Tuesday, March 3, 2015 AdarI 12, 5775
Jeffrey Tambor tamps time into more than a pipe dream in new comedy
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"Four score and seven years ago" goes the Gettysburg Address. Forget the seven years; four score is what John Mason (John Lithgow) and Jeffrey Pyne (Jeffrey Tambor) address these days. And since they've already handled the first three, it's the next "20 Good Years" that interest them the most. And they also interest NBC, which offers one for the ages...
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The provenance of pain and paintings looted by the Nazis has provided a compelling canvas for creative artists exploring the topic of Jews scarred by jagged justice since the war. One of the most intriguing of the explorers joining the investigation is also using the small screen to make big, albeit subtle, statements. Number "Numb3rs," CBS' sophisticated Friday-night crime drama,...
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David Crane has created a reunion of friends. But before "Friends" fans place an order with Gunther for a soy, unsweetened, decaf cappuccino -- hold the sarcasm -- Crane is not couching his chat in terms of Monica, Chandler, Ross -- or even Marcel the monkey. The names he's dropping are those dropping in for a grade-school reunion in "The...
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Some serious issues are fielded for those switching on 'Friday Night Lights'
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Are ya ready for some Shabbat football? Well, it is called "Friday Night Lights." But if the lights of this ever-so-shining NBC series aren't candlesticks, it still sticks out as one of the season's best. Not that tales of pigskin would ever complete a forward pass for acceptance in halachah. But there are elements of the Tuesday-night series of a...
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X marks the spot ... Wait, no, it doesn't. More like NC-17 marks the spot that Kirby Dick is in. And it is the Motion Picture Association of America ratings board who's put him there. For Dick, ironically, it's a good spot to be in, because if not for the myopic MPAA, his quirky clever "This Film Is Not Yet...
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