Jews in the News

Jews in the News: Lisa Bonet, Kirk Douglas and Neil Diamond

Sleeper Summer Hit? A Multi-Layered Thriller

“The Art of Self-Defense” opens on July 12. It may open later in the month in a theater near you. It got rave reviews at film festivals. Here’s a long quote from the “Variety” review that encapsulates how unusually good it is: “Casey …

Jews in the News: Randy Newman, Mel Brooks and Harvey Keitel

At the Movies: Here, Coming, and Brooks’ Funnies

The animated film “Toy Story 4” opens in theaters last week and will be playing for many weeks to come. Tom Hanks again voices Woody, the cowboy toy who is the star and hero of the whole series. Woody has many new adventures. They inclu…

Jews in the News: Adam Sandler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Beanie Feldstein

At the Movie Theaters

“Late Night,” a comedy/drama, opens “wide” on June 14. It stars Emma Thompson as Katherine Newbury, the long-time host of a popular network entertainment talk show. Newbury’s whole writing team is male and she’s attacked in the press as a “woman hating wo…

Jews in the News: Gideon Glick, Rachel Chavkin and Adam Guettel

The Tribe Goes to the Tonys: 2019 Edition

The Tony Awards, for excellence in the Broadway theater, will be presented on Sunday, June 9, at 8PM (CBS). Here are the confirmed Jewish nominees in all but the technical categories. This is atypical year in that no Jewish playwrights were nominate…

Jews in the News: Beanie Feldstein, Ben Platt and Peggy Lipton

At the Movies: Flying High, One way or another

Opening May 24 is the teen comedy “Booksmart”. It centers on Amy (BEANIE FELDSTEIN, 25) and Molly (Kaitlyn Dever), best friends and high school seniors. They decide to break-out of their bookish rut by going to a wild graduation party. But …