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TJFF 2017: Rebekah Reiko & Yossi Fine’s Mandala Beats (2016)

TJFF 2017: Rebekah Reiko & Yossi Fine’s Mandala Beats (2016)

May 19, 2017 | By

Review of Mandala Beats (2016), Rebekah Reiko’s documentary on gifted Israeli bassist Yossi Fine, and his trip to the Rajasthan International Folk Festival in India. The short documentary had its World Premiere this past weekend at TJFF 2017.

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TJFF: Edith Jorisch’s The Heir / L’heritier (2017)

TJFF: Edith Jorisch’s The Heir / L’heritier (2017)

May 11, 2017 | By

Review of The Heir / L’heritier (2017), Edith Jorisch’s chronicle of her grandfather’s efforts to reclaim 3 paintings stolen by the Nazis in 1939. The short documentary screens May 11 at TJFF 2017. Also happening tonight: rare 35mm screenings of Joshua Then and Now (TJFF) + Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (The Royal).

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TJFF 2017: The Return of Adam Bomb and The Garbage Pail Kids

TJFF 2017: The Return of Adam Bomb and The Garbage Pail Kids

May 10, 2017 | By

Review of Jeff Zapata and Joe Simko’s affectionate documentary 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story (2016), which recently screened at TJFF 2017, and features a wealth of interviews, including artists Art Spielgelman, John Pound, Tom Bunk, and James Warhola.

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TJFF 2017: Ferenc Török’s 1945 (2017)

TJFF 2017: Ferenc Török’s 1945 (2017)

May 9, 2017 | By

Review of Ferenc Török’s 1945 (2017), which recently screened at TJFF 2017, and dramatizes the exposure of a dark secret by two strangers visiting a post-WWII town in Hungary.

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Drive-in Memories, Part 1: Going Attractions (2013) + Hot Docs & TJFF update

Drive-in Memories, Part 1: Going Attractions (2013) + Hot Docs & TJFF update

April 9, 2015 | By

Review of April Wright’s fun documentary Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the American Drive-in Movie (2013) + short update on Hot Docs and TJFF 2015.

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Comedy at TJFF 2014 + Broadway Danny Rose on Blu

Comedy at TJFF 2014 + Broadway Danny Rose on Blu

May 22, 2014 | By

The theme is comedy at TJFF 2014, with Sheldon Leonard’s Wonderful Life, Ten from Your Show of Shows, and When Comedy Went to School + Woody Allen’s Broadway Danny Rose on Blu from Twilight Time.

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TJFF 2014: Nat Hentoff and the Pleasures of Being Out of Step

TJFF 2014: Nat Hentoff and the Pleasures of Being Out of Step

May 19, 2014 | By

TJFF 2014: review of David L. Lewis’ detailed documentary on jazz and Civil Rights journalist Nat Hentoff.

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Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors + TJFF 2014: Claire Bloom

Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors + TJFF 2014: Claire Bloom

May 19, 2014 | By

Two related reviews: Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) makes its debut on Blu (Twilight Time) + a doc on Claire Bloom, recently screened at TJFF 2014.

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TJFF 2014: From Hollywood to Nuremberg – John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens (2012)

TJFF 2014: From Hollywood to Nuremberg – John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens (2012)

May 15, 2014 | By

TJFF 2014: review of Christian Delage’s excellent documentary From Hollywood to Nuremberg – John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens (2012).

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TJFF – American Musical Theatre: Elmer Bernstein + Film Music Masters: Jerry Goldsmith

TJFF – American Musical Theatre: Elmer Bernstein + Film Music Masters: Jerry Goldsmith

May 13, 2012 | By

Just uploaded: reviews of two rare film music programs screened at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival – American Musical Theatre: Elmer Bernstein (1961) and Film Music Masters: Jerry Goldsmith (1995) – plus some quick soundtrack news.

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