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  • Margulies goes on the road with ‘End of the Tour’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 23, 2015 | 6:05 pm

    The work of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Donald Margulies (“Dinner With Friends”) long has explored the struggles of the modern artist. After newspapers panned a couple of his early plays, and after the brisk closing of his Manhattan Theatre Club debut,...

  • Five reasons everyone’s hating on Jesse Eisenberg

    June 5, 2013 | 10:22 am

    Lately the “Now You See Me” actor has received lots of flak–from straight up “Jesse Eisenberg made female reporter cry” type headlines to more creative entries, such as Gawker’s “Dick or Not a Dick: Jesse Eisenberg.”

    What’s the deal? We decided to put our analyst hats on and take...

  • Jesse Eisenberg writes Holocaust-themed play

    July 3, 2012 | 10:17 am

    Actor Jesse Eisenberg has written a play revolving around the Holocaust.

    The play, called “The Revisionist,” will open at New York’s Cherry Lane Theatre, off Broadway, in 2013, according to the Times of Israel.

    Eisenberg, who portrayed Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in...

  • Ravages, rape, Rodriguez and real estate

    June 13, 2012 | 11:08 am

    Once again, there is rich fare to be unearthed for the summer season, despite the glut of over-the-top and youth-oriented commercial product. Documentaries abound, some of which have intensely political or social implications, while others deal, in sleuth-like fashion, with searches...

  • Jesse Eisenberg’s five minutes in ‘Hell’

    By Lauren Bottner

    December 1, 2011 | 11:28 am

    Jesse Eisenberg, star of “The Social Network,” is making a point with his lawsuit against Lionsgate and Grindstone Entertainment regarding “Camp Hell.”  Eisenberg claims he had a minimal cameo role in the film and is emphatic that he does not want to be billed as a star of the horror...

  • 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...

  • Desperately Seeking Sorkin

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 20, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    I had this fantasy about Aaron Sorkin. It’s probably only natural that I should want to know him, because he is, after all, the most intelligent and sharp-witted writer working in Hollywood today. His prestige began with “A Few Good Men” (1992), surged with his creation of the 1999...

  • Lessons from “The Social Network”

    By Misha Henckel

    January 30, 2011 | 2:41 pm

    “The Social Network” is mostly a commentary on the life and personality of Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg. I finally watched it last night. Based on reports and reviews, I was prepared to despise the man. Instead, I felt nothing but admiration, and in all honesty a little bit of...

  • 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...

  • Jesse Eisenberg and “The Social Network”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 1, 2010 | 12:54 pm

    At one point in “The Social Network,” Facebook founder-to-be Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) insists, “I’m not going back to ‘Caribbean Night’ at AEPi (the Jewish fraternity).” Here’s Eisenberg’s take on that line –as well as his own Jewish background – as told to...

  • ‘The Social Network’: One talented misfit plays another

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 28, 2010 | 7:47 pm

    Jesse Eisenberg was practically born to play Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, the prickly antihero of “The Social Network.”

    Like his character, Eisenberg is 26, Jewish, fiercely bright, hails from a middle-class New York home and is testament to the idea that smart nerds will...

  • Live at Sundance:  Jesse Eisenberg as a Hasidic drug mule

    By Larry Mark

    January 27, 2010 | 5:39 pm

    The Ecstasy Without The Agony
    Bad Boy, Watcha Gonna Do When They Pray For You?

    Monday was like Rosh Hashana at the Sundance Film Festival.  Two of the most highly anticipated Jewish films had their world premieres to sold out audiences and standing ovations.  “Holy Rollers,”...

  • Day One at Sundance:  Live From Park City

    By Larry Mark

    January 21, 2010 | 11:36 pm

    My flight from New York City to Utah for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival was overbooked and very bumpy.  Betty Davis was nowhere in sight.  Unlike yesterday’s U.S. Airways Express flight from NYC to Kentucky, on which the pilot became worried about a Jewish teenager wearing...

  • ‘Zombieland’ trailer now online

    By Adam Wills

    July 31, 2009 | 1:36 pm

    Sony has released its first trailer for Ruben Fleischer’s “Zombieland,” an action-horror-comedy set in a world overrun by – you guessed it – zombies.

    Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) has made a habit of running from what scares him. Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) doesn’t have...

  • Brainiac Finds Summer of Love in ‘Adventureland’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 2, 2009 | 4:34 am

    In Greg Mottola’s semi-autobiographical film, “Adventureland,” Jesse Eisenberg plays an Ivy League graduate whose plans for a European holiday are quashed when his parents suffer financial woes and he is forced to work a summer job at a decrepit amusement park, circa 1987. What...