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A Critic's Guide to the Thought-Provoking Bests of the 2014 Jewish & Israeli Film Festival

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2014
When the Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival kicks off Saturday at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion with a screening of The Yellow Ticket, the event will signal an immersive merging of old and new...  

That Awkward Moment

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Romantic comedy screenwriters want us to believe that love is full of cute challenges, those inconsequential moments blown out of proportion, awaiting simple, declarative resolutions on the path  

Bodice-Ripping Melodrama Spoils 'Labor Day'

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Whip-smart dark comedy has been a signature thus far in the career of writer-director Jason Reitman, who kicked things off by skewering the marketing/promotional efforts of the tobacco industry (and American society as a whole) in Thank You for Smoking.  

I, Frankenstein

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
The Hollywood monster mash-up continues with I, Frankenstein, but at least this time out co-screenwriter and director Stuart Beattie (recognized for the characters in the Pirates of the Caribbean fran  

The Invisible Woman

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Ralph Fiennes has made a career being typecast as men of indomitable intelligence with a healthy sense of the romantic. So it should come as no surprise to find him slipping into the role of the g  

'Gimme Shelter' Offers Inspiring Look at a Secret War on the Home Front

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Imagine, if you will, living in a hellhole, deep, dank and dark. You’re a teen forced to turn tricks by your mother to pay your own way, while also knowing that your earnings are feeding her drug habit.  

Devil's Due

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
More found footage, this time from a new husband (Zach Gilford) dedicated to documenting as much of his wedded bliss as possible. In life, everything happens so quickly that sometimes it makes sen  

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The line of actors who have assumed the role of Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck) certainly aspires to the James Bond astrological chart, although the fact that there have on  

The Nut Job

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The last couple of years have seen a huge commitment from all of the major studios to enter the realm of animation. The latest features a testy squirrel (voiced by Will Arnett) who gets kicked o  

Ride Along

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Tim Story, who helmed the first two Fantastic Four movies, is likely more recognized for his comedic work with Barbershop and Think Like a Man, so its fitting that he’s reteaming with one of his Thi