“Dovlatov was as handsome as a movie star, but he also harbored an incredibly complex inner world.”
Although the events depicted in “BlacKkKlansman” took place four decades ago, Spike Lee’s finger is unerringly on the pulse of Donald Trump’s America
“When Germans see the film, they immediately start talking about Trump. They see Waldheim as an earlier master of ‘alternative facts’.”
Given that “The Disappeared” was such an enormous undertaking, it’s surprisingly hard to find any information about it.
“Welcome to Jerusalem” at the Jewish Museum Berlin is a robustly curated tour through a city “saturated with prayers and dreams.”
“Wagner carried the fear that he could contain Jewish blood in him. Whether it’s true or not, isn’t the issue. The issue is that he had the fear.”
Here and there, Lanzmann throws in a lecherous detail that might remind you of your dirty uncle.
Shot in Borough Park, the Yiddish film “Menashe” is stunning in its accuracy and attention to detail. Also, it’s a good movie.
Among the offerings at this year’s Berlin Film Festival — ”Menashe,” the first Yiddish language film to premiere at the Berlinale.
Philip Glass’s ‘Akhnaten’ — a three-hour long minimalist masterpiece — enjoyed a splashy new production in Los Angeles.