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  • 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...

  • 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]

    by Joan Alperin-Schwartz (video by Joan and John Schwartz)

    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]

    by Joan Alperin-Schwartz (video by Joan and John Schwartz)

    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: ‘Wanderlust’ review [VIDEO]

    by Joan Alperin-Schwartz (video by Joan and John Schwartz)

    February 23, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Things aren’t going well for married couple Linda (Jennifer Aniston) and George (Paul Rudd).

    HBO has rejected Linda’s documentary on penguins suffering from testicular cancer. They felt it wasn’t sexy or violent enough…And…George’s company has just been raided by the FBI. Oh…he’s...

  • Two Jews On Film: ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’ review [VIDEO]

    by Joan Alperin-Schwartz (video by Joan and John Schwartz)

    January 12, 2012 | 3:18 pm

    9/11…All you have to do is say that date and most people will have a reaction…usually an emotional reaction…And for me, that emotion is one of saddness…for the senseless loss that so many people experienced.

    And now, ten years after that infamous day, Stephen Daltry has directed a...