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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2012 Spirit Awards Coverage

2012 Spirit Awards Coverage

| February 25, 2012

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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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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