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Michael Lipiner is a doctoral student in film studies at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and teaches cinema and English Language Arts. He is a native New Yorker, published author/playwright, and professional musician.

Photo credit: Diego Voss-Wikipedia

Despite its somewhat superfluous title, Me and Earl and the ...
Stewart ... careful balance Photo: Wikipedia

Michael Lipiner reviews Jon Stewart's Rosewater The "Rosebud...

Many of today's A-list Hollywood actors have turned to starr...
Cuban Sandwich Photo Credit: Mark Mitchel www.flickr.com

They say that money makes the world go round, but food is ce...
“His world had vanished long before he had entered it. But I must say he certainly sustained the illusion with a marvelous grace.”

This line is spoken by Zero Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham) in ...
I think I'm falling in love with my operating system: Joaquin Phoenix in Her

Her Review by Michael Lipiner "I'll always love you 'cause w...
Boone Hall Original Slave Cabins. Photo: Courtesy of Rennett Stowe www.flickr.com

Color is an interesting concept in a world that has often be...
Romantic ... Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke in "Before Midnight"

It is refreshing and exciting to have a sequel to a great fi...
Family truths are laid bare in The Fitzgerald Family Christmas

What's a New York family without Jewish guilt? Try a Catholi...
Meet The Fugue: Mark Ivanir, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener in A Late Quartet

Making sweet music: a scene from A Late Quartet, directed by Israeli Yaron Zilberman

Plato once said, "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings ...