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EVENT: The Oscars are hosted this year at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood

LIVE BLOG: The Oscars with Zach Helfand and Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks

February 9, 2020

This page is being updated throughout the Oscars awards ceremony by Opinion Editor Zach Helfand and Editor-in-Chief Jacob Joseph Lefkowitz Brooks. Cli...

TOGETHER: These year's Best Picture nominees are (left to right) Little Women, 1917, Ford v Ferrari, Joker, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Parasite, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit and Marriage Story

The Nine: Short reviews of the 2020 Best Picture nominees

February 9, 2020

Below are short reviews of all nine movies nominated in the Best Picture category of this year’s Academy Awards, by Boiling Point editors. Winners will ...

FRIEND: Waititi portrays Jojo’s imaginary version of Adolf Hitler, a father figure to Jojo, whose own father went missing.

Jojo Rabbit: Sparks of love in a world of hate

December 15, 2019

After sitting through an opening scene featuring at least 10 “Heil Hitler”’s, few would expect a film that evokes uncontrollable laughter and tears....

REVIEW: Making violence funny in Tarantino’s 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

REVIEW: Making violence funny in Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

October 13, 2019

Comic relief is a popular way of alleviating pain or lightening the intensity of violence in films. But generating laughter while displaying gruesome and...

WOW: Freddy Freeman, played by Jack Dylan Glazer, is amazed by Billy Batson’s transformation from boy to superhero.

‘Shazam’ spins a superhero fantasy into an appreciation of chosen families

May 29, 2019

Kids feel less important than adults. Kids are shorter, not as strong, and not as powerful. If a kid were suddenly given all the size, strength and power...

<strong><span style=INFLUENCE: Oz’s 40 books, including his memoir A Tale of Love and Darkness, have been translated into 45 languages, the most among any Israeli author. BP Photo by Uzi Varon from " />

Amos Oz, father of Israeli fiction, dies at 79

March 1, 2019

“When I was little, my ambition was to grow up to be a book. Not a writer,” Amos Oz wrote in A Tale of Love and Darkness. “People can be killed...

<strong><span style= BP Photo Illustration by Gilad Spitzer " />

The Eight: Short reviews of the 2019 Best Picture nominees

February 24, 2019

Below are short reviews of all eight movies nominated in the Best Picture category of this year’s Academy Awards. They were compiled by Acting Arts ...

<strong><span style=INSPIRATION: Members of the leading K-pop group BTS addressed the United Nations General Assembly Sept. 24. " />

South Korean boy band BTS speaks for – and to – a generation

November 18, 2018

Role models are necessary in the chaos of our everyday lives, a stool we step on to constantly reassure ourselves of success and happiness. But what does...

<span style=Rachel Chu, right, played by Constance Wu, spends most of the movie trying to gain the approval of her boyfriend’s mother Eleanor, left, played by Michelle Yeoh. " />

Heartfelt and funny, cultures clash in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

September 13, 2018

This story won a Best of SNO award. Hollywood has seen shake-ups recently of some of its most formulaic film genres when the element of race is int...

ART: The exhibit displays various paintings and artifacts pertaining to the history of the Jewish people.

Skirball’s ‘Visions and Values’ exhibit is a journey through all of Jewry across all of time

May 17, 2018

It should not have been surprising to find each room opening onto another at an exhibit that promised to cover the span of all of Jewish history, culture...

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