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Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover

Allison Hill | Posted 07.13.2014 | Books
Allison Hill

I've found that many booksellers, when faced with the sometimes daunting task of deciding what to read next, have developed their own idiosyncratic "strategies." Often secret, until now.

Hollywood: Where Villains Are Becoming Empowered and Heroes Are Becoming Impotent

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

Since the dawn of storytelling, good guys with strong moral compasses were glamorized, while bad guys with wayward moral compasses were vilified. But a slew of recent films and shows have turned gray to black.

Popcorn Preview: The Counselor

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: The Counselor (2013) Cast includes: Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Cameron Diaz (There's some...

Movie Review: The Counselor

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ridley Scott is one of those overrated directors who, every once in a while, puts together a hard-edged, lean little film that just delivers the goods. The Counselor, unfortunately, isn't one of those efforts.

Popcorn Preview: As I Lay Dying

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: As I Lay Dying (2013) Cast includes: James Franco (127 Hours), Ahna O'Relly (The Help), Logan Marshall-Green (Brooklyn's Finest), Jim Parrack (B...

What About Bob? Mad Men, Episode 12

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.18.2013 | TV
James Marshall Crotty

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon...

How Cinematographer Roger Deakins Helped Blur the Line Between Live-action and Animated Features

Jim Hill | Posted 07.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

while Deakins is quick to play down whatever small role he played in WALL•E's eventual enormous box office success, his creative contribution did not go unnoticed by others in the animation industry.

Chris Harnick

You Already Know Her Face, But Meet Beth Grant

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Harnick | Posted 07.11.2013 | TV

If you saw Beth Grant on the street, you'd probably recognize her ... but you might not know from where. "Frequently, over the years people have t...

Raising Hope's Garret Dillahunt Reflects on Deadwood, Any Day Now, and the Importance of Keeping It Different

Andrew Fish | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Andrew Fish

From lovable Burt, to Cromartie the terminator, to Jesus Christ on The Book of Daniel, there's a certain Zen-like calm running through Dillahunt's uncommonly diverse array of characters, which is perhaps a reason he's embraced by viewers time and again.

Cormac McCarthy And 11 Other Novelists Who Wrote For The Movies

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 01.20.2012 | Home

Author Cormac McCarthy's novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, routinely hit the top of the bestseller lists and have been made into Academy Award-winni...

VIDEOS: Hero Swag: 14 Of Film's Most Stylish Characters

Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts

From the slick noir of Melvillie's Le Samourai to Drive's homage to new wave, style can be just as important to films as narrative itself—sometimes ...

Major Oscar Winners Making Giant TV Leap

Posted 12.05.2011 | Entertainment

From Zooey Deschanel and Christina Ricci to Dustin Hoffman, Ashton Kutcher and Jeff Daniels, TV has taken in an unusual number of established movie st...

Coen Brothers' Next Movie Revealed

Posted 11.01.2011 | Entertainment

In 2009, the Coen Brothers' "A Serious Man" introduced audiences to an uptight, uncertain man spiraling through a midlife crisis in 1960s Minnesota. F...

If All Books Were as Violent as Cormac McCarthy Books

Dave Astor | Posted 10.17.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Yup, it would be quite a literary world if all books contained as much mayhem as Cormac McCarthy novels.

Most Evil Book Villains: Readers Reveal Their Favorites

Posted 07.18.2011 | Books

Yesterday, Random House (@randomhouse) tweeted, "The #NY rain is making us feel slightly evil, which brings us to ask. Who is your favorite villain in...

Attention, Oscar Whiners: Get Over It!

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

OK, that's it - I'm officially tuning out all further Academy Award whining, prognosticating, analyzing, deconstructing and every other kind of Oscar ...

HuffPost Review: Biutiful

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

With the deeply soulful performance by Javier Bardem in the central role, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has created a story that captures the human dilemma at both its most simple and its most complex.

GUESS WHO?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Javier Bardem is a rock of a handsome man now, but this clip of him as a little kid will melt your heart. Appearing on 'The Tonight Show,' on Wednesd...

Movie Review: True Grit

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While both the 1969 and the Coens bothers' remake are relatively faithful to the novel, the Coens more closely captures a sense of rough justice, and that even heroes have feet of clay.

Interview: Oscar Alumni Joel & Ethan Coen Make A Serious Man No Laughing Matter

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

The Coen brothers had "Jewish technical advisors, helping with language and liturgical stuff" in their movie A Serious Man, as well as "a raft of translators for the Yiddish."

Are the Oscars Broken?

John Farr | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I have to ask myself: if I were caught up in the bubble and swirl of the Oscars Campaign in Hollywood, would I actually find it rather thrilling? Or would I want to gag even more?

In the tank for Scorsese?

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

My friend Jeffrey Wells recently ran a link to my review of Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island, which I really liked, on his always interesting website,...

The Golden Globes a Disappointment: Gervais was Mixed and Lots of Winners Weren't Prepared

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Golden Globe awards are often the best of the awards shows, because they're more freewheeling and it appears no one really takes them seriously.

The Film of Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road' Is About To Open, So I Read the Book. I'm Still Shaking.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Opening soon: the movie made from the novel of The Road. I saw the preview and was impressed, so I picked up the book. And, to my surprise, it knocked me out.

The Right Country for Old Men

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The last time I caught up with our octogenarian was in the summer of 2007. At the time, Russell made what I thought was a remarkable call, telling me he thought there was a good chance "all hell could break loose."