Monday, January 17 2011
Using only the inside of a tank as a setting, the film is a story about modern warfare generally as much as it is one about the 1982 Lebanon War specifically.
Friday, October 15 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.
Tuesday, September 28 2010
A journalist enters the dystopian world of Franz Kafka in an attempt to journey to Gaza to study the local surf scene.
Wednesday, September 1 2010
An unflinching human look at the struggle of Jews, Arab Muslims, and Arab Christians to live together in at least a fragile manner.
Wednesday, July 14 2010
Reading narratives of the seemingly intractable Arab-Israeli conflict is like trying to follow the plot of a novel that has had every other page ripped out. Amos Oz’s A Tale of Love and Darkness has fewer missing pages than most.
Monday, January 4 2010
While Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis' Lemon Tree pretends to look hard at political and cultural realities, sticky, juvenile symbolism turns pith to pulp.
Sunday, November 1 2009
Deftly incorporates a multitude of rhythmic structures and vocal styles that are distinctly Middle Eastern, hip-hop, or, as the case may be, both.
Monday, July 6 2009
A noise that's so clean it's almost surreal.