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Todd Solondz

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.

Computer Chess

Francis Levy | Posted 09.23.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Andrew Bujalski's Computer Chess, currently playing at Manhattan's Film Forum, is an odd case. Even a movie like the classic Women in the Dunes posit...

Popcorn Preview: Dark Horse

Leslie Sisman | Posted 08.12.2012 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

This isn't just a story about a couple of misfits who find happiness by finding each other. Deep down, Abe -- and Miranda, for that matter -- have issues that can't be resolved by finding love.

Movie Review: Dark Horse

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.04.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Todd Solondz's films are like tests: At what point does the human quality of Abe's suffering -- as he undergoes a cascade of misfortune -- overtake your distaste for him as a person and push you to feel empathy?

Todd Solondz's 'Dark Horse' Is Not Quite Dark Enough

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 11.06.2011 | Home

Todd Solondz's "Dark Horse" is his most warmhearted film yet: But its lack of bitterness may be its greatest failing. Starring Selma Blair and Jor...

Finessing A Film's Art Direction

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Often, as I'm watching a movie, I'll start to notice how carefully the filmmaker has worked with a palette of colors to create a specific vision. Some...

Adrienne Shelly Foundation Launches Star-Studded Celebrity eBay Auction

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

2010-09-20-Screenshot20100920at10.24.46AM.pngI founded ASF with a singular mission: to support women filmmakers.

HuffPost Review: Life During Wartime

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've been a fan of Todd Solondz's dark, even mean-spirited brand of humiliation comedy since Welcome to the Dollhouse, and the squirmy problems of his put-upon heroine, Dawn Weiner. But he lost me with Life During Wartime.

Michael Kenneth Williams Talks Wonderful World and Omar of The Wire

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

"I'm a little rusty at chess," Williams says. "Matthew [Broderick] has got me by a hair." Williams smiles at the memory -- and seems tickled simply by the fact that he's a working actor.

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: The Wrap-Up

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I have nothing against transgressive cinema; but Antichrist has the feeling of pushing buttons for its own sake, like a child smearing its own feces on a wall. Why does Lars von Trier do it?

Toronto Film Fest Day 6: Mild Disappointment, Happy Success and a Hero

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The strength of designer Tom Ford's film, A Single Man, is not some flashy or gorgeous visual style but the acting. Ford brought out an award-winning performance from Colin Firth.

Telluride Tries to Survive Life During Wartime

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Maybe this is as close as writer/director Todd Solondz will ever get to a feel-good movie.