Film

Far-flung JCCs bring a single film festival to your living room

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It’s a truism that in the Washington area, it’s hard to get a Marylander to cross the river into Northern Virginia, and vice versa....

Seth Rogen’s ‘American Pickle’ asks big questions about Jewish identity

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Review In  “An American Pickle,” Seth Rogen can’t get out of his own way. In his new film, Rogen does double duty as Herschel Greenbaum, an...

‘My Favorite Year’ recalls the infancy of TV sketch comedy

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By Marc Brodsky “My Favorite Year” Available for rent: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, YouTube, GooglePlay and other streaming services Family friendly? Yes (Unless you think young ones...

Watching ‘Uncut Gems’ can help you channel the anxiety of the moment

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Review By Ben Sales and Gabe Friedman “Uncut Gems” Streams on: Netflix Family friendly? No Describing “Uncut Gems” as that movie that brought Adam Sandler rave reviews for playing...

How the director of ‘Circus of Books’ turned the lens on her controlling mother

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By Arielle Kaplan Blissfully unaware of the details of her parents’ controversial business, Rachel Mason and her brothers spun the dreidel and gambled with gelt....

Make the fattoush salad from this film about Jewish and Palestinian foods

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By Gerri Miller To quote noted Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi, “Food can bring people together in a way nothing else could.” That’s the premise of...

‘Liberty Heights’ perfectly captured midcentury American Jewish life — and it’s free on YouTube

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  By Rabbi Benjamin Resnick "Liberty Heights" Streams for free on: YouTube Available to rent on: iTunes, Google Play and more Family friendly? Teenagers and up When you google “Best...

Taika Waititi to write and direct new ‘Star Wars’ film

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By Emily Burack On May 4th, what has come to be known as Star Wars Day, Disney and Lucasfilm revealed some exciting news: Taika Waititi...

‘The Big Lebowski’ is a perfect watch for our crazy times. It’s also surprisingly...

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If “The Big Lebowski “ is about anything, it’s a story of three people struggling, and failing, to keep up with an absurd situation...

An antidote for the binge watcher

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Updated May 8, 2:30 p.m. Finished Netflix today? Even if you haven’t and just want a break from binge watching, Ilya Tovbis wants to see...