February 17, 2019

Hollywood

“How the architect of the Final Solution, an otherwise unremarkable bureaucrat, became a star character for film.”

“Each iteration of the classic film draws audiences in with an allure that transcends generations.”

“Hollywood still hasn’t gotten over the Bush administration. It’s an ugly obsession.”

If you want television that truly reflects the human condition, look to cartoons.

“We associate a lack of makeup with authenticity, but that’s not the whole story.”

Kanye is continuing to upset with his pro-Trump opinions. Is it all just a publicity stunt?

“Is the Jewish state losing its celebrities, or gaining new cultural ambassadors?”

Twenty years after it went off the air, “Murphy Brown” is getting a reboot. This time the show will be more mature, and way more political.

Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to ten years in prison for aggravated indecent assault. As troubling as it is to think of “America’s Dad” as a sexual predator, Bill Cosby got exactly what he deserved.

Roseanne, Arrested Development, Full House, X-Files… the TV reboots are coming faster than we can watch them. Does this mean we’re obsessed with the past? Or that we have no original ideas? (Video)

"In recounting the life of alleged Mossad agent Ashraf Marwan, Ariel Vromen's disappointing film leaves the most interesting parts of the story off screen."

As the first Emmy Awards Ceremony in the post #MeToo era, diversity was supposed to be the theme of the evening. But measuring diversity at an awards show is no easy feat.

Netflix has completely revolutionized how Americans watch TV and movies – now it wants to be recognized by the academy. Here’s a look at Netflix’s quest to win “Best Picture.”

His comments about the #MeToo movement may have been boneheaded, but Norm MacDonald’s message of forgiveness is one that our culture desperately needs to hear.

Thanks to the influence of Jon Stewart, today’s late-night TV landscape is dominated by ultra-progressive comedians with a strong political bent. They might be killing comedy.

"In a wave of films, including a number at the Toronto Film Festival, the kinds of police brutality-inflicted tragedies that gave birth to the Black Lives Matter movement are being filtered into fiction film with anguished and stirring passion."

Film icon Burt Reynolds, star of “Boogie Nights” and “Smokey and the Bandit,” passed away on Thursday at the age of 82. Here’s a tribute to the legacy of this surprisingly funny American sex symbol.

Cher is 72-years-old and is just as big of an icon as she’s ever been. With a new Broadway musical about her life and a new album coming out, America isn’t done with Cher. Neither is Cher.

According to research, watching “Law & Order SVU” has a positive effect on one’s understanding of consent & sexual assault. The new “Law & Order” hopes to shine the same spotlight on hate crimes.

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JJ Editor's Daily Picks

"Have world leaders really got the will to bring peace to Yemen? We hear much about Yemen’s crisis, but far less about the hypocrisy of states fuelling the very conflict they condemn."

"No poll so far in our database has tested Trump against the relatively unknown Weld... Indeed, Weld seems like one of the weakest candidates that anti-Trump Republicans could put up in a national campaign. "

"An initiative by the mayor of Tiberias for the municipality to help provide public transportation on the Sabbath has caused the issue of the social status quo to the forefront of public discussion."

"Like “30 Rock,” “Kimmy Schmidt” obviously slanted leftward, but most always exhibited a similar eagerness to skewer politics more generally than just the GOP."

"Yes, we’re all overwhelmed with email. One recent survey suggested that the average American’s inbox has 199 unread messages. But volume isn’t an excuse for not replying."

"... platforms now have a stranglehold over publishers who, individually and even as a group, have little-to-no bargaining power when it comes to algorithmic changes, ad rates, and much else."

"[There's] a subgenre known as National Socialist black metal, which espouses neo-Nazi views and has been described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as aiming to recruit youth to white-supremacist causes."

"“The Ideas That Made America” by Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen is an anomaly in the genre. Its brevity is a point of pride, yet it aspires to do a little of everything."

"My wish is to die in my own bed, cared for by people I love—clean, comfortable and relatively free from pain. I hope to have time to say my goodbyes and give my final blessings."

"A diet for fast weight loss is a pipe dream. Many of us want to lose weight without making permanent changes, because we view thinness instead of health as a success."

"Opportunity casts a long shadow over all subsequent Mars rovers, setting a gold standard of JPL engineering. Customized versions of its mobility software are used on the rovers Curiosity and upcoming Mars 2020."

"Biblical scholarship has deepened our understanding of the Torah and at the same time challenges us to consider the implications of our declaring the Torah to be emet. What is emet and what does it mean to say that the Torah is emet?"