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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LILY COLE BALANCES STARDOM WITH ACADEMIA

LILY COLE BALANCES STARDOM WITH ACADEMIA

| December 22, 2009

Beautiful model-turned-actress Lily Cole has reached superstar proportions in Europe, and is likely to become as well known as an actress in the US following her portrayal of Dr Parnassus’ daughter in the acclaimed Terry Gilliam film. Also studying at CambridgeUniversity, the actress talked to PAUL FISCHER in this exclusive interview. QUESTION: What was the […]

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RITCHIE OFFERS AUDACIOUS TAKE ON CLASSIC DETECTIVE

RITCHIE OFFERS AUDACIOUS TAKE ON CLASSIC DETECTIVE

| December 21, 2009

Maverick and original British director Guy Ritchie has made films that’ve always defined him as a director who works outside the box. So it was something of a surprise when he agreed to take on Sherlock Holmes, an iconic cinematic character for over five decades. Ambitious and tonally distinct from many of the director’s previous […]

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PLUMMER SHOWS NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN

PLUMMER SHOWS NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN

| December 21, 2009

Four decades since Christopher Plummer became an international movie star with his iconic star turn in Robert Wise’s Oscar winning classic The Sound of Music, Christopher Plummer continues to dazzle audiences on stage and screen with a variety of fascinating and eclectic characters, including both Tolstoy and Dr Parnassus. Arguably the greatest survivor of the […]

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ROCKWELL REMAINS A QUIET ACHIEVER

ROCKWELL REMAINS A QUIET ACHIEVER

| December 18, 2009

Sam Rockwell may be one of the busiest actors in Hollywood but he is also its quietest achiever. Unassuming and genuinely modest, even with all the possible Oscar talk over his performance in the recent indie hit Moon, Rockwell remains focused on his acting. He currently appears opposite Robert DeNiro in the comedy/drama Everything’s Fine, […]

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THE LUCK OF THE IRISH – SHERIDAN TAKES ON VERY AMERICAN TALE

THE LUCK OF THE IRISH – SHERIDAN TAKES ON VERY AMERICAN TALE

| December 18, 2009

Irish director Jim Sheridan has crafted some of the most powerful films of the last two decades, som e exploring facets of his own Irish heritage, others that continue to define him as a broad filmmaker who can also tap into the American consciousness. His latest film, Brothers, is already garnering some early Oscar buzz […]

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DANNY MCBRIDE’S CAREER HARDLY UP IN THE AIR.

DANNY MCBRIDE’S CAREER HARDLY UP IN THE AIR.

| December 18, 2009

One of the new voices of movie comedy these days, Danny McBride proves himself to be both an innovative comic actor and a dramatic actor as he proves with his subtle performance in the critically acclaimed Up in the Air. A busy man on the big and small screen, McBride talked to PAUL FISCHER in […]

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THE QUIXOTIC IDEALISM OF TERRY GILLIAM

THE QUIXOTIC IDEALISM OF TERRY GILLIAM

| December 18, 2009

Terry Gilliam remains one of the most original and vibrant cinematic voices of all time, a rare cinematic iconoclast, who bucks narrative convention refusing to abide by the conventions of traditional storytelling. Perhaps this is due to his beginnings as the animator during the Monty Python era and his feature directorial debut as co-director of […]

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ME, ORSON WELLES AND CLAIRE DANES

ME, ORSON WELLES AND CLAIRE DANES

| November 28, 2009

Claire Danes was considered something of an It girl as her stardom was propelled from such an early age. A native New Yorker, Danes was born April 12, 1979, and raised in then up-and-coming SoHo by artistic parents. She was learning modern dance at six, and at age nine, began taking acting classes at the […]

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RAIN DANCES AS ‘ASSASSIN’

RAIN DANCES AS ‘ASSASSIN’

| November 28, 2009

Rain is a musician and martial arts superstar as well as a self-confessed shoe collector and now he is starring in the action packed Ninja Assassin. Rain was born in Seoul, South Korea, on June 25, 1982 with the birth name Jung Jihoon. He was extremely shy in elementary school, stating in interviews that he […]

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YUNE IS ONE NINJA ASSASSIN

YUNE IS ONE NINJA ASSASSIN

| November 28, 2009

Rick Yume is fast becoming a rising star in American film and with his chiseled physique and handsome features, he seemed a natural for working in front of the camera, but his original intention was to pursue a career on Wall Street. Born in Korea and raised in the Washington, DC, area, he was enrolled […]

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