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Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Wednesday, Sept. 10

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Entitlement is also an issue in Noah Baumbach's wonderfully acidic While We're Young, which captures a pair of Gen-Xers, Josh and Cornelia (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts), at a crisis point.

MLB Broadcaster Caught A Home Run... Then Threw It Back

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.29.2014 | Sports

Philadelphia Phillies play-by-play announcer Tom McCarthy was in the right place at the right time when Atlanta Braves slugger Freddie Freeman crushed...

Week in Film: Million Dollar Arm, A Short History of Decay and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While not perfect, it is more than just a feel-good sports movie about overcoming obstacles (though it is, in fact, that). Million Dollar Arm is less a movie about sports (in this case, baseball) than a film about one man's transformation from sports agent to human being.

New Literary Prize Awards $150K To Writers

Posted 03.04.2013 | Books

James Salter, Tom McCarthy and Adina Hoffman are among a group of writers who are now $150,000 richer thanks to the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell L...

The best films of 2011 - so far

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.10.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

So - if the movie year had ended June 30 and we had to choose the best films of 2011 from the releases that hit American screens since Jan. 1, which o...

Andrea Levy Wins Walter Scott prize

guardian.co.uk | Alison Flood | Posted 08.21.2011 | Books

Andrea Levy's story of the end of slavery, The Long Song, has won the £25,000 Walter Scott prize for historical fiction....

Win Win Review and Filmmaker Interview

Richard Karpala | Posted 06.04.2011 | Denver
Richard Karpala

There's not much glamor found in high school wrestling. And Win Win does a pretty good job of showing it.

5 Must-See Indie Films

Leonard Maltin | Posted 05.31.2011 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

By Leonard Maltin With so much mediocrity on display at the multiplex, it's cause for celebration when terrific new movies from two world-class filmm...

Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan talk Win Win

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Onscreen in Tom McCarthy's Win Win, they interact like a long-time married couple. In fact, actors Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan barely knew each other ...

Live From Sundance 2011: Day 2

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Film festival programmers rarely create festivals full of films built around a single theme. Yet quite unintentionally, I spent Friday seeing five films that dealt with the idea of abandonment, reunion and reconciliation.

Live From Sundance 2011: Day 1

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

On Thursday, the opening day of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, my actual Sundance day began and ended with the opening night screening of Susan Rost...

Too Few Ballots for Too Many Voters

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

The final results for federal, state and local offices were held up by a major problem in Bridgeport, Connecticut of too few ballots for too many voters.

Easy Reader: Howard Jacobson's Novel Takes the Prize

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

Curiously and hilariously, the protagonist, Julian Treslove is not Jewish. Julian only wishes he were Jewish and for most of the narrative's duration set outs to do everything in his power to embrace Judaism.

Booker Prize Betting Suspended

The Guardian | Benedicte Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The bookmaker's spokesperson David Williams said £15,000-worth of bets were placed on "C" on Wednesday morning, completely outstripping all earlier b...

Nicole Krauss, 'The Anti-Franzen,' Picks Her 5 Favorite Books

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The novel as a form is surprisingly undefined: there's almost nothing it necessarily need be or not be. This murkiness or flexibility offers tremendou...

Tom McCarthy, James Baldwin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Book reviews around the country: 'C' By Tom McCarthy From the Los Angeles Times: With "C," Tom McCarthy has written an avant-garde masterpiece -- ...

NY Magazine: The 20 Most Anticipated Books For The Fall

New York Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Our most anticipated fiction and nonfiction of fall. ...

An Open Letter to Variety

Nick Kreiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nick Kreiss

We used to rely on you, Variety. At festivals, your film reviews gave insecure acquisition execs the push they needed to buy the tiny little movie they liked.

Sarah Palin Movie: Hollywood Screenwriters Interested

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two prominent screenwriters are game to turn Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's rise to fame in a movie. "I'm always down for politics as humor. I'm also ...