Thursday, September 3, 2015 Elul 19, 5775
New Comedy's Married to a Mob of Mischief
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Is this the little girl I spoiled rotten ... Is this the little boy who no fashtay ... What imlech ordered arugula for the reception ... Oy ... oy vay ... Place the chopped liver by the Rigbergs ... Don't put the Goldsteins near the Steins ... Is there a way of his breaking the glass ... Without breaking our...
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Arbus in Wonderland? In a way, Steven Shainberg's dreamscape of a movie about daring photographer Diane Arbus mirrors her own work, a phantasmagoria of photo finishes and bizarre beginnings that wax and wane with an "Alice in Wonderland" aura of wonderment. His film of "Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus," her demi-biography -- he concedes it's not wholly about...
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Satire, it is said, closes on Saturday night. Not this Shabbat. "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" make good box office, too, as time and again, weekend, weakened from laughing, this "anti-Semitic" screed screams solid soiled sheets with audiences who go for the film that scats scatological. Who knew that the Running of the...
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Your 98-year-old Bubba ever talk about her ultimate dream -- to walk (slowly) down a red carpet shimmying in a thong while ladling out chicken soup to her many admirers -- including that 20-year-old college dropout who just moved in next door? It's not a pretty picture. But it may be a winning video. "It's Your Show," says Carson Daly...
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Seen the movie, now see the bias? If you're going to Kazakhstan, don't wear flowers in your hair. Or, for that matter, a Star of David. Well, that's what's to be surmised from watching the new educational documentary, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," opening in non-Kazakhstan movie houses Nov. 3. But with such...
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