Nazanin Boniadi’s Homeland Values
October 4, 2013
On this Sunday’s episode of Homeland, we are introduced to the dynamic character of Fara Sherazi, a Muslim woman who wears a hijab and works for the CIA.
Freida Pinto’s Tales Out of School
March 8, 2013
“Growing up in Bombay, you read stories in the papers about girls being treated as the subordinate sex; going to school was a luxury,” Pinto remembers. This weekend sees the release of Girl Rising, a documentary in which she is featured that narrates the struggles of real girls around the world to obtain educations despite nearly insurmountable obstacles.
John Slattery is a Natural
December 7, 2012
As he does each week with Roger Sterling, John Slattery is able to imbue the role of Gil in Brian Savelson’s In Our Nature with a raw depth with a mere turn of phrase. Here is an actor who is truly present in his character—and who is absolutely riveting to watch.
For Tatiana Kelly, Life’s a Production
September 7, 2012
Given her choice, Tatiana Kelly would most like to meet historical figure Martha Gellhorn–one of the first female war correspondent, and the third wife of Ernest Hemingway. It’s a fitting choice. What Kelly admires in Gellhorn is a reflection of her own best qualities: “a girl in a boy’s club, a maverick, prolific, and ferocious.”
Sundance Behind the Scenes: Meet Ellie Burrows
January 20, 2012
As the Sundance Film Festival revs up this week, the usual hype about the hottest new actors and filmmakers is hard to avoid. Less often, though, do film fans hear about someone like Ellie Burrows—even though she and her firm, Cinetic Media, have been integral in getting no fewer than ten films to this year’s Sundance screen.
Zach Gilford Gives Us Some Answers
December 15, 2011
Zach Gilford’s character in Answers to Nothing is shy, awkward and compassionate, and played with just the right combination of sensitivity and humor by the Chicago native best known for his beloved portrayal of the underdog quarterback in Friday Night Lights and for his critically acclaimed role in The River Why.
Alexander Howard is in Our Sights
October 5, 2011
Tonight, Alexander Howard makes his solo debut at Mercury Lounge.
The Secret of MiN New York
August 25, 2011
Chad Murawczyk’s MiN New York combines a European apothecary’s communal approach to hygiene with an American speakeasy’s bon vivant atmosphere.