In case you were wondering why people have a tendency to hate on Oliver Stone, just take a look at Natural Born Killers. It pretty much sums up everything the “auteur” director is about. 1,196 more words
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With his newest film, When Jews Were Funny, documentarian Alan Zweig’s explores the history of Jewish comedy and its reciprocal relationship with Jewish identity. Married to a non-Jewish wife and with a new child at age 60, Zweig’s motivation is personal – a nagging and troubling sense of the loss of a distinct Jewish identity; that the very things which allowed the great Jewish comedians of old a rise to prominence are fading away due in part to their success and the resulting assimilation of Jewish sensibilities into the greater American culture.