Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
A Jewish Apprentice? Not yet, but Soviet émigré Alla Wartenberg came close - and closes in on her own title as mogul
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"Tee Ouvolena!" The Sputnik simulcast of "You're fired!"? If Donald Trump never actually uttered the Russian equivalent of his rejection mantra, Soviet Jewish émigré Alla Wartenberg still got the message. She made the business world's equivalent of the Final Four of basketball, jumping through hoops, but was still voted off the island - Manhattan, in this case - in the...
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So, you wanna be a producer? Maybe it helps to have a great director. Susan Stroman had a hit with the flopsweat of her "Producers" on Broadway in 2001; five years later, the director/choreographer - who made body "Contact" with the Tony Award in 2000 - is now watching as her Broadway Bialystock and Bloom bounce off the big screen...
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Two Israeli films are among the five nominated for best documentary for the Academy Awards. 5 Broken Cameras, directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, and The Gatekeepers , directed by Dror Moreh, were among the films chosen from 15 finalists of the 126 films that entered in the category when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominees.
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Azazel Jacobs' coming-of-age movie a class act of accomplishment
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"Terri" and the pirates he pals around with -- high school outcasts who all have walked the plank of life and fallen into its ocean only to be spit right back up and out -- will never find the hidden treasure of peer acceptance. But among each other -- the obese, obsequious Terri; the self-mutilating Chad and the cute, but...
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Interested in taking a trip to the "Bermuda Avenue Triangle," where audiences in the past have gotten lost in the laughs? Renee Taylor and Joe Bologna - with Lainie Kazan joining them for the ride - return here three years after their other voyage-oriented title "If You Ever Leave Me … I'm Going With You." And "On the Scene" has...
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