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The Name's Mamet, Clara Mamet

Rob Taub | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Rob Taub

Clara Mamet has an old soul. Something about her reminds me of Mel Brooks and Myron Cohen, except Mamet is 19-years-old and has probably never heard o...

Andy Garcia Finds Love at Middleton

Alex Simon | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

At Middleton features Garcia as a slightly befuddled doctor who finds an unexpected love connection with another parent while accompanying their kids on a tour of a tony East Coast college.

Philip Seymour Hoffman: An Appreciation

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.05.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I first noticed Philip Seymour Hoffman's work in a serious way at Sundance in 1998, when he showed up in significant roles in two different films: Next Stop Wonderland and Montana.

Movie Review: The Company You Keep

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While The Company You Keep can't sustain itself as the kind of thriller it's being pitched as, it's still a thoughtful, provocative story about the continuing battle between idealism and cynicism.

For St. Patrick's Day, the Best Drinking Movies Ever Made

John Farr | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I love St. Patrick's Day. It's so inclusive. By that I mean that though it's a bona fide religious holiday, you don't need to be particularly pious to enjoy it. Wishing everyone a safe and (reasonably) responsible holiday, I present my own candidates for the top drinking movies of all time.

Harry Belafonte Waxes Historic at the First Time Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.03.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Just when you thought the world had enough film festivals! But in addition to discovering new talent, the First Time Film Festival celebrates the old in a unique way.

Movie Review: Broken City

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.22.2013 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

See the film if you want to solve the riddle or skip it if it is all too familiar to you after seeing your share of Sidney Lumet films which deal with the same theme, but with greater skill.

Mad Men through The Boomer Lens: 'Best Episode Of The Season!'

Steven C. Eisner | Posted 07.30.2012 | Fifty
Steven C. Eisner

This was Mad Men's Mt. Everest moment. The quality of the acting and writing, the show's deep substance and the unparalleled directing savvy pushed the ensemble to a new high.

Which Directors Have Gotten The Most Academy Award Nominations For Their Actors?

The Huffington Post | Sharon Knolle | Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment

Who's the best director in Hollywood history? You could look at who's won the most Best Director Oscars -- that would be legendary John Ford, whose fo...

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.

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?

Remembering the Late Great Director Sidney Lumet Through One of His Last Interviews

Brad Balfour | Posted 09.24.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

The son of Yiddish thespians, Lumet began acting at age four, made his Broadway debut at 11 and first film appearance at 15. But it was as a director -- first in early live television and later in movies -- that he found his true calling.

WATCH: Lawrence O'Donnell Accidentally Plays F-Word in Sidney Lumet Tribute

Posted 08.28.2011 | Media

Lawrence O'Donnell forgot to edit a good 'ol fashioned F-bomb on his show Monday night. The "Last Word" host played a clip of Phillip Seymour Hoffm...

Birthday Tribute: Albert Finney's Finest

John Farr | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Finney cares a great deal about his work, but very little about publicity. Nominated five times for an Oscar, he has never once attended the ceremony.

Sidney Lumet: The Prince of New York City

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 06.12.2011 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Sidney Lumet was a quintessential New Yorker -- street smart with a bleeding heart and a head full of immigrant, everyman voices.

Game Changers for the Climate Movement

Kelly Rigg | Posted 06.11.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Last week's climate conference in Bangkok shows that we still have a long way to go to get the international climate treaty we need, but hope springs eternal and we are beginning to see signs of major change to come.

Remembering Three of My Favorites in Film and TV

Alec Baldwin | Posted 06.10.2011 | Entertainment
Alec Baldwin

I will always remember Sidney Lumet as a director who enabled great actors to give among their greatest performances.

Sidney Lumet: First Among Directors

John Farr | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Sidney Lumet was a giant in his field, a director who always sought to make intelligent films that had the ring of truth.

Legendary Director Passes Away

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 06.09.2011 | Entertainment

Legendary director Sidney Lumet has died at the age of 86. The New York Times reported early Saturday that Lumet, a four time Oscar nominee, died of ...

On Her 70th Birthday, a Tribute to Faye Dunaway

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

To paraphrase a famous quote: "Hilary -- I've seen you act, and I've seen Faye Dunaway act, and Miss Duff -- you're no Faye Dunaway." This truth is of course self-evident if you watch Faye in her prime.

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.

Missing Mr. Matthau

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

On the first of this month, Walter Matthau, who left us just a decade ago, would have turned ninety. Ruminating on this unnoted milestone made me consider anew what a unique and gifted screen actor he was.

Suggestions for Improving the Kim Kardashian Cover of W's Art Issue

Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Carol Hartsell

Why would Barbara Kruger, one of the seminal feminist artist icons of the past century, collaborate on a W cover featuring It- monster Kim Kardashian?

Never Again: Ten Great Holocaust Films You May Have Missed

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

We should all periodically revisit the best books and films on the Holocaust, however unpleasant, to keep our own awareness, watchfulness, and revulsion very much alive. There is no shortage of worthy choices.

Professional Pictures: Movies About Our Day Jobs

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

As seen through the revealing lens of timeless film, you can derive a measure of comfort and perspective amidst the seeming complexity of it all, because the pressures and vicissitudes of the work place go back a very long way.