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  • ‘Force Majeure’: Who are you, exactly?      

    October 24, 2014

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    Everyone, at some point, wonders how they would react to a split-second emergency. Fight or flight? Leap into action or race for the exit? Or simply crumble? That’s the question at the center of the wickedly chilly “Force Majeure,” a movie about a momentary decision that may lead to a lifetime of doubt. Can you live with [...] More »

Latest Interview

  • Nothing lagging about Lynn Shelton and ‘Laggies’

    October 22, 2014

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    Given the organic nature of most of her work, “Laggies” should be a major departure for writer-director Lynn Shelton: the first film she directed that she didn’t generate herself. But “Laggies,” written by Andrea Seigel, fits right in, Shelton says, sitting on a couch on a rear veranda of the Bowery Hotel, where she was briefly [...] More »

Commentary

  • Checking in with Stanley Tucci

    October 22, 2014

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    On Tuesday, I was part of a live-streamed chat at AOL Build with Stanley Tucci, about his new cookbook, “The Tucci Table,” which he cowrote with his wife, Felicity Blunt. I’ve known Stanley since I interviewed him for the first time in 1993. I wrote stories from the set of his films “Big Night” and “The [...] More »