Friday, May 29, 2015 Sivan 11, 5775
And its exec producer knows from game-show Halls of fame
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Let's make a doozy! That's exactly what Richard Hall has done, with "Estate of Panic," a state-of-panache of a reality show. But then, who could expect less from Hall, son of legendary game show host/producer Monty Hall, whose "Let's Make a Deal" -- and wide-ranging work on behalf of Israel and international Jewish concerns -- proved him the gamest of...
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Neil Friedman treasures his trove of masterpiece movies, gems distributed by his Menemsha Films with a sense of doing so for art's sake. But it is art forsaken and foraged that puts the focus on what may be his most-successful venture to date: "The Rape of Europa," the compelling documented continental drift of morals dredged up by the Nazis in...
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"God on Trial" -- on the seventh day, the defense rested? There is no rest for memory. And that is what this fascinating, if occasionally ploddingly pedantic and draining, drama offers as a plot point as part of "Masterpiece Contemporary," being broadcast this Saturday morning and Sunday evening at 9 on WHYY-TV Arts and Culture Channel. Why? It takes on...
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Is state-of-the-art filmmaker really a Renaissance man?
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Wain's world is not relegated to living in his mother's basement, banging out bongs and blistering rock. No, David Wain's world is topflight, taking a major step up the stairs of the heaven that is Hollywood, which is now greeting his mojo of a major studio-house effort with numbers that serve as role models for modern-day success stories. All with...
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If this had been part of the just-concluded presidential campaign, John McCain would have referred to it as ... "that one." Call it what you will, but the Other Israel Film Festival -- reflecting a love for Israeli cinema that almost dares not speak its name -- is otherwise engaged these days. With its focus on the Arab citizens of...
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