When it comes to film, everybody loves a
catchy tagline. And the 2016 edition of the Mayerson JCC Jewish &
Israeli Film Festival promises “Mystery, History, Mischief and More.”
What more can you ask for?
Yet another Nicholas Sparks adaptation, this time from director Ross Katz (an Academy Award-nominated co-producer of In the Bedroom and Lost in Translation),
traffics in the typical melodrama we have come to expect from the
master of love disasters.
Created and written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson recounts the murders of
Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Lyle
Goldman and the game-changing trial that followed.
Craig Gillespie takes audiences into the eye
of a horrific natural disaster as the crews of a pair of oil tankers,
broken and stranded off the coast of Cape Cod, prepare for the worst
while a small Coast Guard squad sets off on an implausible rescue
Jane Hammond (Natalie
Portman) is a typical frontier woman, a hardened wife willing to stand
by her man (Noah Emmerich), a reformed outlaw with his former gang —
under new leadership (Ewan McGregor) — breathing down his neck.