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Menashe Lifts Veil on Chasidic Life and Reveals Reality, Challenges of Parenthood

With plenty of notches already in his documentary-filmmaking belt, Joshua Weinstein directed his first feature-length narrative film. Oh, and it’s in Yiddish. “It was the only...

‘GLOW’ Features Wide Array of Multi-Dimensional Female Characters, Including Jewish One

GLOW has been on Netflix for about a month and if you haven’t watched it yet, consider pausing House of Cards and watching this...

‘13 Minutes’ Spends Two Hours Recounting Failed 1939 Hitler Assassination Attempt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5-NdI9Lr3o Oliver Hirschbiegel believes Georg Elser is the biggest riddle in World War II history. He’s the man who almost killed Hitler — the closest attempt...

Counting to 10 Leads to Emmy Win for Temple Graduate

Eli LaBan will probably start checking his spam folder more often. The recent Temple University grad — he studied media studies and production — received...

‘Wonder Woman’ A Hit Among Jews, Too

While female superhero fans have spent years in the worlds of the many Chris-es of the Avengers (Hemsworth, Evans, et al.) as they adorn...

Film Explores Secret Pasts of Holocaust Survivors

Israeli filmmaker Avi Nesher views himself as a psychiatrist for the State of Israel. “Israel is completely overrun by the past,” he explained. “The...

A Wedding Without a Groom at Center of Israeli Filmmaker’s Sophomore Feature

Michal is getting married in 30 days, on the eighth night of Chanukah. She just doesn’t know yet to whom. When her fiancé unexpectedly dumps her...

TV’s Favorite ‘Smother’ to Visit Tiferet Bet Israel

“I have a Ph.D. in men,” joked Beverly Goldberg, the real-life inspiration for the over-the-top mother on ABC’s hit sitcom The Goldbergs. The gregarious mother...

New Local Film Festival Focuses on Sustainability and the Environment

Leonardo DiCaprio is coming to Philly Earth Day weekend. Well, not physically. But you can see Before the Flood — the documentary in which he...

Upcoming Film Tells Unbelievable Story of France’s Michel Cojot

It’s fair to say the story of the 1976 raid in Entebbe is well-known. But there is one character who might not be as...