Monthly Archives: January 2014

Die Ladenhüter (“Just Because They Serve You…”)

I’m not at Sundance.  You’re probably not either.  There are more than 120 feature films, mostly new, dispersed through various festival sections, and many of them will become must-sees of 2014. But Kevin Smith’s first film, “Clerks,” a new print made for … Continue reading

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The Real(er) Mitt

Mitt Romney’s large and attractive family loves and admires him–his son Josh says, “What better guy is there than my dad?”–which is unsurprising, how it should be.  But familial accord is not in and of itself a qualification for the … Continue reading

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Now We Join NYJFF, Already in Progress

Like a gorgeous holiday (or any day) meal made by my Jewish mother, this year’s New York Jewish Film Festival, co-sponsored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Jewish Museum, is a banquet with seemingly endless offerings.  (Ess, … Continue reading

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Happy, healthy new year.

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