Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774
Filmmaker turns father figure into focal point of award-winning movie
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The Moses of mosaics, with South Street his Sinai, Isaiah Zagar, zigging while other artists zag, has also broken a commandment or two. No burning bushes to bemoan, but a number of burned bridges by an artist whose creativity has also cratered his own life, beset by beauties and beasts, and brushes with the bathetic, as well as greatness. All...
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On the ... "Bubble." That is exactly where the Israeli Film Festival of Greater Philadelphia is bringing its viewers March 26 with an evening screening of the foxy Eytan Fox-directed film at Temple University. A seditious soap opera, "The Bubble" is not your bubba's "Helen Trent." A ménage of trouble arises only when an Israeli soldier brings his new male...
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"Jerusalem: Center of the World" is central casting of history and histrionics as the city of light shaded in shrouds of secrecy and succession is brought to broadcast status this April 1 on WHYY-TV 12, beginning at 10 p.m. Mecca for monotheism as well as myths, there is nothing singular about Jerusalem, for more than 40 centuries central landscape of...
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'Irena's Vow' writer pledges a play with integrity
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Did Dan Gordon, whose books bore a celestial seal with Postcards From Heaven and whose directing credits included TV's road warrior, "Highway to Heaven," get heavenly messages on his highway to home some 20 years ago? In walk a rabbi, a minister and a priest ... "I was driving home in L.A., listening to this religious radio program," featuring a...
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Jason Segel's finding out that it's audiences and producers who do
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Chick flick? Boychick flick! How better to describe "I Love You, Man," than a movie of more male bonding than a gross of Elmer's Crazy Glue could schtick to. And Elmer's not the fuddy-duddy with no one to call his buddy. No, that would be Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd), whose upcoming nuptials are bereft of a best man because friendship...
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