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  • Despite artistic and political license, ‘Exodus’ connects to contemporary Jews

    1 week ago

    If you are going to see “Exodus: Gods and Kings” because it depicts an iconic cultural narrative that you want to better understand, I would caution against relying on director Ridley Scott’s version.  

    This epic adventure does offer an unparalleled work of digital art that...

  • Christian Bale’s Moses in ‘Exodus’: Insecure? Schizophrenic?

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    2 weeks ago

    Christian Bale’s reputation for being mercurial and intense in years past is well known, but during a recent telephone conversation, the 40-year-old actor proved to be thoughtful, even modest, as he described tackling the monumental role of Moses in Ridley Scott’s biblical epic,...

  • The Holocaust, the Mideast, cons and Americana

    November 25, 2013 | 5:02 pm

    Scattered amid this year’s more traditional holiday fare are some ambitious, profound and illuminating films that should intrigue the discriminating audience.

    Among these is “The Last of the Unjust,” a rabbi accused of collaborating with the Nazis, from noted French-Jewish...

  • Dark night: The dangers of movie violence

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 25, 2012 | 3:45 pm

    No one foresaw that a more sinister evil than the fictional Bane would appear at a screening of the latest Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises.”

    But, in fact, the violent entertainment became a violent event when, on July 20, a masked marauder entered a movie theater and...

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  • Young Christian Bale

    By Hollywood Jew

    February 28, 2011 | 7:11 pm

    This is a photo posted by journalist Steve North,  a man whose mike seems to have been near every face of note in his long career as a radio and TV reporter, writer and producer. Steve hung on to this photo of him interviewing a 12 year-old Christian Bale when the actor was promoting...

  • The Academy Awards: What to Look For

    By Misha Henckel

    February 27, 2011 | 9:44 am

    1. Hosts: do Anne Hathaway and James Franco take notes from Ricky Gervais (Golden Globes) or are they trying too hard to please?

    2. Does the Academy award the brilliant, the gifted, the unique or do they go with the hype? Hype – Black Swan, The Social Network. Great films – The...

  • Lessons from “The Fighter”

    By Misha Henckel

    February 20, 2011 | 10:08 pm

    The Fighter” is an inspiration for anyone who may be may struggling with the pain and pitfalls of family drama.

    With an overbearing, dominating mother as his manager, a crack-addicted, older brother as his trainer, and a gaggle of 20 and 30-something sisters who all seem to be...

  • Underdog ‘Fighter’ overcame odds for Oscar noms

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 18, 2011 | 12:57 pm

    On a recent afternoon, producers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman were finishing up a meeting with “The Muppets” filmmakers Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller in the maze of production trailers between stages 27 and 28 at Universal, where the highly anticipated children’s movie...

  • The Fighter:  David O. Russell and Amy Adams [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 28, 2011 | 1:26 pm

    For “The Fighter” director (and Oscar nominee) David O. Russell, the film isn’t just a docudrama about the rise of boxer Micky “Irish” Ward (nominee Mark Wahlberg), who won the Light Welterweight Championship in 2000 with the help of his ex-champ half-brother, Dicky...

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