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Reviews In Search of Israeli Cusine Poster
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Director Roger Sherman has made a film that defies the passive watching experience that so often accompanies his subject, injecting his film with varying points of view and brilliantly never revealing its own perspective on things. In Search of Israeli Cuisine is a film that challenges while it educates, teaches while it entertains.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Warner Home Video) is the title of a book mentioned in the novel Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and later inspired a novel by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling that Warner Brothers adapted into the newly released movie. What may appear an entirely commercial decision to milk a cash cow still further is actually a film with great charm and a wonderful menagerie of imaginative creatures.

SXSW 2017 68 kill alisha
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As demented and blood-soaked a road trip movie as you’re ever to see, 68 Kill transcends its violent and pulpy midnight movie roots by telling a perpetually unpredictable story that shatters expectations and denies genre conventions.

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em>The ‘Mama’s Family’ Favorites Collection (Time Life) features highlights from all six seasons of Mama’s Family, which originally aired from 1983 to 1990, first on NBC and then, after a two-year hiatus, in first-run syndication. Mama’s Family originated on “The Carol Burnett Show,” which lasted 11 seasons on CBS. On the Burnett show, the sketch was called The Family and featured the …

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Allied (Paramount Home Entertainment) a wartime thriller with a large helping of romance, stars Brad Pitt as Max Vatan, a Royal Canadian Air Force wing commander on a top-secret mission in Casablanca. He has agreed to pose as the husband of French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard). Under Marianne’s guidance, they …

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It’s Always Fair Weather (Warner Archive), made in 1955 toward the end of MGM’s Golden Age of Musicals, has an original story and some excellent musical numbers, but has never achieved the status of the studios’ other musicals, such as The Band Wagon and Singin’ in the Rain. Three G.I.’s return from Europe and make a pact to reunite at Tim’s Bar and Grill in ten years. But their reunion is a disaster, as Dog (Dan Dailey) is an unhappy …

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Inferno (Sony Home Entertainment) is the third installment of the franchise based on Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. This time around, Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up in a Florence hospital room with a head wound and amnesia. He doesn’t know why he’s in Italy or what caused his injury. When a female assassin shows up at the hospital, Langdon and his doctor, Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), make ….

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Storks (Warner Home Video) is an animated film whose premise is that storks no longer deliver babies. Now they deliver packages for global retail giant cornerstone.com, a thinly disguised version of online retailer Amazon. Junior (voice of Andy Samberg), the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when the Baby Factory is accidentally activated on his watch, producing a sweet, adorable — and entirely unauthorized — baby girl. Desperate to deliver this bundle before the boss gets wise, Junior and his …

Reviews lion
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Based on Saroo Brierley’s memoir A Long Way Home, Garth Davis’ (Top of the Lake) feature-film debut, Lion, isn’t, to paraphrase Charles Dickens, “A Tale of Two Cities,” but it is a tale – or rather a film – of two distinct, unequal halves, one set several decades in the past on the Indian subcontinent, the other in the near present…

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