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  • What’s bothering Rashi about Noah?

    April 16, 2014 | 2:23 pm

    While Paramount’s “Noah” movie has sold plenty of tickets, audience reaction has been mixed. Yet whether people love the film or loathe it, one reaction seemed universal. Viewers have had lots of questions, particularly about how far the movie strays from the biblical text and...

  • Watch: Russell Crowe in ‘Noah’ trailer

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    November 15, 2013 | 10:44 am

    And now, after a tidal wave of buzz, something that will really float your boat (and provide us with the opportunity to make lots of terrible puns): the trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah.”

    The biblical film looks exactly as epic as you’d expect, sort of like “Braveheart” but...

  • Michael Fassbender on “Shame,” sadism, playing a Jewish supervillain and why he’s not in therapy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 5, 2011 | 11:54 pm

    “Shame, shame, shame, shame,” Michael Fassbender, who very much seems to be the actor of the moment, sang in a goofy baritone recently.  His impromptu ditty was unexpected, given that he was in the middle of an intense discussion about his two latest films:  Steve McQueen’s...

  • Lessons from “Black Swan”

    By Misha Henckel

    February 6, 2011 | 9:09 pm

    I saw “Black Swan,” Saturday night. As I left the theatre, I felt like throwing-up, and wondered, What would possess Darren Aronofsky to make this film!

    It is the story of a ballerina, who loses her mind in her obsessive drive for perfection, a mother’s smothering love as she...

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  • Golden Globes 2011:  The Jewish nominees

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 14, 2010 | 5:01 pm

    “The King’s Speech”—which today snagged seven Golden Globe Awards nominations, the most of any contending film – is the brainchild of British screenwriter and nominee David Seidler, whose flight from the Nazis and Jewish family trauma partly inspired the movie.  Other...

  • The Arts

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 23, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Photo design by Carvin Knowles

    Aronofsky's Original Formula

    By Naomi Pfefferman, Entertainment Editor

    Debut filmmaker Darren Aronofsky manages to sound incredulous about the Jewish sci-fi flick that has made him a star. "You don't think God, math and bad-ass Jews...