Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Nabucco’ premiered in 1842. Two centuries later, it is back on stage in a small Bavarian village known for its history of anti-Semitism. A.J. Goldmann finds out what’s going on.
Founded in 1984, the Jerusalem Film Festival celebrates its 35th year with major new releases, retrospectives and tributes. A.J. Goldmann offers a critical preview.
The Cannes Film Festival has been dubbed the ‘Year of the Woman,’ thanks in part to a new Natalie Portman film and an Amy Winehouse documentary. A.J. Goldmann assesses both offerings.
Borrowing a bit from Albert Camus, Woody Allen debuted ‘Irrational Man,’ his 46th film, at Cannes. A.J. Goldmann reports that it has brought some energy and a lot of nihilism to a festival that was off to a slow start.
With a jury featuring the Coen Brothers and Jake Gyllenhaal, the Cannes Film Festival has a decidedly Jewish spin this year. A.J. Goldmann takes a look at one of the festival’s most intriguing Israeli films.
A.J. Goldmann walked through Berlin for ten hours with a yarmulke on his head looking to see if he would receive any anti-Semitic taunts. What he did find surprised him.
A Berlin opera house, the Komische Oper, gives forgotten Jewish artists a new audience. Does this mean that Berlin might see the renaissance of Jewish secular culture?
Replete with poignant history, shimmering multimedia, and interactive features, Warsaw’s just-opened Jewish museum is like a stunning Louvre of our own, A.J. Goldmann writes.
Pioneering composers Steve Reich and Philip Glass appeared onstage together for the first time in nearly 40 years in a series of 3 concerts earlier this month at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius has updated the classic Holocaust melodrama ‘The Search.’ Yet he gives the film a haunting new setting: Chechnya.