Film

‘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...

Kirk Douglas, iconic movie star who reconnected to Judaism later in life, dies at...

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By Tom Tugend LOS ANGELES – Kirk Douglas, the legendary actor who portrayed legions of tough guys and embraced his Jewish heritage later in life,...

Making Nazis funny but unsympathetic is ‘Jojo Rabbit’s’ key to success

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Taika Waititi’s newest movie, “Jojo Rabbit,” has the same plot as “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”: a young and naïve boy living in...