Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775
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First things first … "One Last Thing" does not have a terminal attack of the "cutes," despite a synopsis that says love is always having to say you're horny. Opening on Friday, May 5, this small but sizable film about a dying teen's wish to go out with a bang - an evening of love with a supersized supermodel -...
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Inevitably, it is the ineffable, unutterable urgency of 9/11 that calls out for conversation now. From the battle cry of "Let's roll" to the fatigued tears of "Let's talk," "United 93" director Paul Greengrass has his ear to the ground and his audience in the air as he's about to pry open the blighted black box of the unspeakable on...
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Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, the protean and ready for prime-time player Robert Smigel ponders which is harder - Eastertime for the Jews or "Christmastime for the Jews"? Well, he says, kibitzing that he may be too crabby - in a non- treif manner of speaking - to comment comically having been matzahed-out of his...
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What happens when the disruptive sounds a mentally disabled artist hears in his own head find their way out onto the street? When the brain serves as a cacophonic symphony space for neurons and abnormalcy clashing against each other? In the case of Daniel Johnston, what happens is an arcane career and notoriety among the rock 'n' roiled crowd who...
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Now that the matzah police have turned in their unleavened badges of bread for another year, and bitter Herb has gone back to being just an annoying neighbor again, Jews can take a seat at the table and ask the burning bush of a question: What's to eat? Bubbie, have we got the series for you! Must-nosh TV? That's the...
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