Orson Welles as your friendly Nazi next door, Edward G. Robinson as the long arm of the law
Bookworm: The Austrian novelist dissects a broken heart
Bookworm: Like James Gatz, my grandfather from the Ottoman Empire reinvented himself in America
This film is so funny that in a scene near the end, Jacques Brel breaks character and starts laughing himself
The Marx Brothers’ finest film is a testament to the indestructibility of Jewish humor
Bookworm: The master of fiction shares some rules for writing, then neglects to follow them himself
A story of broken people and broken hearts that deserves a second look
A commercial flop when it was released, Jean Renoir’s charming, heartbreaking film became a classic portrayal of Europe on the cusp of darkness
The best Woody Allen movie you’ve probably never seen
Here are the five most memorable attempts to adapt the novelist’s work for the cinema (and TV)
An essential reminder of what it’s like to feel out of place
Larisa Shepitko’s forgotten WWII classic is haunting, harrowing, and all too human
Bookworm: The Washington hand’s debut thriller ‘The Hellfire Club’ delivers
Bookworm: On his own time and not on Mr. Hand’s time, Sean Penn composed ‘Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff,’ but what for?
From ‘Night and Fog’ to ‘Grand Illusion,’ movies (and TV shows) that help us reckon with the darkest period in our history
Bookworm: Gangsters, kidnappers, a pencil-maker, a Shakespearean actor, a toothpaste magnate, and other 20th-century ghosts in Daniel Wakin’s surprising new account of a section of Riverside Drive
Bookworm: A new first translation of the French writer’s wartime epic
Bookworm: 35 years after the author’s death this month, his timeless classic ‘Darkness at Noon’ still reverberates from inside its tiny prison cell
Bookworm: Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar wrote what could have been edited into one of the great novels of the 20th century
Because some of the best Jewish movies in history never won any Academy Awards gold
Bookworm: Sex, barbiturates, and the internal lives of women, in a flawlessly crafted and perfectly unstylish seminal work of American culture
Bookworm: The scoundrel hero of the Hungarian writer’s play ‘Liliom’ steals a star from heaven
Bookworm: Paul Goldberg’s detective novel is hot on the trail of… the detective novel
Bookworm: So what if the festival of lights has some magic?
Bookworm: Jacob M. Appel’s life-affirming elderly suicide novel ‘Millard Salter’s Last Day’ is a highwire act balancing tragedy and comedy
Bookworm: Benjamin Markovits’s newly relevant ‘social-realist-quasi-socialist-alternative-community’ Detroit novel could have been a good book
Bookworm: The dude of Philip Kerr’s ‘The Pale Criminal’ abides—Nazis
Bookworm: Gustav Meyrink’s 1914 novel is a spectacle of horror and backhanded anti-Semitism. What’s there to be afraid of?
Bookworm: if ‘Everything Flows,’ when does it stop?
Bookworm: Was the tough guy America’s greatest act?