Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774
New documentary's more than skin deep in exploring eating disorders
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Fashionistas as femme fatale role models? Slim chance: Those waifs walking down the catwalk with their whisker-wobbly, wafer-thin poses look like they haven't come up against a roll in ages. The fashion industry's thin obsession is perfumed with emetics and emergency rooms; "the look" has become a lethal weapon exploding in its own scrawny face -- a fatal attraction, as...
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Chanukah with the 'Brothers & Sisters'
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Now this is a Chanukah miracle; turn on the TV and hit the lights, menorah and otherwise: The Flying Nun is Jewish! Well ... sort of. Sally Field, who had the habit in hand of playing the soaring supplicant in the late '60s series about a Sister with the wind beneath her wings, is now the mother superior in "Brothers...
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Oy-dentity? No such problem for NBC's new game show, "Identity." It knows what it is: a clever, cunning ka-nock to any conceit that first impressions are the best impressions. Impressing during a five consecutive-night showcase ending this Friday, "Identity" is the latest stamp on Ben Silverman's passport to popularity. The series exec producer and Reveille's founder/CEO who's responsible for such...
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Catherine Hardwicke, just what is it about you making movies about 13-year-old Jewish girls? No -- these aren't Bat Mitzvah home movies, but a mitzvah of a different sort: Going to bat for the angst and anxiety of being a Jewish teen torn between parents and peers. Of course, the director of "13" -- whose two main characters were played...
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
The ultimate in the Israeli TV "Wife Swap" series -- wives from Jewish and Muslim/Arab homes are switched -- was originally scheduled for July, the same week the war with Arab terrorists broke out. Because of that, the program was postponed, and finally aired in Israel the day after Yom Kippur. The one good thing is that we now have...
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