“Ben-Hur” has been on the silver screen before, but Ezra Glinter explains that the new version starring Jack Huston might do the best job of showing what life might have been like during the time of Jesus.
The new adaptation of Philip Roth’s “Indignation,” starring Logan Lerman and directed by James Schamus is awash in yearning and nostalgia. But the film departs from Roth’s book in some significant ways.
Woody Allen’s latest film “Cafe Society” returns to the late 1930s of his early childhood and reuses some of the most familiar tropes from his career. Not profound, perhaps, but enjoyable just the same.
Recently, a 12-hour event honored the seventh and last Lubavitcher Rebbe. Our intrepid correspondent attended and wonders if the late Menachem Mendel Schneerson is being turned into the Maharishi or the Pope?
In Kabbalah, “Tikkun” describes the process of lifting up the world through Torah. In the horror film “Tikkun,” this concept has a dark side. A very dark side. Ezra Glinter reviews Avishai Sivan’s new movie.
Alejandro Jodorowsky is best known for his trippy midnight movies “El Topo” and “The Holy Mountain.” Ezra Glinter samples from the multitalented artist’s literary oeuvre.
100 years after his death, Sholem Aleichem is still celebrated and studied. Ezra Glinter examines how the “writer of the people” endures.
Everyone from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Philip Roth has entertained “What If?” scenarios. Now, Amazon’s “The Man in the High Castle” and Israeli sci-fi author Lavie Tidhar take that speculative approach to the Nazi era — with intriguing and disturbing results.
The Israeli film “Wedding Doll” offers a romance between a woman with a mild mental disability and a more-or less normal young man.
A new exhibit about Yiddish theater tells a conventional story, but it helps us imagine what the art form was like during its heyday.