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  • Women of Influence Magazine

    I had a privile to work for Women of Influence and was asked to select and review the best books on Discovering your Purpose for the Fall Issue of Women of Influence Magazine. Here is the effect of my work. ©  2018 Anna Jozwiak

  • Moscow on the Hudson (1984) Review

    A Russian guy walks into Bloomingdales in New York in the 80. to buy a pair of jeans and walks out with African-American pal, Italian girlfriend and Cuban lawyer (to paraphrase the movie’s poster). It is a premise to more than thirty years old still strikingly honest and complexed but a raw portrait of a…

  • An Unmarried Woman (1978) Review

    After a brilliant portrait and examination of the golden years, dealing with loss and battling the feeling of obsolesce in Harry and Tonto, Mazursky wrote and directed yet another thorough simulation of an experience. While Blume in Love examined a decaying marriage from the male point of view, An Unmarried Woman explores the spectrum of…

  • Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976) Review

    Next Stop, Greenwich Village is definitely the most biographical movie Mazursky ever made: he produced it along with Tony Ray, directed it, written it and acted in. The film is set in the 50s in both Brooklyn and titular Greenwich Village, which once was a bohemian part of Manhattan. An aspiring actor Larry Lipinsky (played by…

  • Harry and Tonto (1974) Review

    There is something freeing in each and every one of the road movies. Many of them become instant cult films, like Easy Rider, Bonnie & Clyde, Vanishing Point, Thelma & Louise or more recent Mad Max to name a few. There is a joy of exploration, the element of surprise, a rapture of adventure. But there’s also something more sacred to be found…

  • Alex in Wonderland (1970) Review

    “It was only Paul Mazursky’s second movie and already he made his 8 1/2. This is a subgenre named after Federico Fellini’s movie about the creative crisis of an artist; other examples include Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories, Francois Truffaut’s Day for Night, John Cassavetes’ Love Streams, Robert Altman’s The Player, Orson Welles’ unfinished The Other Side of the Wind, and a…

  • Blume in Love (1973) Review

    Blume in Love is a detailed study of decaying marriage involving new found passion and self-awareness. It’s a love story for grown-ups or textbook what NOT to do. Stephen Blume (George Seagal) is caught cheating on his wife Nina (Susan Anspach) after 6 years of marriage. Despite being in love with her, he can’t resist sleeping with…

  • The Winners of 2015 CPH: DOX Festival

    On Friday the 13th the winners of (also) 13th edition of Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival were announced. The jury worked hard on reaching the unanimous decision. This year the films were divided into seven categories and competitions: DOX: AWARD,  F: ACT Award, NEW: VISION AWARD, NORDIC: DOX Award, DOC Alliance Award, Politiken Publikenpris (Audience Award) and DR Talent Award 2015. The jury reflected on 4…

  • The Swedish Theory of Love (2015) Review

    “Internationally Sweden is seen as a perfect society, a raw model and a symbol of the highest achievements of human progress. The Swedish Theory of Love digs into the true nature of Swedish lifestyle, explores the existential black holes of a society that has created the most autonomous people in the world”.  Written by Fasad Erik Gandini,…

  • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) Review

    Mazursky’s brilliant first feature film, which he co-wrote and directed, earned 4 Oscar nominations and a global recognition for him as yet another prominent director of New Hollywood Era. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice is a satire on the sexual revolution. It’s about 2 friendly couples: Bob & Carol Saunders and Ted &…

  • Monty Python: The Meaning of Live (2014) Review

    Monty Python: The Meaning of Live was shown on this year’s CPH: DOX Festival in Copenhagen. The screening was graced with the presence of one of the directors (James Rogan) and a producer who also happens to be Terry Gilliam’s kid (Holly Gilliam). It was Holly who came up with the idea of creating this…

  • Mallory (2015) Review

    Mallory is a thoroughly shot and a moving portrait of a heroin addict Mallory Neradova trying to get her life straight. When she finds out she’s expecting the child whose father is her fellow heroin addict, she lands rock bottom out on the streets of Prague in the middle of the night. At the moment…