December 11, 2018

Jews and Hollywood

Every year, Hollywood creates a handful of culturally significant movies that captivate a wide audience and sweep us away on what can be...
Marvel’s latest blockbuster, “Black Panther,” is an epic sermon on multiculturalism and the struggle to tame identity politics.
It’s common knowledge that  “unscripted” “reality TV” is far from real. Ironically, modern scripted television is often critically...
Our world is in the midst of a massive social experiment. “Shababnikim,” the surprisingly popular Israeli sitcom about the lives of...
It is unanimous. Movie review site Rotten Tomatoes aggregated all 176 critic reviews of “Paddington 2” and every single one has been...
The credits were rolling when it hit me: “The Post” was over. Time to go home. “Why am I still sitting here?”
I was delighted when “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won the Golden Globe for best television series — but not for the reason you think.
If you’ve seen the trailer or any advertisements for “Coco,” you already know that it’s Pixar’s most Mexican film yet. What you don’t see in the...
The loudest noise coming out of Hollywood this holiday season is “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Even if the last thing you want to do is see another “Star Wars” movie, you might be interested to know about the secret message embedded in this film that the Jewish people have known for 2,000 years.
According to the familiar Midrashic legend, Abraham’s father, Terah, was a craftsman and salesman of idols. But Abram (Abraham’s original name)...
“One of Us,” the story of three millennials at various stages of exiting the insular Chasidic community, is hardly groundbreaking within the subgenre