Movie Beat – 06.21.13

The Attack – Amin is a Palestinian surgeon, fully integrated into Tel Aviv society, with a beautiful wife, a promising career, and a whole society of Jewish friends. It is all turned upside down by a suicide bombing. The police regret to inform him that his wife died in the blast, and to make matters worse, she was the bomber. Amin enters Palestinian territory to clear her name and prove her innocence, but there is a problem, it’s possible that she wasn’t brainwashed. Starring Ali Suliman, Yevgenya Dodina, Karim Saleh, Reymond Amsellem, Uri Gavriel, and Dvir Benedek, written and directed … Continue reading Movie Beat – 06.21.13


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To borrow a tagline from another recently rebooted franchise, Man of Steel is not your Father’s Superman. The name ‘Superman’ isn’t even in the title, is only spoken in the movie once, and not even by one of the main characters! The red underpants are missing, the color palette is muted, the All American Boy Scout is toned down, and we are in lot more danger. And I like it.

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In Their Words – Tuesday, June 18, 2013

“I wrote Scenes from a Marriage just for fun and didn’t know what to do with it. It was like Winnie the Pooh. You know, Christopher Robin was ill and, every evening before sleep, A. A. Milne told him one of those little stories. Then he wrote them down and suddenly the whole world bought Winnie the Pooh. It was the same with Scenes from a Marriage. I wrote it for fun, for myself. I started with the third scene, then I wrote the fourth, then the second. The whole thing took me about four weeks. Remember, it’s called Scenes … Continue reading In Their Words – Tuesday, June 18, 2013