Film

Menachem Begin

‘Upheaval’ captures Menachem Begin’s essence

0
If “Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin” had been a Netflix-commissioned documentary, we’d be subjected to six one-hour episodes with countless repetition, speculation and...

Radical and kosher: Documentary on Silver Spring restaurant serves up ideals

0
In 1975, a group of young, radical Jews came together to start a kosher restaurant in Silver Spring. The Kosher Kitchen was anti-profit and...

JxJ takes a careful step outdoors

0
Annual arts fest aims to bring audiences just close enough together “Tango Shalom” is “Rocky” meets “Footloose,” says director Gabriel Bologna. It’s the story of...

U.S. diplomats reveal ‘Human Factor’ that fueled, foundered ‘90s peace talks

0
Review By Michael Fox Just as we never tire of the saga of the Titanic, which is doomed to hit the iceberg in perpetuity, so we...

‘American Birthright’ asks, ‘Why be Jewish?’

0
Review When Becky Tahel learned her younger sister, Gal, was going to marry a non-Jewish man, she began to grapple with whether she should marry...

Amid personal tragedy, filmmaker Frederick Wiseman keeps his focus

0
By Andrew Lapin Frederick Wiseman got on the phone from his apartment in Paris. The 91-year-old filmmaker’s voice was hoarse, and he had to excuse...

‘Til Kingdom Come’ investigates evangelical support for Israel

0
Review It takes Yael Eckstein three days to get from her home in Israel to Middlesboro, Ky., but it’s a journey she is happy to...

Indie drama ‘Leona’ uses a forbidden romance to critique Mexico City’s Orthodox community

0
By Gabe Friedman At the start of the film “Leona,” an indie drama set in Mexico City, protagonist Ariela watches her close friend immerse in...

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ soars, then stumbles

0
Review Fans of Israeli actor Gal Gadot had something big to look forward to this Christmas when Warner Bros. Entertainment released “Wonder Woman 1984,” the...

‘Esau’ puts new twist on biblical brotherhood

0
“Everyone calls me a writer. But writers write about people, and all I can write about is bread,” muses the eponymous protagonist of “Esau,”...