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The Operative (2019)
The ingredients of an enjoyable spy flick are all present in The Operative, but they rarely come together.
Posted Jan 17, 2020
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
I was fully prepared to be disgusted. But I got a surprise: I enjoyed much of it, so much so that I rethought my objection to the premise.
Posted Jan 3, 2020
It explores the nature of corruption and the intricacies of antisemitism in ways that are as relevant to today's world as they are illuminating about the history of the persecution of Jews in 19th-century France.
Posted Dec 17, 2019
The Irishman (2019)
Yes, the technology makes his face look less lined, a sophisticated computer version of what Hollywood used to do for aging actresses playing younger than their true age. But a 76-year-old with an unlined face still cannot pass for a 26-year-old.
Posted Dec 6, 2019
Ask Dr. Ruth (2019)
...a lively look at a fascinating figure in American culture, whose life story has also played out in Germany and Israel.
Posted Dec 6, 2019
This is a movie for people who want to see a gripping adventure based on a true story and revisit an interesting period in recent history, nothing more and nothing less.
Posted Nov 21, 2019
The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch (Wolkenbruchs wunderliche reise in die arme einer schickse) (2018)
The actors are appealing, but the movie is clichéd from start to finish.
Posted Nov 14, 2019
Binoche is graceful and compelling, even when she is at her most unhinged.
Posted Nov 1, 2019
Strung together like a series of comedy set pieces, it's the latest local movie to go for popular success and lure audiences away from Hollywood films, network television and Netflix, and it mostly hits the mark.
Posted Oct 28, 2019
Skin is still a surprisingly entertaining look at the humanity behind one hater.
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Here and Now (2018)
The more you like hip hop, the more you will enjoy the dynamic performances that Andrey and his friends give. But even if it you don't like it, you can appreciate their deep desire to express their pain...
Posted Oct 18, 2019
It's tough to go back to those days of political incitement, and tougher still to spend two hours with Amir...impeccably written and acted.
Posted Sep 26, 2019
Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019)
I certainly won't give away any spoilers here, but suffice it to say that you won't guess any of the secrets, and once the story goes down the rabbit hole, it stays very dark till the end.
Posted Aug 16, 2019
The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019)
If you're looking for entertainment with some heart, you'll enjoy The Red Sea Diving Resort, and the end, when clips of the real agents and the Ethiopian immigrants are shown, is extremely moving.
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Tel Aviv on Fire (2019)
While the movie stumbles at times as the complications of the plot play out, overall it's an enjoyable ride, which will make you wish that life were actually like this.
Posted Jun 10, 2019
And Breathe Normally (2018)
This description may make the movie sound overly neat and formulaic, but Uggadóttir is a natural and graceful storyteller, gently and gradually painting a memorable portrait of these two women, who outwardly are so different.
Posted Apr 16, 2019
I had read all about this and thought I knew most of it, but watching it unfold is fascinating, if a bit infuriating.
Posted Mar 25, 2019
Fig Tree (2018)
Fig Tree is beautiful, romantic and cinematic, as well as historically interesting, and Davidian has made an impressive feature-film debut.
Posted Mar 15, 2019
This offbeat, literary biopic... is charming, funny, suspenseful and ultimately moving.
Posted Mar 7, 2019
Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019)
Synonyms captures the intensity of 20-somethings who long to lose themselves in strolls alongside the Seine, but instead of illuminating this identity crisis, the film falls back into clichés and dissolves into tasteful real-estate porn.
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Mr. Jones (2019)
Coming at a time when debates over so-called fake news are dominating the headlines, this complex story about an inconvenient and horrific truth that no one wanted to hear could not be more timely or more welcome.
Posted Feb 11, 2019
This sensitively made film takes on an important topic - sexual abuse of children in Lyon by Catholic clergy - and makes a gripping and thought-provoking movie out of it.
Posted Feb 11, 2019
A Star Is Born (2018)
It may be a little less powerful if you know where the story is heading, but it's undeniably a triumph for Cooper.
Posted Feb 7, 2019
The Golem (2019)
[I]t is filled with inventive and evocative moments, particularly those grounded in the truly scary aspects of Jewish history.
Posted Jan 30, 2019
Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018)
Cold War is meticulously directed, each black-and-white shot composed like a great photograph.
Posted Jan 24, 2019
Yes. It's a remarkable film, both intimate and epic, that is moving and often surprising.
Posted Dec 18, 2018
Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018)
Shoplifters is well worth seeing for its twist-filled story and phenomenal acting.
Posted Dec 2, 2018
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
All six of the stories in the film are riveting and although they knew the film was destined to be seen mainly on the small screen, the Coens are at the top of their visual game.
Posted Nov 15, 2018
It's like a great episode of Wild Japan on the National Geographic channel with almost no animals.
Posted Oct 25, 2018
Hidden Face (2018)
The movie is well structured and the cinematography is particularly good and tells the story with little need for exposition.
Posted Oct 16, 2018
Holy Air (2017)
Holy Air is an engaging and charming comedy with dramatic overtones and it isn't quite like anything you've seen before.
Posted Oct 5, 2018
Operation Finale (2018)
This fact-based story is a carefully executed retelling of the Israeli operation to catch Eichmann in Buenos Aires and bring him to Israel to stand trial for his part in the Holocaust.
Posted Sep 30, 2018
The Other Story (2019)
A gripping, touching and unpredictable story about a troubled father-daughter relationship that weaves in the conflicts between secular and ultra-Orthodox Israelis, a struggle that is so central to Israeli life but rarely the focus of fiction.
Posted Sep 23, 2018
The Angel (2018)
All in all, [The Angel] is an entertaining look at a little-known story from recent history.
Posted Sep 17, 2018
Flawless (Haneshef) (2018)
Flawless... tries to combine two hot-button issues - female insecurity and the struggles of a transgender teen to fit in - and ends up with an unconvincing, superficial look at both these subjects.
Posted Sep 5, 2018
Laces is a new and welcome instance of a character who would once have been in the shadows taking center space on the big screen.
Posted Aug 30, 2018
The Unorthodox (2018)
But what might have been a preachy history lesson, in Malka's assured hands, becomes a lively and suspenseful film.
Posted Aug 22, 2018
Juliet, Naked (2018)
The film is so much fun that I actually wished it were longer...
Posted Aug 21, 2018
The Meg (2018)
The Meg, which is really pretty terrible (although occasionally - and intentionally - so bad it's funny), is for hardcore shark-movie fans only.
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Macdonald puts her story in the context of what was going on culturally and politically at the time, and avoids most biopic clichés to turn Whitney into a sad and riveting fable of a princess...
Posted Aug 2, 2018
Ferrante Fever (2019)
Like a good book club session, Ferrante Fever is fun because it's nice to be in the company of people who are as crazy about these novels as you are.
Posted Aug 2, 2018
Those who aren't put off by the inherent sadness in the concept will find this film compelling in its depiction of how this heroine chooses to choreograph her own exit, and although you may cry, you won't leave the theater depressed.
Posted Jul 12, 2018
Driver (Before Memory) (2017)
Those with patience will find that Driver is a ride worth taking.
Posted Jun 28, 2018
Molly's Game (2018)
It's entertaining enough and may play better on the small screen than at the movies, but in spite of its cleverness, it is never truly compelling...
Posted Jun 14, 2018
In Disobedience, everyone speaks softly, almost in a whisper, as if they were praying... That's the director's choice, but it doesn't make for riveting viewing.
Posted Jun 8, 2018
It's a touching and nuanced film, and so skillfully made that you quickly get over the novelty of the fact that its characters are speaking Yiddish and get right into the story.
Posted May 24, 2018
Keep the Change (2018)
Keep the Change is brilliantly written, acted and directed, a triumph in so many ways. It is so suspenseful and entertaining that I sincerely believe I would have loved it even if I had no personal connection to autism.
Posted May 10, 2018
The Cousin (Ha'ben dod) (2017)
Tzahi Grad's film The Cousin is an odd and interesting look at the disconnect between what many Israelis believe and how they actually live.
Posted May 8, 2018
The Invisibles (2019)
It's a testament to Rafle's skill as a director that even though we [...] know that the characters survived, The Invisibles keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Posted Apr 12, 2018
7 Days in Entebbe (2018)