Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Hogwarts castle from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Where’s The Jewish Representation In Harry Potter? (Part 1)

Unlike much of the world, I didn’t read the full Harry Potter series until I was in high school. I tried reading the first two books in elementary school, but I put them down until we read the first book in ninth grade English. To say that reading these books changed my life is completely…

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Lebanon Wins Film Award

Center for Israel Education September 12, 2009 For the first time since the award was introduced in 1949, an Israeli film, “Lebanon,” won the Golden Lion Award at the 66th annual Venice International Film Festival. The festival is one of the The Venice festival is the oldest international film festival in the world and the…

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Adam Driver and John David Washington in BlacKkKlansman.


Emily Burack ALMA Spike Lee’s new film is required viewing about anti-Semitism today. About halfway through Spike Lee’s new film BlacKkKlansman, I pulled out my phone to write a line down. Adam Driver’s character, a Jewish cop named Flip Zimmerman, says “I never thought much about it” — “it” being his Jewishness — “now I’m…

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Hollywood celebrity Jews

Celebrity Jews – Jurassic Park, Fred Rogers And Animals

AT THE MOVIES Opening June 22: Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom is the fourth sequel since Jurassic Park, the blockbuster 1992 Steven Spielberg film that posited that dinosaurs could be brought back from extinction by using their ancient DNA. The premise was interesting, but what knocked everyone’s socks off was the tremendous computer generated (“CGI”) special…

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Celebrity Jews: At The Movies

Super Troopers 2, I Feel Pretty and You Were Never Really Here Opening April 20: Super Troopers 2 is a sequel to the 2011 film about five wacky Vermont State Troopers. This light comedy co-stars Emmanuelle Chriqui (Sloane on Entourage), 42. She’s a Canadian of Moroccan Jewish background. Rob Lowe and Lynda “Wonder Woman” Carter…

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