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Re: “The Social Network and the "F" Word

Armie Hammer is of part Jewish descent.

Actors of fully Jewish background: Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julian Morris, Adam Brody, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Gabriel Macht, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Lisa Kudrow, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal Gadot, Debra Messing, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Shiri Appleby, Justin Bartha, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Margarita Levieva, Elizabeth Berkley, Halston Sage, Seth Gabel, Corey Stoll, Mia Kirshner, Alden Ehrenreich, Eric Balfour, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy.

Andrew Garfield and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are Jewish, too (though I don’t know if both of their parents are).

Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave Franco, James Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix, Emmy Rossum, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Connelly, Sofia Black D’Elia, Nora Arnezeder, Goldie Hawn, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Peet, Eric Dane, Jeremy Jordan, Joel Kinnaman, Ben Barnes, Patricia Arquette, Kyra Sedgwick, Dave Annable, Ryan Potter.

Actors with Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers, who themselves were either raised as Jews and/or identify as Jews: Ezra Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Davalos, Nat Wolff, Nicola Peltz, James Maslow, Josh Bowman, Winona Ryder, Michael Douglas, Ben Foster, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nikki Reed, Zac Efron, Jonathan Keltz, Paul Newman.

Oh, and Ansel Elgort’s father is Jewish, though I don’t know how Ansel was raised. Robert Downey, Jr. and Sean Penn were also born to Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers. Armie Hammer and Chris Pine are part Jewish.

Actors with one Jewish-born parent and one parent who converted to Judaism: Dianna Agron, Sara Paxton (whose father converted, not her mother), Alicia Silverstone, Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

Posted by Wendy Moss on 08/15/2015 at 12:47 AM

Re: “The Social Network and the "F" Word

Armie Hammer is of part Jewish descent.

Actors of fully Jewish background: Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julian Morris, Adam Brody, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Gabriel Macht, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Lisa Kudrow, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal Gadot, Debra Messing, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Shiri Appleby, Justin Bartha, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Margarita Levieva, Elizabeth Berkley, Halston Sage, Seth Gabel, Corey Stoll, Mia Kirshner, Alden Ehrenreich, Eric Balfour, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy.

Andrew Garfield and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are Jewish, too (though I don’t know if both of their parents are).

Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave Franco, James Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix, Emmy Rossum, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Connelly, Sofia Black D’Elia, Nora Arnezeder, Goldie Hawn, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Peet, Eric Dane, Jeremy Jordan, Joel Kinnaman, Ben Barnes, Patricia Arquette, Kyra Sedgwick, Dave Annable, Ryan Potter.

Actors with Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers, who themselves were either raised as Jews and/or identify as Jews: Ezra Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Davalos, Nat Wolff, Nicola Peltz, James Maslow, Josh Bowman, Winona Ryder, Michael Douglas, Ben Foster, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nikki Reed, Zac Efron, Jonathan Keltz, Paul Newman.

Oh, and Ansel Elgort’s father is Jewish, though I don’t know how Ansel was raised. Robert Downey, Jr. and Sean Penn were also born to Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers. Armie Hammer and Chris Pine are part Jewish.

Actors with one Jewish-born parent and one parent who converted to Judaism: Dianna Agron, Sara Paxton (whose father converted, not her mother), Alicia Silverstone, Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

Posted by Wendy Moss on 08/15/2015 at 12:47 AM

Re: “The Diary of a Teenage Girl Is a Must-See

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Re: “3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets Is Provocative

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Posted by Editor on 08/08/2015 at 5:49 PM

Re: “The Look of Silence: Deeply Troubling

Te U.S. government had a major role in the massacres at the center of The Look of Silence. It cheered on the mass murder, armed and trained the military dictatorship that ruled for decades after, and US corporate interests continue to benefit. Human rights groups are urging the U.S. government to declassify and release all records of the 1965/66 violence. The U.S. must also acknowledge its responsibility in these bloody events and the many bloodbaths - in Aceh, West Papua, East Timor and elsewhere in the archipelago - that followed. Sign and share this petition http://chn.ge/1v50Edj

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Posted by John M Miller on 07/30/2015 at 8:13 AM

Re: “3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets Is Provocative

Michael Dunn is in prison for life. He can appeal all he wants. He can yell all he wants. He murdered a 17 year kid. He endangered the lives of the other 3. He's a violent racist that needs to stay in prison. He committed a hate crime and he gotta pay for his actions. He needs to take personal responsibility. Cause even white people got ratchedness about themselves, cause I've seen and experienced it on many occasions. Racism exists, hate exists, and we must not allow white supremacy to run a muck with impunity any longer. No more.

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Posted by Orlando Coombs on 07/22/2015 at 11:53 PM

Re: “Dope Rocks

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Posted by Editor on 07/17/2015 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll

"US aggression created adversaries." It also killed 600,000 Cambodians in a bombing campaign, which should also count as "systematic murder."

Posted by Anton Woronczuk on 07/05/2015 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Review: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

There's no Robbe-Grillet here, dude. Read those books again...

Posted by Jono Schneider on 06/21/2015 at 11:17 PM

Re: “The Apu Trilogy: Rich and Unforgettable

Caught Pather Panchali today, fitting in the other two before Thursday. I'd seen the first before, but this restoration is amazing, and seeing it on a screen was a completely different, heart-rending experience.

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Posted by Rick Kelley on 06/14/2015 at 9:20 PM

Re: “The Apu Trilogy: Rich and Unforgettable

OMG! Thanks so much for the heads up. Haven't seen this since maybe 1968.

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Posted by Mary Eisenhart on 06/12/2015 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Jurassic World: Bigger, Scarier, Not Necessarily Cooler

Spielberg's movies would be so much better if he had any clue how *real* people, especially children, actually talk to each other or behave ...

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Posted by Miles Monroe on 06/12/2015 at 11:10 AM

Re: “'You're Touched, Kid'

Kelly, it's well-known that the Wilsons grew up in Hawthorne (not Inglewood).

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Posted by Kevin Walsh on 06/03/2015 at 7:28 PM

Re: “Fifty Shades of Grey

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Posted by Editor on 05/26/2015 at 11:17 AM

Re: “The D Train

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Posted by Editor on 05/26/2015 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Hot Pursuit: The Funniest Comedy of the Season

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Posted by Editor on 05/26/2015 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World

(SF Gate bounced me so hope you don't mind me posting this here!)
It's true a lot of documentaries on artists and certain musicians are often aimed at, or appeal to, a very narrow niche, but that doesn't mean the film itself isn't utterly worthwhile. I just watched The Man Who Fell to Earth a 2.5 hr. Brian Eno docu. that came out a few years ago, and it was fantastic, if a bit overlong and exhaustive and perhaps, mainly aimed at already "won-over" Eno-philes. In any case, I'm a massive Giger fan from the time ALIEN came out and made such an overwhelming impression on me in 1979 at age 11, so I'm probably one of the prime targets for this
film and I aim to see it if it opens in NYC or LI or on DVD soon. A friend once quipped that Giger was primarily dealing in "illustration" but I always saw him as something of a visionary artist myself, having a style and disturbing depth/texture that many fantasy/horror/SF artists did not possess, minus a few notable exceptions. Giger was also much more than a mere illustrator given his amazing set and sculpting/production hands-on achievements with ALIEN and other projects but particularly ALIEN. He'd not only paint it, he'd BUILD IT to exact specs. That takes a special kind of genius. That work still holds up and it deserved all the many accolades it received. I dunno what happened with POLTERGEIST II but I still haven't seen that film: supposedly most of Giger's work was left on the cutting room floor, sadly. Anyway, I'm very much looking forward to Dark Star.

--Scott B. L.I. NY

Posted by Scott Briggs on 05/14/2015 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll

Wow...so cool...another altogether new way of looking at Cambodia other than through the tired yet tragic lens of US-Vietnam War and Pol Pot. Who knew?

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Posted by Tony Daysog on 05/08/2015 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Exodus: Gods and Kings

jesus crisis,save us

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Posted by Todd Saed on 05/07/2015 at 8:34 PM

Re: “Ex Machina

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Posted by Editor on 05/06/2015 at 11:51 AM

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