Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775

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Wild question: Which is a tougher crowd -- the West Bank or the Wild West? "Oh," chuckles Ari Sandler. "Certainly, the West Bank! That's a highly charged subject." And so is his career. Winning the Oscar for best live short last year, the good-looking director of "West Bank Story" had even better looking prospects after the award and accolades gave...
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Odds are theater-goers are able to pay with plastic to see Joan Rivers' autobiographical play now at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. And why not? Plastic's done well by her! Ironic that the woman whose hilarious high jinks and self-deprecating digs about her many matchups with plastic surgeons are, actually, the real thing. Validation on Valentine's Day? In a...
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Playwright brings it all home to Israel
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He is the "Two Thousand Years" man. But Mike Leigh -- despite the Yiddishkeit that soars throughout his new drama opening off-Broadway on Feb. 7 -- is no babbling Mel Brooks. He blazes society, not saddles. And "Two Thousand Years" enflames and entertains as it examines a muddled middle-class Jewish-geography of a family -- place them outside not so-cheerio England...
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A training film for mohels cutting their teeth in the business? "That's a possibility," muses Mitchell Lichtenstein. But, no, "Teeth," which he wrote, directed and co-produced, is more molar than mohel, and definitely not what the doctor ordered. The blackest of black comedies could give fans of "The Vagina Monologues" something to talk about between themselves. The heroine of this...
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Hooray for Hollywood -- and for Michael Elkin's "On the Scene" Academy Awards contest! Come Sunday night, Feb. 24, we'll know who's the tops in talent for the past year of movie magic, courtesy of the Oscars. "On the Scene" winners have a chance to predict the award recipients. Here's all you have to do: Pick the correct nominee in...
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