A.J. Goldmann


How Wes Anderson Became a Jewish Emigré Director in 'Budapest Hotel'

By A.J. Goldmann

How Wes Anderson Became a Jewish Emigré Director in 'Budapest Hotel'
Wes Anderson’s newest film turns out to be a tribute to a trio of Jewish emigre artists. A.J. Goldmann charts their influence on Anderson’s ‘Budapest Hotel.’Read More


Martin Scorsese’s Jewish Bookfellas

By A.J. Goldmann

Martin Scorsese’s Jewish Bookfellas
Martin Scorsese’s latest is a documentary about the New York Review of Books. He found the world of arts and letters a trickier subject than gangsters and shoot ‘em ups.Read More


Why Jews Stood Up for Richard Wagner

By A.J. Goldmann

Why Jews Stood Up for Richard Wagner
Jewish fascination with notoriously anti-Semitic composer Richard Wagner goes way back. A new Vienna exhibition seeks to explain the unexplainable.Read More


Being Jewish in Germany — Or Not

By A.J. Goldmann

Being Jewish in Germany — Or Not
Yascha Mounk’s new memoir more or less says it’s impossible for a Jew to feel at home among Germans. But our Berlin correspondent A.J. Goldmann is not so sure.Read More


Amos Gitai Confirms Status as Grand Old Man of Israeli Cinema

By A.J. Goldmann

Amos Gitai Confirms Status as Grand Old Man of Israeli Cinema
Amos Gitai’s ‘Ana Arabia,’ shot in one take, was a big hit at the Venice Film Festival. After 50 years, the grand old man of Israeli cinema is still politically and artistically provocative.Read More






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