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On the Scene

There are good prop comics, and there are malaprop comics. And when it comes to malaprops, Norm Crosby cracks audiences up as being the...
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New Movies Opening Over the Holidays

Just because we’re suggesting other things to do on Christmas doesn’t mean you can’t just go to the movies. Here are the three major...
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Screenplay Strategizing

With your choice of a dozen films from around the world, taking advantage of the 32nd annual Phila­­delphia Jewish Film Festival could require some...
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The Benefits of Apartmentalization

In 2006, Arnon Goldfinger found himself in a situation familiar to virtually anyone who has experienced the death of an older relative. He was...
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The Dybbuk Stops Here

Who knew that exorcisms were an ecu­me­ical affair? It turns out that Jews can be possessed by spirits just as easily as the faithful...
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A Big IFF …

Will Oscar make aliyah on Feb. 26? With Footnote being feted at festivals -- and considered by some a front-runner for the best foreign film -- will...
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Remembering Yoni Netanyahu

Entebbe. Even now, 36 years later, this one word has the ability to immediately conjure competing emotions of dread and pride. For seven days in...
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‘Crowdsourcing’ as Key to the Meaning of Life

Humanity has been searching for "the meaning of life" from the beginning of time, but it could be argued that today -- with global...
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Eye on Ai

Whether you call it destiny, bashert or yuanfen, for Alison Klayman, it all came down to housing. Living, that is, with a Beijing roommate...
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Independent Spirit

At first glance, no one would ever associate Todd Solondz's films with those of Judd Apatow. And yet, Solondz, one of the premier independent...