“Amazon’s decision to renew its deceptive, ahistorical frivolity is a slap in the face to survivors.”
You haven’t lived until you’ve heard Pacino, who turns 80 today, utter the words, “This is not murder, this is mitzvah” in “Hunters.”
The Oscars were exceedingly shiny and attempted to be exceedingly earnest, and we at the Forward were only slightly less earnest in analyzing them.
Is Al Pacino one of the great Jewish actors of our time?
Barry Levinson’s adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel ‘The Humbling’ feels like driving a car with a flat tire. Can Al Pacino steer it right as the flick speeds toward a tremendous smash-up?
Phil Spector’s life could be summed up in four words — musical genius, eccentric and murderer.
“Phil Spector, Al Pacino and Keith Richards…” sounds like the beginning of a really good joke — or at least, a pretty booze-filled one.
HBO has released a trailer for its upcoming Phil Spector biopic, about the legendary record producer and convicted murderer. The film, written and directed by David Mamet, stars Al Pacino as Spector and Helen Mirren as his defense attorney. Based on the trailer, though, the main attraction seems to be the many phases of Spector’s hair. Take a look:
In this, the second annual Forward Fives selection, we celebrate the year’s cultural output with a series of deliberately eclectic choices in film, music, theater, exhibitions and books. Here we present five of the most important Jewish performances of 2010. Feel free to argue with and add to our selections in the comments.