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  • Variety's Scott Foundas Remembers Paul Mazursky: A Poetic Farceur of American Lives

    "Are you happy?" the woman asks her husband midway through Paul Mazursky's "Blume in Love" (1973), to which he replies, "I'm just not miserable." It is a flashback to earlier, relatively happier times in the busted-up marriage of the divorce lawyer Blume (George Segal) and his wife, Nina (Susan Anspach). But one can find the same scene or its close equivalent in most of Mazursky's 15 feature films, which time and again centered on small-time American dreamers striving to feel a little less miserable in their lives.
  • Film Review: 'A Picture of You'

    The pronoun in the title of J.P. Chan's modest debut feature, "A Picture of You," refers to the recently deceased mother of a bickering sibling pair who have come together to empty out her house, where unresolved emotions ricochet though the rooms as they...

    Review: 'The Possibilities' by Kaui Hart Hemmings

    Review: 'The Possibilities' by Kaui Hart Hemmings
    Fans of Kaui Hart Hemmings' best-selling novel "The Descendants" will notice thematic similarities in her second novel, "The Possibilities." The protagonist suffers a tragic loss, struggles to find direction among new circumstances and uncovers some...

    For your consideration, Oscar voters: Shailene Woodley

     For your consideration, Oscar voters: Shailene Woodley
    Studio execs from 20th Century Fox met with Oscar consultants a few days ago to mull this question: What happens when the year's most acclaimed acting turn to date comes in a movie that skews about two generations too young for most film academy members?...

    Shailene Woodley shines in 'The Fault in Our Stars'

    Shailene Woodley is the reason to put "The Fault in Our Stars" on your "should-see" list if it's not already there. The film has other reasons to recommend it: The smarter-than-usual take on teenage life. The way director Josh Boone keeps novelist John...