Jewish Journal

Two Jews on Film: ‘Our Idiot Brother’ review

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

August 26, 2011 | 11:48 am

Paul Rudd in 'Our Idiot Brother'

Paul Rudd is Ned Rochlin, an organic farmer, who sees the good in everyone. So when a policeman comes up to him at a local Farmers Market and begs Ned to sell him some weed, he’s only to... read on

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘One Day’ review

    by Joan Schwartz (video by Joan and John Schwartz)

    August 17, 2011 | 12:40 pm

    Twenty years. Two people…

    ‘One Day’ is directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education) and adapted for the screen by David Nicholls from his bestselling novel of the same name.

    After spending one day together - July 15, 1988, their college graduation and St. Swithin’s Day. (It’s an... read on

  • Two Jews on Film give “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” five out of five bagels

    Joan Schwartz (Video by Joan and John Schwartz)

    August 4, 2011 | 11:04 am

    What makes ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ so unique is that it’s the first live-action film to be told from the point of view of a sentient animal—A chimpanzee—named Caesar…brilliantly portrayed by Andy Serkis, the world’s foremost performance capture actor. Andy infuses Caesar... read on