Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774
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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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Karl Markovics is definitely the real deal. Menacingly marvelous, Markovics portrays Salomon Sorowitsch, the major morally bankrupt member of "The Counterfeiters," a select section of concentration-camp victims in a con job by the Nazis to print bogus dollars and pounds, and thus bloat the world financial system into ruin. It is a true-to-life plot to "go green" that nearly resulted...
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Oy-Oy Seven? "In a way," claims Oded Gur-Arie, "this is what James Bond would have been like if he had had a family. "And he were Jewish." The spy who loved me? Gur-Arie agrees. His father, Ze'ev, was a Mossad operative who loved his family, but, perhaps, his home-away-from-home high-jinks even more. Ensconced in Egypt as a high-flying horse-breeder with...
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No, HBO's new series -- originated in Israel -- is so much more
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The doctor will seize you now. In a way, that is what "In Treatment" does; it seizes the viewer as soon as he steps through the doctor's door, grabs him by his id and shakes loose the Prozac from his pockets. "In Treatment" is in keeping with HBO's "in" status as comedic iconoclast and dramatic dreammaker. But they've taken it...
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Actress Shoshanna Stern is deaf and defiantly powerful in 'Jericho'
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Amid the din of bombs bursting in air in jigsawed "Jericho," Shoshanna Stern's voice can be heard far beyond the black rain that drizzles the geography of TV's only nuked neighborhood. The fourth-generation member of a deaf family and a member of the Tuesday-night CBS "Jericho" generation that has played Nielsen survivor and been granted immunity because its tribe of...
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