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Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror ... and the Saturn Goes to ....

Pamela Glasner | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

You need to know about The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, and the award it annually bestows upon those deemed the best at doing all that, and more: The Saturn.

Corn's-a-Poppin': A Strange Case for Film Preservation

Donald Liebenson | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
Donald Liebenson

I had the darndest experience at the movies recently. I saw Corn's-a-Poppin', a presentation of the Northwest Chicago Film Society, which, proclaims its website, "exists to promote the preservation of film."

Glenn Close Drops to her Knees at the Sundance Institute Celebration

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.05.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A plastic faced Glenn Close swivels her hips mechanically in The Stepford Wives or cackles maniacally as Cruella DeVille from 101 Dalmations, just two...

Movie Review: The Monuments Men

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As the evidence shows, Monuments Men would not have been in the awards mix. Well-made and honorable, it's also a movie that never achieves much momentum.

William Devane Respects the Text

Alex Simon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Few actors ruled the big and small screen with such vigor during the 1970s as William Devane. Using his classically handsome Irish features to embody parts best described as "Ivy League menace," Devane hasn't stopped working since making his film debut in 1967.

'Wonder Woman' Lynda Carter Opens Up About Alcoholism

OWN | Posted 11.02.2013 | OWN

"Wonder Woman" Lynda Carter twirled her way into our living rooms as one of television's first female superheroes. In the 80s, she gave up her Hollywo...

Paul Giamatti Moves Into the Bright

Alex Simon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Actor Paul Giamatti has become one of the most visible character actors of his generation since his breakout role in 1997's Private Parts, opposite radio icon Howard Stern.

Movie Review: Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

So many films today seem to carry the same references to earlier work, indicating the influences that shaped the filmmaker in his work. But references are one thing; using those references for fresh inspiration is something else.

Karen Black: Hollywood, May 24, 2007

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I like to find spots of light and feeling around a location, and have made some mental notes already. We move around the theater, and in each spot, she intuits the essence and poses in perfect accord to evoke the feeling of the moment and space.

Remembering the One and Only Karen Black

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.12.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

An Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winner, Karen Black had a unique gift for embodying characters sliding down the razor blade of life; dark, sexy and vulnerable with unexpected comic touches, often in the throes of falling apart.

Karen Black: 1939-2013

Alex Simon | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Black was alternately eccentric, passionate, grounded and fascinating during our chat, her obvious intelligence shining through the entire proceedings. She remains one of my favorite conversations during nearly twenty years of doing interviews.

'Altman's The Player Is More of a Documentary'. Q&A With Emperor Director Peter Webber

Hannah Gal | Posted 09.21.2013 | Entertainment
Hannah Gal

He is probably best known for his multi award winning debut feature Girl with a Pearl Earring (Scarlet Johansson, Colin Firth) but Webber is a fearlessly versatile director responsible for some impressively varied documentaries and TV work.

Cannes 2013: James Franco on Directing

Ariston Anderson | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

There's a trend in actor-turned-director helmed films at Cannes this year, an impeccable direction of the people on screen. One of the clearest examples of this is James Franco's new feature film, As I Lay Dying.

Honoring Roger Ebert's Memory in the Movies We Watch

John Farr | Posted 06.06.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Given this environment, and the reverence inspired by the life and legacy of Roger Ebert, shouldn't we take to heart -- and put it into practice -- what he stood for?

Movie Review: The Place Beyond the Pines

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.26.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Derek Cianfrance's The Place Beyond the Pines is a sure-handed effort from a director who proved himself capable of dramatizing difficult human emotions in Blue Valentine.

Encounters With Mike Hodges' 'The Terminal Man' Via Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman and Terrence Malick (Part 2)

Mike Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Kaplan

It was the spring of 1975 and Robert Altman arrived in London with a print of Nashville. The audience was filled with the major players of the British film community.

Encounters With Mike Hodges' 'The Terminal Man' Via Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman and Terrence Malick

Mike Kaplan | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Kaplan

It was late and chilly on Wardour Street, a good three miles to the flat I was renting in St. John's Wood, yet I desperately needed that walk to get a grasp on the emotions churned up by the film I had just screened.

Oscar's Musical Hypocrisy -- Why Awards Show's Emphasis Is Misplaced

Dan Mirvish | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Mirvish

It's very nice that Oscars made a special tribute to movie musicals. The only problem is that not a single one of the musicals honored (Chicago, Dreamgirls, Les Miz) was ever eligible for Oscar's own category of "Best Original Musical."

Interview With Mama Writer/Producer, Barbara Muschietti

Julie Ingram | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts
Julie Ingram

Barbara Muschietti is a native-Argentinean who has traveled the globe following her dream, to make feature films. This January, her supernatural thriller Mama, starring Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, hits theaters. 2012-11-14-mama.jpg

Review: Ruby Sparks

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.23.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ruby Sparks could be a tasty bit of magical realism in romantic-comedy form, the first produced screenplay by actress Zoe Kazan, who plays the title character. Except for one serious problem.

Andie MacDowell and Rainey Qualley Prove Mighty Fine

Alex Simon | Posted 07.31.2012 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

When you see the opening moments of Mighty Fine and catch your first glimpse of newcomer Rainey Qualley playing Andie MacDowell's daughter, your first thoughts will most likely be "Wow! That's great casting."

Actor's Actor: A Birthday Salute to Robert Duvall

John Farr | Posted 05.10.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Duvall can look back with pride on a rich and colorful life, and his contributions to film should never be underestimated, as the following ten titles demonstrate.

Easy Reader: Kellow's Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark Throws Radiant Light on the Renowned Movie Critic

David Finkle | Posted 12.28.2011 | Books
David Finkle

The only fan letter I ever wrote to a public figure -- other than to child star Bobby Driscoll when I was a child -- went to the then New Yorker movie critic Pauline Kael.

'It's Definitely a Democracy': Clint Eastwood's Self-Portrait as an Experimental Director

David Galenson | Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

Experimental artists are often overshadowed by their more precocious and more flamboyant conceptual counterparts. Yet Clint Eastwood's success demonstrates that dictatorship is not the only way to make great movies.

Shelley Duvall in "3 Women": The Unexpected Icon

The Huffington Post | Simone Kitchens | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Clockwise from left: Wikipedia, NARS Cosmetics, Spornette, Stila There is a quirky, almost eery glamour to Shelley Duvall's character in Robert...