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  • Daniel Radcliffe’s first rom-com ‘What If’ taps into writer’s romantic experiences

    August 20, 2014 | 1:11 pm

    The new film “What If” marks “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe’s first foray into romantic comedy. It’s the brainchild of Canadian-Jewish writer Elan Mastai, and it explores whether members of the opposite sex can be friends if one develops deeper feelings for the other and that...

  • 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...

  • Film: Opposites attract—and seek therapy—in ‘Ira & Abby’

    By Steven Rosen

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Jennifer Westfeldt is gracious, even humble, in accepting the compliment that starts this interview. She has been told that a recent essay on cineastes -- "Jewish Humor, After Woody" -- called her "the most intriguing candidate to forge a career of intelligent, dialogue-driven films...
  • Paris is not always for lovers in edgy film comedy ‘2 Days in Paris’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In Julie Delpy's edgy comic film, "2 Days in Paris," a French expatriate and her American Jewish lover travel to Paris in an attempt to revive their stagnant relationship. Instead, they find that the cultural differences only exacerbate their problems.

    Jack (Adam Goldberg) won't...

  • Romantic Comedy Loser Finds Love

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    During a recent interview, Michael Showalter at times seemed as socially uncomfortable as the character he plays in his frothy new comedy, "The Baxter," an ode to the romantically challenged.

    Although casually dressed in jeans and a blue knitted shirt, he spoke formally and sat...

  • Love Amid Scuds

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Filmmaker Arik Kaplun saw babies everywhere when he moved back to Israel nine months after the Persian Gulf War. "It was a demographic explosion," says the Moscow-born director, who did the math and figured there'd been nooky in the sealed rooms. "I assumed that quite a lot of people...