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This year’s festival included only three narrative films.

Standouts and disappointments at this year’s Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival

January 30th, 2015

This year’s festival included only three narrative films.

  • Film

    Set in a mysterious alternate world populated exclusively by women ...

  • Film

    In this courtroom battle, the white guy is the underdog.

  • Film

    Wilmore is a confident host, funny and engaged with the subject matter.

  • Film

    The small-town film fest has scaled back to four days, but it's still set to feature 141 short films.

  • Film

    Over the course of three features, filmmaker J.C. Chandor has demonstrated remarkable range.

  • Film

    Plus, three more sub movies to watch.

  • Film

    His crowdfunded remake of a cult vampire movie confounds.

  • A&E

    He's TV's latest misanthropic jerk who solves mildly interesting cases.

  • Film

    Despite Jennifer Anniston's notable performance, this listless indie drama goes nowhere.

  • Film

    If you're looking for a movie so bad that it's funny, this is your Boy.

  • A&E

    Also, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  • Film

    Villains can often kill the mood in a children’s film, but here it’s Nicole Kidman as a driven taxidermist, and she makes the role worthwhile.

  • Film

    Though the plot is incoherent, Blackhat is a stylistic treat.

  • Film

    And it's a reminder that sci-fi doesn’t need overblown action to keep audiences intrigued.

  • Film

    It's not bad, it just isn’t as striking or creative as its source material.

  • Film

    The film focuses on a streamlined, crowd-pleasing story that celebrates Kyle’s life while failing to offer any insight about it.

  • Film

    It brings home the very real dangers of the time.

  • Film

    Daniel Day-Lewis kicking butt? We'd pay to see that.

  • Film

    These are movies you will not catch anywhere else in Las Vegas.

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  • Dining

    From Shake Shack to Guy Fieri and hangover burgers to jerk turkey burgers, let the battle for the best commence!

  • Music

    From brooding country to sunny psychedelia, dancey R&B to matte-black punk, local artists that will make you sit up and listen.

  • A&E

    In the end, the Las Vegas Wranglers skated full circle. Vanquished from their home ice at the Orleans Arena in December 2013, the team crisscrossed ...

  • As We See It

    Soccer moms in Summerlin? Too easy. Henderson residents watching the DIY Network and eating at Panera? Zip Code Lookup is kinda creepy ...

  • As We See It

    Bar bite buffets, open bars and butler-style service. Where are you watching this Super Sunday?

  • As We See It

    There’s no science here. Just silliness. But tell us we’re wrong about the mantis.

  • Stage

    Troy Heard, theater rebel: The man generates material at a ferocious rate, and seems fearless when it comes to experimenting with old and new. Right ...

  • Stage

    From Super Summer Theatre to Las Vegas Little Theatre, and everything in between.

  • Nightlife

    The brewery features a well-rounded menu for craft-beer lovers, as well as newbie hopheads.

  • As We See It

    Porn stars and pinot noir—because why not, right?

  • Weekly Q&A

    "Flying used to be this fantasy. We’ve realized it. Going to the moon. Going underwater in the deep. But people have yet to get the ...

  • Incidental Tourist

    New noodles at the California are a good start.

  • Chef Talk

    The empire-building chef and restaurateur just opened his new classic French brasserie at Aria.

  • Dining

    We’ll mention these tasty legends even though we don’t have to.

  • Nightlife

    Few changes to four-venue roster, which includes Diplo, Zedd and Avicii.

  • As We See It

    The annual porn convention returned this year with more space to explore and an expanded seminar series for fans.