Currently Browsing: April 2015
Opens tomorrow in NYC. Review coming soon.
Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front is fascinating look at five young men undergoing rigorous paratrooper training in the IDF (Israeli Defense Force). Barely 18 years old and just out of high school, they are at a transformative moment in their lives. Who they meet along the way and how they […]
Two sad-sacks meet one day in the middle of a slushy Montreal winter. She is a young woman from a Hasidic family and he is a much older man from a wealthy Christian family. Their relationship is presented as life-altering, but with no backstory and minimal character development, it’s hard to care. Feh! (JLH: 2.5/5) ************************* […]
National Center for Jewish Film (NCJF) restores beloved Molly Picon film Mamele! Click HERE to read my interview with NCJF co-director Lisa Rivo for the JUF News! What makes a movie “good”…? For me, it’s usually the characters. If I believe in the characters, then I will follow them anywhere. And this is true even […]
Adele Bloch-Bauer died of meningitis in 1925 at the age of 42. As the wife of wealthy businessman Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, she was one of the most highly lauded hostesses of Viennese society in its period of greatest artistic and intellectual achievement. Among the luminaries who attended Adele’s salons are names still famous today, including musicians […]