Tag Archives: Daniel Radcliffe

Five (Not So) Film Favorites: Actors Who Try Too Hard

The idea for this piece came from the tail end of conversation between radio host Bob Edwards and Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten. For whatever reason, the final few minutes of their hour-long conversation turned to the acting abilities, or … Continue reading

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A Modern Deluge of Jewish Movie Stars

Back in the day, the glorious days of Hollywood, especially the 1930s and 1940s, Jewish characters were kept at a minimum and stereotyped as immigrants. Hollywood was the greatest Protestant plastic art form – ironically – built and created by Jews … Continue reading

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The Avoidable Mediocrity of the Harry Potter films

In late August, I finally found myself bored enough to go and see the final installment of the Harry Potter film franchise: Harry Potter and the Death Hallows: Part 2 (my, that is an unwieldy title).  The desire to see … Continue reading

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Family Films

(I wrote the bulk of this piece prior to seeing the most recent posts by James Parrish and Peter Schilling.  However, my critiques of “family films” parallel some of the themes that they were respectively discussing.) Ever since Harry Potter … Continue reading

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