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Ambler Screenwriter Pens Newly Released Film

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For 10 years, screenwriter and Ambler native Andrew Barrer waited for his film “Die in a Gunfight” to be developed, produced and released in...

Julia Haart Fight Back Against ‘My Unorthodox Life’ Critics

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The day “My Unorthodox Life” premiered on Netflix, its subject Julia Haart was frustrated by the negative reviews — especially those from Jews who live the way she once did.

‘My Unorthodox Life’ Typical Reality Fare

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It’s a good thing Christopher Lasch isn’t around today to consider reality shows such as “My Unorthodox Life” and others of its ilk.

‘Asia’: A Study in Loneliness, Understanding

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The main characters in “Asia” share a couple things — loneliness, feeling out of place — without sharing anything at all.

‘Sublet’ Charms But Doesn’t Dazzle

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If director Eytan Fox wanted his film “Sublet” to be an easy summer watch, he succeeded; if he wanted the film to deliver a...

Clumsy Documentary Tells Fascinating Story

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There’s no shortage of interesting material in “Of Animals and Men,” a Polish documentary about Jan and Antonina Żabiński,.

‘Upheaval’ Captures Menachem Begin’s Essence

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If “Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin” had been a Netflix-commissioned documentary, we’d be subjected to six one-hour episodes with countless repetition, speculation and other means of filler.

‘Final Account’ Visits an Uncomfortable Place

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“Final Account,” a new documentary from recently deceased English director Luke Holland, is as straightforward in its presentation as it is complicated in its...

‘400 Miles to Freedom’ Celebrates Jewish Diversity

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When Avishai Mekonen watched the 1993 film “Philadelphia” for the first time, he knew he wanted to be a filmmaker.

‘If You See My Mother’ Brings Mother’s Day Laughs

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It’s almost Mother’s Day, but depending on your family’s vaccination status, you may not feel comfortable taking the moms in your life out for...