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Monday, January 17 2011

‘Lebanon’ Succeeds Through Its Restrictions

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

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.


Tuesday, September 28 2010

Sweetness and Blood: How Surfing Spread from Hawaii and California to the Rest of the World

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

‘Ajami’ Tells of the Struggle to Survive By Any Means Necessary

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

‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’: A Child of Israel and the Children of Palestine

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

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.


Sunday, November 1 2009

Soulico: Exotic on the Speaker

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

Esther Ofarim: Esther Ofarim in London

A noise that's so clean it's almost surreal.


Thursday, May 7 2009

Must-see TV in Palestine


Monday, April 27 2009

Israeli cartoon mocks stereotypes, but not everyone’s laughing


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