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  • Ephemera

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 31, 2012 | 6:20 pm

    I'm not sure a Hollywood blog has any business writing about Yeats but I came across the most wonderful poem. And I've seen a fairly good movie about... More.

  • Madonna’s Malala strip-stunt

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 26, 2012 | 4:02 pm

    I've always considered myself a Madonna fan. When I was growing up I admired her sexual courage, her unapologetic pushing-of-the-envelope. It made a lot... More.

  • Laura Ziskin: Breasts and blockbusters

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 24, 2012 | 2:59 pm

    At her memorial service in the summer of 2011, they called her “a mother in a man’s world.”

    It seems an apropos epitaph for the late producer, whose... More.

  • Steven Spielberg overcomes his demons

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 23, 2012 | 10:47 am

    If you want to know what’s it like to be Steven Spielberg, there are three ways to intuit his psyche: 1) have a panic attack; 2) have a row with a... More.

  • The Other Son

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 18, 2012 | 10:37 am

    The film by French writer-director Lorraine Levy is the most moving tale I've seen about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in recent memory. It is not so... More.

  • A missed opportunity to meet Brad Pitt

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 15, 2012 | 8:24 am

    Dear God, I gave up meeting Brad Pitt to attend a Shabbes dinner.

    I thought this was a wise thing to do (and no one can ever say I'm starstruck).... More.

  • Justice shall you pursue

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 11, 2012 | 10:05 am

    With two long, draining wars on the decline, who wants to confront a third?

    In this one, the longest running and one of the most expensive in American... More.

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