Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775
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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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Nathaniel-Leon-Oscar: Three-Part Harmony on Film?
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Aleft-handed compliment need not be a two-fisted slap in the face. Just ask Leon Fleisher, the classically trained class act of a music man whose body of work has been limited to left-hand scores for so long due to an enduring war with dystonia. It is a neurological battle he has nerve enough to win; as Fleisher has keyed in...
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As the world goes Oscar wild on Sunday night with babel over "Babel" and parting shots at "The Departed," Shemi Zarhin can revel in his own pursuit of happiness. Gone Hollywood? Gone Israel! After all, the talent from Tiberias watched as his latest directorial effort, "Aviva My Love," was welcomed lovingly by audiences with the equivalent of three Israeli Oscars...
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Philly guys pen a paean to agents uncovering a traitor in their midst
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Giving "Breach" birth may be the breakout hit Philadelphia filmmakers Adam Mazer and William Rotko have been looking for -- and deserve. The true-life thriller chiller about the spy who came in from the Cold War and poked the federal officials in its FBeye by turning turncoat -- doing irrevocable harm by selling off top state secrets to the Soviets...
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