Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775
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Who knew that exorcisms were an ecu­me­ical affair? It turns out that Jews can be possessed by spirits just as easily as the faithful of other religions — a concept that audience members of The Possession, opening in area movie theaters this weekend, will soon discover. Based on the true story of a wine cabinet-turned dybbuk box and the serial...
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Whether you call it destiny, bashert or yuanfen, for Alison Klayman, it all came down to housing. Living, that is, with a Beijing roommate who, in 2008, asked her if she was interested in doing a companion video for a new exhibition opening in the gallery where the roommate worked. The artist: Ai Weiwei, who is today generally considered to...
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Marc Erlbaum, JE Feature
Humanity has been searching for "the meaning of life" from the beginning of time, but it could be argued that today -- with global terrorism, ecological disasters, civil unrest and economic meltdowns -- life is more perplexing than ever before. If we don't find answers to the big questions now, there may soon be no life left to interpret. At...
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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 1976, it seemed as though the whole world was transfixed by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine's hijacking of an Air France plane and the subsequent standoff at the Ugandan airport. Then, in...
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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 filmmakers of the past two decades, has made a new film, Dark Horse , that plants its flag firmly in the fertile ground of arrested development so successfully mined by Apatow in films like The 40-Year-Old...
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