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  • The Jewish writer and actor who’s ‘the voice of black America’

    September 11, 2015 | 11:44 am

    Danny Strong is probably most recognizable as being “that Jewish guy” on TV — he played eager adman wannabe Danny Siegel on “Mad Men” and the nerdy, perennial victim Jonathan Levinson on “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer.”

    But, among those in the know, Strong may be best known as the ...

  • The Butler Film

    By Joy Bennett

    September 2, 2013 | 9:27 pm

    The Butler film poster

    Today we saw The Butler, directed by Lee Daniels (he also directed Precious, etc.).  It was excellent.  I've rarely been so emotionally affected by a film. 

    Forest Whitaker is the Butler, and does an outstanding job, aging through his many decades of...

  • “Rise of the Planet of the Apes’” David Oyelowo Stars in “Who Do You Love” at L.A. Jewish Film Fest

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 11, 2011 | 11:22 pm

    The closing night film of the 2011 Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, “Who Do You Love”—starring Alessandro Nivola and David Oyelowo (of the upcoming “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”)—will screen on May 12 at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino. It’s a biopic about Leonard Chess...