Friday, July 29, 2016 Tammuz 23, 5776
Local Israeli film festival competes in its own way with Hollywood
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Will Oscar make aliyah on Feb. 26? With Footnote being feted at festivals -- and considered by some a front-runner for the best foreign film -- will the Israeli film actually take home the gold when the Academy Awards are announced later this month? It certainly wouldn't surprise Nurit Yaron, chairwoman of Philadelphia's Israeli Film Festival ( www.iffphila.org ), celebrating...
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Got red eye? Forget an antihistamine; Andy Levy may be the cure. He's certainly helped Red Eye , an eye-opener of a politically incorrect comic news creation anchored by Greg Gutfeld. The increasingly popular show airs at the DVR-worthy hour of 3 a.m. on the Fox News Channel. This ombudsman's for you: The feisty 45-year-old with his eye always ready...
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Can Chelsea Handler's Vodka-swigged and swaggered life be the tonic for NBC's less-than-intoxicating ratings? The network seems to think so and has a toast at the ready for her new series set in a bar. Buying a round for Handler? Why not; it's easy going down: She's been a major success at nearly every project she's tried. Indeed, Chelsea in...
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All together now: "I'm dreaming of a white ..." Chanukah? Not going to happen. Environmentally, sure, it's a possibility. But expecting a Jewish composer like Irving Berlin of "White Christmas" fame to wax lyrical over Judah Maccabee's miracle? That would be a miracle in and of itself. But why do some Jewish composers find Christmas more musical than Chanukah? Adam...
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Would Michael Scott ever take his Office out for a halvah break? Not in Scranton. But quite possibly in Tel Aviv, where an Israeli version has wowed local audiences since last year. Shot in the shaky-camera style originated for the BBC program -- created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, subsequently adapted for the American version by Greg Daniels --...
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