Tag: israel

DVD Review: GOLDEN VOICES, Wistful, Unsentimental Nostalgia

Vladimir Friedman and Maria Belkin star in a tale of migration, told by Evgeny Ruman and Ziv Berkovich, coming soon on DVD from Music Box Films.

Review: 2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS - LIVE ACTION, Fraught With Tension

All five titles nominated for Academy Award, Best Live Action Short, are included in the program, now playing in select theaters.

Now Streaming: LOSING ALICE, Puzzling Psychological Mysteries

Halfway through Sigal Avin's latest series from Israel, I still have no idea what to think. Ayulet Zurer, Lihi Kornowski, and Gal Toren star; now streaming on Apple TV+.

Now Streaming: JERUZALEM, Highway to Hell

Yael Grobglas, Yon Tumarkin, and Danielle Jadelyn star in the horror film, directed by Doran Paz and Yoaz Paz, and now streaming on Shudder.

Now Streaming: SYNONYMS, Hilarious, Poignant, Filled With Manic Energy

Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, and Louise Chevillotte star in director Nadav Lapid's film, now streaming on The Criterion Channel.

SYNONYMS Interview: Nadav Lapid on Israeli Identity, Art of Persuasion, and Actor Tom Mercier

Synonyms, Nadav Lapid's semi-autobiographical film about a young Israeli man struggling with his country's identity, won him many accolades this year, including the Golden Bear at the Berlinale. The film is greatly aided by its fearless star Tom Mercier. I...

New York 2019 Review: Identity Crisis in Nadav Lapid's SYNONYMS

The film works, thanks largely to Tom mercier's physical as well as verbal, at times verging on slapstick level on both counts. The film is often hilarious and at times poignant and filled with manic energy. Shai Goldman's handheld camera work is aces also.

Now Streaming: THE SPY Who Came In From Hollywood

Sacha Baron Cohen, Hadar Ratzon Rotem and Noah Emmerich star in a new dramatic series from Israeli powerhouse Gideon Raff ('The Red Sea Diving Resort').


Guilhad Emilio Schenker's debut feature is a strange, beguiling affair.

WORKING WOMAN Interview: Director Michal Aviad Talks Conflict, Collaboration and a Tough Cultural Change

Now playing in New York City at the IFC Center, Marlene Meyerson JCC of Manhattan, Working Woman is a timely and powerful "fictional account [that] left me shaken and disturbed," as I wrote in my review. It revolves around Orna...

Review: WORKING WOMAN, Just Let Her Work, Man

Liron Ben Shlush stars in Michal Aviad's stirring drama about sexual harassment on the job.

Exclusive THE GOLEM Clip: We Should Fight Back

It's a small village, a quiet village, so when foreign invaders threaten their future, one woman calls forth a powerful entity seeking to protect everyone. Things do not go according to plan, however. Directed by the Paz Brothers (Doron &...

Review: THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL, Park Chan-wook's Engrossing TV Debut

A new Park Chan-wook project is always something to get very excited about, but there was extra reason to get worked up last year when it was announced that the Korean master filmmaker was making his first foray into television,...

Fantastic Fest 2018 Review: MADAM YANKELOVA'S FINE LITERATURE CLUB Beguiles, Strangely

The air of a fairy tale blows throughout, swirling hither and thither, as Sophie and Hannah search for a suitable man. It is not just any man they seek, however. He must be good-looking, someone their peers will look upon...

Seattle 2018: Exclusive DOUBTFUL Clip - Fight Over Film Genre

Finally, a clip that is relatable to all of us: a fight over film genre that leads to violence. It's a small sample from Doubtful, which will screen tonight (Sunday, June 3) at the Seattle International Film Festival. The film...

Review: FOXTROT, Psychological Thrills in a Small World of Paranoid Boredom

It's no secret that I am a big fan of the Eurimages funding scheme and the projects it backs, and Foxtrot is no exception. This dark, multi-tonal Israeli, French, German and Swiss co-production carries all the hallmarks of a good...

Venice 2017 Review: FOXTROT, An Unexpected Israeli Gem

It's no secret that I am a big fan of the Eurimages funding scheme and the projects it backs, and Foxtrot is no exception. This dark, multi-tonal Israeli, French, German and Swiss co-production carries all the hallmarks of a good...

Toronto 2016 Exclusive: BAR BAHAR (IN BETWEEN) Trailer Teases a Vibrant Experience

Our exclusive debut of the trailer for Bar Behar (In Between) reveals a vibrant experience. Set to enjoy its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this coming Sunday, September 11, the movie revolves around three women who share...

JeruZalem: Horror is Going Virtual as Sequel Gets The Green Light

Deadline is reporting that Israeli writer/directors and brothers, Doron and Yoav Paz, are working on a sequel for their first-person horror film JeruZalem. The first film claimed to be shot on Google glasses. This time they are planning to use another...

Review: In TIKKUN, Israeli Director Avishai Sivan Creates An Atmospheric Netherworld

Shot beautifully in black and white, Israeli artist and filmmaker Avishai Sivan's Tikkun tells a story about a young orthodox Jewish man, embodied astonishingly here by first time actor Aharon Traitel, slowly losing his faith after a near-death experience. With...