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Zoe Kazan: 'Who Are You To Tell Me What My Feminism Means To Me?'

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 08.08.2014 | Women

With so many celebrities fumbling the definition of feminism lately, it's refreshing to hear from those who truly do understand the fundamentals of ge...

Matthew Jacobs

For His Latest Spell, Harry Potter Saves The Romantic Comedy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.31.2014 | Entertainment

If a single year's romantic comedies were used to gauge the genre's welfare, 2014 would fail. There haven't been many to begin with, and the latest to...

We Kind Of Love This Trailer For 'What If'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.29.2014 | Entertainment

"What If" premiered at last year's Toronto International Film Festival with a different title ("The F-Word"), but whatever the new romantic comedy is ...

Live From the Tribeca Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.22.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Not to label it a leftover festival, but there is the sense that the movies in Tribeca have either already had their debut elsewhere or, more to the point, didn't have a debut elsewhere because they didn't make the cut. Still, I always enjoy the opportunity that Tribeca affords me as a critic and curator.

On the Culture Front: Celebrity Charades, Arguendo, All the Way, Eric Bogosian and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.06.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Cranston, just off of Breaking Bad relishes the duality of character. While there aren't many connections to draw between Walter White and Lyndon Johnson, both are tenacious in their pursuit of creating a meth empire and a more just society respectively.

'Newsroom,' 'FNL' Stars Join HBO Miniseries

Posted 08.15.2013 | TV

"The Newsroom's" John Gallagher Jr. is staying within the HBO family, having scored a role in "Olive Kitteridge," the cable network's new high-profile...

Highlights From the Tribeca Film Festival

Zach Udko | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
Zach Udko

Fraud, redemption, suicide, fear of failure, the ineluctable dance with death, alcoholism, and the addictive joy of creating art -- these are a few of the recurring themes in some of the highlights from this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

Mike Ryan

Zoe Kazan Strikes Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment

Zoe Kazan's screenwriting film debut, "Ruby Sparks," was, at times, misinterpreted. The term "manic pixie dream girl" would often appear in discussion...

First Nighter: Clive, Moose Murders Include Deaths in More Ways Than One

David Finkle | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

I'm only left to report that in one extraordinary week I saw both Clive and Moose Murders and am prepared in both instances to cry, "Murder most foul!" Which was worse? Please don't ask.

Movie Review: The Fabulist Ruby Sparks

Caryn James | Posted 09.24.2012 | Arts
Caryn James

Neurosis hasn't seemed this adorably sane since Woody Allen. Clever, funny, expertly walking the line between arty and mainstream, Ruby Sparks is a lovable romantic comedy.

Christopher Rosen

Why Indie Movies Are Dying

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment

On July 26, 2006, Fox Searchlight released "Little Miss Sunshine," the feature film debut of filmmakers Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The film wa...

A Cinematic Love Letter To Los Angeles

Marielle Wakim | Posted 09.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Marielle Wakim

Writing a love letter to your sweetheart is no small feat, but writing a love letter to your city? That's even harder. How do you celebrate a metropolis like Los Angeles? If you're Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, you make a movie.

Review: Ruby Sparks

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.23.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ruby Sparks could be a tasty bit of magical realism in romantic-comedy form, the first produced screenplay by actress Zoe Kazan, who plays the title character. Except for one serious problem.

Christopher Rosen

How Zoe Kazan Rebuffs The Manic Pixie Dream Girl In 'Ruby Sparks'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.16.2014 | Entertainment

For her screenwriting debut, actress Zoe Kazan wrote what she knew: a story about the writing process. The 28-year-old comes from a family of writ...

Harry Potter Finds New Love

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.17.2012 | Entertainment

If only Daniel Radcliffe's character in the new romantic comedy "The F Word" had some Ashwinder eggs, rose thorns, peppermint and Moonstone at his dis...

Cheat Sheet: Zoe Lister-Jones vs. Zoe Kazan

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 07.17.2012 | Women

Don't be alarmed if you're experiencing deja vu. You've been hearing about a young actress named Zoe who made an indie romantic comedy with her boyfri...

Movie Review -- Ruby Sparks a Male Fantasy

Carole Mallory | Posted 09.11.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

For me this film fails in its premise yet I hope Kazan keeps writing, but about more genuine subjects. She has talent that was spewed in Ruby Sparks, but her early draft should have been left in the trash,.

Being Flynn Actor Paul Dano on Girlfriend Zoe Kazan: "We're Pretty Domestic"

Yelena Shuster | Posted 05.21.2012 | TV
Yelena Shuster

We recently chatted with Being Flynn and Little Miss Sunshine actor Paul Dano and couldn't resist asking him about his live-in relationship with fellow indie dreamboat actress Zoe Kazan.

Theater: Zoe Kazan Pens Play; Glee's Groff Gets Ugly

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.13.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A common rookie mistake in playwriting is to leave your audience in the dark. Some plays are about plumbing a mystery, of course. But when everyone on stage knows the painful secret yet simply avoids it, it's merely frustrating.

VALENTINO EXPLOSION: Karen Elson, Carey Mulligan, Gummer Girls & More

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 08.14.2011 | Style

Karen Elson may have thrown herself a divorce party, but the model and singer made no mention of her recent split with Jack White Monday night at the ...

HuffPost Review: HappyThankYouMorePlease

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When I saw Josh Radnor's HappyThankYouMorePlease at Sundance in 2010, I wrote that it was "a hit-and-miss romantic comedy, a little too eager to pleas...

Tennessee Williams Remembered at the 92nd Street Y

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In the midst of the Oscar season tumult, it is reassuring to think of our most poetic and prolific American playwright Tennessee Williams as the autho...

First Nighter: Tony Kushner's Angels in America Flies on Gossamer Wings

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

Angels in America remains superlative theater-going and a spectacular achievement.

THEATER: An Angel In America- A Conversation With Zoe Kazan

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-10-28-floater.jpgDid history crack open after the Millennium? Kazan carries the torch of truth and reconciliation to the next generation in a new production of Tony Kushner's gay fantasia on national themes.

Christopher Walken On Hosting 'The Leonard Lopate Show'

nytimes.com | DAVE ITZKOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Listeners who tuned in Monday to "The Leonard Lopate Show" on WNYC expecting to hear its regular host got an unusual surprise: Christopher Walken, the...