Reed Hastings Discusses Glass Onion, Dave Chapelle, and More

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings discussed Glass Onion, Dave Chappelle, and more during an appearance at the New York Times DealBook conference. On the Glass Onion box office, Hastings said the following (via Deadline): “It’s a promotional tactic for the streaming service. We are not trying to build a theatrical business.” The CEO also admitted to Netflix leaving money on the table. Talk to anyone and they’ll tell that this film would have made north of…

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The Conspiracy: An Animated Film About Antisemitism – DOC NYC 2022

The world premiere of The Conspiracy at DOC NYC could not be more timely with antisemitism at its highest levels in several years. To say that this film is not enjoyable or entertaining would not be an understatement. However, it is essential that as many people watch this film–now more than ever. I’m not sure how many other DOC NYC films I’m getting to because of my schedule this month but I made sure that…

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Hannah Einbinder and Jon Stewart On Dave Chappelle, Antisemitism

Unlike Jon Stewart, it was Hacks star Hannah Einbinder nailing it in her Instagram story commenting on Dave Chappelle’s SNL monologue. Hannah Einbinder’s Instagram story is in the below photo: The text of her story follows: Yeah, the Chappelle monologue was littered with antisemitism. He did it masterfully. He used a genius technique: two truths and a lie. What I mean by that is, bigoted people will often couch their bigotry in a degree of…

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Kyrie Irving Finally Apologized But The Damage Is Done

Kyrie Irving has finally apologized in a post on Instagram but the damage is already done after previous opportunities to do so. His apology came hours after another media session where he was unable to unequivocally say he wasn’t antisemitic. When someone asks you a yes or no question like this, the correct answer is no. The correct answer is always no. If the answer is yes, it is going to pose a major problem.…

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Kyrie Irving Suspended For At Least 5 Games By Brooklyn Nets

It took one week since Kyrie Irving initially tweeted about an antisemitic documentary but the Brooklyn Nets have suspended him. Make no mistake about it–this suspension is too little, too late. The Brooklyn Nets should have taken action immediately when the tweet initially came to their attention. It isn’t enough to call out antisemitism whenever and wherever you see it but to hold people accountable for their actions. I’m glad to see the Nets are…

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Charles Barkley Is Right About Kyrie Irving

Charles Barkley is absolutely right about Kyrie Irving and the NBA’s failure to take action on his pushing an antisemitic documentary. Barkley’s comments came Tuesday night as the Inside The NBA crew were were commenting about the situation during the TNT NBA Tip-Off broadcast prior to the Brooklyn Nets facing off against the Chicago Bulls. To say that the NBA “dropped the ball” is not an understatement. They put out a press release condemning antisemitism…

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Antisemitism Is A Virus And Must Be Called Out

The rise in antisemitism in the United States has put Jews on the edge in recent years but it was Kanye West that led to many speaking out. It’s sad that it took Kanye West and a banner on the 405 in LA to get celebrities and everyone else talking. Where were they last May when there were protests outside of shuls and Holocaust museums? Where were they when Jews–especially visible Orthodox Jews–have been getting…

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Whoopi Goldberg, the Holocaust, and Education

Instead of suspending Whoopi Goldberg from The View, ABC would have done better to encourage more Holocaust education in programming. The thing that comes with being a Jewish critic means always having to chime in when a celebrity makes antisemitic comments or denies/distorts the Holocaust. Here I am once again finding myself writing about Whoopi Goldberg. Personally, I felt her apology on Tuesday’s episode of The View was satisfactory. It felt like she had shown…

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Movies

The United Nations designated January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day to mark the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. When the resolution was passed in 2005, it also rejected any form of Holocaust denial. There has been different themes during every year. In 2022, the day’s theme is Memory, Dignity, and Justice. Going into April 2020, I knew that I lost an aunt, uncle, and a number of cousins during the Holocaust. What I did not know…

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Antisemitism: A Must-Watch Doc on Jew-Hatred

Antisemitism is not an easy watch but the Ilan Ziv documentary is essential viewing to understand why there is so much hatred towards Jews. The hatred towards Jews predates the founding of the State of Israel in 1948. It predates the Holocaust. Jew-hatred predates World War I. It even predates Henry Ford, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the writing of both Wilhelm Marr and Édouard Drumont’s books on Jews. The two were…

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