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  • Arie Posin on his Russian dissident parents and ‘The Face of Love’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 17, 2014 | 2:10 pm

    Arie Posin is the co-writer and director of “The Face of Love,” starring Annette Bening as a widow, still very much in love with her late husband (Ed Harris), who becomes obsessed with a man (Harris again) who is a dead ringer for her late spouse.  Now in theaters, the movie is...

  • Annette Bening at AFI FEST 2013

    By Joy Bennett

    November 15, 2013 | 7:09 pm

    Annette Bening, photo by Joy Bennett

    This past week the venerable AFI Fest 2013 has been going on, one of the most important film festivals around. Tuesday night I was fortunate enough to see Annette Bening at a panel discussing her work and life with Arie Posin, the writer...

  • Conceiving “The Kids Are All Right” [AWARDS UPDATE] [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 25, 2011 | 6:14 pm

    “We were both raised Jewish and upper-middle-class,” writer-director Lisa Cholodenko said of herself and Stuart Blumberg, with whom she wrote “The Kids Are All Right”—and won best screenplay today at at the 2011 Independent Film Spirit Awards (catch the ceremony on TV tonight,...

  • Lessons from “The Kids Are All Right”

    By Misha Henckel

    February 2, 2011 | 2:42 pm

    The kids may be okay, but the grown-ups are a complete mess! That was my reaction about half-way through. I mean what the heck! I thought this was going to be a really smart, funny movie that made us think again, and deeply, about marriage and family. Instead, writers Lisa Cholodenko...

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  • Top 5 Life Lessons from the Golden Globes

    By Misha Henckel

    January 17, 2011 | 2:35 pm

    Don’t be afraid to speak the truth – Ricky Gervais for calling everyone, especially the Hollywood Foreign Press, on their s***. Some people may not be liking him right now, but I thought he was fantastic (well, for the most part), and made the show interesting.

    Don’t be...

  • Tree People dedicate Coldwater Canyon facility, Democrats for Israel gather

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 10, 2008 | 3:41 pm

    Birthday for the Trees

    Deep in Coldwater Canyon, an area rife with prime real estate, there is a four-acre plot of land dedicated to the earth. TreePeople, Los Angeles' environmental nonprofit, opened the TreePeople Center for Community Forestry on Oct. 2, a $10-million educational...