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A decade on, real rabbis weigh in on Coen brothers’ film ‘A Serious Man’ By Stephen Silver The famed directors’ most overtly Jewish work is a tragicomedy said to be loosely based on the Book of Job, and lampoons both the clergy and American Jewry as a whole
October 20, 2019, 4:00 am A decade on, real rabbis weigh in on Coen brothers’ film ‘A Serious Man’ The famed directors’ most overtly Jewish work is a tragicomedy said to be loosely based on the Book of Job, and lampoons both the clergy and American Jewry as a whole By Stephen Silver October 16, 2019, 7:08 pm Taika Waititi takes on Nazis in ‘Jojo Rabbit’… by playing Hitler Director, who is of Jewish descent, says Holocaust comedy has been in the works since 2011 — and has only become more relevant due to the ‘rise of more neo-Nazis and hate groups’ By Andrew MARSZAL August 20, 2019, 4:15 am Blue-collar Latvian ‘Schindler’ saved dozens with few resources of his own Historical drama ‘The Mover’ tells the story of Žanis Lipke, who managed to hide and transport 60 Jews with limited means, while risking execution by occupying Nazi forces By Rich Tenorio August 1, 2019, 4:11 am Chuckle and sigh at new film about checkpoints, occupation and unhappy neighbors Director Sameh Zoabi says ‘Tel Aviv on Fire’ is reaping accolades because it avoids heavy-handed politics and finds the comedy in regular people living through a bizarre situation By Jordan Hoffman July 27, 2019, 11:27 pm Avant-garde musician gives eerie 1920s silent film ‘The Golem’ a live soundtrack Guitarist Gary Lucas has toured the world with Jeff Buckley, Lou Reed, Allen Ginsburg, and Bob Weir. But for the past 30 years he’s also dreamed up scores for supernatural stories By Jordan Hoffman July 12, 2019, 7:25 pm Kubrick’s bitter domestic side revealed in newly uncovered screenplays Jewish director wrote three films, never produced, in the 1950s — the ‘least understood period’ of his career — focusing on marital woes By TOI staff July 4, 2019, 4:05 pm Korean dark comedy ‘Parasite’ to open 10 days of Jerusalem Film Festival 200 screenings and other movie-related events kick off July 25 throughout the capital By Jessica Steinberg June 28, 2019, 3:21 pm The perspective that helped Israeli director Avi Nesher create ‘The Other Story’ The latest release from one of the Holy Land’s most beloved filmmakers is already collecting accolades — partly, he tells ToI, because he chose Israel’s film scene over Hollywood By Jordan Hoffman June 25, 2019, 10:49 am James Caan’s latest character: A Jew who moves to Israel to become a pig farmer Filmed in Belgium and Israel, movie about a ’fractured family’ of American Jews, starring Jewish actors, panned as ’unwieldy’ and overly sentimental By Stephen Silver June 15, 2019, 10:38 am Israeli families struggle as their kids move back to Germany and Austria In documentary ‘Back to the Fatherland,’ descendants of a survivor and a Nazi team up to examine the trend of young people returning to countries that perpetrated the Holocaust By Curt Schleier May 29, 2019, 3:44 am Yiddish film season brings back the best, and worst, from old country and new In NY through July 3, six newly translated and restored movies give up-close look at Jewish life and culture in prewar Europe and America — and even the schlock is worth watching By Jordan Hoffman May 24, 2019, 4:04 am This Jewish ‘wild woman’ left the art scene she inspired for a life of Orthodoxy A documentary tells the story of larger-than-life celebrity talent ‘matchmaker’ and muse Barbara Rubin, who spurned the ’60s underground movement, then died young and in seclusion By Jordan Hoffman May 23, 2019, 2:17 am Tarantino joined by Israeli wife at Cannes red carpet Daniella Pick, who has a small role in her Oscar-winning husband’s latest film, shares the spotlight in France as movie earns praise By TOI staff May 8, 2019, 4:39 pm How ‘Fiddler’ surprised critics to become a top-billed musical for over 50 years With documentary ‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’ premiering Wednesday, filmmaker Max Lewkowicz investigates why Tevye, Golde, and Anatevka captured hearts the world over By Rich Tenorio May 7, 2019, 9:26 am US film producer buys rights to story of foreign pilots who helped build IAF 2017 book ‘Angels in the Sky’ recounts how World War II veterans helped turn the tide of the 1948 War of Independence By TOI staff Load More