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What “Fences” Misses About Adapting Plays for the Screen

Adaptations of plays aren’t cinematically doomed. One of the best movies of the past year, “Moonlight,” is an adaptation of a play (sort of); so was the best movie of 2015 (“Chi-Raq”); so is the best movie ever (“King Lear”). Denzel Washington’s film “Fences,” an adaptation of the play by August …

Golden Globes

5 Simple Camera Hacks for Improving Your Photos with a Cheap Plastic Bag (VIDEO)

Last month we showed you how to create better portraits by using a white balloon to soften the light from your camera’s pop-up flash. Now there are …

Hacking

200,000 Photos from the George Eastman Museum, the World’s Oldest Photography Collection, Now Available Online

There was a time when anyone with even the remotest interest in photography knew the name Eastman, if not the life and work of George Eastman …

Videography

A Stop-Motion Film About Power in the Wrong Hands

“When I was twelve years old, I went to John Henderson Junior High School, unaware that we were all being systematically civilized to one day take over the planet,” the Canadian animator Cordell Barker says, in voice-over, at the beginning of “If I Was God.” Barker’s eight-minute short, made with …

Stop Motion

The Best Video Games of 2016

In the ninth episode of “Westworld,” the HBO television series that imagines an escapist theme park populated by human players and fantasy-fulfulling androids, a character named Dolores questions the appeal of the world outside. If humans are so eager to flee into her reality, she asks, as …

No Man's Sky

Seeing Film Scenes Side-By-Side with the Original Storyboard Drawings Is So Cool

In these wonderful videos by Glass Distortion, you get to see the creative process of filmmaking: you can read what was written in the script, peek …

Filmmaking

The 10 Most Overlooked Films of the Year: ‘American Honey,’ ‘The Fits,’ and More

It’s been a surprisingly good year in cinema, but several movies have gone criminally underappreciated. Here are the best of the bunch.<p>It has been, …

The Empty Exertions of “La La Land”

The director Damien Chazelle’s notion of artistic power isn’t merely inseparable from his notion of will power; it’s the very embodiment of it—louder, faster, and alone are his standards of musical quality. The drummer in his 2014 film “Whiplash” doesn’t play well with others. He practices …

La La Land

Wes Anderson short film will get you in the Christmas spirit

Fashion retailer H&M has really gone all out with Christmas advert this year.<p>John Lewis may have animals bouncing on a trampoline and Sainsbury's may …

Film of the Week: Arrival

If a science-fiction film featured a scene in which scientists debated the “Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis,” what might you expect that hypothesis to …

Steve McQueen to receive British Film Institute fellowship

Director of 12 Years a Slave is ‘humbly honoured’ on becoming youngest director to be awarded BFI’s highest accolade<p>Steve McQueen, the visual artist and maker of three award-winning feature films, is to receive the British Film Institute’s highest accolade.<p>McQueen will become the youngest director …

The Literary Battle for Nat Turner’s Legacy

In his 1967 novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner, William Styron, a white southerner, told the story of America’s bloodiest slave revolt—in the voice of its African-American leader. Half a century later, Turner is the subject of Nate Parker’s new film, The Birth of a Nation, and the literary battle …

Watch: Short videos that TED says will recharge your brain

With more than 100 speakers over five days, attending TED conferences can be an emotional roller coaster ride, as attendees flit from talks on virtual reality to racial prejudice, climate change to Google art, incarceration to drones. TED uses brief videos in between talks to reset the mood and …

Music Videos

A Mirrorless Affair Gone Wrong: A Cautionary Love Story

My Canon and I. We were like two peas in a pod. We met when I was just a young man, knowing nothing about love or how to use a camera. My Canon …

Ava DuVernay Passes On Directing 'Black Panther' Movie, Says 'It Wasn't For Me'

NEW ORLEANS -- Ava DuVernay will not be directing Marvel’s “Black Panther” movie, she confirmed to The Huffington Post on Friday.<p>“It wasn't for me," DuVernay told HuffPost at the 21st annual Essence Music Festival, which was sponsored by Ford, McDonalds, My Black is Beautiful and Verizon. "I loved …

The best way to photograph fireworks with your iPhone

The best part about the Fourth of July is the fireworks, but the worst part is all of the mediocre pictures of fireworks that end up flooding your Instagram feed.<p>If you scroll back far enough back in your pictures, you can probably find a subpar fireworks picture you took from last year.<p>Nothing …

Photography Basics: Easy, Fool-Proof Considerations for Making the Most of Your Photos

They say a photograph is worth a thousand words. This could not be truer for anyone who runs a small business whose sales rely on photographs of …

Oscar-Nominated Peruvian Director Claudia Llosa Discusses Her New Film 'Aloft'

We Skyped with the Golden Bear-winning director about her process, her feminine perspective, and what it was like to work with Jennifer Connelly.<p>Jennifer Connelly as Nana in 'Aloft' (2015), by Claudia Llosa<p>Although Claudia Llosa may seem like a hidden gem to the uninitiated, she's one of the most …

Netflix, HBO Streaming Video Traffic Increases As BitTorrent Declines

A new report released today shows the continued domination Netflix has on North American Internet traffic patterns. According to broadband networking company Sandvine, which periodically releases its findings on web usage, Netflix now accounts for 36.5 percent of downstream traffic on fixed …

This 1970s TV show helped make homophobia uncool

Recently, I received my first piece of homophobic mail. Compared to those who have received such harassment all their lives, I was a late arriver and …

How to Photograph Stars: Camera Settings & Setup

Photographing stars can be very difficult to master due to long exposure times and the limitations of some digital cameras. However, the easy to …

Camera Settings for HDR Photography

High dynamic range (HDR) images are taking the photography world by storm as more and more photographers are discovering the stunning images the …

Noble Ape

About<p>In his all new NOBLE APE stand up special, Jim Gaffigan gets personal as he discusses the medical crisis that befell his wife and family this …

What Orange Is the New Black Creator Jenji Kohan Secretly Put on Officer Healy’s Desk

Plus, more eccentric data on Netflix’s prison warden.<p>Who knew, until Netflix’s <i>Orange Is the New Black</i> came along, that the “women in prison” premise, long the province of pulp novels and sexploitation pictures, could be re-purposed for prestige television? By the end of 2013, its first year of …

Nine films to watch at Cannes

Marion Cotillard

Watch The Trailer For Netflix's Nina Simone Documentary, 'What Happened, Miss Simone?'

It is impossible to overstate the importance of <b>Nina Simone</b> to modern music and hip-hop culture. The High Priestess of Soul has been sampled or …

Nina Simone

‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner on Don Draper Vs. Tony Soprano and No Spin-Offs

We sat down with the mastermind behind AMC’s Mad Men to discuss his tormented hero Don Draper, that Sharon Tate theory, and why the celebrated show …

Meet the real Don Draper

Ahead of a London exhibition of his work, 101-year-old illustrator Mac Conner tells Hermione Hoby about life as one of the original Mad Men on Madison Avenue<p>The Upper East side of Manhattan can feel like a place that time forgot. Here are the green curves of Central Park, same as they ever were, …

37 incredible drone photos from across the globe that would be totally illegal today

One of the most interesting ways to utilize drone technology is photography. Photographer Amos Chapple knows this better than most. As soon as consumer drones came on the market, Chapple knew he needed one. After purchasing one and learning how to fly it, he began traveling the globe, photographing …

The hypnotic, kinetic wind sculptures of Anthony Howe

Kinetic sculptor Anthony Howe creates abstract, organic sculptures from various metals and polymers. He is based in Eastsound, Washington state.<p>For …

Sculpture