Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
Anvil's chorus of acclaim extends to a movie about the rockers
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This is not your grandma's Robb Reiner. Well, in a way, maybe it is ... After all, Reiner's in his 50s, and the rock musician's been lifting heavy metal since Grandma was clanging chains against the steam radiator. Meet not Meathead, but Headbanger Robb Reiner, whose own version of all in the family focuses on his band of almost-blood bros,...
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Flying the coop? Their souls soared creating it. "It" was the Alberton Cooperative Apartments -- better known as "The Coops" -- a Bronx-built bastion of forward-thinking complexes that never looked back on its way to a social -- and Socialist -- utopia. Moscow on the brink at the Bronx? Filmmaker Michal Goldman feels at home focusing on the Depression-era haven...
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Then here's a prize you just may be able to use ... again!
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Not that there's anything wrong with it. But ... Do we really need to make icons and heroes out of heartless and heedless misanthropes sentenced to prison for their acts against humanity, who stood idly by while watching the public get ripped off and robbed of their decency and savings? No, not AIG. Not even Lehman Bros. No, of course...
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"Lawrence of Arabia"? Avitan of Judaica! It's so much more than a sand thing; indeed, this sabra Spielberg wannabe knows all too well the do's and dunes of making it in the film business. Correction. "No, I admire Steven Spielberg; he's a genius. I am not a genius. I want to do good films, but I only hope to be...
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Anna Paquin is a standout on screen portraying Irena Sendler
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Sendler's list? It was a massive mission on which Holocaust heroine Irena Sendler sent herself; the Polish Catholic social worker provided salve for the social insecurity inflicted on so many Jews during the war as they witnessed neighbors disappearing one Star of David at a time during dimming prospects of daily survival. Through subterfuge and substantial cunning, Sendler's saintly salvation...
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