Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775
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"Sarah's Key" is filmmaker Gilles Paquet-Brenner's pièce de résistance -- ironic given how the Resistance failed as a concept in Nazi-occupied France (setting of the film), where so many French kissed off the futures of their Jewish compatriots by becoming collaborators during World War II. Indeed, it is the French, not the Nazis, who occupy the heart of this breathtakingly...
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Breaking bread -- or breaking heads? "Friday Night Dinner" may or may not make the most out of the motzi ceremony as this BBC America series takes the kiddush cup and pours it all over the head of what one anticipates to be a traditional Shabbat dinner. But then, the Goodmans may be the most untraditional of Jewish families to...
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What better name for a rapper than Michael Rapaport? "I am Rapaport," says the actor/director who will never be mistaken for Judd Hirsch or, for that matter, the late Cleavon Little, onetime stars of Broadway's "I'm Not Rappaport." He is that -- and so much more. The 41-year-old Rapaport beats rhapsodic about rap, and has done so ever since he...
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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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The 'Times,' it's a-changin'
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Is "Page One" the new Page Six? With its mix of insider innuendo and rocking revelations, there is a link -- albeit tenuous -- between "Page One," an intriguing investigative independent-movie examination of what makes The New York Times tick, and the gossip page that is the rival New York Post 's celebrity sales pitch. But "Page One: Inside The...
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