Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
Love means never having to say you're ... sumo? With all due respect to the recently deceased author Erich Segal, love -- and self-image -- are a big part of the questions rolled around on the mat in the delightfully sumo-set arena of "A Matter of Size," the opening entry in the Israeli Film Festival, set to unspool on Feb...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Sara Keisler Greenberg's first film, all of 12 minutes, might be called "The Little Class Project That Could -- and Did -- Make It All the Way to the United Nations." The 22-year-old from Gladwyne is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors and a recent graduate of Yale University. Last spring, as a senior, she opted to make a film rather...
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NBC obviously is missing the boat with its Jay-Conan-Jimmy comic drama. There is a viable, impossibly thrifty alternative to this star-strudded, money-saddled soap opera that would at once save NBC and place God on its side. All the network has to do is cull its archives for the answer. Move the rabbi in. There he is, Rabbi Glickman, the nebbishe,...
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"Did he have to be ... Jewish?" Yes ... and no, comes my response to a question posed about the charming rogue who provides quite "An Education" for the virginal victim he chooses to sully in the film, now playing the Ritz at the Bourse, and playing to the hearts of Golden Globe voters, as well as last season's Sundance...
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But is there a GPS for God's whereabouts?
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Got God? In the beginning, there was light, a flash point that filmmaker Peter Rodger realized blinded many to the fact that God was in the details -- and every religion detailed Him differently yet ultimately in their own image. "Oh My God" is an exclamatory documentary on the topic as Rodger, a prominent commercial director marking his feature debut,...
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