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Useless ID: Symptoms

The best Useless I.D. could possibly be, if you're over the age of 15, is a guilty pleasure. Their newest record of formulaic pop-punk doesn't even merit that status.

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CIFF 2010: 'The Matchmaker' (Avi Nesher, 2010)

At a time when many Israeli films are getting attention for displaying the harsh and ambiguous realities of war, The Matchmaker is an anomaly. The film is a sweet and heartwarming coming of age tale that paints Israel in warm tones without the help of rose-tinted glasses.

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Lemon Tree

While Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis' Lemon Tree pretends to look hard at political and cultural realities, sticky, juvenile symbolism turns pith to pulp.

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