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The 5 best movies by the Jewish Coen Brothers 

Dan Buffa, Special For the St. Louis Jewish Light January 3, 2022

Movies directed by the Coen brothers (Joel and Ethan) always carry a bitter aesthetic, like getting a glimpse of people living on the edge of society and the rules that encapsulate them. The Jewish brothers' content isn't just edgy, more like darker black...

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Jewish-themed TV picks we recommend this week

DAN BUFFA, SPECIAL FOR THE JEWISH LIGHT December 21, 2021

If there's one thing that December brings to the table, it's plenty of entertainment options. Here are a few Jewish-themed TV picks we recommend this week to keep on your radar. Need a good laugh, go see Amy! While Jewish actress Amy Schumer likes to...

5 things to know about Liev Schreibers ‘Ray Donovan’ movie

5 things to know about Liev Schreiber’s ‘Ray Donovan’ movie

Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish Light December 15, 2021

"You can't outrun your legacy." After seven seasons spent fixing other people's problems, "Ray Donovan" will finally have to try and fix himself or die trying. The Showtime series has featured Liev Schreiber's Boston-born bruiser taking care of...

Jewish shows to stream this week

Jewish shows to stream this week

Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish Light December 10, 2021

Here is our new list of Jewish shows to stream this week. The second week of December means a winter slew of awards-caliber movies, and the Jewish community's most prominent filmmaker has a new release out this week. Let's get into that and other entertainment...

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How Paul Rudd’s likeability aides his versatility on ‘The Shrink Next Door’

Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish Light December 8, 2021

The only thing more impressive than Paul Rudd's ruthless inability to age is his versatility on camera. "The Shrink Next Door," currently in its first season on Apple TV Plus, is proof of that. But the 52-year-old Jewish actor became a cinematic everyman...

This weeks Jewish themed TV picks

This week’s Jewish themed TV picks

Dan Buffa, SPECIAL FOR THE JEWISH LIGHT December 3, 2021

Everyone knows Hallmark is the channel where pure fluff is assembled: shows and movies that probably will make you cringe with oversaturated drama and theatrics. But before you have the complete urge to switch channels, they lure you in with more pancake...

Mrs. Maisel return date is set

“Mrs. Maisel” return date is set

Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish Light December 2, 2021

In case you don't get a valentine this February, there's now a strong fallback option: Binge "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" on Amazon ahead of its Season 4 premiere on Feb. 18. **MILD SPOILER ALERT** One of television's talked-about and critically-acclaimed...

5 things to know about Steven Matz

5 things to know about Steven Matz

Dan Buffa, SPECIAL FOR THE JEWISH LIGHT November 29, 2021

Steven Matz may not be what fans wanted, but does he make the St. Louis Cardinals a better team in 2022?  Let's dig into a few things about the team's newest pitcher and free-agent signing. With the collective bargaining agreement expiring this week,...

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So long, Moon Man: Mike Shannon calls it a career after nearly 60 years with Cardinals

DAN BUFFA, Special to the Jewish Light October 4, 2021

"Get up, baby, get up." A simple sequence of words transformed into a rally cry. For as long as I can remember, that's how a home run was called. While others define it as a long drive or a goner, Mike Shannon simply asked the ball to get up, like...

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Steven Spielberg’s ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ turns 40 as new ‘Indy’ adventure begins filming 

Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish Light June 11, 2021

When it comes to general movie fans, Steven Spielberg's name brings out a few different film classics: "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," "Saving Private Ryan," and "Jurassic Park." Maybe a few others. But they often forget about gems such as "Catch Me...

Cobra Kai

7 things to know about ‘Cobra Kai’ before you binge the Netflix series

Dan Buffa February 4, 2021

No one asked for another "Karate Kid" sequel. Honestly. Nearly twenty years after the third and final film ended ("Karate Kid 3" scored a 15% on Rotten Tomatoes), creator Josh Heald introduced "Cobra Kai" to the world. But this chapter picked up with...

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