Author: Gabor Por

Review of A Movie with Catherine Deneuve

I don’t enjoy movies, or people for that matter, making fun of others’ pain. On the surface “A Movie with Catherine Deneuve“* is not one of films, but if you are like me you get uncomfortable watching this comedy.  For causal viewers it follows an unconventional roadtrip of two friends: men in their fifties who...

Lost Town (2013, USA)

One of the ways you can categorize documentaries is based on what they “document”. An event, a person, a place, a time, a process… The title of “Lost town” would suggest that it is about a town, that is lost. It is, however, much more time and energy was spent...

Kabbalah Me (2014, USA)

For most viewers Kabbalah Me probably seems light-hearted and deep. For me it just seemed shallow, but that might be might fault. I was hoping to learn something new, but all I got out of it was the personal story of a man. The problem is I’ve heard this or a...

Yalom’s Cure (2014, Switzerland)

I admit I haven’t heard much about Irvin D. Yalom in the past. News of his latest book, The Spinoza Problem, reached me, but otherwise I was unaware that he is “an American existential psychiatrist who is emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford University” (wikipedia). Having no preconception of him I...

Review: Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion

Did you know that film festivals can produce movies? I suspects that “UK Jewish Film” in the opening credits of “Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion” refers to the UK Jewish Film Festival. If I am wrong I would be curious to learn what that means. Either way it is more than an adorable 13...

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Our Facebook page just got its 200th like. Thank you all.

Mystified Stereotype – A Jewish man in The Strain

In The Strain* there is an old Jewish man, who is represented as a mystified stereotype. His name in this new TV show  is Abraham Setrakian and is a minor supporting character, played David Bradley. It felt like a major character to me but I am more attuned to Jewish themes, so I had to...

Permanent desolate crisis (Funeral at Noon review)

What do you get if you put a shy woman in a small village in the middle of nothing and deprive her beauty? A recipe for tragedy, but not the kind you might expect. This is the essence of Funeral at Noon, Adam Sanderson‘s new Israeli drama. I have to admit I...