Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Av 19, 5775
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There is a sense of poetic injustice to POV's "No More Tears Sister"; it is as if Wordsworth had written "Have I not reason to lament/ what man has made of man" while witnessing the human-made atrocities committed in Sri Lanka against its self-sacrificing humanitarian workers sacrificed at the altar of ignorance in an aura of fear. The episode, focusing...
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Bryn Mawr's Marta Kauffman has turned friend to a famous Holocaust hero. The "Friends" co-creator whose central perk from the series has been millions of bucks of profits and even more truckloads of fame and caffeine, is turning her interest in Jewish history into a documentary format. The one with the hero: Kauffman is teaming up with Roberta Grossman as...
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These 'Treasure Hunters' are clued in to a summer treat
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It's the ultimate afikomen hunt with a seder table spread out all over the world. Indeed, "Treasure Hunters" may be the summer's biggest programming treasure as its 10 teams of three players each find that the last of their four questions - "Where am I?" "How do I survive this heat?" "Aren't we better than them?" and, ultimately, "Where's the...
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"Lonesome Jim" is making some friends. The likeable oddball bittersweet comedy about a working-class man/kid working his way through adulthood attracted a crowd of well-wishers, and was well-liked at its screening earlier this year at the Philadelphia Film Festival. Now, away from the film-fest frame of reference, "Lonesome Jim" is on his own on DVD, with a release set this...
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If he builds it, they will come … and eat popcorn? A genuine gem, "Sketches of Frank Gehry," the architect extraordinaire, is a full-blown documentary that frames the personal and the public of the artist born Frank Goldberg in a causal style with Sydney Pollack - who has built his own rep as a tootsie of a director - helming...
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