Jewish Journal

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘Drive’ review

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

    September 15, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Ryan Gosling is ‘Driver’. He drives…fast…very fast…If you’re a burglar, he’s your go-to guy. Just make sure you get the job done in five minutes. Because that’s all you got…One minute late, Driver is gone.

    Now, driving a get-a-way car is Driver’s night job. His day job is slightly... read on

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘Contagion’ Review

    By Joan Alperin Schwartz (Video by Joan and John Schwartz)

    September 9, 2011 | 9:23 pm

    An international traveler reaches into the snack bowl at an airport bar before passing her credit card to a waiter. A business meeting begins with a round of handshakes. A man coughs on a crowded bus.

    One contact. One instant. And a lethal virus is transmitted.

    Great premise. Great... read on