Jews in the News

Jews in the News: Tracee Ellis Ross, Andy Cohen and Steven Guttenberg

New Offerings and More

“High Note” is a big-budget film about the music industry that was supposed to open in theaters, but was diverted to rental streaming due to Covid-19 (started streaming on May 29. $20.00 to rent for 3 days. It appears that $20 is the going price for other brand ne…

Jews in the News: Amanda Peet, Zach Braff and Arthur Miller

The Broderick Case Redux

In 1989, Betty Broderick entered the home of her ex-husband, Dr. Dan Broderick, and shot and killed Dan and his wife, Linda, in their bed. Broderick, the mother of Dan’s two children, claimed that she had been the subject of various types of abuse by Dan. The pros…

Jews in the News: Jerry Stiller, Josh Gad and Lisa Kudrow

The Stillers and the Pulitzers

 There have been a lot of tribute articles in the Jewish and general media about JERRY STILLER, who died last week, age 92. But I was most moved by a couple of sentences in BEN STILLER’s announcement of his father’s death. Ben wrote:  “He was a great d…

Jews in the News: Adam Sandler, Ben Platt and Beanie Feldstein

More Broadcast and Streaming Shows to Ease the Quarantine

“The Wrong Missy”, an original Netflix film, began streaming on May 13. Capsule plot: A man (David Spade) accidentally invites a crazy blind date from his past (Lauren Lapkus) who shares the same name as the woman of his dreams t…

Jews in the News: Adam Sandler, Amy Schumer and Henry Winkler

New Broadcast and Streaming Choices---Catch-Up and Look Ahead

“Almost Happy”, which started streaming on Netflix on May 1, is an Argentine comedy/drama series about a radio show host (of modest fame) with two kids and an ex-wife whom he still loves. Other plot details are scarce, but a …