A.J. Goldmann is a writer based in Munich. His articles on art and culture have appeared in, among other publications, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Opera News Magazine, and The Forward.

A Golden Bear for Israel

The protagonist of ‘Synonyms’ refuses to speak Hebrew. Is that why director Nadav Lapid snagged the Jewish state’s first top prize in nearly 70 years of the Berlin Film Festival?


The Riches of Jewish Film in Venice

At the 75th festival—with new works by the Coen brothers, Julian Schnabel, Errol Morris, Orson Welles, and ‘Son of Saul’ director László Nemes, and period dramas starring Rachel Weisz and Jeff Goldblum, as well as Israeli films—‘the horror of the world lies behind infinitely pretty things’

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