Shot in Borough Park, the Yiddish film “Menashe” is stunning in its accuracy and attention to detail. Also, it’s a good movie.
Among the offerings at this year’s Berlin Film Festival — ”Menashe,” the first Yiddish language film to premiere at the Berlinale.
Philip Glass’s ‘Akhnaten’ — a three-hour long minimalist masterpiece — enjoyed a splashy new production in Los Angeles.
“Golem,” a new exhibit in Berlin views the mythical, clay creation from its very beginning to its relevance in the present day.
The late Leonard Cohen was the most Jewish bard of the 20th Century. In the current political climate, we need his music and poetry more than ever.
Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe are world-renowned. Yet the late Jewish architect and designer Frederick Kiesler remains obscure. A.J. Goldmann travels to Austria to find out why.
Hohenems, Austria, a town with 15,000 inhabitants, boasts a terrific Jewish museum. A.J. Goldmann travels there to find how this came about.
This year’s production of ‘Parsifal’ at Bayreuther Festspiele in Germany stays alive only by Wagner’s music.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg brought humor and drama to a production of “Merchant of Venice” set in the Venetian ghetto. Would that the same were true of the production itself, says critic A.J. Goldmann.
At the age of 80, director William Friedkin (“The French Connection,” “To Live and Die in LA) breaks out his shtick to discuss his life from Hebrew School to Hollywood. And the story of one elusive hamburger.