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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WATTS SHINES AS COLD ‘CHILD’

WATTS SHINES AS COLD ‘CHILD’

| February 7, 2010

Throughout her career, the consistently luminous and diverse Naomi Watts has played a gallery of distinctive women, complex and fascinating, but none more so than her portrayal of emotionally detached lawyer Elizabeth who has an affair with her new boss [Samuel L. Jackson] in Mother and Child. At Sundance this year for a few short […]

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NOT SO SUNDANCE  UGLY FERRERA RETURNS TO SUNDANCE

NOT SO SUNDANCE UGLY FERRERA RETURNS TO SUNDANCE

| February 5, 2010

Best known as the titular character in the recently cancelled Ugly Betty, America Ferrera is no stranger to Sundance, but this time she returned with a producer credit on The Dry Land, an evocative tale of a returning soldier coping with life in a small Texan town. Ferrera also plays his wife in the Ryan […]

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SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL REVIEWS – WORLD PREMIERES

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL REVIEWS – WORLD PREMIERES

| January 23, 2010

Please Give Director: Nicole Holofcener Screenwriter Nicole Holofcener Cast Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Sarah Steele, Ann Guilbert Executive Producer Caroline Jaczko, Stefanie Azpiazu Producer Anthony Bregman Cinematographer Yaron Orbach Editor Robert Frazen Music Marcelo Zarvos Costume Designer Ane Crabtree The joy of watching a Nicole Holofcener film is that her films […]

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WINSTONE ON THE EDGE OF DARKNESS

WINSTONE ON THE EDGE OF DARKNESS

| January 23, 2010

Ray Winstone can play any character; ot seems, from the irreverent to the understated or even King Henry VIII. Currently appearing as a cuckolded gangster in the brilliantly subversive 44 Inch Chest, Winstone will next be seen opposite Mel Gibson in the US remake of the classic British miniseries Edge of Darkness. Here he plays […]

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THE GREAT DAME

THE GREAT DAME

| January 12, 2010

Dame Helen Mirren has come a long way since she bared more than her soul as an Australian girl who poses for painter James Mason in The Age of Consent. Now an Oscar winner for The Queen, Mirren, who has appeared in 100 film and TV shows, has been virtually rediscovered in the last few […]

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THE BOOK OF DENZEL

THE BOOK OF DENZEL

| January 10, 2010

Denzel Washington remains one of Hollywood’s most influential stars, constituently starring in diverse number of Hollywood films, and none is different that the Hughes Brothers’ Book who of Eli, a post-apocalyptic tale, in which Washington plays a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets […]

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TUCCI TAKES ON TOUGH CHARACTER IN ‘BONES’

TUCCI TAKES ON TOUGH CHARACTER IN ‘BONES’

| January 10, 2010

Golden Globe nominee Stanley Tucci has immersed himself in characters that are deliciously comedic and intensely dramatic, but his latest character is possibly his toughest character to date, as serial killer Mr. Harvey in the critically divided screen adaptation of The Lovely Bones, directed by Peter Jackson. An emotionally powerful tale on loss, Tucci’s performance […]

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IT’S STILL A WONDERFUL WORLD FOR BRODERICK

IT’S STILL A WONDERFUL WORLD FOR BRODERICK

| January 10, 2010

One of the most enduring stars of stage and screen, Matthew Broderick has been a part of American film culture for over two decades, alternating between movie roles and the stage. His latest film is Wonderful World, which is receiving steady critical acclaim as he stars as Ben Singer, a failed children’s folk singer, a […]

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HAWKE SINKS TEETH INTO A DIFFERENT KIND OF ROLE

HAWKE SINKS TEETH INTO A DIFFERENT KIND OF ROLE

| January 10, 2010

While Ethan Hawke may be best known as one of Hollywood’s most serious actor, showing off his fun side was one of the reasons for opting to star as a tortured vampire in the Spierig Brothers’ Daybreakers, shot in Australia and co-starring Australia’s Claudia Karvan and Sam Neill in this futuristic thriller. The film is […]

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THE BOOK OF MILA

THE BOOK OF MILA

| December 30, 2009

One of the most sought after young actresses in Hollywood, Mila Kunis established herself as the voice of Meg in Family Guy and in the sitcom That 70s Show, but has since proved to be a diverse actress in some very dramatic roles. Born Milena Markovna Kunis on Aug. 14, 1983 in Kiev, Ukraine, this […]

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