paul weitz

Culture & Arts
How does one counter such cretinous refusals to treat women with respect? When logic and legislation fail, one can try coating sexual education with a healthy dose of humor and/or sarcasm.
Culture & Arts
The new film Grandma tells a story rare for American cinema: a lesbian of advanced years (Lily Tomlin), in mourning for her soul mate and on skittish footing with the much younger woman she's been seeing (Judy Greer), is suddenly thrust into an adventure involving her teenage granddaughter (Julia Garner) and an unwanted pregnancy.
Culture & Arts
Of the hundreds of films screened at festivals across the nation only a handful will wind up at your local theatres, and that goes for those lucky enough to have been viewed at the growingly prestigious Tribeca Film Festival (TFF).
Entertainment
I rarely miss either the Sundance or Toronto film festivals each year -- but my relationship with the Tribeca film fest has been spottier. Partly that's due to scheduling: For a variety of reasons, I've been out of town for large chunks of the festival each of the past couple of years. 
Entertainment
Charming. A refreshing topic and setting for a romance between opposites. Tina Fey plays by-the-book Princeton admissions
Entertainment
You can count on one hand the number of good romantic comedies in any given year. Not that people aren't making them -- they just don't do them very well. Which is why Admission is such a treat.
Parenting
As a fan of Tina Fey, Paul Rudd and director Paul Weitz, I looked forward to hearing what words of wisdom they would impart about parenting and the college admissions process. Here are some snippets.
Parenting
"Admission" is about what it takes to get accepted to Princeton, or any Ivy, for that matter, but when Fey's character, Portia
Entertainment
I had a chance to talk with Weitz, and as I began transcribing our interview, I began to notice parallels between Nick's story and Weitz's journey to both forge a unique movie from a beloved existing work and to embrace his past as a way to move forward and develop his own voice.
Entertainment
Even though Being Flynn is currently only scoring a 51 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, I think it's possibly the best film I've seen so far in 2012.
Culture
Adapted and directed by Paul Weitz, Being Flynn ostensibly is about Nick (Paul Dano), a would-be writer dealing with alcohol and commitment issues.
Impact
Robert DeNiro's latest film, "Being Flynn" doesn't just address big issues -- it's doing something to make a difference. Based
New York
A couple weeks ago, Criterion released a box set of four early films by Akira Kurosawa that have remained relatively unknown until now.
Entertainment
The Golden Compass is a somewhat enjoyable popcorn movie, particularly if expectations are not too high and attachment to the novels is not too deep.