Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
Kate Feiffer's fine new film adds a hint
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Ever take a look down the long seder table at the grumpy grandpa of a patriarch and think, "Boy, that's one bitter Herb!" Maybe it's because someone slipped an Easter egg into his egg matzah or, after years of fruitlessly awaiting the arrival of Elijah -- whining over how much Manischewitz they've wasted all that time -- he's discovered the...
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Maybe more, on new filmmaker's Web site that pays
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Lisette Johnson, JE Feature
Ryan Wood's seven-minute short film was shown at the Toronto Film Festival. Then he posted it on a new kind of Web site that pays filmmakers -- professional or amateur -- each time viewers click on their work. What sets this Web business, Revver, apart from several other Internet-based video hosting sites is its promise to pay the videomaker 50...
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Grinning widely, Michael Levin steps out of line and walks toward an Israel Defense Force soldier, proudly accepting his formal induction into the army. Minutes later, the large movie screen shows a still photo of Levin in black and green face paint, just hours before he was killed during the summer war with Hezbollah in Lebanon. The 22-year-old native of...
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"Raines" drops into the midseason TV schedule like a warm welcome spring storm -- with a wallop. An offbeat, possibly off-his-rocker rollicking detective with a built-in audience of one, Michael Raines speaks to actor Jeff Goldblum in a meaningful way. That is, when he's not talking to himself. Because, you see, Raines is his own sounding board, even if it...
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Who'd predict that the producer in control of keeping the heartbeat beating on the still heart-racing "Law & Order: SVU" would have a stethoscope wrapped around his neck at wrap parties? As executive producer of the prime-time procedural still in its prime, Dr. Neal Baer has his finger on the pulse of what makes this top-notch TV series tick as...
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