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Actor-director Alex Karpovsky Releases a Double-bill

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Getting a movie made is an Olympian task. Getting a movie made and released is even tougher. So Alex Karpovsky's accomplishment -- writing, directing and starring in two movies that are being released the same day as a double-feature -- seems positively Herculean.

The Secret of Lena Dunham's Success

Silpa Kovvali | Posted 03.11.2013 | Arts
Silpa Kovvali

It is a simple, indisputable fact that Dunham's considerable success is due, in no small part, to her considerable luck. But the narrative of the self-made man is an incredibly seductive one.

Los Angeles Film Festival: State of the Revolution

John Lopez | Posted 08.19.2012 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

There's just a massive creative-fatigue-miasma hanging over the film business these days, a sense the establishment has sucked all the air out of the business (as well as the financing) and that your options are limited.

Catching Up: The Three Stooges, Girls, Tribeca

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.01.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I personally don't care one way or the other about how young Lena Dunham is, how nondiverse the show's cast is or any of the other gripes. I think the show is smart and funny.

'Girls' Star Talks 'Female Slackers'

Salon | Posted 04.16.2012 | Women

It shouldn't be surprising that Jemima Kirke, the scene-stealing actress from Lena Dunham's indie hit "Tiny Furniture," has gone on to become one of t...

Girls Episode 1: The Gchat Recap

Posted 04.16.2012 | Women

After months of publicity, HBO's new sitcom "Girls," written and directed by and starring Lena Dunham, premiered tonight. Was it everything we were pr...

Even More Reasons To Be Excited For HBO's 'Girls'

New York Magazine | Posted 03.26.2012 | Women

Lena Dunham swivels in her leather mini-dress, drops her chin, then lifts her gaze to the lens. It's the South by Southwest festival’s first-ever la...

HBO Premieres Trailer For New Judd Apatow Comedy 'Girls'

Posted 02.21.2012 | TV

If you think that HBO's latest New York City comedy "Girls" will be anything like its hit "Sex and the City," then think again. Take away the glamour,...

Live From Sundance Film Festival 2012: Monday, Jan. 23

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.25.2012 | Home
Marshall Fine

Of the films I saw on Monday, the two I liked the best were About Face, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' documentary about supermodels of yesteryear, and Save the Date, a bittersweet tale of young adult romance.

Spanx You Very Much

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meredith Fineman

Lots of things get in the way of love. And sometimes, they are physical road-blocks. Spanx, the girl-world Under Armor, well, is a problem.

'Tiny Furniture's Lena Dunham on Directing Herself

New York City's Local Event and Arts & Culture Guide | By Mark Asch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In Tiny Furniture, New York-native writer-director Lean Dunham, a 2008 Oberlin grad and YouTube video artist whose mother is the photographer Laurie S...

Brian's Daughter And Recent Yale Grad Allison Williams On Judd Apatow And Women In Comedy

yaleherald.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Less than one year after graduating from Yale, Allison Williams has already recorded one viral video and was just cast in a pilot for an HBO series th...

2010: The Year in Non-Audience-Friendly Movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's that time of year when critics get all nostalgic -- or up on their high horses, depending -- about the year that is rapidly drawing to a close. ...

Required Holiday Reading: Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

Caitlin Colford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Caitlin Colford

Dash and Lily race around Manhattan during the busy Christmas week, solving clues given by one another while leaving behind their deepest secrets within the notebook's thinly spaced lines.

OFF-HOLLYWOOD: The Five Indie Films Worth Seeing This Month

Leonard Maltin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

By Leonard Maltin Fans of foreign-language films, documentaries, and American indies have reason to be hopeful as the year winds down: a handful of ...

Live Blogging the 20th Anniversary Gotham Awards

Samantha Zalaznick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samantha Zalaznick

Follow me tonight as I take you inside the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wallstreet in Lower Manhattan. Join me in the chatroom!

PHOTOS: The Latest Recession Trend - Ridiculously Small Houses

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

GRATON, Calif.:(By Terence Chea, AP) As Americans downsize in the aftermath of a colossal real estate bust, at least one tiny corner of the housing ma...

Tiny Furniture: What is Wrong with this Picture?

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A fresher, smarter movie you are not likely to see this season than "Tiny Furniture," written, directed by, and starring Lena Dunham, a sweet-faced yo...

Worlds of Pain: From Wartorn to Tiny Furniture

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Both films deal with pain, but virtually issuing from different planets. In Wartorn it's distress of the suicide-inducing variety. In Tiny Furniture it's privileged misery -- the romantic humiliation of a plumpish young woman.

Filmmaker Builds Tiny Furniture

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Having sex on a Brooklyn street: desperate or endearing? That seems to be the question that writer-director-actress Lena Dunham is hearing a lot about a climactic scene in her new feature, Tiny Furniture.

HuffPost Review: Tiny Furniture

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I found myself oddly perturbed by Lena Dunham's Tiny Furniture. What was it that set me on edge? It may be Dunham's absolute confidence in telling a story about a character who gradually loses our sympathy.