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Whiplash -- "Svengali Porn" -- An Essay

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment
Melody Breyer-Grell

I remain, a week following the experience of Whiplash (the picture can't just be watched), flummoxed. Awash in critical praise, Whiplash has definitely hit a chord with many people, but I ask what the director, Damien Chazelle, was actually going for in his "masterwork."

The Best Films of 2014: MOMA-Style

Brandon Judell | Posted 11.26.2014 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

What does an angst-ridden comedienne tackling abortion onstage and in her personal life, a closeted heir to a vast fortune with a yen for Olympic-bound wrestlers, and a concierge bedding septuagenarians have in common? They are all characters in films selected by the curators of the Museum of Modern Art.

'Birdman' Tops Independent Spirit Award Nominations

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.28.2014 | Entertainment

"Birdman" "Boyhood," "Selma" and "Nightcrawler" lead this year's Independent Spirit Award nominations, announced Tuesday afternoon. Rosario Dawson and...

The Oscar Race Just Got Really Interesting

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment

The Oscar race has some fresh blood after critics got a look at two new contenders at the AFI Fest on Tuesday. "Selma," the Oprah Winfrey-produced...

Iconic Interview: J.K. Simmons on Whiplash

Andrew Fish | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Fish

We're wired to feel a vicarious thrill as we watch a young protagonist become the hero he was meant to be. Whiplash hacks into this quirk of brain chemistry and gets you rooting for all the wrong things.

Getting Jazz Right In The Movies

The New Yorker | Richard Brody | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices

Movies about musicians offer musical approximations that usually satisfy in inverse proportion to a viewer’s devotion to the actual music behind the...

Movie Review: Whiplash -- The Beat Goes On

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This smart, razor-edged film has been out there, tantalizing critics and viewers, ever since it caused a sensation with its debut at Sundance in January.

Matthew Jacobs

Miles Teller Knows You're Angry About 'The Fantastic Four'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment

When I spoke to Miles Teller last week, the next item on his agenda was drinking with Queen Latifah. "We're old friends," he said. I racked my brain t...

New York Film Festival 2014: The More Things Change...

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I've been covering the New York Film Festival since 1987 and have, over the years, developed a bit of a love/hate relationship with it, as an institution (specifically, Film Society of Lincoln Center) and as a festival.

Erin Whitney

The Exhilarating, Infuriating 'Whiplash' Is 2014's Wildest Ride So Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment

The 52nd annual New York Film Festival kicked off last week with a handful of highly-anticipated movies in the lineup. So far, HuffPost Entertainment ...

Everything You Need To Know About Fall's Last Great Film Fest

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment

The New York Film Festival runs from Sept. 26 to Oct. 12, completing the great post-Labor Day festival onslaught following Venice, Telluride and Toron...

Whiplash Wins Top Prizes at the Deauville American Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 11.22.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Is it worth driving yourself mad -- to the point of bleeding hands and losing your girlfriend -- to achieve greatness? This is the premise of Damien Chazelle's extraordinary new film, Whiplash, which won the grand prize at Deauville this past week, and also took home the audience award.

Miles Teller Deserves Some 'Whiplash' Oscar Buzz

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.19.2014 | Entertainment

Since "Whiplash" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, J.K. Simmons has been the focal point of the film's awards prospects. That praise...

Glenn Close Drops to her Knees at the Sundance Institute Celebration

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A plastic faced Glenn Close swivels her hips mechanically in The Stepford Wives or cackles maniacally as Cruella DeVille from 101 Dalmations, just two...

Paul Reiser On His Return to Stand-Up: "After 30 Years, Nothing Really Has Changed"

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 07.08.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

Though Paul Reiser enjoyed mainstream success with sitcoms My Two Dads and Mad About You and films Diner, Aliens and Beverly Hills Cop I and II, the native New Yorker never forgot his stand-up roots.

Meet The New Leading Man

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Miles Teller is a name movie fans can expect to hear a lot this year. The 26-year-old actor stars alongside Zac Efron and Mi...

Miles Teller Film Wins Big At Sundance

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 01.26.2014 | Entertainment

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The dramatic story of a drummer who pursues excellence at all costs won top honors at the Sundance Film Festival "Whiplash" ...

Mike Ryan

The 6 Best Movies At Sundance

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment

That's a wrap on HuffPost Entertainment’s 2014 Sundance coverage. I'm always hesitant to do a "Top Movies" list out of a film festival, if only beca...

Mike Ryan

How Is Kristen Stewart's Sundance Movie, 'Camp X-Ray'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

The first 24 hours of the Sundance Film Festival are now complete. The weather in Park City, Utah has been surprisingly pleasant (which I am sure will...

1969: When Winning the Lottery Wasn't

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 01.30.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Edelberg

Americans tend to remember sacred dates: the day Kennedy got shoot or the Twin Towers fell. For many Boomers, there's another date with an upcoming anniversary: December 1, 1969, the night our government reinstated the draft lottery for the first time since WWII.

Stolen Moment Of The Week

Mindy Tucker | Posted 11.13.2013 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

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Stolen Moment Of The Week

Mindy Tucker | Posted 10.08.2013 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

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Stolen Moment of the Week: Thomas Lennon after UCB

Mindy Tucker | Posted 08.07.2013 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

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Stolen Moment of the Week: Zach Galifianakis at UCB

Mindy Tucker | Posted 06.11.2013 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

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Stolen Moment Of The Week: Michael Che after UCB

Mindy Tucker | Posted 04.30.2013 | Comedy
Mindy Tucker

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