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Sunday, December 5, 2021

The best Jewish, Israeli films of 2017 so far

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First rule of screenwriting, whether you are doing a fiction film or a documentary: Without conflict there is no story. Perhaps that is why Jewish-themed movies are so often effective. We are in conflict with...

Award-winning documentary about Roman Jews during the Nazi occupation to be shown at Ocean...

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What was the experience of Roman Jews living in Nazi occupied Rome? The public is invited to a free screening, an adult program, of the award-winning documentary film Oro Macht Frei (Gold Will Set...

Cutting-edge films from around the world

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The Sydney Film Festival gets under way on June 7 and will feature 288 films from 59 countries over 12 days. Don Perlgut looks at some of the films and documentaries with Jewish connections. THIS...

Film review: ‘A Jew must die’ appearing at the Washington Jewish film festival

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I have seen many World War II films that focused on either the battles that were fought, or the horrors of the Holocaust. Only a small number of films touch on the level of...

Film Review: ‘Fog in August’ Appearing at The Washington Jewish Film Festival

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The horrors of the Holocaust have been portrayed many times in film, most notably Schindler’s List and The Pianist. One such horror, however, has never been a focus of film study: the euthanasia program...

Move Over, French & Italian. The World’s Sexiest Accent is…..Israeli!

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What accent do single men think is the sexiest? You might guess French or Italian, but you'd be wrong according to the latest poll. Surprise! It's Israeli. As Benyamin Cohen wrote on the website From...

Review: ‘Genius,’ a Portrait of the Man Behind the Equation

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National Geographic, a network hoping to fashion itself a new image, has invested quite a lot in “Genius,” its first scripted series, which begins on Tuesday night. The commitment has paid off admirably. Judging from...