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Taken Too Soon

A new documentary about Amy Winehouse explores the singer’s life and death, which still feels unfair

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HBO Documentary Presents Sontag as Metaphor

New film suggests the writer’s greatest subject may well have been herself

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Simon Schama Moderates a Moderate History of Moderate Jews

‘The Story of the Jews’ is the most important TV documentary about Jewish history since Abba Eban’s famous ‘Heritage’ series

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Israeli TV Series Examines The Lives of Mizrahim

Amnon Levy’s latest miniseries probes Israel’s so-called ‘ethnic demon’

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100 Greatest Jewish Films

Day 4, Nos. 25 to 6: Meet the Parents makes intermarriage OK, Ghostbusters explores Jewish theology, and The Graduate goes just around the bend

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100 Greatest Jewish Films

Day 3, Nos. 50 to 26: Exodus is Zionist agitprop, The Social Network revisits the creation myth, Funny Girl is a nesting doll of Jewish womanhood

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100 Greatest Jewish Films

Day 2, Nos. 75 to 51: Barton Fink is the greatest Jewish noir, Heathers is a classic morality play, and Jeff Goldblum is, well, Jeff Goldblum

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Free Radical

The documentary Paul Goodman Changed My Life profiles the forgotten, prolific, and bisexual New York Intellectual who inspired the 1960s New Left

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Idle Worship

In a new HBO documentary, Gloria Steinem is treated like the icon she is. But efforts to praise and eulogize her feminism don’t do the subject—or the liveliness of the movement she helped inspire—justice.

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Woody Allen, American Master

Notoriously private filmmaker opens up in documentary, says Annie Hall just “okay”

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Polyester Brides

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings—a documentary miniseries from the U.K. about a peripatetic group known as the Irish Travellers—has much to say about marginalized minorities everywhere

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Monumental

Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah, 25 years after its release, remains the most powerful Holocaust film ever made

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Being Jewish Made Kunstler a Radical

Legendary lawyer’s daughters speculate as their documentary opens

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On Cinematography

Susan Sontag, in a rare turn as filmmaker, visited a traumatized Israel in 1973

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Video Guerrilla

Max Blumenthal’s rise as the left’s YouTube documentarian

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Soldier’s Story

An animated investigation of war

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Object Lessons

Maya Zack’s singular take on home economics

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Close-Up

Vanessa Engle gets intimate in her three-part documentary on British Jews

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Born Free

A documentary plumbs early memories of life on the kibbutz