Category: Lists

Most popular movies in 2020 on JewishFilmFestivals.org

Most popular movies in 2020 on JewishFilmFestivals.org

I added 739 films to this site in 2020, making the total 4628 . Out of these the following were the most popular, were visited the most, in this order. (I am aware that if a movie was added in December it had much less time to accumulate views, but...

50 documentaries you need to see: Night and Fog, Waltz With Bashir, Five Broken Cameras, Amy, Shoah

From the Guardian: 50 documentaries you need to see: Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks Night and Fog, Alain Resnais, 1955 What really impressed me about this film was its concision....

9 Jewish Actresses Who Won Oscars

From Kveller Since the Academy Awards just announced the 2016 Oscar nominations today, and the actual ceremony is only about a month away on February 28, 2016, we started to think about all the great Jewish actresses who have won Oscars in the past. And since we pretty much like...

10 Can’t-Miss Films of 2015

From Tablet Magazine: From Hollywood to Timbuktu, it was a very good year By J. Hoberman Q: What are the year’s best Jewish (interest) films? A: What is a Jewish (interest) film? Alternative answer: It’s hard to say except that I know one when I see it. With the exception...

Kol Nidre at the Movies

Since the advent of talkies, Yom Kippur has become a crux of the Jewish American narrative in film. So, though we usually focus on books—don’t worry, we have reading suggestions for the 5775 High Holidays, too—we’d be remiss to neglect the approaching Day of Atonement in the movies. Comedy to...

Best Israeli Feature Films of 2014

Amy Kronish‘s list is introduced with “There were about 35 new feature films that premiered in Israel this year!  Many of the films were made by or about women.  Some were political.  Some were historical. ” Her list includes 1-3 movies in each of these categories: Political Statements About Women Family Issues...

The Top Ten Jewish Characters in Movies

Shalomlife made another top ten list, this time of Jewish characters in movies. Check it out and judge for yourself: 10. Zohan Dvir (Adam Sandler) in You Don’t Mess With The Zohan 9. Cher Horovitz (Alicia Silverstone) in Clueless 8. Mordechai Jefferson Carver (Adam Goldberg) The Hebrew Hammer Read the...

Menemsha’s $14.95 DVD Blowout Sale

All DVDs are $14.95 at Menemsha till the end of January. Their titles include A Matter of Size Anita As Seen Through These Eyes Beauty in Trouble Belzec Human Failure Inside Hana’s Suitcase Live and Become Machuca Nora’s Will Rashevski’s Tango The Rape of Europa