Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774
Robert Benton's 'Feast' is truly bountiful
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Love is a many-splintered thing. Picking up the pieces with near picture-perfect poignancy is Robert Benton, the Oscar-winning director who has a special place in his heart for the foibles and fears that show love doesn't so much make the world go round as it makes it wobbly, with a wonderful panache that wields its own weapons of mass distraction...
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NBC may have yet another one in the flesh this season
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Hollywood Must "ESP" TV? Maybe. But can NBC increase its viewership by having an Israeli mentalist turning the remote on to its network without viewers even having to bother? Ben Silverman laughs at the very thought. Think of a number from 1 to 10 -- better yet, make it an audience share of 15. But then, as a primed prime-time...
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The ZIP code for "51 Birch Street" may as well end in 007; such is the mystery and intrigue unraveled in this compelling film of romance and regret by Doug Block of a marriage more mixed than stirred. It is a Block party done in "Street" theater style, with a roving camera delivering a riveting framed picture of a family...
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Miss Anthropy not just another beauty contest for Larry David
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HOLLYWOOD — Curb my enthusiasm for Larry David? Never -- even though he did tell me to ... "F - - - this guy! Shut up. That's enough from you!" he grinched as I glued my hands on the microphone, meeting up with him as a member of television critics gathered here, to whom the man with two first names...
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Kurds and ... Wait. A Kurdish comedy? Is that or is that not the smartest oxymoron to come out of filmland since the term "gross profit" was coined? Is there a statue of limitations since Hussein and his icon were toppled or can "Saddam: The Musical" be far behind? Jay Jonroy is not one to be left behind, especially when...
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