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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.

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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‘The Decent One’ – Disturbing Look at Personal Life of SS Chief Heinrich Himmler

Heinrich Himmler

Melanie Votaw reviews "The Decent One," a disturbing documentary about the personal life of SS Chief Heinrich Himmler, right hand to Hitler.

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Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Hossein Amini Talk ‘The Two Faces of January’

A still from "The Two Faces of January" | Magnolia Pictures Photo

Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, and director Hossein Amini talk about their new film, "The Two Faces of January," based on a Patricia Highsmith ("The Talented Mister Ripley") novel.

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‘I Am Eleven’ Documentary is Optimistic Look at 11-Year-Olds Around the World


Melanie Votaw reviews the new G-rated documentary, "I Am Eleven," which is a delightful portrait of 11-year-olds throughout the world.

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‘Alumbrones’ Documentary Explores Cuba’s Art Scene


Melanie Votaw reviews the new documentary about Cuba's burgeoning art scene, "Alumbrones."

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Leslie Odom Jr. – Star of Broadway, ‘Smash,’ ‘Person of Interest’ – Records Jazzy Album

Leslie Odom, Jr. with Megan Hilty in a still from "Smash"| NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Melanie Votaw writes about new smooth album of tunes by actor/singer Leslie Odom, Jr. of Broadway, "Smash," "Person of Interest," and "Law & Order: SVU."

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‘Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering’ Tells of Big Pharma Conspiracy

Dr. Kanematsu Sugiura, who conducted cancer research on Laetrile and passed away in 1979.

Melanie Votaw reviews "Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering," a documentary about the conspiracy to hide cancer research findings in the 1970's.

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Green Burial Explored in Documentary ‘A Will For the Woods’

A still from "A Will For the Woods"

Green burial is a hot topic these days, and a new documentary called "A Will For the Woods" takes on the issue by profiling the desire of one man to be buried without harming the environment.

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Broadway’s New Season Will Be Filled With Film & TV Stars

Bradley Cooper, Alessandro Nivola, and Patricia Clarkson in "The Elephant Man"  | T. Charles Erickson Photo

Melanie Votaw provides a list of the film and television stars who will grace Broadway's stages in the coming 2014-2015 season.

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