Archive | Film Criticism

PBS Film Review: 1913: Seeds of Conflict

The discovery of a film made in1913 entitled “Life of the Jews in Palestine” served as the stimulus for this PBS Special. Using cuts from the film, which show the earliest pictures of Jewish settlers, old photographs, and actors speaking the words of people living in Palestine in that era, Ben Loeterman, writer and director, […]

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The Hunger Games: Parent Trap

Parents of teenagers, or to use today’s parlance “young adults,” ought to think about the messages conveyed by The Hunger Games books and movie.  What are young people taking away from this entertainment bonanza? Note: I haven’t read the books, but many of the reviews on Amazon re-enforce my thoughts after having seen the movie. […]

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