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Extremely Loud Oscar Angst

Chris Krapek | Posted 04.22.2012 | Chicago
Chris Krapek

We are living in a world where Martin Lawrence, in a fat suit and playing an old woman, made a better film than one that is nominated for Best Picture...

Movie review: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I keep want to referring to Stephen Daldry's film of Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close as, instead, ..& Incredibly Cute. That...

Remembering 9/11: Portraits of Resilience

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.11.2011 | Home
Regina Weinreich

You could feel the weight of the occasion at the Milk Gallery in the Meatpacking District on Thursday night, the site of a portrait exhibition and screening of a documentary marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Lily Allen Writing Songs For 'Bridget Jones' Musical

Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

Lily Allen is heading to the stage, or writing for it anyways. Allen is penning the songs for the new musical version of Helen Fielding's'Bridget Jone...

Dining Royally: The King's Speech

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

At "21" last Tuesday, it was a case of multiple events. Newt Gingrich graciously held the door for me as Joan Didion stood in the foyer of the legenda...

Billy Elliot's Proud Papa: An Interview With Gregory Jbara

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The boys may get all the press in the Tony Award-winning musical Billy Elliot, but anyone who has seen the show knows veteran character actor Gregory Jbara subtly steals the show.

Tony's Ratings Up and Bret Michaels' Goes Boom

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Before the awards went on, I hit the red carpet and the pre-show Lipton Gift Lounge and got some insight.

Harvey Weinstein And Stephen Daldry Hit Back At "The Reader" Criticism

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Supporters and producers of "The Reader" are hitting back at criticisms of the Oscar-nominated film and speaking out for the film, just two days befor...

The Holocaust Revisionism of Hollywood

Rod Lurie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rod Lurie

It never crossed my mind that I would ever speak or write negatively about the work of a fellow filmmaker. I am sure the makers of The Reader are not deniers. But they are helping those who are.

Actress Kate Winslet Struggles With Making The Reader, The Nazi Era and Oscar Buzz

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Kate Winslet: "All that mattered at the end of the day was that I made [Hannah Schmitz] my own and...played the... the truthfulness of that, the vulnerability of her and that I understood her."

The Reader is a Surprising Film: Nazis Can Be Sympathetic, Though Not Forgiven

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

On the whole David Hare has written a fascinating and engrossing script, and Director Stephen Daldry has given us a taut and emotional filmmaking achievement.

Reading The Reader

Annette Insdorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

Michael functions as a metaphor for his generation: like post-war Germany, he is drawn to this secretive emblem of the past, then repulsed, and finally makes a wary accommodation.

Making "The Reader": Translating Love And The Unspeakable

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The Germans have a word for it: Vergangenheitsbewaltigung -- more or less, "coming to terms with the past." It's not an easy concept to translate into...

Reading Between the Lines in The Reader: When is Abuse Not Abuse?

Thelma Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Thelma Adams

The Reader? It's goodish. And Kate Winslet is, as ever, brilliant. And it has Nazis, which elevates it on the Oscar nom scale. But it doesn't fully address the fact that Michael is a victim of abuse.