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2014 ForgotScars: Celebrating the Oscar Forgotten

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

This morning, I watched the Oscar nominations on ABC, and was so befuddled by the omissions I scratched my head, and then turned to my 2-year-old son, and scratched his. They were, in a word, jarring.

One More List Of 2013's Best Movies

Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

As it has been written, 2013 was a pretty great year for movies. So great, in fact, that a simple top-10 list seems inadequate at best and incomplete at worst. As such, here's my list of the 29 best movies of 2013, a surfeit of titles that still manages to leave off pretty good movies like "Fruitvale Station," "Man of Steel," "Prisoners," "The Place Beyond The Pines," "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "The To-Do List," all the Scarlett Johansson parts in "Don Jon" ...

Matthew Jacobs

17 Best Movie Moments Of 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.23.2013 | Entertainment

From the breathtaking 17-minute opening of "Gravity" to the uplifting "Let It Go" sequence from "Frozen," 2013 came with an abundance of unforgettable...

Q&A: Award-Winning Actress Brie Larson Talks Short Term 12 and Basmati Blues

Alex Koenig | Posted 02.17.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Koenig

Brie Larson is the exception to that assumption. When I greet her over the phone for our interview, she says she just finished a casual lunch with her mom. On break from shooting films, she likes to read, hike, and tend to her gardens.

Christopher Rosen

The 17 Best Movies Of 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

The first film released in 2013 was "Texas Chainsaw 3D"; it does not appear on this list of the year's best movies. Represented here, however, is the ...

Race Matters at the Gotham Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Lee Daniels, always a provocateur, addressed the huge crowd at Cipriani Wall Street at this week's Gotham Awards with a confession: he hates white peo...

Short Term 12 Deserves Oscar Nod

Paul Janes-Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Paul Janes-Brown

Destin Daniel Cretton -- his first name says it all -- this humble, Haiku home-schooled, senior year at Maui High School, prize-winning filmmaker and writer, is destined for a very bright future.

I Got 39 Problems... but Oprah Ain't One

Jon Eig | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Of the five movies I saw this week, only one of them had a trailer for Johnny Knoxville's Bad Grandpa, down from five last week. I can almost feel the brain cells regenerating.

The MovieFilm Podcast: Summer Movies in Review!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The MovieFilm Podcast has officially entered its thirties, and it is brimming over with podcast-y goodness! Though Sean is sadly absent once more, ...

The Best-Reviewed Movies Of 2013 Might Surprise You

Posted 09.05.2013 | Entertainment

During the final four months of 2013, Hollywood studios will release films that stand the greatest chance at winning year-end glory from critics and a...

The 31 Best Performances Of The Summer

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.02.2013 | Entertainment

Summer of 2013 has come to its unofficial end, which means what better time than now to look back over the last four months of movie releases to find ...

INTERVIEW: Deston Cretton and Brie Larson on Short Term 12

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.31.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

I felt emotionally drained after watching writer/director Destin Cretton's rousing, riveting, roller coaster of a sophomore feature, Short Term 1...

A Brief History Of Shailene Woodley's BFFship With Brie Larson

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment

Summer breakout stars Shailene Woodley and Brie Larson play romantic rivals in "The Spectacular Now," but the pair seem like nothing less than best fr...

ReThink Review: Short Term 12 - You Must See This Movie. Seriously.

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.22.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Short Term 12, a film starring Brie Larson as the supervisor of a foster home for at-risk teenagers, won the grand jury award at this year's South by Southwest film festival -- and if you see Short Term 12, you'll know exactly why.

Christopher Rosen

'One Of The Best Screenplays I Ever Read'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment

"Short Term 12" has been on the short list of must-see 2013 indies since announcing itself at this year's South By Southwest Film Festival by winning ...

Short Term 12

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

I recently attended a screening of Short Term 12, a wonderful movie about a foster care facility for at-risk teenagers in Los Angeles. It was inspired by the real experience of the writer-director, Destin Daniel Cretton, who worked in the foster-care system, and it shows in its insight into the struggles of both the residents and the staff.

Hearthrobs and Heart Breakers: John Gallagher, Jr. in Short Term 12, The Cheshire Murders on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Mason, as played by The Newsroom's John Gallagher, Jr. does not scream sexy when we first see him in the new film Short Term 12. Recounting an inciden...

Featuring Classics and Sneak Peeks of Hot New Indies, FILM @ Southampton Center Kicks Off July 12

Kristin McCracken | Posted 08.31.2013 | New York
Kristin McCracken

Starting on July 12, The Hamptons International Film Festival and the Southampton Center (located at 25 Jobs Lane, in the heart of Southampton Village) will co-present the inaugural season of FILM @ Southampton Center.

Short Term 12 at BAM CinemaFest

Liliana Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 08.29.2013 | Entertainment
Liliana Greenfield-Sanders

BAM CinemaFest turned five this year and I loved their line-up. My two favorites were their Friday night films: last week's Crystal Fairy by Sebastian Silva and Closing Night film Short Term 12 by Destin Cretton.

Is She A Best Actress Dark Horse?

Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment

"Short Term 12" debuted to rave reviews at the SXSW Film Festival in March, and audiences wondering what the fuss was about would be wise to check out...

Who Won Big At SXSW?

Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

The 2013 South By Southwest Film Festival comes to a close on Saturday night with a screening of the upcoming Fox Searchlight indie thriller "The East." Since kicking off on March 8 with the premiere of "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," SXSW has screened more than 130 features and shorts and hosted numerous panels. Who and what were the biggest winners of the Austin-set festival of cool?

Christopher Rosen

The Breakout Star Of SXSW

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.15.2013 | Entertainment

Festival favorites like "Before Midnight," "Don Jon," "Spring Breakers" and "The Spectacular Now" have made lots of noise at the 2013 SXSW Film Festiv...