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  • Travis Fine on “Any Day Now”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 13, 2012 | 9:35 am

    In the first image of Travis Fine’s heartrending new film, “Any Day Now,” set in the 1970s, Marco (Isaac Leyva), a 12-year-old with Down’s syndrome, roams the streets of a city, lost, bewildered and clutching a child’s doll. The film then flashes back to tell of how Marco was taken...

  • Oscars 2011:  Top Jewish Moments [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 27, 2011 | 11:14 pm

    There was Aaron Sorkin’s win for scripting “The Social Network;” Natalie Portman’s for her turn as a deranged ballerina in “Black Swan;” David Seidler‘s for his original screenplay, “The King’s Speech;” Jesse Eisenberg vs. James Franco for best actor, with Colin Firth taking home...

  • Top Five DOs and DON’Ts at the OSCARS

    By Misha Henckel

    February 27, 2011 | 11:05 pm

    1. DO be impeccable, appropriate, and delightful. Colin Firth, always understated, accepting for Best Actor, “I have a feeling my career has just peaked.” You just can’t help rooting for him.

    2. DON’T get too excited and lose control of yourself. Spontaneity is important but...

  • Lessons from “The Fighter”

    By Misha Henckel

    February 20, 2011 | 10:08 pm

    The Fighter” is an inspiration for anyone who may be may struggling with the pain and pitfalls of family drama.

    With an overbearing, dominating mother as his manager, a crack-addicted, older brother as his trainer, and a gaggle of 20 and 30-something sisters who all seem to be...

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  • The Fighter:  David O. Russell and Amy Adams [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 28, 2011 | 1:26 pm

    For “The Fighter” director (and Oscar nominee) David O. Russell, the film isn’t just a docudrama about the rise of boxer Micky “Irish” Ward (nominee Mark Wahlberg), who won the Light Welterweight Championship in 2000 with the help of his ex-champ half-brother, Dicky...