The year’s can’t-miss releases, from Chantel Akerman’s ‘No Home Movie’ and Maren Ade’s ‘Toni Erdmann,’ to a wordless, cinematic graphic novel about fascism and war fever
The new documentary ‘Eva Hesse,’ opening this week, explores the too short, too beautiful life of an art heroine
Ari Folman’s sci-fi half-animated ‘The Congress,’ David Cronenberg’s horror comedy ‘Maps to the Stars,’ and the end of movies
Columnist J. Hoberman recognized for film criticism
…that he doesn’t want them to do comedy
Room 237 uses Talmudic exegesis to uncover whether Kubrick’s film is about Indians, the Holocaust, or bears
Brush up on your history and learn more about the nominees
‘The Possession,’ starring Matisyahu, fails to live up to the potential of Jewish horror films
In their new yuk-fest The Three Stooges, the Farrelly Brothers deracinate a Jewish classic. But the brutish schtick got old a long time ago.
Introducing new columnist J. Hoberman
Joseph Cedar’s Footnote pits a Talmudic scholar against his academic son in a tale equal parts midrash, riddle, and Israeli political tragedy
Moishe Oysher, a midcentury cantor and performer, is enjoying an unexpected second act
With Ben Stiller as the shlemiel
As Natalie Portman makes her screen debut in ultra-Orthodox garb, we scan film history for her antecedents
The Jewish world needs a place like Tablet where varying—even conflicting—viewpoints can exist side by side. Our times demand an engagement with big ideas and not a retreat from them.
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