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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,... 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

  • 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 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 happy to oblige. Afterall, Ned felt sorry for the cop, who said he was suffering from job-related... 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

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  • 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

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘Cowboys And Aliens’ review

    Joan Schwartz (Video by Joan and John Schwartz)

    July 28, 2011 | 9:56 am

    The year is 1873. The place…New Mexico…A man (Daniel Craig) wakes up in the middle of nowhere. He has no idea who he is or where he is. All he knows is…there’s a thick metal bracelet on his wrist and he can’t remove it.

    After fighting off some would-be robbers with a few swift kicks... read on

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ Review

    Joan Schwartz (Video by Joan and John Schwartz)

    July 21, 2011 | 10:43 am

    ‘Captain America, The First Avenger’, directed by Joe Johnston (Wolfman) is the latest superhero to come out of the ‘Marvel’ stable.

    The year is 1941…Hitler and his merry band of Nazis are storming through Europe.

    One particular Nazi, Johann Schmidt aka Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) is... read on

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘Harry Potter and Deathy Hallows: Part II’ Review

    Joan Alperin Schwartz (Video by Joan and John Schwartz)

    July 14, 2011 | 12:36 am

    ‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows-Part 2 is the final adventure in the ‘Harry Potter’ series. The film is directed brilliantly by David Yates and cleverly adapted for the screen by Steve Klos.

    This is not only the last film in the franchise, but it is the best.

    From the first... read on

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