Ezra Glinter


An Unlikely Ghost Story From David Cronenberg

By Ezra Glinter

An Unlikely Ghost Story From David Cronenberg
‘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.Read More


‘Gett’ Depicts an Orthodox Universe That Is Beyond Kafkasque

By Ezra Glinter

‘Gett’ Depicts an Orthodox Universe That Is Beyond Kafkasque
‘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.Read More


Animation, 'Archer' and the Art of Offending

By Ezra Glinter

Animation, 'Archer' and the Art of Offending
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.Read More


Why People Leave Orthodoxy — and How

By Ezra Glinter

Why People Leave Orthodoxy —  and How
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?Read More


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



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