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  • Woody Allen’s new film about — guess what? — an older man falling for a young babe

    April 30, 2015 | 10:14 am

    A philosophy professor has an existential crisis. He falls for one of his students, who is much younger than he is. His feelings for her give him a new lease on life.

    Sound familiar? Is there any doubt as to who directed this new film?

    Even the most ardent defenders of Woody...

  • From family ghosts, a story of ‘The Immigrant’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 7, 2014 | 10:54 am

    Since the mid-1990s, writer-director James Gray, 45, has made haunting, operatic films about the fraught relationships between immigrants and their children as they struggle to assimilate and to achieve some measure of the elusive American dream.

    His debut feature, “Little...

  • Kiyaaa! – Joaquin Phoenix and girlfriend attend Jewish-Muslim karate workshop

    By Jared Sichel

    May 6, 2014 | 10:50 am

    About a dozen Jewish and Muslim high school students participating in a martial arts workshop in Los Angeles got a pleasant surprise Sunday – Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix showed up to watch with his girlfriend and renowned DJ, Allie Teilz.


  • Tomorrow's techtopia pulls today's heart strings:
    Thoughts on a Spike Jonze love story

    By Melissa Weller

    January 7, 2014 | 1:48 pm

    Some time ago, a friend of mine was having trouble with his longtime girlfriend. One day, while having some boneheaded conversation about the psychological implications of bullet trains or something equally inconsequential, he says, “Gotta run, she’s home. We fought again this...

  • Birds + Joaquin Phoenix = Weird Dreams

    By Ilana Angel

    May 10, 2012 | 9:23 am

    I rarely dream.  I suppose it’s possible I do and just don’t remember them, but either way, dreams are not really my thing.  Could be because I’m not a great sleeper. All I know for sure is that when I actually remember a dream it freaks me out.  I am certain it means...