A new film explores the life of a mad, reclusive genius who depicted the vanished world of Yiddish America
How Red Scare’s Dasha Nekrasova turns awfulness into art
A 2019 Israeli film explores love, war, and the immigrant experience
A chillingly prescient 1924 Austrian film gets new life—and ‘incandescent’ relevance—in a miraculous Blu-ray restoration
This year, as cinemas shut down, Tablet’s critic found streaming lockdown escapist gems in clever counterhistories, rich and inventive documentaries, and rediscovered classics of Yiddish cinema. And Roy Cohn.
Is Pawel Pawlikowski’s new film ‘Ida’ the Polish answer to ‘Aftermath,’ or a story of Jewish suffering and sacrifice?
An excerpt from ‘Stanley Kubrick: American Filmmaker’: Dreaming, With ‘Eyes Wide Shut’
The great film and social document illuminates a primal fear—that of foreign contagion
Rokhl’s Golden City: Classic movies you can see on the big screen—and rarer curiosities you should seek out
At 100, the U.K.’s greatest Jewish celebrity tabloid writer would rather dance with Sophia Loren
What Jordan Peele’s visionary new film reveals about the Jussie Smollett affair and the monsters stalking American society in the digital age
World War II, the Cold War, American racism, Polish introspection, and Jerry Lewis
The Hallmark Channel just announced that they’ll be producing Hanukkah films. We have ideas.
The film that inspired ‘You’ve Got Mail’ is a study of human desire and yearning for transcendence that remains timeless
Roughly 35 years after the Holocaust, Germans flocked to movie theaters and video stores to watch Israeli youth make out, measure their penises, and spy into girls’ locker rooms.
Larisa Shepitko’s forgotten WWII classic is haunting, harrowing, and all too human
May Day: How Polish filmakers documented and interpreted the ‘March Emigration,’ an ‘anti-Zionist’ purge in communist Warsaw 50 years ago
Fifty years after the release of the film that changed the world, two new books look back at its transcendent genius creator