Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775

Edward Zwick in all his glory in factual film of Holocaust heroics
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"Defiance" defines the ultimate act of partisan politics. Embattled by evolving evils, the Polish Jewish partisans of "Defiance" must deftly straddle empirical morality amid survival setbacks -- all the while assessing their own newly formed sorrowful society stacked up against them during the Holocaust. Into the woods they go for a grim existence; whether they leave alive requires an exit...
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Take heart. The Wall Street slump, which is affecting everybody's lifestyle, need not be all gloom and doom. There's a silver lining: Save money by returning to home-cooked meals, which will also provide a chance for the family to sit down together. It's a good time to discuss what happened at school and work. Besides, cooking at home is healthier...
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Of the newer breed of New Yorker cartoonists -- those who first came of artistic age in the magazine's pages during the late 1970s and '80s -- Roz Chast has to be one of the most off-the-wall types in a very unpredictable group. It was clear in the 1970s that the magazine was attempting to break its own mold, especially...
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Can't we all get along? A look at current headlines emanating from the Mideast may provide a pragmatic bomb blast of an answer to that seemingly innocent question. But, as anyone knows, this is not the age of innocence. Which makes French director Philippe Faucon's fine-laced embroidery on the topic -- "Dans La Vie" ("Two Ladies") -- a welcome respite...
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Thirty years later, this 'Joint' is still jumpin' for Murray Horwitz!
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Oh, Murray Horwitz, be-HAY-ve! But then why shouldn't he? "Ain't Misbehavin' " ain't exactly been bad to him all these years. Indeed, since he and Richard Maltby Jr. took a fat chance with Fats Waller's music and put together a musical/revue that rocked and rolled with the sweetness and soulful sass of a "Honeysuckle Rose" 30 years ago, Horwitz has...
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