In 1939, Metzger escaped the Nazis on a Kindertransport. His radical anti-art, or ‘aesthetics of revulsion,’ often dealt with the rejection of power.
Darkness! Angst! Paranoia! In the terrified films of the 1940s and ’50s, written and directed by Jewish refugees, hidden dangers lurk where hell is no longer a fantasy, where what’s false is true, and what’s wrong is even wronger.
The late Marcin Wrona’s dark new Dybbuk parable digs deep into a haunted past
Nearly 85 percent of all Holocaust-themed Oscar nominees—going back to the first, ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ (1959)—have received at least one Academy Award
Who stands taller in film history than the legendary head of production for MGM, Irving Thalberg?
Amos Gitai’s polemical new documentary—opening in U.S. theaters Friday—on the 1995 assassination that rocked Israel sacrifices facts in favor of sensation
The internationally acclaimed filmmaker’s new ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’ takes Jewish insularity to terrific extremes
New German film is a devastating portrait of a ghostly young Eurydice, an Auschwitz survivor who refuses to stay in hell
‘The Left Front’ highlights American art made for the Soviet Union’s official “Jewish homeland”
‘Letters to Afar’ is the latest of an emergent and haunting new form, Jewish material-memory film
Alex Ross Perry’s often funny ‘Listen Up Philip’ is as much homage to as critique of the great American writer
It rains and rains in the most eccentric Old Testament adaptation, and most Jewish biblical blockbuster, ever made
Claude Lanzmann returns to his greatest subject through footage of a conflicted Elder of Theresienstadt
‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ opening December 6, pits the existential victim against the very possibility of Jewish success