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  • David Cronenberg on ‘A Dangerous Method,’ S & M and The Birth of Psychoanalysis [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 22, 2011 | 10:28 am

    Last week I conducted a question-and-answer session with filmmaker David Cronenberg about his new period drama, “A Dangerous Method,” which spotlights the “intellectual ménage a trios” between Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, and Sabina Spielrein, Jung’s troubled but brilliant...

  • HARRY POTTER: The Deathly Hallows 2 Does Not Disappoint

    By Misha Henckel

    July 18, 2011 | 11:27 am

    If you haven’t yet seen the last of the Harry Potter franchise, you should. It’s a superb adaptation of the book, and the viewer will find that the saga comes to a most satisfying conclusion. My 14 year old daughter, an obsessive Potter fan, turned to me as the credits rolled and...

  • “Harry Potter’s” Jason Isaacs on Playing “Racist” Lucius Malfoy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 15, 2011 | 8:40 pm

    “Lucius Malfoy espouses the language of racism and eugenics,” said Jason Isaacs, the British actor who has portrayed the Muggle-loathing wizard supremacist in seven of the eight “Harry Potter” films, concluding with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:  Part II,” opening...

  • “Harry Potter” Producer David Heyman’s Jewish Connection

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 14, 2011 | 4:52 pm

    As the final chapter in the boy wizard franchise “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II” hits theatres July 15, producer David Heyman – who last spoke to me about his 2008 Holocaust film, “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas—will be closing a 12-year chapter of his life.

  • Oscar Watch:  “The Hurt Locker’s” Mark Boal

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 25, 2010 | 12:18 am

    I met Mark Boal, the screenwriter and producer of “The Hurt Locker,” the day the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences determined that he would be one of four producers to receive a statuette should the movie win best picture on March 7.  (Check out our full profile of Boal...

  • Film of ‘Reader’ probes German culpability

    By Tom Tugend

    December 3, 2008 | 9:12 pm

    Those who gulped down "The Reader" in one sitting when the English translation of the German book came out eight years ago will need no inducement to see the movie.

    They may carp about some structural changes, but where it counts, the film is faithful to the spirit of the original....