RIP Robin Williams

Remembering Robin Williams – Director Dito Montiel opens up about Robin’s last film – Boulevard

RIP Robin Williams. This is the last film from the beloved Williams, who tragically hanged himself in August 2014, two weeks shy of 63. Williams struggled for years with depression and substance abuse, but what led to his suicide was the neurodegenerative disease Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) combined with Parkinson’s disease.

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Felicity Jones Interview

I sat down with Felicity Jones on March 20 for an exclusive interview to talk about movies and working with Guy Pearce. Jones starred in the indie ‘Breathe In’ as the character Sophie. She stays with her music teacher (Guy Pearce) who is having a mid-life crisis in his empty marriage to Megan (Amy Ryan).

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The War on Drugs Doles Out Harsh Punishments that Harm Children the Most • The Sentence

In the searing new documentary The Sentence, we discover that the casualties of the “War on Drugs” extend beyond the millions of Americans harshly punished with prison time—their families suffer the brunt. Director Rudy Valdez, an American of Mexican descent, began filming his three nieces for his sister Cindy Shank because she was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. It was her first offense. She was labeled a conspirator.

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Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Michael Moore

Jane Fonda, 2-time Oscar-winning actress (and 7-time Oscar nominee), 4-time Golden Globe winner, 2-time BAFTA winner, and Emmy Award winner, will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Oscar-winner Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine). The award will be presented to Fonda during the festival’s 14th annual edition, running July 31 to August 5 along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan in Traverse City, Michigan.

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The Big Sick

‘The Big Sick’ NOT Just Another Ho Hum RomCom

Call it a romcom or a dramedy but I confess, what really drew me to this movie was hearing that Holly Hunter and Ray Romano were in it. I had a vague notion of what to expect from the star—comedian Kumail Nanjiani—based on his role in HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” So, I knew what he looked like and that … Read more

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When You Wake Up and Your YouTube Channel Has 888K Views!

A-list celebrities I’ve interviewed include Steven Spielberg, Susan Sarandon, Woody Allen, Ryan Gosling, James Franco, Helen Mirren, and many more. I’ve been a guest on Dr. Drew, Seven On Your Side, NY1 and radio shows. My New York Times essay is required reading at CUNY and my stories have been published in several book anthologies.

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Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots Star in ‘Frank & Lola’

“Frank & Lola” is a brooding noir about love, sex and jealousy shown through two very damaged people. Michael Shannon plays a chef in Las Vegas who meets Lola (Imogen Poots), a wannabe fashion designer.

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Matthias Schoenaerts Smolders in Steamy Dark Thriller ‘Disorder’

Matthias Schoenaerts gives a standout performance in Disorder as French Special Forces ex-soldier Vincent, an Afghanistan war veteran with severe PTSD that includes paranoia and hallucinations. Vincent is stuck in what writer-director Alice Winocour describes as “a state of war.” Diane Kruger also stars.

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Helen Mirren Talks About Kissing Stephen Colbert and Playing a Powerful ‘Eye in the Sky’

Helen Mirren and Aaron Paul. Photo ©Dorri Olds On Wed., March 9, at the Waldorf Astoria, Dorri Olds sat down with Academy Award-winner Dame Helen Mirren. She stars in “Eye in the Sky,” a suspenseful thriller about techno warfare waged through computer screens, and drones disguised as beetles and birds. Helen Mirren plays Colonel Catherine … Read more

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mads mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen Goes From Hannibal to the Chickens

Danish stunner Mads Mikkelsen from NBC’s recently axed “Hannibal” stars in the twisted dark comedy “Men & Chicken.” The film, by Oscar-winning writer-director Anders Thomas Jensen, makes its North American premiere today, Friday, Sept. 11 at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). My movie crush on Mikkelsen began with his 2012 lead role in the Oscar-nominated steamy … Read more

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