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?
Andre Hyland boasts a substantial online
following through his sketch-comedy character Jesse Miller — dude loves
Monster Energy drinks and button-up shirts with tribal flame designs —
but that’s not what has people buzzing about the Cincinnati native
Will 2016, with its over-abundance of sequels on the
horizon, be in a
position to introduce audiences to new characters that might one day
join the ongoing pantheon of franchise players that dominate the
Right away, Ryan Coogler lets us know that we’re in good and special hands with Creed, his Rocky
spinoff that arrives with not only the complete blessing of series
creator Sylvester Stallone, but also with his quietly mesmerizing
appearance as Rocky Balboa.
I still remember the first time I took notice of actor Emory Cohen onscreen. In the Derek Cianfrance film The Place Beyond the Pines, he played the pampered son of Bradley Cooper’s reluctant cop-turned-hero.