Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774
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So damned by genocide, Sudan is a desert of hope, forlorn and forgotten for so long. Until now, that is: Darfur, the sand-bitten beachhead of benign neglect by the world, is getting its moment in the sun these days. And "Darfur Now," a new documentary written and directed by Theodore Braun, lets the sunshine in as never before. Opening on...
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Bob Dylan: Lubavitch, Christian ... Joker? It's All 'There'
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Zushe ben Avraham -- put down that G-string of a guitar, comb your hair straight and stop that mumbling. And while you're at it, buy some popcorn for a picture that shows not just that "The Times They Are a-Changin' " but that the movies are, too. "I'm Not There" is here, up there on screen right now, as nonlinear...
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Canaan the Israeli canine to strut her stuff on NBC
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Dancing with the St. Bernards? Sure, why not, demands John O'Hurley, whose fancy footwork earned him a playoff championship on the first season of "Dancing With the Stars." But that's not what's got him hot under the collar now; it's the canine can-do attitude that has him stepping up to the forepaw in favor of dog dancing. "Every year .....
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On the bubble: That's where Eytan Fox is about these days, just about to bounce onto the Oscar scene before slipping off the surface into the second rank. Certainly, the man who proved he can "Walk on Water" -- that 2004 effort has been called Israel's most successful film export -- is having a tougher time bobbling "The Bubble," his...
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Robert Redford goes unscripted in talking of repairing the world
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Butch Cassidy and the Tzedakah Kid? Robert Redford has risen to the task often, reliably riffing that give-back is payback for all the good fortune he's had through life. And the cutie cowboy with the customized green hat -- an eco-educator echoing the beauty of the natural, and who's harnessed the energy and talents of unbridled youth at his fast-stepping...
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