Author Archive: Paul Fischer

Paul Fischer

I've been an entertainment writer going on for three decades. Born in Australia, I began writing for Australian papers and was the first Australian journalist ever to interview both Woody Allen and Mel Gibson. I moved to Los Angeles at the end of 1999, and apart from my teaching career, have written for Film Monthly and Dark Horizons.

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LA Film Festival Pt. 1

LA Film Festival Pt. 1

| June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Highlights of the 2012 The Los Angeles Film Festival PART 1 By Paul Fischer in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Film Festival, put together by Film Independent, is shaping up as one of the country’s most popular film festivals. Based in the now happening LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles, the festival highlights the best […]

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Woody Allen Interview

Woody Allen Interview

| June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

A CONVERSATION WITH WOODY ALLEN To Rome with Love/Woody Allen Interview by Paul Fischer in Los Angeles. As press conferences go, most are riddled with chaos and trying to navigate through that chaos for any reporter is challenging. Then there is Woody Allen. As witty and elegantly funny as ever, Allen has always shied away […]

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Take This Waltz

Take This Waltz

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

When Margot, (Michelle Williams) 28, meets Daniel, (Luke Kirby) their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses her sudden attraction; she is happily married to Lou , (Seth Rogen) a cookbook writer. When Margot learns that Daniel lives across the street from them, the certainty about her domestic life shatters. She and Daniel steal […]

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TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL REPORT

TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL REPORT

| April 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Paul Fischer and Calhoun Kersten Hollywood boulevard is a bustling sea of energy. Even more than usual. Not just because tourists are busily photographing the Hollywood stars but avid move lovers are gathering en masse for the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival. There are lots of film festivals but none that celebrate Hollywood’s golden […]

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Whit Stillman Interview

Whit Stillman Interview

| April 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

THE RETURN OF WHIT STILLMAN EXCLUSIVE Whit Stillman/Damsels in Distress Interview by Paul Fischer in Los Angeles. It’s been a long time since cerebral iconoclastic filmmaker Whit Stillman brought us his latest film, The Last Days of Disco. The now 60 year old writer/director, is relaxed at the end of a long day of interviews […]

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Interview with Gareth Evans, Director of The Raid: Redemption

Interview with Gareth Evans, Director of The Raid: Redemption

| March 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

WELSH DIRECTOR RAIDS INDONESIAN INDUSTRY EXCLUSIVE Gareth Evans/The Raid: Redemption Interview by Paul Fischer in Los Angeles. The last person you would think could get away with directing an Indonesian action film is Gareth Evans. The accent on the other end of the phone is Welsh, and yet this unknown Welshman has ended up making […]

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2012 Spirit Awards Coverage

2012 Spirit Awards Coverage

| February 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

2012 Spirit Awards Coverage by Paul Fischer in Santa Monica, California. It’s a gorgeous day at the beach in Santa Monica California as this reporter prepares to cover the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Yes we know about the Oscars but these awards are the fun cool and hip movie awards über casual in which […]

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EXCLUSIVE: RIE RASMUSSEN AND THE HUMAN ZOO

EXCLUSIVE: RIE RASMUSSEN AND THE HUMAN ZOO

| November 11, 2011

Rie Rasmussen On HUMAN ZOO, By Paul Fischer in Los Angeles. The gorgeous and uncompromising Rie Rasmussen was born in Denmark in 1978 to an artist mother and an Economist father. She was raised in the Danish country in an extended family with nine brothers and sisters. She moved to New York at the age […]

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Like Crazy

Like Crazy

| November 5, 2011

LIKE CRAZY. Grade: C- Cast: Anton Yelchin (Jacob); Felicity Jones (Anna); Jennifer Lawrence (Sam); Charlie Bewley (Simon); Alex Kingston (Jackie); Oliver Muirhead (Bernard) Credits: Directed by Drake Doremus; written by Doremus and Ben York Jones; produced by Jonathan Schwartz and Andrea Sperling. A Paramount Vantage release. Love stories are complicated cinematic beasts and rarely work […]

MARSHALL COMES FULL CIRCLE

MARSHALL COMES FULL CIRCLE

| February 7, 2010

Native New Yporker has been a part of film and television culture for three decades. Best known as the producer of such iconic TV shows as Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley and Mork and Mindy, his directorial career on the big screen include such seminal hits as Beaches, Pretty Woman, The Princess Diaries and his […]

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