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

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

January 25, 2012 | 2:15 pm

The Grey (2012)

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... 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘Tower Heist’ review

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

    November 4, 2011 | 2:02 pm

    All I can say is…thank the Movie Gods for Eddie Murphy…because he single handedly put the funny in this new so-called, comedy entitled, ‘Tower Heist’, directed by Brett Ratner.

    So here’s the story in a nut shell…

    There’s this super sleazy, super rich, Wall Street dude named, Arthur... read on

  • Two Jews on Film: ‘In Time’ review

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

    October 27, 2011 | 6:10 pm

    ‘In Time’ is a sci/fi thriller written, directed and produced by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca)...Maybe that’s the problem. You know what they say about wearing too many hats…

    Okay, when the film begins, we discover that we are now in the future….A future where you stop aging at 25…(Guess... read on

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