Friday, April 24, 2015 Iyyar 5, 5775
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If it ain't "Brokeback," don't fix it … Just give in, Hollywood seems to be saying. Indeed, everywhere you go - movies, TV, billboards, Western suburbs - there seem to be two cowguys alternately hugging and pushing each other away. Attention, John Wayne: These pilgrims have arrived on a different ship. Sure, "Brokeback Mountain" breaks taboos, but is it the...
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"Why We Fight" is a war of words, images and philosophies. It is also a compelling documentary for the battle-weary and war-torn, looking for answers where none may exist. Indeed, allows acclaimed filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, whose "Why We Fight" opens Friday, Feb. 24, there are no answers. But, without question, there are needs to examine why. Indeed, Jarecki's controversial film...
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Neena Beber beats a quivering Cupid to the quick before he can even take a bow; her brilliant and darkly comic "Jump/Cut" cuts to the chase - the chase being that of real romance that the reel world can never exactly corner. Receiving its New York premiere now through Feb. 26 at the Women's Project's Julia Miles Theater, at 424...
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In carving out an acclaimed career, James Woods has never given a wooden performance. Lively, livid, alive - his characters create a cascade of verbal hurricanes, with the star gleaning huzzahs for his efforts. How ironic, then, that Woods' most physical and perceptive performance is one in which only his eyes speak powerfully, poignantly for him. And in that performance...
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