Jews in the News

Jews in the News: Joaquin Phoenix, Natalie Portman and Nate Ebner

At the Movies: Joaquin and Natalie

Opening “wide” on Friday, Oct. 4 are “The Joker” and “Lucy in the Sky.” Joker stars JOAQUIN PHOENIX, 44, as the iconic nemesis of “Batman.” However, this is only at the edges a Batman-related film. Rather, it is a Scorsese-like portrait of …

Jews in the News: David Schwimmer, Rachel Bloom and Ashley Tisdale

At the Movies

 The big budget sci-fi flick “Ad Astra” opened last Friday and will be in theaters for several weeks. Capsule plot: Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones) and unravel a mystery that thr…

Jews in the News: Patricia Arquette, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Ben Stiller

The Tribe Goes to the Emmys: 2019 Edition

 The Primetime Emmys, for excellence in TV, will be presented, on Fox, on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 8PM (EDT). There will be no host.  The number of categories (27) is a record and many categories now have more than the “traditional” 5 nominees. He…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jerry Seinfeld and Seth Rogen

The Emmys: An Award Marathon

The Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, held on Sept. 22, will feature a record number of categories (27). Even 27 awards aren’t enough to include categories that, in years past, would be “ready for Primetime”. Here are the Jewish, or Jewish-themed, “Creativ…

Jews in the News: Eli Cohen, Sasha Baron Cohen and Ray Benson

The Spy or Cohen Plays Cohen

“The Spy,” a six-episode Netflix original series, premieres on Friday, Sept. 6.  It is about ELI COHEN (1924-1965), a real-life Israeli spy. If you are unfamiliar with Cohen’s life, you could, of course, read an on-line biography. However, you may want to…