The end-of-year movie rush is on, and it’s rich in films of Jewish interest, including the Coen Brothers’ latest, True Grit. Tablet Magazine offers its top 10.
If you’re looking to get away from holiday cheer, you couldn’t go any farther than seeing Claude Lanzmann’s landmark documentary. The nine-and-a-half-hour epic, which premiered in 1985, was re-released earlier this month in honor of its 25th anniversary by IFC, which has scheduled a 10-day run at its Greenwich Village indie multiplex starting Christmas Eve. (It will screen elsewhere in the country next year.) But be forewarned: As the historian Deborah Lipstadt recently noted in Tablet Magazine, “sitting through it can be an exhausting, almost grueling, experience.”
In the poems of Silver Roses, the late Rachel Wetzsteon—who took her own life last year—is still very much alive