Film pick: The Hebrew Hammer

Jonathan Kesselman's The Hebrew Hammer (2003) might be the cinematic equivalent of Adam Sandler's "The Chanukah Song." Adam Goldberg plays the super-agent of the title, a kind of circumcised Shaft who's hard pressed to take out Santa's evil son (played by Andy Dick) after the would-be Kringle knocks off his dad, takes his place at the sleigh, and vows to ruin the holidays for Jew and gentile alike. It's part of the "Alt-Xmas" repertory series at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge | 9:30 pm | $9.75; $7.75 students | 617.876.6837 or

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