Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774
And its exec producer knows from game-show Halls of fame
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Let's make a doozy! That's exactly what Richard Hall has done, with "Estate of Panic," a state-of-panache of a reality show. But then, who could expect less from Hall, son of legendary game show host/producer Monty Hall, whose "Let's Make a Deal" -- and wide-ranging work on behalf of Israel and international Jewish concerns -- proved him the gamest of...
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Is state-of-the-art filmmaker really a Renaissance man?
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Wain's world is not relegated to living in his mother's basement, banging out bongs and blistering rock. No, David Wain's world is topflight, taking a major step up the stairs of the heaven that is Hollywood, which is now greeting his mojo of a major studio-house effort with numbers that serve as role models for modern-day success stories. All with...
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"God on Trial" -- on the seventh day, the defense rested? There is no rest for memory. And that is what this fascinating, if occasionally ploddingly pedantic and draining, drama offers as a plot point as part of "Masterpiece Contemporary," being broadcast this Saturday morning and Sunday evening at 9 on WHYY-TV Arts and Culture Channel. Why? It takes on...
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Neil Friedman treasures his trove of masterpiece movies, gems distributed by his Menemsha Films with a sense of doing so for art's sake. But it is art forsaken and foraged that puts the focus on what may be his most-successful venture to date: "The Rape of Europa," the compelling documented continental drift of morals dredged up by the Nazis in...
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"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" is no slumber party. What it is, however, is one of the new millennium's most memorable and meaningful movies that focuses on the Holocaust, where nightmares seem the natural dream state of being and gargoyles goose-step to the tunes of the infamous Fatherland. Indeed, "Pajamas" -- based on an award-winning novel -- may well...
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