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Broken Wings

Note: This review was originally published in the World Jewish Digest on 4/04: “BROKEN WINGS, an internationally award-winning Israeli film, has just opened in theaters here in the United States. However, even though this film is “new” to us, it … Continue reading

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Anne B. Real

NOTE: This reivew was originally published in the World Jewish Digest on 5/04: “Who owns Anne Frank?” Cynthia Ozick asked, in a provocative essay she published in the NEW YORKER magazine in 1997. It’s easy to agree with Ozick’s attack … Continue reading

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The Ashkenazim

Note: This review was originally published by the JUF News on 10/07: “…In the Ashkenazim, Dothan and Meyer focus on a new generation.  These 30-somethings feel compelled to ask their grandparents questions that their own never dared to ask.  Israelis … Continue reading

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Arab Labor

  Note: This review was originally published in the JUF News on 10/08: “Israeli Arabs make their mark this year both in front of the camera as well as behind it. “Amjad,” the lead character in the TV comedy Arab … Continue reading

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Beaufort

Note: This review was originally published in Jewish Film World on 3/1/08: “When new Israeli films open internationally, viewers bring lots of opinions into the theatre with them. This is inevitable, of course; we carry our mental baggage with us … Continue reading

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Berga: Soldiers Of Another War

NOTE: This review was originally published in The World Jewish Digest on 3/1/08: “BERGA is an extremely powerful film, using original footage blended with recreated scenes. The soldiers, filmed as “talking heads,” are seen as old men until the very … Continue reading

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Brick Lane

NOTE: This review was originally published by WomenArts on 6/27/08: “Brick Lane is a beautiful film that could have been even better. Based on a well-regarded novel of the same name by Monica Ali, Sarah Gavron’s film is about a … Continue reading

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Campfire

NOTE: This reivew was originally published in the World Jewish Digest on 10/01/04: “Is there a more important question facing the worldwide Jewish community right now that the future of the settlements? As Leon Wieseltier, the Literary Editor of THE … Continue reading

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Day Night Day Night

NOTE: This review was originally posted on Films for Two in 10/06: “The big surprise [of this year’s Chicago International Film Festival]was DAY NIGHT DAY NIGHT by newcomer Julia Loktev, which received the FIPRESCI Prize in the ‘New Directors’ competition. … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. Waldman

NOTE: This review was originally published in The JUF News on 10/07: “My favorite feature film this year [at the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema] is Dear Mr. Waldman, written and directed by Hanan Peled. (This is Peled’s directorial debut; he … Continue reading

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