Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774
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Ah, how soon they forget, murmurs with great regret a caller on the other end of the line feeling ratted out by "Ratatouille." But this is not just any run-of-the-rodent complaint. This is Feivel Mousekewitz kvetching! "It seems like only yesterday," says the mouse-out-of-kilter of what was then an immigrant infestation of Jewish vermin when "An American Tail" premiered in...
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Actor steps into this summer's major blockbuster
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Who can fault Josh Feinman if he faces summer with a song spinning on the edge of his lips because it "Makes Me Feel Like Dancing"? With screen credits set to rock 'n' roll this summer, who can blame him for catching "Saturday Night Freilach"? Not that he hasn't had that song on his lips and in his heart before...
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Benjamin J. Jackson, JE Feature
"When I was your age ... " How many excruciatingly boring stories start this way? Tales of hardship and woe told by grandparents, distant relatives and other older folks who relish in reminiscing about their youth. But nowadays, on street corners, in coffee shops and in local watering holes across the country, a keen ear might hear this phrase escaping...
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Director Michael Winterbottom tops himself in Daniel Pearl tale
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It was the camera shot heard 'round the world -- a concord of angst and anomie released in a scripted scream so terrifying it empties the empyrean angels of their seats to the right side of God. Certainly, God is in the heavens, but not all is right with the world. That scream is the atonal atrophy of Mariane Pearl's...
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Nothing is ever black and white, especially when it comes to people. Take, for example, the situation with Israel's Bedouin population, particularly in the south of the country, in the Negev Desert. There, some 180,000 Bedouin reside -- all citizens of Israel, but some black, and some white. The so-called white Bedouin are often dark-skinned, in typical Middle Eastern fashion,...
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