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  • Review: ‘Lawless’

    By Joan Alperin-Schwartz

    August 28, 2012 | 10:26 pm

    Prohibition, gangsters, brothers, Virginia, moonshine, a sadistic lawman, violence, lust, love and family…That’s some of the things you’ll find in ‘Lawless’ directed by John Hillcoat (‘The Road’) and written by songwriter/musician, Nick Cave (The Proposition), based on Matt...

  • Review: “Premium Rush”

    By Joan Alperin-Schwartz

    August 22, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    Sometimes a film is 100 per cent entertainment…That is definitely the case with “Premium Rush” written and directed by David Koepp (writer of “Spiderman” & “Mission Impossible” etc).

    This film is one big roller coaster ride…one that you’ll want to keep riding, right up to the end.

    ...
  • Review: “Sparkle”

    By Joan Alperin-Schwartz

    August 16, 2012 | 6:42 pm

    No matter how hard you try not too, ‘Sparkle’ directed by Salim Akil, based on the 1970’s film of the same name, will always remind you of Miss Whitney Houston’s premature and very sad death. Whitney died just three months after filming this picture.

    “Sparkle” takes place in...

  • Review: “The Bourne Legacy”

    By Joan Alperin-Schwartz

    August 7, 2012 | 9:55 pm

    So what happens when Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass decide that they no longer want to be a part of the super successful franchise known as BOURNE?

    Do the producers say fine and walk away from their billion dollar cash cow or find another way to keep it going? Silly...

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  • Review: “Killer Joe”

    By Joan Alperin-Schwartz

    July 24, 2012 | 10:49 pm

    ‘Killer Joe’ written by the brilliant, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Tracy Letts (based on his play) and directed by the 70+ year old, William Friedkin (Exorcist) blew me away for many reasons…But the main one is…

    Matthew McConaughey’s extraordinary Oscar worthy performance as...

  • Review: ‘Ruby Sparks’

    By Joan Alperin-Schwartz

    July 23, 2012 | 11:03 pm

    Ruby Sparks’ directed by the ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ team of Jonthan Dayton and Valerie Faris was written by Zoe Kazan (Eli’s granddaughter) who also stars in it with her real life boyfriend, Paul Dano.

    This is the story of a novelist, Calvin (Paul Dano) who had a mega bestsellar...

  • ‘Lockout’ review [VIDEO]

    By Joan Alperin-Schwartz

    April 10, 2012 | 4:08 pm

    The year is 2079…And in this so-called SciFi futuristic thriller, entitled ‘Lockout’, 500 of the most violent criminals are kept in a state of suspended animation on a space station orbiting above earth. This high tech penitentiary is known as MS One.

    I say so-called, because the...

  • 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...

  • 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: ‘This Mean War’ review [VIDEO]

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

    February 15, 2012 | 1:04 pm

    Okay, so we have this cute girl who meets a sexy guy for coffee and they hit it off. A few minutes later (give or take) the same girl, meets another sexy guy, and they also hit it off.

    Now in any normal situation, the girl would probably date both guys, right? Well, in ‘This Means...