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June 8, 2011 | 6:27 pm
June 1, 2011 | 12:32 pm
As “X-Men: First Class” continues to glean first class reviews, it’s worth noting that the mutant saga is perhaps the most Jewish superhero film to grace the silver screen: which makes sense considering the movie marks the return of producer Bryan Singer to the franchise. (He... read on
May 31, 2011 | 6:47 pm
It’s impossible to watch Chris Weitz’s transcendent new film, “A Better Life,” without wondering about the struggles of every immigrant laborer in Los Angeles. The drama — which will premiere this month at the Los Angeles Film Festival before hitting theaters June 24 —... read on
May 31, 2011 | 3:36 pm
At the opening of “Tim Burton,” the ghoulishly charming filmmaker’s retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Saturday, the wild-haired auteur held court at the Resnick Pavilion, where more than 700 pieces of his movie and personal artwork will be on display through... read on
May 18, 2011 | 10:52 am
Before Justin Bieber stepped onstage in front of 40,000 radiant fans at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park last month, Dan Kanter, Bieber’s musical director and guitarist, took the spotlight to deliver a Jimi Hendrix-style rendition of Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem. “It was one... read on
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... read on
May 10, 2011 | 4:31 pm
Thirteen was a key age for writer-director Spencer Susser.
It was the year he became fascinated by the kind of classmate who would inspire the antihero of his debut feature film, “Hesher,” staring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which opens on May 13: “They were guys with long, greasy... read on