Ezra Glinter


Al Pacino Plays a Philip Roth Character Gone Literally Insane in 'The Humbling'

By Ezra Glinter

Al Pacino Plays a Philip Roth Character Gone Literally Insane in 'The Humbling'
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?Read More


Isaac Bashevis Singer and His 'Harem'

By Ezra Glinter

Isaac Bashevis Singer and His 'Harem'
After firing Saul Bellow, Isaac Bashevis Singer hired a group of young women to help translate his work into English. A new documentary tells their story.Read More


'The Interview' Shows That Comedy Can Still Be Dangerous

By Ezra Glinter

'The Interview' Shows That Comedy Can Still Be Dangerous
Sony has scrapped the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy ‘The Interview’ amid North Korean threats and a cyberattack. Ezra Glinter explains why it’s really a victory for good over evil.Read More


My 'Exodus' Problem — And Ours

By Ezra Glinter

My 'Exodus' Problem — And Ours
Ridley Scott’s big-budget epic doesn’t shy away from questioning God’s justice, or the chosenness of the Hebrews. But it raises uncomfortable questions about identity and race.Read More


The Greatest Yiddish Writer You Never Heard Of

By Ezra Glinter

The Greatest Yiddish Writer You Never Heard Of
Yiddish author Jacob Dinezon is not nearly as well known as Sholem Aleichem or I.L. Peretz, his longtime friend and colleague. A masterful new translation could help to change that.Read More



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