Monday, May 25, 2015 Sivan 7, 5775
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"Lawrence of Arabia"? Avitan of Judaica! It's so much more than a sand thing; indeed, this sabra Spielberg wannabe knows all too well the do's and dunes of making it in the film business. Correction. "No, I admire Steven Spielberg; he's a genius. I am not a genius. I want to do good films, but I only hope to be...
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Then here's a prize you just may be able to use ... again!
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Not that there's anything wrong with it. But ... Do we really need to make icons and heroes out of heartless and heedless misanthropes sentenced to prison for their acts against humanity, who stood idly by while watching the public get ripped off and robbed of their decency and savings? No, not AIG. Not even Lehman Bros. No, of course...
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Black and blue and ... white: The bruised and bedraggled road from Ethiopia to Israel was one colored with anxiety, fear and history. And the spectrum of that special journey is all covered in hues of hope in "Live and Become," a spectacular 2005 Israeli movie -- just out on DVD -- which will receive a special screening Thursday evening,...
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Anna Paquin is a standout on screen portraying Irena Sendler
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Sendler's list? It was a massive mission on which Holocaust heroine Irena Sendler sent herself; the Polish Catholic social worker provided salve for the social insecurity inflicted on so many Jews during the war as they witnessed neighbors disappearing one Star of David at a time during dimming prospects of daily survival. Through subterfuge and substantial cunning, Sendler's saintly salvation...
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Filmmaker turns father figure into focal point of award-winning movie
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The Moses of mosaics, with South Street his Sinai, Isaiah Zagar, zigging while other artists zag, has also broken a commandment or two. No burning bushes to bemoan, but a number of burned bridges by an artist whose creativity has also cratered his own life, beset by beauties and beasts, and brushes with the bathetic, as well as greatness. All...
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