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On the Waterfront

Planes, Fire and Rescue: Disney Does It Again! Well, Sort Of.

Carole Mallory | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Seated amidst an audience of mini people, I wondered what I was doing at this screening. When I put on my 3D glasses and sat back to munch my popcorn,...

On the Waterfront's take on Harris v. Quinn

Andy Hoglund | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Andy Hoglund

I wondered if On the Waterfront offered any commentary on today's labor struggles, and whether its depiction of Johnny Friendly bore any responsibility for the perception, by some, of modern unions as a corrupting influence in American life.

On the Waterfront: Eva Marie Saint and Why the 1954 Best Picture Oscar Winner Is Still a Classic 60 Years Later

Govindini Murty | Posted 05.01.2014 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of On the Waterfront, the winner of the Best Picture Oscar for 1954. In honor of this weekend's Oscars, we're taking a look at what still makes this film such a timeless classic.

Review: The Monument's Men -- Give it a Break!

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.18.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

While George Clooney has never looked more like Clark Gable, it is his choice in material that matters. A team of seven art historians, curators and A...

100 Percent Perfect

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment

Universal praise is a rare thing, and perhaps no one knows that better than filmmakers, who are subjected to criticism at almost every turn. That mean...

Twenty Top Movie Endings You (Maybe) Hadn't Thought Of

John Farr | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

All great movies -- and great movie endings -- stay in our memories as normal or indifferent ones never could. They're like great taglines -- their strength lies in the very fact that we can't forget them.

On Stage: 'On The Waterfront' At American Century Theater

Posted 04.03.2012 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- It could definitely be a contender. The American Century Theater is staging its rendition of the Hollywood classic "On The Water...

10 Black & White Movies for People Who Won't Watch Black & White Movies

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If I could get all those black and white haters out there to watch just ten titles -- movies that constituted absolutely essential viewing -- which would they be?

Trifecta Interview: Michael Cuesta Directs Ron Eldard and Jill Hennessy in The Roadie: Queens, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

The adage, "You can't go home again," isn't completely true. You can go home again, but it's going to involve serious heartbreak, a coke binge, multiple altercations, confronting uncomfortable truths and your own mother slapping your just-punched face.

FILM: New Yorker On Elia Kazan's Storied Life And Career (And Boxed Set)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

As Elia Kazan walks to the microphone to receive his Honorary Oscar, about two-thirds of the room stands to clap. Warren Beatty is fighting back tears...

Blackberries Off: Ten Essential Movies For Easily Distracted Twenty-Somethings

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

What if we only had a month in which to force our young adult offspring to see ten essential movies before they succumbed entirely to short-form digital content? My own personal picks.

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.

No Labor Day Weekend Plans? Get Out Of Town, Throw Some Cow Dung

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This weekend, Chicago has a lot going on. There's Jazz Fest near the lake, the North Coast Music Festival in Union Park, a psychedelic art exhibit at ...

Gelbart and Schulberg: Two Writers Depart an Ever Stranger Land

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Winship

Recent illogical bloviation by politicians and pundits brings to mind the summer's passing of two writer friends and colleagues, each of whom had a sure grasp of mass hysteria.

The Centennial of Elia Kazan

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Today marks the centennial of director Elia Kazan's birth, and doubtless Hollywood will soon be giving us souped-up special editions of his finest film work, if they haven't already.

Two Young (-ish, at the Time) Punks Attempt to Re-Write Schulberg

Ben Stiller and Jerry Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ben Stiller and Jerry Stahl

I guess you could say that our relationship with Budd Schulberg was typical Hollywood: we met him, we liked each other, and in the end, we kind of broke his heart. But that didn't mean we didn't stay friends.

Budd Schulberg, 'On the Waterfront' Screenwriter Dies At 95

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Budd Schulberg, the son of a studio boss who defined the Hollywood hustle with his novel "What Makes Sammy Run?" and later proved him...

On His Birthday, Taking The Measure Of Brando

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Brando's filmography provides sufficient proof that the actor's own demons helped stall a career that in its hey-day (the mid-late fifties) seemed limitless in potential.