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  • Faith, not just gayness, informs filmmaker’s works

    By Pat Sierchio

    September 5, 2012 | 10:59 am

    This has been a good year for filmmaker Ira Sachs. His new feature, "Keep the Lights On," received a nomination for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and won the prestigious Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. And while the intensely personal,...

  • Alex Kurztman gets personal in ‘People Like Us’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 20, 2012 | 12:04 pm

    Alex Kurtzman is one of Hollywood’s go-to scribes for science fiction and superhero fare. Along with his writing partner, Roberto Orci, he’s penned blockbusters like “Transformers,” a couple of “Star Trek” films, one of them upcoming, and “Mission Impossible III.” His office suite on...

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘John Carter’ review [VIDEO]

    March 8, 2012 | 11:10 am

    Okay, so first I have to say that I loved ‘John Carter’, the Disney 3D SciFi adventure film directed by Andrew Stanton (WALL-E)...

    The plot can seem slightly more complicated than it is…so I’ll just give you the main points.

    First, there’s John Carter (the very handsome, Taylor...

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘Project X’ review [VIDEO]

    March 2, 2012 | 11:42 am

    Three high school seniors throw a birthday party that spirals out of control and their lives will never be the same.

    Okay, right off the bat, I have to say that ‘Project X’ directed by Nima Nourizadeh, written by Matt Drake and Michael Baldwin is crazy hysterical, outrageous fun...

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  • Two Jews on Film: ‘This Mean War’ review [VIDEO]

    February 15, 2012 | 1:04 pm

    Okay, so we have this cute girl who meets a sexy guy for coffee and they hit it off. A few minutes later (give or take) the same girl, meets another sexy guy, and they also hit it off.

    Now in any normal situation, the girl would probably date both guys, right? Well, in ‘This Means...

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘Safe House’ review [VIDEO]

    February 9, 2012 | 4:20 pm

    Rogue agent Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) has been off the grid for the past ten years and he’s been on the CIA’S most wanted list for the last decade.

    CIA agent, Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) has been posted to a remote, empty Safe House in Capetown, South Africa for over a...

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘The Grey’ review [VIDEO]

    January 25, 2012 | 2:15 pm

    It takes a lot for a film to truly scare me. I mean, after seeing hundreds and hundreds of movies featuring, knife wielding masked maniacs, cannablistic nuclear families preying on hot teenage girls and demon possessed embroyos, I’ve become kind of blaise about the horror genre.

    So...

  • Two Jews on Film give competing ‘bagel’ ratings to ‘Moneyball’ [VIDEO]

    September 22, 2011 | 12:20 pm

    First thing I must say is…I basically know nothing about sports. I do watch the Super Bowl but only for the commercials. That said, I absolutely loved ‘Money Ball’. Which goes to prove, that you don’t have to be a baseball fan, to think that this film, written by Aaron Sorkin and...

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘Harry Potter and Deathy Hallows: Part II’ Review

    July 14, 2011 | 12:36 am

    ‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows-Part 2 is the final adventure in the ‘Harry Potter’ series. The film is directed brilliantly by David Yates and cleverly adapted for the screen by Steve Klos.

    This is not only the last film in the franchise, but it is the best.

    From the first...

  • Paris is not always for lovers in edgy film comedy ‘2 Days in Paris’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In Julie Delpy's edgy comic film, "2 Days in Paris," a French expatriate and her American Jewish lover travel to Paris in an attempt to revive their stagnant relationship. Instead, they find that the cultural differences only exacerbate their problems.

    Jack (Adam Goldberg) won't...

  • Milos Forman directs Natalie Portman in ‘Goya’s Ghosts’—film melds art tour and history

    By Tom Tugend

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Milos Forman's last American film, "The People vs. Larry Flynt," came out in 1996, so we've waited a long time for the next work by the Oscar-winning director of such classics as "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Amadeus" and "Ragtime."

    With "Goya's Ghosts," Forman has made a film...

  • On screen,  Danny Pearl’s story astounds

    By Tom Tugend

    June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    As the credits rolled after a preview screening of the docudrama, "A Mighty Heart," the audience, consisting of a small group of film critics, sat in stunned silence.

    The reaction was the more remarkable since everyone already knew the ultimate outcome -- the execution-style murder...
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