Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775
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Peace and Harmony. Early on, they didn't exactly go together like a horse and carriage. No, in those hectic less-than-halcyon days, Harmony Korine's vehicle of choice took him on rides of fantasia, down drug-induced and potholed paths of bumps and bizarre behavior, leading the 22-year-old skiddoo/skidding "Kids" screenwriter much room to grow up in -- if he ever would. Married...
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'Juno' songwriter knows quality is key to life
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Why was this night different from all other nights? Because, unquestionably, Barry Louis Polisar had never been associated with an Oscar contender before. But there he was, the author of the modern-day Haggadah, Telling the Story -- and it's quite a story he has to tell -- and, in front of him, on a sensational Sunday night, screened before millions,...
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Paul Soles is feted for role as an embittered Holocaust survivor who, indeed, will never forget
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When 72-year-old Saul Sampson goes to bat for his heritage, it is more as Holocaust survivor than Louisville Slugger. His power is juiced by Judaism, steroids replaced by stings of memory that have him continuously circling the bases in his mind in a mad dash to outrun the goose-stepping Nazis who managed his diurnal lineup and litany of loss and...
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Yippie, oy vey? The Yiddish yelp and war cry of a Jewish John McClane? Or the peace plea of the Jewish dissidents of the Chicago 7/8? Life may seem safer with McClane as your die-hard buddy and battery mate, but it's the "Hair" today, gone tomorrow activists of an atavistic time that put America on trial who take up screen...
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No country for old minyans? In a modern-day movie milieu where the au courant currency exchange at the box office seems to be blood money, does a nice movie that is heartfelt and haimisch have a prayer? If it's "Praying With Lior," which focuses on the davening dervish of a phenomenon that is Lior Liebling, it does. Indeed, it has...
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