Monday, November 24, 2014 Kislev 2, 5775
'Everybody Loves Raymond' producer finds out the hard -- albeit very funny -- way
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After a nine-year run on CBS, "Everybody Loves Raymond" was beloved, adored, admired -- but adapted? Only after creator/exec producer Phil Rosenthal decided to bring "Raymond" -- which dominated the network's comedy bloc -- to the former Eastern Bloc did he realize that being bullet-proof was not enough when engaged in a game of Russian roulette. To Russia, with love...
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Lebanon and the not-so-civil war that erupted between the right and the left brings its battlefield to the big screen this weekend, with all the religious and political rancor endemic to the region played out by flame-throwers on a combustible crusade. "Well, we have been confused with that Lebanon," quips Jason Contino, co-producer of "Lebanon, PA," opening on Friday, April...
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Two thumbs up for Max Winkler's first major film? He's halfway there, having already gotten a thumb up, making the "Aaay!"-list of choices from his father, the Fonz. But then, Henry Winkler had some advice for his young son: "Be honest with yourself." But can the son take the advice of dear old dad and do it to the Max?...
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As "The Human Resources Manager" at a bread factory in Jerusalem, the title character in Eran Riklis' award-winning film cuts the chaff from the wheat when it comes to employees. But his job and life become ever more complicated when the body of a suicide bombing victim turns up unclaimed at the morgue with only a pay stub from her...
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Israeli director puts his ear to the ground of a Bedouin village, and is startled at just what he doesn't hear
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Silence is golden and, in some cases, pure gold. Just look at filmmaker Oded Adomi Leshem's bulging bio and see it glisten from the addition of "Voices From El-Sayed." El-Sayed says it all for the Israeli director's career soundtrack as he shows his film about the Israel village with, it is reported, the most deaf/hearing-impaired residents per capita on the...
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