The Coen Brothers’ latest movie is a tour through the absurdities of 1950s Hollywood — and an argument in favor of film-industry frivolity.
The importance of military support has been at the heart of modern rocket science since its beginnings. Amy Shira Teitel traces how space flight all started with German scientists like Wernher Von Braun.
Summer may be a distant memory but we still have Coney Island on our mind. Ezra Glinter takes a look at the iconic destination’s penchant for exhibition with, what else, several amazing must-see exhibits.
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.