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Author Archives: Melanie Votaw

Melanie Votaw
Melanie Votaw is a New York City-based freelance writer and the author of 15 non-fiction books. She’s a former actress/singer/dancer who started performing at age 4 and now loves to write about film, TV, and theater. Visit her Web site, Rule the Word, and follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

What Would Dexter Think of Michael C. Hall in Drag as Broadway’s ‘Hedwig’?

Michael C. Hall in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" | Joan Marcus Photo

Michael C. Hall has taken on Broadway's "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," and Melanie Votaw tells you how he's doing in the role of the transgendered rocker.

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Netflix’s Upcoming Series Finally Gets a Name: ‘Bloodline’


Melanie Votaw reports on the release of the name of Netflix's upcoming familial drama - "Bloodline" - starring Kyle Chandler, Sam Shepard, and Sissy Spacek.

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‘Mona Lisa is Missing’ Tells Story of Painting’s Mysterious 1911 Theft

Mona Lisa is Missing

Melanie Votaw reviews the delightful documentary, "Mona Lisa is Missing," about the 1911 heist that made people fear the painting would be lost forever.

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NYFF: Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, Bennett Miller & Cast Talk ‘Foxcatcher’

Channing Tatum and Steve Carell talk about "Foxcatcher" at the 2014 New York Film Festival | Melanie Votaw Photo

Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, director Bennett Miller and other cast members talk about "Foxcatcher" at the 2014 New York Film Festival.

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Spike Lee Produces Doc ‘Evolution of a Criminal’ About Film Student Darius Monroe Clark’s Past

Evolution of a Criminal

Spike Lee executive produces film student Darius Monroe Clark's documentary, "Evolution of a Criminal," about Clark's experience as a teen bank robber.

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‘Bitter Honey’ Documentary Looks at Polygamous Marriage in Bali

A still from "Bitter Honey" | Elemental Productions

"Bitter Honey" is a new documentary that profiles three polygamous families in Bali and shows how the practice is brutal to the women who are caught in it.

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NYFF: Paul Thomas Anderson, Joaquin Phoenix & Cast On the Zany World of ‘Inherent Vice’

Joaquin Phoenix in "Inherent Vice" | Warner Brothers

Director Paul Thomas Anderson, Joaquin Phoenix & cast discuss "Inherent Vice" at the 2014 New York Film Festival.

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NYFF: Timothy Spall, Mike Leigh & Cast Talk “Mr Turner”

Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner in "Mr. Turner" | Film 4, Thin Man Films

At the 2014 New York Film Festival, Timothy Spall, director Mike Leigh, and cast members talk about the film, "Mr. Turner," about painter J.M.W. Turner.

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NYFF: Ben Affleck, David Fincher & Cast Talk “Gone Girl”

Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck in "Gone Girl" | Twentieth Century Fox

Ben Affleck, director David Fincher, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, & Rosamund Pike talk "Gone Girl" at the 2014 NY Film Festival.

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NYFF: Richard Gere Talks Playing a Homeless Man in ‘Time Out of Mind’

Richard Gere as a homeless man in "Time Out of Mind"

At the NYFF, Richard Gere and Owen Moverman talk about their new film, "Time Out of Mind," in which Richard plays a homeless man on the streets of New York.

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Fans Use Social Media to Campaign for Renewal of Favorite TV Shows Like “Reckless”


Fans are taking to social media to call on the networks to save their favorite shows. The latest is a Facebook campaign for CBS' summer show, "Reckless."

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Movie Review: ‘Pride’ Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity


Melanie Votaw gives a rave review to the new British film, "Pride," starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, and exciting newcomer Ben Schnetzer.

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