that's always great." Certainly it's fair to say that noir films, from Maps to the Stars, to Gone Girl, to Foxcatcher, dominate much of the conversation in the fest's 52nd edition.

The One Problem With Martin Scorsese's New Doc

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment

Martin Scorsese has made 12 documentaries throughout his career, training his lens on such varied subjects as the Vietnam War ("Street Scenes"), Itali...

Erin Whitney

The Exhilarating, Infuriating 'Whiplash' Is 2014's Wildest Ride So Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment

The 52nd annual New York Film Festival kicked off last week with a handful of highly-anticipated movies in the lineup. So far, HuffPost Entertainment ...

The First 'Inherent Vice' Trailer Is Here, And It's A Riot

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.29.2014 | Entertainment

After months of not knowing much about "Inherent Vice" beyond its cast list and what's in Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel, the movie's first trailer is he...

50 Years Of New York Film Festival Photos

The Huffington Post | Jessie Heyman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Entertainment

On Sunday night, Martin Scorsese's new documentary, "The 50-Year Argument," premiered at the New York Film Festival. A retrospective on The New Yor...

There Wasn't A Surprise Screening Of 'Interstellar' This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.29.2014 | Entertainment

Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" was not the surprise screening at this year's New York Film Festival, but that didn't stop director Noah Baumbach f...

Matthew Jacobs

Now That We've Seen 'Gone Girl,' Does It Live Up To Expectations?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment

On Friday, the New York Film Festival screened the world premiere of "Gone Girl," David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-seller. Starring ...

Christopher Rosen

9 Things You Need To Know About 'Gone Girl' Right Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment

The following contains some spoilers about "Gone Girl." David Fincher's "Gone Girl" kicked off the 52nd annual New York Film Festival on Friday nig...

Matthew Jacobs

We May Have Found The Year's Most Unsettling Film

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.26.2014 | Entertainment

We've entered the three-week haze of New York Film Festival screenings. One of the first we caught this week was "Maps to the Stars," David Cronenberg...

Old School Heroics: Denzel Washington in The Equalizer and Ethan Hawke's Seymour: An Introduction at the New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Old School Heroics: Denzel Washington in The Equalizer and Ethan Hawke's Seymour: An Introduction at the New York Film Festival Ethan Hawke made it t...

Everything You Need To Know About Fall's Last Great Film Fest

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment

The New York Film Festival runs from Sept. 26 to Oct. 12, completing the great post-Labor Day festival onslaught following Venice, Telluride and Toron...

The Alloy Orchestra Meets 'Son of the Sheik' at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Sean Martinfield | Posted 09.18.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

The film has been treated to the latest in the art of restoration and preservation and will be shown for the first time this coming Saturday at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.

Film Review: Two Days, One Night -- The Wages of Human Solidarity

Dan Siegel | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Siegel

The Dardennes offer a fascinating glimpse of the human face when confronted up-close with a moral choice between compassion and self-interest.

Wrapping up the Toronto Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.12.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Get used to hearing the title The Imitation Game because, between the filmmaking of Morten Tyldum and the acting of Benedict Cumberbatch, this is the film they'll be talking about at the end of the year.

'Gone Girl' Follows In A Really Common Oscar Tradition

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.17.2014 | Entertainment

The New York Film Festival is one of many possible stops along the road to the Oscar stage, and with the announcement that David Fincher's "Gone Girl"...

Immigration On The Concert Stage, Silver Screen & In The Legislature: Calle 13 @ Coachella, The Undocumented, How Democracy Works Now + Mercedes Sosa's Final Recording Session

Michael Vazquez | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Herewith, a legend's final studio recording, a great day at Coachella, notes on heroic forensics and a decade and a half of failed immigration legisla...

Movie Review: About Time

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.31.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I heard a lot of critics sniff at the inclusion of Richard Curtis' About Time in this year's New York Film Festival. The same cadre, no doubt, uses Curtis' Love, Actually as an example of what's wrong with romantic comedy.

Blue Is the Hottest Color, or France Again Pushes the Envelope

Erica Abeel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

It would be a damn pity if Blue is the Warmest Color is mainly celebrated for its extended graphic sex scene between two women. This masterful three-hour film is actually about a great deal more.

7 Things To Know About Spike Jonze's 'Her'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.12.2013 | Entertainment

Spike Jonze has directed four films in his career, but only two in the last 11 years: "Where The Wild Things Are" and this year's "Her," a love story ...

Are You As Cool as Robert Redford in All Is Lost?

Erica Abeel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

JC Chandor's All Is Lost, a one-hander with Robert Redford, continues to surprise and resonate days after. The first surprise is that it works at all.

No Secret Screening At This Year's New York Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.08.2013 | Entertainment

This year's New York Film Festival lineup included world premieres of "Captain Phillips," "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and Spike Jonze's "Her" (t...

Wiig And Stiller Star In Fall's Big Movie

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 10.06.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — With its playful mingling of fantasy and reality, James Thurber's beloved short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" ...

Cate Blanchett Feted at the New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

She may have been jet lagged and slightly tipsy from a drink or two at a pre-Tribute dinner at the New York Film Festival evening in her honor, but th...

The Last of the Unjust and Its Auteur Are Self-Referential

Stanton Peele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Stanton Peele

Murmelstein's opponents in these events are uniformly presented as small-minded and devious, even as the film -- and Murmelstein -- affect a modest sense of irony and self-criticism. Yes, in his humility, Murmelstein manages to be quite self-aggrandizing.