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  • Jennifer Lawrence’s Nude Pics Are Boobies in a Coal Mine

    By Rob Eshman

    September 3, 2014 | 3:08 pm

    I read Bob Lefsetz almost as often as I listen to Howard Stern.

    If Howard Stern and Andy Rooney had a baby, and it was raised by Joe Smith—out would come Lefsetz.  He’s contrary,  smart and cranky, he can’t speak but the honest truth, and he knows the music business inside out,...

  • The “After-Oscar” Redemption Wrap Up

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 1, 2013 | 9:43 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Much has even said/written about Seth MacFarlane and his taste(?) in jokes. While it is easy to blame the host, the producers had the last word, so the anti-Semitic Ted and the tasteless way of making fun of others (there were no shanty Irish jokes were...

  • Bruce Cohen: A career full of ‘Silver Linings’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 19, 2013 | 7:42 am

    Producer Bruce Cohen, a best-picture nominee for his work on “Silver Linings Playbook,” has been obsessed with the Academy Awards since he was 8. During a recent interview at his Hollywood Hills home, looking dapper in plaid pants and shoulder-length blond curls , Cohen exuberantly...

  • For David O. Russell, it takes family

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 23, 2013 | 4:40 pm

    Director David O. Russell’s past efforts include the much-lauded “Three Kings” and the Oscar-winning “The Fighter,” but it is “Silver Linings Playbook,” the story of a bipolar teacher, that he sees as his most personal drama to date. The film is a contender for eight Oscar,...

  • 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...

  • Actress’ Kentucky upbringing lends authenticity to film

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 18, 2011 | 1:27 pm

    Jennifer Lawrence, nominated in the best actress category for her searing portrayal of an Ozarks teenager in “Winter’s Bone,” was indispensable to writer-director Debra Granik — and not just for her acting prowess. 

    Lawrence, 20, who was raised in Kentucky, played an...

  • Lessons from “Winter’s Bone”

    By Misha Henckel

    February 10, 2011 | 12:16 am

    Excellent little movie! It’s a story that embodies determination, gutsiness, unwavering loyalty, unselfish love, tenderness, and courage, as a remarkable young girl triumphs in the face of impossible odds.

    Ree Dolly is a 17 year old Ozark Mountain girl, stuck in extreme poverty,...

  • From the Ozarks to the Oscars:  Debra Granik of “Winter’s Bone” [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 27, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    Writer-director Debra Granik is Jewish, upper-middle-class and a New Yorker. So it is all the more remarkable that her thriller, “Winter’s Bone,”(which has received four Oscar nominations, including best picture and adapted screenplay) is so accurate in its depiction of life in...