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Zionist Movie Club Showcases Israeli Films, Filmmakers and Stars Via Zoom

Every month, the Zionist Movie Club offers Q&A discussions via Zoom with some of the biggest names in Israeli cinema. 

Me and High Culture

I have very little DNA “culture” in my bones. The few ballets I’ve attended, I didn’t leave thinking about the great artistry of the danseuse or the danseur.

‘An American Pickle’ Was Just A Little Too Sour

When I first heard about Seth Rogen’s new Pickle movie I immediately went to watch the trailer with much anticipation and excitement. A mainstream...

Seth Rogen’s ‘ An American Pickle’ Has Valuable Things to Say About Contemporary Jewish Life

The culture clash that ensues is not uniquely Jewish but it has a uniquely Jewish flavor.

‘American Pickle’ Director on Seth Rogen’s Very Jewish Double Role

"That’s what the movie is at its core: what it means when Old World customs meet new ones."

Holding Your Breath For The Movies

Many have asked me the obvious Boaz question: Not going to the movies since March has put me into withdrawal, but am I going...

The Israel Film Center Festival Goes Virtual this Year. Here’s What You Need to Know

With theaters closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, movie releases largely have gone virtual, allowing fans to screen the latest films at home. This...

Michael Stuhlbarg’s Role in ‘Shirley’ is the Latest in a Long Line of Jewish Characters

Stuhlbargs says Judaism “is a social and communal aspect of my life in terms of observance, much more than a devout religious experience.”

Make a Drive-in Theater for the Kids at Home

Drive-in theaters are experiencing a resurgence in popularity because people are able to enjoy a movie from the safety of their cars. Well, how...

Coronavirus Cinema: Where to Watch Free Movies and Series at Home

Although movie theaters are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital screening rooms are open for business, offering the self-isolating public new and catalog...

My 2019 Movie Tally: What to Watch During Social Isolation

I was GOING to start off by saying that I am thankful for the good within 2019 but also extremely relieved that it's over....

Hollywood Icon Kirk Douglas Dies at 103

Hollywood has lost one of the greatest legends of its golden age. Kirk Douglas, star of “Spartacus,” “Lust for Life” and nearly 100 other...

Adam Sandler to Make More Movies With Netflix

Adam Sandler fans will be seeing a lot more of him on Netflix. The “Uncut Gems” star has signed on four more films under...

What’s Happening: Mehta and Mahler, Walking Tour, Musical Satires

FRI JAN 3 Zubin Mehta and Mahler Los Angeles favorite Zubin Mehta, former music director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,”...

Enabling My Movie Addiction

My name is Boaz Hepner, and I'm a film-A-holic. I used to go to the movie theater and watch 150 movies each year (on...

Hollywood’s Nazi Obsession Makes it Harder to Fight Them Offscreen

What do Oscar-bait dramas, B-horror films, superhero flicks and quirky comedies have in common? Nazis. Heroes face off against mutant Nazis in the Marvel Universe. One...

STAY TUNED: Director Kymberly Harris Answers Questions Actors Really Want to Ask

Dear Actors- I've been working with actors on their craft, projects and auditions for 15 years. This year, my first actor won an Emmy, I...

Cinema Paradiso

My husband goes to movies on the inside of his forehead, where he’s a spy in fancy suits.  Gorgeous girls admire his abs and other things about him I’ve...

‘Barbarians’ Sheds Light on Ugly Romanian History

In October 1941, the Romanian military collaborated with the Nazis to murder approximately 400,000 Jews, Roma gypsies and other minorities in Odessa, Ukraine and...

The Case for Boredom

Summer is here and the more I think about it, the more I realize my childhood moments consisted of mostly just sitting there. Whether in...

Disney Drops ‘Frozen 2’ Trailer; Menzel, Gad Return for Sequel

The Disney Studios has dropped the first trailer for "Frozen 2" - set for release in November. The team from the first "Frozen" is back,...

‘Wicked’ to Fly Onto Big Screen in 2021

Good news! We found the most “swankified” place in town: A movie theater near you during the holidays in 2021 - when Universal Pictures...

It’s a Christmas Eve Tradition: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

What does a Jew who doesn’t fancy the traditional visit to a Chinese restaurant do on Christmas Eve? In Los Angeles, the hottest ticket to...

Hallmark Channel to (Finally) Celebrate Hanukkah Next Year

The Hallmark Channel, home to wall-to-wall Christmas programming in November and December (they kicked off the holidays at the end of October this year),...

‘This Is Us’ Creator Brings Family Drama to Big Screen

The movie "Life Itself" is a multigenerational story, set in multiple time periods, with scenes playing out from different characters’ points of view. There are...

A Story of Orthodox Twins Buried in the Past

The Brooklyn home of two Orthodox Jewish twin brothers is a shocking, chaotic scene that could be straight out of the TV show “Hoarders.”...

AMERICAN MADE *Movie Review*

American Made showcases all of star Tom Cruise's major strengths: the charisma, the winning smile and the lovable cockiness.  While the story may be...

8 interesting films to see this summer

Some of this summer’s more notable films explore Middle East terrorism, World War II battles and global warming, while others tell the life stories...

MOONLIGHT *Movie Review*

MOONLIGHT is a coming of age story that follows Chiron during three stages of life as he learns who about himself while he struggles with...

FENCES *Movie Review*

FENCES is set in the 1950s and is about a family torn apart by its patriarch Troy (Denzel Washington).  Troy is so caught up in his...

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