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 […]Read more "Gone Hollywood: Cafe Society"
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 […]Read more "Captain Fantastic: Noble Savages"
By Pamela Zoslov Yo-Yo Ma, the celebrated cellist, does not like to travel, though his career has found him on the road for most of the last 35 years. “I used to throw up before every trip, I was so anxious, so paralyzed,” he says in the documentary The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and […]Read more "Home Again: The Music of Strangers"