A new production of “Death of a Salesman” adapts Arthur Miller’s classic play into Yiddish. Ezra Glinter decodes what happens when a seemingly deracinated play is put in a Jewish context.
“Blunt Talk,” the new Jonathan Ames news anchor comedy starring Patrick Stewart is quite a distance from Ames’s “Bored to Death.” But it still does channel its creators anxieties and sensibility.
Have canonical Jewish texts been changed — or censored — to reflect contemporary Orthodox ideology? In ‘Changing the Immutable,’ Marc Shapiro shows that Orthodox rewriting of our culture isn’t an exception — it’s the rule.
‘The Farewell Party’ is a black comedy about a group of senior citizens who band together to put their terminally ill friend out of his misery.
In ‘Felix and Meira,’ director Maxime Giroux opens a window on the nuances of Hasidic life. And he creates a beautiful and bittersweet story at the same time.
‘Maps to the Stars,’ the latest movie from Canadian auteur David Cronenberg, is a kind of ghost story. But the horrors it portrays are entirely of this world.
‘Gett’ is a plea on behalf of Orthodox wives and so much more. The movie is a stark and painstaking study of the ways men can inflict misery on women.
Cartoons aren’t just for kids anymore. Ezra Glinter writes that animation has long been at the forefront of conversations about race, gender, inequality — and anti-Semitism.
Lynn Davidman’s ‘Becoming Un-Orthodox’ offers a framework for studying ex-Orthodox Jews. Why do they go ‘off the path’ — and in what ways?
Barry Levinson’s adaptation of Philip Roth’s novel ‘The Humbling’ feels like driving a car with a flat tire. Can Al Pacino steer it right as the flick speeds toward a tremendous smash-up?