Paula Schwartz

“About Time,” Richard Curtis’s New Film About Love, Life and Time Travel

  Richard Curtis, the phenomenally successful screenwriter of “Notting Hill,” “Love Actually,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” makes movies that are the cinema equivalent of Paul McCartney’s pop hit “Silly Love Songs.” Curtis would be fine with that description; at an HBO Director’s Dialogue recently at … [Read More]

New York Film Festival: ‘The Square,’ Jehane Noujaim’s Story of the Protests in Tahrir Square

  “The Square,” by Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, is an exhilarating cinéma vérité portrait of the chaotic and inspiring events as they unfolded in Tahrir Square beginning in 2011 to overthrown Hosni Mubarak and moving beyond that to the ongoing, current political situation.   “The Square,” which is included in … [Read More]

Interview: Julianne Moore

  Julianne Moore stars in “What Maisie Knew,” a drama directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel (“Uncertainty,” “The Deep End”) about a six-year-old caught in the middle of a bitter custody dispute between a narcissistic rock star (Moore), and her jerky ex-husband (Steven Coogan), an art dealer who disappears … [Read More]