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Inside HBO’s The Newsroom

Inside HBO’s The Newsroom

| June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

One of the highlights of this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival was not seeing a film per se, but an advance look at the new HBO series, The Newsroom, which premiered this past Sunday night. Audiences were shown the 75 minute pilot followed by a panel discussion that included the brilliant creator and writer of […]

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Celeste and Jesse Forever

Celeste and Jesse Forever

| June 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

The proverbial romantic comedy or rom-com has become an increasingly difficult and cliched genre to pull off, but somehow actors/writers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack have hit all the right notes with Celeste and Jesse Forever, a winning and beautifully told film that is both refreshingly honest and delightfully funny. Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse […]

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Crazy & Thief

Crazy & Thief

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

In his introduction to his second feature film, Crazy & Thief, director Cory McAbee referred to his film as some kind of a love letter to audiences but it is unclear what audience he was referring to, because it was not the audience in attendance at the LA Film Festival screening. Perhaps he was referring to […]

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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

| June 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

We live in cynical times and it would be easy to dismiss writer/director Lorene Scafaria’s debut feature, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World as just another hokey romantic comedy. But it is far from that. It has depth and passion, and exquisite performances. Steve Carell plays Dodge, an insurance salesman who is […]

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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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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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