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  • Portman says directing Cannes debut film was a challenge

    May 18, 2015 | 10:56 am

    Natalie Portman played a ballerina in the grip of psychological trauma in "Black Swan", but the Israeli actress said she had lots of support while directing her first film, about the childhood of Israeli intellectual Amos Oz, shown in Cannes.

    Portman both directs and stars in "A...

  • Reel Life

    By Rob Eshman

    June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    If you do a LexisNexis search for the screenwriter-director Paul Haggis and his new film, "Crash," you'll come up with a surprising number of hits for newspapers in Canada.

    It turns out Haggis was born in London, Ontario. He came to Los Angeles in 1977, started writing for...