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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...
Miriam Zohar pictured in her home in Neve Avivim

I met Miriam Zohar through a mutual friend. I was a bit nerv...
Manning the suicide phone lines ... a scene from Hotline

That’s telling him ... Dorothy and the delivery man

Produced two and a half years apart, one in Ashkelon and the...
Following a long ‘Tradition’ ... Eric Issacson as Tevye in the LOGON production of Fiddler on the Roof

So, you say you've already seen Fiddler on the Roof? Quite p...
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 ...
Hand in hand . . . a scene from "Last Stop"

With Last Stop, Shula Spiegel Productions and Dana Eden have...
Special Interview ... a real treat

SPECIAL INTERVIEW For those of you who did not come to see t...

 THE WINNER of our final photo contest is Lora Gordon, ...
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...
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 ...
Shedding a tear: a scene from DocAviv festival winner Waiting for Sunrise, directed by Vered Argaman


It's no secret that Israeli cinema is growing up. Its leap f...

"Women are very much like sunflowers… the last stage is the ...