Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Av 12, 5775
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The Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival is playing the video version of "I've Got a Secret." But don't look for Garry Moore as its star or the guests to be some innocuous-looking seniors whose part-time jobs are dismantling bombs. Instead, it's Da Bomb: "The Secrets," part of the film-fest's opening weekend, is one of Israel's more-explosive films of the past decade,...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Since the 1960s, Israeli journalist Yair Stern has made a name for himself working in various media, but he's perhaps best known as a guiding force behind the development of his country's television industry over the past 40 years. Last week, on the eve of receiving an Excellence in Media Award from his alma mater, Temple University, Stern, now 66,...
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This is no program for the fashion weak. "The Rachel Zoe Project" is marked with a "Z" that would have had Zorro second-guessing the style of his own flashy cape. And that mask? Oh, how retro! At 46, Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig is a designing woman who has become a fashion plate of more than nibbles and nubs; she is stylist...
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Right on? The left gets smacked about a bit in "An American Carol" -- Shirley, you remember its director/producer/co-writer David Zucker from "Airplane!" and the bump of brash, broad comedies that followed -- with none other than Bill O'Reilly providing the spin factor: He slaps a Michael Moore stand-in (a character named Michael Malone, portrayed by Kevin Farley) so hard,...
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Is there a tone for his sins? Sardonic ... disputatious ... dismissive. Just don't expect it to sound like Kol Nidre. Cole Porter, maybe: After all, Bill Maher has always been bewitched, bothered and bewildered by the role religion has played roiling the unholy waters of society. But to make a feature-length documentary about it? Don't be ... "Religulous." Oh,...
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