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Willkommen to the Power of Theatre: Life Lessons in Broadway's Cabaret

Faisal Al-Juburi | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
Faisal Al-Juburi

Cabaret is fascinatingly structured, mirroring the societal infiltration of Nazism in the 1930s. It is insidious in its nature. As an audience, we are swept up in the decadence, debauchery, passion and lust that is presented.

Week in Film: Amazing Spider-Man 2 and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Yes, yes, I know -- spidermanspidermanspidermanspiderman. I'll get to it. But my favorite movies of the week, as usual, are the small ones. Let's start with Amma Asante's Belle, a Jane Austen-ish film based on a true story.

First Nighter: Simon Russell Beale Monarchic in HD 'King Lear'

David Finkle | Posted 06.29.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

It would be folly to claim this is the greatest Lear yet seen, but it's surely no exaggeration to declare it's right up there with the best of them.

Chiwetel Ejiofor May Play The Villain In Next James Bond Movie

Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment

It looks like it may be Daniel Craig vs. Chiwetel Ejiofor in the 24th James Bond film. The Oscar-nominated "12 Years a Slave" actor is being eyed t...

Idris Elba Settles James Bond Rumor Once And For All

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Some of the Internet really wants Idris Elba to play James Bond. Sadly, the "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" actor says those people will just have to ...

Sam Mendes Is Back For More Bond

AP | Posted 07.11.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Sam Mendes is coming back to direct another James Bond film with Daniel Craig following the enormously successful "Skyfall." The British ...

BACK FOR MORE BOND

Posted 07.11.2013 | Entertainment

Sam Mendes will return for the next James Bond film. Sony has confirmed that Mendes has agreed to direct the untitled 007 feature (called "Bond 24" at...

First NIghter: Sam Mendes's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Needs Sweetening

David Finkle | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
David Finkle

London--If you're a chocoholic like me, you're hoping Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be as delectable as biting into a piece of fudge or a bro...

Sam Mendes Takes On Willy Wonka

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 08.25.2013 | Arts

LONDON — Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes has followed "Skyfall" with a sky's-the-limit return to the stage – a technically spectacular m...

The Oldest Bond Girl Ever?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment

From the files of the notoriously unreliable British entertainment press: Penelope Cruz is maybe possibly definitely going to co-star opposite Daniel ...

Famed Director May Return For James Bond

Posted 05.29.2013 | Entertainment

Never say never again. According to Deadline.com, Sam Mendes has begun negotiations with MGM and Sony to direct the next James Bond film. Mendes, who ...

Up For James Bond?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.17.2013 | Entertainment

Christopher Nolan's fascination with the James Bond franchise is well documented, but might the acclaimed director finally get his own crack at 007? A...

'This One Is For The Girls'

Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment

Helen Mirren is speaking out. At this weekend's Empire awards, honoring the best in film, Mirren offered a defense of women in film. "Skyfall" dire...

'Skyfall' Director Won't Return For Next Bond

Posted 03.06.2013 | Entertainment

James Bond will return in the untitled 007 movie coming to theaters within the next few years, but not Sam Mendes. The "Skyfall" director told Empire ...

The Week In Arts & Culture

Posted 02.02.2013 | Arts

This week on Huffington Post Arts&Culture we dreamed of impossible architecture, feared chain-smoking elementary schoolers and gossiped about the poss...

Courage & Individual Conscience: The Top 10 Pro-Freedom Films of 2012

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

As we celebrate 2012 in film, it's fitting that we honor movies that affirm the very liberty that makes our art, our traditions of free speech, and our democratic form of government possible.

'Skyfall' Is The U.K.'s Biggest Movie -- Ever

Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment

A big win for Bond: "Skyfall" is now the United Kingdom's biggest movie ever. The film has grossed an impressive $869 million worldwide, raking in ...

James Bond's Toughest Foe? The Great Recession

Tom Silva | Posted 01.21.2013 | Entertainment
Tom Silva

Necessity is the mother of invention and smaller budgets almost always beget more interesting films. For MGM and its fortunes going forward, Skyfall is the comeback it needed, the ultimate symbol of its recovery. Resurrection

Skyfall in Perspective

William Bradley | Posted 11.15.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Skyfall is a smash hit, well on its way to being the biggest Bond film of the modern era. But what does it mean and where does it fit in the Bond canon and the current scene?

Skyfall Is the Best Bond? Not So Fast!

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

This is Daniel Craig's third Bond film. He hit a high with Casino Royale but was a letdown in Quantum of Solace. It seems the makers of these movies are still trying to decide exactly who Craig's James Bond is.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Skyfall

Dan Persons | Posted 01.12.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Skyfall, the newest film featuring secret agent 007, had its best opening of any Bond film as the franchise celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Weekend Box Office: Skyfall Opens With $90 Million While Lincoln Earns Nearly $1 Million on 11 Screens

Scott Mendelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Skyfall easily crushed the opening weekend record of the 007 series, earning a massive $90 million in its debut. It looks like the James Bond series may be returning to the top-tiers of franchise filmmaking, a roast it once unquestionably ruled.

Zaki's Review: Skyfall

Zaki Hasan | Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Mendes, who previously worked with Craig when the star had a key supporting role in 2002's Road to Perdition, brings a methodical, refined eye to the proceedings, helped along by the luxurious cinematography by Roger Deakins.

James Bond in Skyfall: The Los Angeles Press Conference

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 01.08.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

I love a great movie. Skyfall is a great movie. It's nuanced, complex and truly thrilling. Plus it's a James Bond film to its core.

Is 'Skyfall' The Best James Bond Movie Of All Time?

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.08.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

James Bond returns to theaters after a four-year hiatus in this weekend's new release, Skyfall. Daniel Craig (Cowboys & Aliens) returns for his thir...