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  • When a Yeshiva Bocher Loves a Hooker

    By Tom Tugend

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Sitting at a French Cafe in Westwood, Eitan Gorlin comes across as the very antithesis of the Hollywood self-promoter. The writer-director of "The Holy Land" has indeed kept such a low profile that, during months of inquiries, his name drew an absolute blank among Israel film mavens...

  • Solomon’s Choice

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The first images of Ed Solomon's thought-provoking film, "Levity," came to the writer-director while tutoring in a maximum-security youth prison in Calabasas two decades ago. "One inmate kept a photograph of the boy he had shot, and he kept touching it, fingering it," he said,...

  • A Rose by Any Other Name

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 3, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What's in a Jewish name?

    Everything, suggests "The Royal Tenenbaums" writer-director Wes Anderson.

    The Houston-bred filmmaker may be of Swedish-Lutheran stock, but his latest funny-melancholy flick began when he remembered his Jewish childhood friend, Brian Tenenbaum.

    "Brian had...

  • Pitch-Black

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Peter Berg's "Very Bad Things," the tale of a Las Vegas bachelor party gone terribly wrong, is the season's most twisted black comedy: What else can you say about a film in which a boychik cites Jewish law to justify unscrambling hacked-up corpse parts?

    Edgy, intense Berg, 34, who...

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