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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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Film Music at the TJFF: May 5-12, 2012

Film Music at the TJFF: May 5-12, 2012

May 5, 2012 | By

Yes, the Toronto Jewish Film Festival is on, and today marks the beginning of a major sidebar series on film music. Check out the week’s tally, and plan your week accordingly.

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Film: Bye Bye Germany / Es war einmal in Deutschland… (2017)

Film: Bye Bye Germany / Es war einmal in Deutschland… (2017)

May 26, 2018 | By

Sam Garbarski’s tale of postwar concentration camp survivors using their wits to raise enough money to sail for America with business startup money is an unusual premise for a comedy-drama, and for most of the film the peculiar tone manages to balance dry humour…

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Film: Earth Cries Out, The / Il grido della terra (1949)

Film: Earth Cries Out, The / Il grido della terra (1949)

May 26, 2018 | By

Since its restoration in 2008, The Earth Cries Out is regarded as one of the earliest films chronicling the founding of Israel, made 9 years before the publication of Leon Uris’ best-selling novel Exodus, and Otto Preminger’s epic 1960 film version…

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Patricia Rozema’s Singing Mermaids & White Room + Bonus Audio from NCFD 2018

Patricia Rozema’s Singing Mermaids & White Room + Bonus Audio from NCFD 2018

May 24, 2018 | By

Review of the CanCon classic I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987) and much-maligned White Room (1990) + Q&A audio of director Patricia Rozema & journalist Kiva Reardon during National Canadian Film Day.

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Film: Another Planet (2017)

Film: Another Planet (2017)

May 15, 2018 | By

Director Amir Yatziv adopts a truly unique approach in weaving together various attempts to recreate the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz as virtual reality experiences. It sounds like a surreal concept, but Yatziv relies on excerpts and interviews with the VR creators who explain their goals, and sometimes appear as themselves within the segments…

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Film: Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators (2017)

Film: Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators (2017)

May 15, 2018 | By

Behind the best-selling children’s book about an overly curious monkey and his human friend in the yellow hat is the fantastic story of its creators, artist Hans Augusto Rey and writer Margert Rey, German Jews who fled Nazi Germany and eventually settled in the U.S…

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Film: N°5 War, The / N°5 War: A Deadly Duel Behind the Dream, The / La guerre du N°5 (2017)

Film: N°5 War, The / N°5 War: A Deadly Duel Behind the Dream, The / La guerre du N°5 (2017)

May 15, 2018 | By

Made for French TV, Stéphane Benhamou’s documentary is very specific on the creation and impact of Coco Chanel’s most popular perfume which ultimately transformed her into a global brand and one of the wealthiest women of her time, but perhaps new to the fashion icon’s story is the rather dirty maneuvering which suggests Chanel was a self-serving Nazi sympathizer…

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