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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

‘Greyhound’ director Aaron Schneider.

Catching up on latest summer streaming options

By Nate Bloom, Special to the Jewish Light August 13, 2020

New films, shows streaming“Greyhound,” a big-budget film starring Tom Hanks (who also wrote the film), began streaming on Apple Plus TV on July 10. A huge audience has tuned-in and it is now a summer streaming blockbuster. “Greyhound” is the...

Daveed Diggs, above center, reprises his roles as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the film adaptation of Hamilton, streaming on Disney Plus beginning July 3.

‘Hamilton’ the film and other streaming notes

By Nate Bloom, Special to the Jewish Light July 2, 2020

‘Hamilton’ and more (Some catch-up) The film version of “Hamilton,” the mega-hit Broadway musical about Alexander Hamilton, begins streaming on the Disney Plus channel on July 3. The film was supposed to open in theaters, but COVID-19 intervened....

PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: Judd Apatow directed and co-wrote “The King of Staten Island.” Pamela Adlon and Pauline Chalamet co-star. Liz Garbus directed the documentary “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” premiering on HBO June 28.

New releases on video-on-demand, streaming services

BY NATE BLOOM, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT June 18, 2020

Stars of David — Jewish CelebritiesThe Firefighter’s Son and More“The King of Staten Island” was diverted from theaters to video-on-demand and premiered on June 12 to mixed reviews. Directed and co-written by JUDD APATOW, 52, it stars Pete Davidson...

Lenox Hill, a Netflix documentary, follows four physicians as they balance their personal and professional lives.  The series was filmed prior to the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.

Netflix documentary follows docs at legendary hospital

By Nate Bloom, Special to the Jewish Light June 4, 2020

Stars of David — Jewish CelebritiesNew offerings and more In 1989, Betty Broderick entered the home of her ex-husband, Dr. Dan Broderick, and shot and killed Dan and his wife, Linda, in their bed. Broderick, the mother of Dan’s two children, claimed...

Jerry Seinfeld stars in a new comedy special on Netflix.  

Jewish comedians take the spotlight

By Nate Bloom, Special to the Jewish Light May 7, 2020

Stars of David — Jewish CelebritiesComedy for a causeFrom 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, NBC will present a live-streaming event called the “Feeding America Comedy Festival” (can also be seen on The Weather Channel” and Comedy TV). The program...

Lisa Bonet, Lenny Kravitz, Zoe Kravitz

Jewish celebrities: Call of the Wild, streaming update and Rick Moranis is back

By Nate Bloom, Special to the Jewish Light February 27, 2020

At the movies: Something wild “The Call of the Wild,” which opened last Friday, is based on the famous 1903 novel by Jack London. It’s the story of Buck, a very big dog whose idyllic life in Northern California ends when he is stolen and transported...

Scarlett Johansson (with Sam Rockwell, left, and Roman Griffin Davis) stars as a loving German mom in

Coming to a theater near you

By Nate Bloom, Special to The Jewish Light October 24, 2019

At the movies “The Current War: Director’s Cut” is about the corporate battle that pitted Thomas Edison (1847-1931) against George Westinghouse (1846-1914) and Westinghouse associate Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult). After inventing the first commercially...

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