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  • The Cinderella stories of Aline Brosh McKenna

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 30, 2011 | 7:30 pm

    When Aline Brosh McKenna pitched her very first script in her first screenwriting class circa 1990, her words were met by a hushed, possibly startled, silence.  The setting was an extension course at New York University: “I just remember somebody writing something about an art...

  • Scarlett Johansson: Kenyans and Americans all want to work

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 29, 2011 | 11:35 am

    Scarlett Johansson took time from her movie-star day job to speak with Arianna Huffington about poverty and her commitment to making the world a better place. 

    “There are people in America who are absolutely desperate right now, who have no means to support their families, who have...

  • Q & A With George Nolfi of “The Adjustment Bureau,” Coming Soon to DVD

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 26, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    One of the best films of 2011 is still “The Adjustment Bureau,” George Nolfi’s sci-fi romantic thriller that has at its core a boggling theological question:  How much are our lives predetermined by a higher power, and how much comes about as a result of free will?  The movie,...

  • Adjustment Bureau or Autonomy? Believing in Soul-Mates and Free Will

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    March 4, 2011 | 10:16 am

    I saw the Adjustment Bureau last week. It was a little hokey for my taste. I love a good government conspiracy thriller. But it turns out, the Adjustment Bureau is a group of “angels” doing God’s bidding and the story revolves around whether or not free will in the shape of...

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  • Lessons from “True Grit”

    By Misha Henckel

    February 26, 2011 | 8:58 pm

    Watching the movie, I kept thinking that the Academy has gotten it horribly wrong. “True Grit” is nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Jeff Bridges) and Best Supporting Actress (Hailee Steinfeld). But there is nothing “supporting” about Steinfeld’s role or...

  • Lucky Break

    By Ivor Davis

    January 3, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    It's been a long and sometimes winding road for neophyte filmmaker Pete Jones.

    It started more than a year ago when he, with a song and a prayer, got in line with 7,500 other aspiring filmmakers and submitted his script for a movie by e-mail to the Project Greenlight Web site. The...

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