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‘The Painted Bird’ a Study in Brutality

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Hanya Yanagihara’s widely acclaimed novel “A Little Life,” the critic Daniel Mendelsohn wrote in a 2015 review in The New York Review of Books,...

Israeli Series ‘Beauty Queen of Jerusalem’ to Feature ‘Shtisel’ Star

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By Gabe Friedman Production is underway on what is being billed as one of the most ambitious Israeli TV series’ ever. “The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem,”...

ChaiFlicks, the ‘Jewish Netflix,’ is Here

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By Stephen Silver It was only a matter of time: A Jewish Netflix has arrived. That moniker is probably the best description of ChaiFlicks, a film...

8 Incredible Israeli Shows You May Not Have Heard of

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This story originally appeared on Kveller. By Brandon Schuster It’s no secret that for more than a decade now, Hollywood has turned toward Israel to look...

Critics Say Scene in Netflix Series ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Promotes Anti-Semitic Stereotype

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By Marcy Oster The Netflix superhero series “The Umbrella Academy” is being called out by critics who say it promotes anti-Semitic stereotypes. The show, based on...

‘Somebody Feed Phil’ a Decent Distraction

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Is your Netflix — or Amazon Prime or Hulu or HBO GO or ... — queue a little forlorn these days? Now in the fifth...

‘The Painted Bird’ Is Now on Demand

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By Curt Schleier Jerzy Kosiński’s 1965 Holocaust novel “The Painted Bird” was mired in controversy almost from its release. The film adaptation, which became available...

A New ‘Dirty Dancing’ Film Could Be in the Works

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By Marcy Oster Jennifer Grey, the Jewish actress who starred in the original “Dirty Dancing” film, is collaborating with Lionsgate on an untitled dance movie...

Penn Grads Star in Netflix Hospital Docuseries ‘Lenox Hill’

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While hospital hallways have always been home to heroes — which the public has recognized during the pandemic — the Netflix docuseries “Lenox Hill”...

The Mostly-in-Yiddish Horror Movie Trailer Depicts Burial Ritual Gone Wrong

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By Philissa Cramer The latest film from a production company behind a string of low-budget horror hits centers on a terrifying night spent carrying out...