Jon Stewart made a surprise appearance on the last episode of Larry Wilmore’s “The Nightly Show” yesterday, delivering a heartfelt speech and a little serving of Yiddish.
The latest public incident of rape mansplaining and victim-blaming — incident, mind, not controversy; publicly disrespecting and undermining women isn’t controversial, it’s just wrong — has centered on an unlikely figure: Amy Schumer. In a now-deleted Facebook post, comedian Kurt Metzger, who has written for Schumer’s Comedy Central Show “Inside Amy Schumer,” lambasted the decision of the Upright Citizens Brigade to ban comedian Aaron Glaser after an internal investigation reviewing several allegations of rape against him. Metzger focused his criticism on women for not immediately reporting rapes to the police.
For his first major TV commercial of the campaign, former “Celebrity Apprentice” host, bestselling author of self-help books and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has tapped actor Bruce McGill to perform his voiceover. This news comes to us via Media Matters.
I was blown away by German director Lars Kraume’s riveting and revelatory film “The People vs. Fritz Bauer” starring Burghart Klaussner in a brilliant portrayal of indomitable Nazi hunter Bauer. A based-on-fact thriller, the film chronicles the travails and obstacles faced by Fritz Bauer—a German attorney general who—in the 1960’s— was unrelenting in his search for Adolf Eichmann eventually helping the Mossad [an act of treason!] find him and bring him to justice in Israel. In his film notes Kraume posits that Bauer wanted “to teach the Germans to be a better people, to fundamentally change the country during the Adenauer era”.
If Portman felt her breath, it meant she was saying the words in an Israeli accent — or something close to it. Along with directing, writing and starring in the 2015 Hebrew-language film, which hits U.S. screens on Friday, Portman had to learn how to speak like an Israeli housewife in the 1940s.