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Why People Are Revisiting Kevin Spacey's 2000 Oscars Acceptance Speech
Kevin Spacey’s Oscar-winning role in “American Beauty” and acceptance speech are creating suspicion among fans.
Cinematic Subversions of the American Dream
Matthew S. Rindge, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Gonzaga University
One of the most common religious categories that has been applied to film is that of "parable." Unfortunately, most understandings of parables are bland and antiseptic.
Why I'm Okay With Sam Smith's Oscars Speech
Writer, photographer, explainer of the strange and wonderful
As it turns out, lots of openly queer people have won Oscars. But you know what? I don't mind that Sam Smith didn't know that. It's a good thing that we've gotten to the point where it's possible to lose count of the number of openly queer people who've won Academy Awards.
14 Women Pose Naked To Redefine 'American Beauty' On Their Own Terms
The "American beauty" comes in all shapes, sizes, ages and colors. That's what photographer Carey Fruth set out to prove
Wes Bentley Opens Up About Heroin Addiction
Anything But Ordinary:
Screenwriter Alan Ball on the Film's 15th Anniversary
Writer/Director/Producer, Host of "Point Blank With Alex Koenig"
When brought to life on the silver screen, the
script became the Great American Novel, distilling the pinnacle and downfall of chasing the American Dream within two hours.
Actress Thora Birch Calls for an End to Animal Testing in the American Beauty Industry
North America Campaign Manager, Cruelty Free International
Ultimately, it is in the best interest of the American beauty industry for the United States to catch up on this issue. Harmonizing global cosmetics testing regulations would enable each product to have one safety dossier that would be universally accepted.
Popcorn Preview: August: Osage County
Worst Movie Dads Ever
Twenty Top Movie Endings You (Maybe) Hadn't Thought Of
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.
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Why The Midlife Crisis Is A Total Myth
Susan Krauss Whitbourne
Professor of Psychology
Midlife crisis. We hardly even question the term any more. A staple of our pop culture, the midlife crisis appears in movies, TV sitcoms, news stories, commentaries and magazine ads for red sports cars. But is the idea of a midlife crisis really a myth?
Making Movies Like Its 1999
High school student
1999: the end of a century and the beginning of an era. These two films mark a new fascination with the subconscious.
What To Do If Your Ex Moves On With A Younger, Hotter Version Of You
Breaking up is painful, stressful, and all-consuming. But for many, the real torture comes after you've somewhat recovered and you find out that your ex has a new love in his life
Surviving Thanksgiving With Lester Burnham
William Buckley Jr.
Founder and President, FarePlay, Inc.
I remember when my seventeen year marriage ended. My life was a total wreck. And to be honest, if it wasn't for a movie, I don't know if I would have made it. The movie that saved my life was
Sean Connery In 'Skyfall'? It Was Discussed, Says Sam Mendes
Author and film critic, hollywoodandfine.com
, opening in limited release Friday November 2nd, is the latest film to try to follow the
template -- and to do so badly.
Grateful Dead Teams Up With Dogfish Head On New Beer
It Cannot Be Denied
D. R. Tucker
Freelance writer and co-host of "The Green Front" on Progressi...
How about setting a similarly themed film in Oklahoma, beginning with residents discussing their feelings about Senator James Inhofe's insistence that climate change is all a big hoax that Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI somehow fell for?
American Beauties: Portraits Of 100 Women
Kevin Spacey Scolds Audience As Richard III
'True Blood' Creator Working On A New Show About The Amish
The Dirtiest Word in Hollywood
A few weeks back, I read an announcement that the now white hot Colin Firth might be signing on for a re-make of
My Fair Lady
. Not since Steve Martin decided to put a new spin on
The Pink Panther
have I been so moved to ask, "Why?"
Thora's Porn-Star Father Got Her FIRED
There's Art Right at Your Fingertips!
San Francisco-based arts critic
Two fascinating documentaries explore the kind of creativity that sets some artists apart from others. The conceptual gifts these artists have managed to harness put them in another realm of creativity.
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