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Two Jews on Film: ‘Chronicle’ review [VIDEO]

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

February 3, 2012 | 1:12 pm

Chronicle (2012)

Every so often a film surprises me…Sometimes in a good way…Sometimes in a not so good way.

Walking into the screening of ‘Chronicle’ directed by Josh Trank, I was expecting to see a movie... read on

  • My Pastrami Mama: The complete first season

    By Jay Firestone

    January 26, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    What would you do if your mother was a pastrami sandwich?  How long would she keep before getting bitter? Does she come with a side of coleslaw?

    All pertinent questions for the first installment of “My Pastrami Mama,” a new Web series brought to you by JewishJournal Mobile.

     

     

     

     

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘The Grey’ review [VIDEO]

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

    January 25, 2012 | 2:15 pm

    It takes a lot for a film to truly scare me. I mean, after seeing hundreds and hundreds of movies featuring, knife wielding masked maniacs, cannablistic nuclear families preying on hot teenage girls and demon possessed embroyos, I’ve become kind of blaise about the horror genre.

    So... read on

  • Two Jews On Film: ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’ review [VIDEO]

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

    January 12, 2012 | 3:18 pm

    9/11…All you have to do is say that date and most people will have a reaction…usually an emotional reaction…And for me, that emotion is one of saddness…for the senseless loss that so many people experienced.

    And now, ten years after that infamous day, Stephen Daltry has directed a... read on

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  • Two Jews on Film: ‘Sherlock Holmes: Game Of Shadows’ review

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

    December 16, 2011 | 11:46 am

    The year is 1891. The place is England…And something really, really bad is about to happen throughout the land….Well to be precise, France and Germany…And there’s only one man that can stop this very, very bad thing…Actually, one man plus several helpers.

    Anyway, the man of course... read on

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘My Week with Marilyn’ review

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

    November 21, 2011 | 2:57 am

    When the film ‘My Week With Marilyn’ directed by Simon Curtis, begins…we see Marilyn Monroe on a stage singing ‘That Ole Black Magic’...That’s who I thought it was, anyway.

    It actually took me a few seconds before realizing that I was watching not Monroe, but Michelle... read on

  • Two Jews on Film: J. Edgar’ review

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

    November 9, 2011 | 2:03 pm

    Every once in awhile, you experience a performance by an actor that simply blows your mind…And that’s exactly what happened to me, when I watched Leonardo DiCaprio portray J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood’s new film, ‘J. Edgar’.

    What makes a great performance are the subtle things... read on

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