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Recent changes to this site (January 2019)

I did a few update to the site, hopefully making it more user friendly. The trailers on the individual films’ pages are now showing correctly (if they exist.) By correctly I mean that they are on the correct position, right below the films’ details and scale exactly to the width...

Posters of some of the 113 movies added to this site in April 2018

The 113 movies added to this site in April 2018

In April 2018 I added 113 movies to this site, see the whole list below and the covers of some of them. 116 Cameras Adieu my Beloved The Ancestral Sin / Sallah, Po Ze Eretz Yisrael Another Planet / Another Planet / Planeta Aheret At eye level / Auf Augenhöhe...

New documentary to watch: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Paste magazine listed 10 upcoming documentaries to check out. One if them is Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Much, much more than just a pretty face, old Hollywood screen siren Hedy Lamarr invented the blueprints for the very technologies you’re now using to read this story and carry about your...

Israeli short films

A visitor of this website asked: I am a member of a film festival committee working on short films for our festival in 2018. Would you be able to point me to a list of shorts, particularly Israeli films? I thought the answer may be interested to everyone. The simplest...

How ‘The Birdcage’ Married Jewish and Gay Civil Rights

From Forward Aviva Weintraub, director of the New York Jewish Film Festival and the associate curator at The Jewish Museum, believes the film is all about this feeling of acceptance. “In addition to looking at stereotypes of gay people, the film looks at stereotypes and issues about Jewish people,” she...

Why is a festival of Israeli film fighting for censorship in London?

From the Spectator The bid to ban men from seeing The Gift of Fire sets a very dangerous precedent indeed You might think that Jews, faced with a relentless campaign to ban their culture, would think once, twice, a hundred times, about instituting bans themselves. After they had thought about...

7 strange Jewish jokes that prove ‘New Girl’ is the anti-‘Seinfeld’

From Jewish Telegraphic Agency Fans like to call “Seinfeld” one of the most-Jewish sitcoms of all time, even though it makes so few explicitly Jewish references. In that regard, the successful Fox sitcom “New Girl,” which stars Zooey Deschanel and will start its fifth season Jan. 5, is a foil...