Katie Fischer

Nazanin Boniadi’s Homeland Values

October 4, 2013

On this Sunday’s episode of Homeland, we are introduced to the dynamic character of Fara Sherazi, a Muslim woman who wears a hijab and works for the CIA.

Freida Pinto’s Tales Out of School

March 8, 2013

“Growing up in Bombay, you read stories in the papers about girls being treated as the subordinate sex; going to school was a luxury,” Pinto remembers. This weekend sees the release of Girl Rising, a documentary in which she is featured that narrates the struggles of real girls around the world to obtain educations despite nearly insurmountable obstacles.

John Slattery is a Natural

December 7, 2012

As he does each week with Roger Sterling, John Slattery is able to imbue the role of Gil in Brian Savelson’s In Our Nature with a raw depth with a mere turn of phrase. Here is an actor who is truly present in his character—and who is absolutely riveting to watch.

For Tatiana Kelly, Life’s a Production

September 7, 2012

Given her choice, Tatiana Kelly would most like to meet historical figure Martha Gellhorn–one of the first female war correspondent, and the third wife of Ernest Hemingway. It’s a fitting choice. What Kelly admires in Gellhorn is a reflection of her own best qualities: “a girl in a boy’s club, a maverick, prolific, and ferocious.”

Sundance Behind the Scenes: Meet Ellie Burrows

January 20, 2012

As the Sundance Film Festival revs up this week, the usual hype about the hottest new actors and filmmakers is hard to avoid. Less often, though, do film fans hear about someone like Ellie Burrows—even though she and her firm, Cinetic Media, have been integral in getting no fewer than ten films to this year’s Sundance screen.

Zach Gilford Gives Us Some Answers

December 15, 2011

Zach Gilford’s character in Answers to Nothing is shy, awkward and compassionate, and played with just the right combination of sensitivity and humor by the Chicago native best known for his beloved portrayal of the underdog quarterback in Friday Night Lights and for his critically acclaimed role in The River Why.

Alexander Howard is in Our Sights

October 5, 2011

Tonight, Alexander Howard makes his solo debut at Mercury Lounge.

The Secret of MiN New York

August 25, 2011

Chad Murawczyk’s MiN New York combines a European apothecary’s communal approach to hygiene with an American speakeasy’s bon vivant atmosphere.