Gone Hollywood: Cafe Society

By Pamela Zoslov The narrator’s voice is familiar, if a bit thin, because the man, Woody Allen, is now 80. Cafe Society is his forty-seventh feature film, and as usual with this director, it recapitulates settings and themes of his earlier works. But as with the aging voice of the narrator, echoes of more vigorous […]

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Captain Fantastic: Noble Savages

By Pamela Zoslov Matt Ross, the 46-year-old writer and director of Captain Fantastic, is a memorable character actor with a flair for eccentric roles. On HBO’s “Big Love,” he played Alby Grant, the murderous, closeted gay son of a Mormon cult patriarch. Ross’s childhood gave him a natural affinity for stories about nontraditional sects. He […]

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