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Mike Nichols: A Penny for His Thoughts

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Comedy
Randee Mia Berman

Nichols' blend of brutality, bite and poignancy was his brilliance, spilling over with insight -- on film, in comedy, on stage, on TV, in love, and in life.

Mike Nichols, 1931-2014

James Campion | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
James Campion

I realize I am merely using the passing of a great artist to gush about my favorite film, but The Graduate was more than that for me.

Remembering Mike Nichols, His Insight and His Introduction to Jacqueline Kennedy at El Morocco

Carole Mallory | Posted 11.21.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

In the early seventies I had the honor of dating Mike Nichols. In no way is my remembrance meant to take away from the love he had for the fascinating and the cherished Diane Sawyer who also has been kind to me, but I feel sharing a historic moment about him is important and, sadly so, newsworthy.

7 Iconic Mike Nichols Movie Scenes To Revisit

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 11.20.2014 | Entertainment

Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols died Wednesday at the age of 83. The film, television and stage director was responsible for some of the most accl...

Oscar-Winning Director Of 'The Graduate' Dies

AP | SHELLEY ACOCA | Posted 11.21.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such fi...

6 Vintage Graduation Tips That Still Apply Today

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.18.2014 | Fifty

Remember in "The Graduate," Dustin Hoffman's character Benjamin was given just one word of advice upon his graduation? "Plastics." While there...

Tonight at the Movies: '64 Underground NYC Film The Troublemaker by Buck Henry, Scriptor of The Graduate

Michael Vazquez | Posted 06.13.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Tonight Anthology Film Archives' "Lost Legends of New York" delivers The Troublemaker, which is triply: a wry, dry, send-up of la vie de Bohème, a su...

15 Classic Movies With The Power To Change Your Life

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty

Who can forget Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, delivering one of the best orations in film history in his closing arguments to free Tom Robinson in "To...

10 Famous Movie Characters You'd Like to Drink With

Liquor.com | Posted 09.05.2013 | Taste
Liquor.com

From James Bond to Frank the Tanks, movie characters we'd love to drink with.

When Did Brooklyn Become an Adjective?

Heidi Legg | Posted 09.21.2013 | Style
Heidi Legg

Have you noticed that the ultimate cache is when a city becomes an adjective? Brooklyn seems to have cornered the market globally as the new adjective. I started to wonder who else has made the list?

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Success With a Writing Major

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 08.03.2013 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

The list of majors with the lowest unemployment figures might be completely different four years from now. What's a college student, specifically one who wants to pursue a non-technical field, to do?

Academy Awards: Voting Snobs and Oscar Snubs

David Aronchick | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
David Aronchick

Look at the history of the award for Best Picture. It is littered with bad choices that get more and more glaring over time as the titles that lost rise in popularity and prominence over those that won.

For Valentine's Day: Celebrate With Six Disastrous Dates

Kim Morgan | Posted 02.13.2013 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

I don't loathe Valentine's Day -- I just loathe the pressure placed on people. Buy a single rose, if you must. Buy an Otis Redding album (always do that). And watch a movie, preferably a movie in which romance goes terribly awry -- like Vertigo.

Mirror, Mirror... Aging, Beauty and Lies

Gina Barreca | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty
Gina Barreca

The world lies to us. Men don't believe the lies. They know it's a load of advertising, a bunch of hype, a song-and-dance number. But women believe.

Twenty Top Movie Endings You (Maybe) Hadn't Thought Of

John Farr | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

All great movies -- and great movie endings -- stay in our memories as normal or indifferent ones never could. They're like great taglines -- their strength lies in the very fact that we can't forget them.

How Not to Eat Spaghetti With a Celebrity

John DeBellis | Posted 02.18.2013 | Comedy
John DeBellis

Late one weeknight, after I had finished my set, I collected my cab fare at Catch A Rising Star, and hung out looking for a comic to share a ride to the Improvisation. I joined Bobby Kelton and Andy Kaufman (two fellow comics) at a table in the back of the showroom.

The Best Summer Movies To Stream On Netflix

TresSugar | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women

Ah, Summer love. It seems the hotter the season, the steamier the romance. There are all kinds of Summer-set romances, and most of us have experienced...

Happy Graduation -- Now Go Out There And Fail!

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 08.04.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Here's a short list of successful women who failed famously -- and still, one way or the other, ended up on top.

I OBJECT! Top 7 On-Screen Wedding Objection Scenes

Posted 05.29.2012 | Weddings

If anyone feels this couple should not be united in Holy Matrimony, speak now or forever hold your peace. We've all heard the line before -- but pe...

WATCH: Wedding Scenes You'll Fall In Love With

Posted 05.15.2012 | Weddings

Movies can make people laugh, cry and everything in between -- and that's especially true of wedding scenes. From Carrie Bradshaw's nuptials in "Se...

The Academy Awards: 8 Oscar-Winning Movies Set At College

The Huffington Post | Caitlin Brown | Posted 02.27.2012 | College

While movie set on college campuses were absent from the 2012 Academy Awards, Oscar-winners past have taken place at schools across the country. La...

VIDEO: Seducing Dustin

Posted 11.28.2011 | Home

When it comes to classic dark comedy scenes, they don’t get much better than that first Dustin Hoffman-Ann Bancroft faceoff in "The Graduate" (1967)...

Erin Clements

The A.V. Club Introduces ‘Pop Pilgrims,’ New Travel Series For Culture Enthusiasts

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Clements | Posted 06.02.2014 | Entertainment

For most, sites like the coffee shop where color-coded gangsters discuss "Like a Virgin" in the opening scene of "Reservoir Dogs," or the church where...

Interview: Actress Kelly McGillis in Stake Land

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.20.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When first seen in Jim Mickle's rough-edged vampire movie, Stake Land, opening in limited release Friday (4/22/11), Kelly McGillis is in a badly torn ...

10 Movies That Were Better Than The Book

flavorwire.com | Jason Bailey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

One of several slight disappointments at the box office last week was The Lincoln Lawyer, an adaptation of a Michael Connelly novel with Matthew McCon...