Sunday, July 31, 2016 Tammuz 25, 5776
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Israeli dog as underdog? Could be its birthright. "I'd be surprised," says David Frei, "The National Dog Show" co-host/analyst for the past 49 years (that's seven in human years), about the Israeli breed to be shown in the best of shows of its kind airing Thanksgiving Day, noon to 2 p.m., on NBC. The can-do Canaan ... can't? "Hard to...
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On screen, spunky and spitting fire ... off, really just 'The Sweetest Thing'
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Pyrotechnic and pretty, Selma Blair sets "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" aflame. And now the acclaimed actress lights up the small screen with her turn as a vacuous vamp with mother issues that would have Oedipus putting his eyes out all over again in "Kath & Kim," a new Thursday-night NBC comedy just given an extra order of episodes. Extraordinary...
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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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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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"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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