The Academy Museum ignores Hollywood’s Jewish founders – The Forward

After over a decade of delay caused by money problems, competing narrative visions and the COVID-19 pandemic, the $484 million Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles has finally opened to the public. The Academy heralds its new museum as the most important institution devoted to filmmaking in the world, and one visit bears … Read more

Remembering “Dad Movie” classics like “The Boy’s From Brazil” – St. Louis Jewish Light

If you Google “Dad Movies” you’ll get lists from anyone who is anyone on the best movies to watch on Father’s Day. That’s not what I’m talking about here. No, to me “Dad Movies” are the movies that my dad would watch between the years 1972 and 1986 when my brother Scotty and I were … Read more

Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain have never been better – St. Louis Jewish Light

DAN BUFFA, Special to the Jewish LightOctober 11, 2021 **Mild spoilers included, so don’t read if you haven’t watched the show** Love is messy, and marriage then takes that material and tries to write a novel with it. Sometimes it’s sad and other times beautiful, but the weary pushback of life and your own DNA … Read more

Jewish actor Ben Foster’s 5 performances you should see before ‘The Survivor’ arrives in theaters – St. Louis Jewish Light

Ben Foster is an actor you can always count on giving an unforgettable performance, no matter the class or genre of its movie. A cinematic crackerjack of a different order, he has played a wide variety of roles in a career that has spanned 25 years and 60 credits. Often the supporting actor and not the … Read more

New Jewish Horror Film Steeped in Ancient Jewish Lore and Demonology

It may be tempting to describe “The Vigil” as “The Exorcist” meets Borough Park. But making the comparison can be glib and detract from the originality of this one-of-a-kind Jewish horror film. Tickets for the film, screening through Feb. 22, are available from Boston Jewish Film. Never miss the best stories and events! Get JewishBoston … Read more

Not your gramma’s golem: Horror film ‘The Vigil’ stars different Jewish monster

JTA — When Keith Thomas set out to write and direct a Jewish horror movie, he knew he wanted to go beyond the two most well-known Jewish monsters. Golems, creepy creatures usually formed out of mud or clay found in Jewish stories, were played out, he thought. So were dybbuks, a type of ghostly spirit … Read more

Gal Gadot sizzles in new trailer for Netflix’s ‘Red Notice’, opposite The Rock and Ryan Reynolds – St. Louis Jewish Light

Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish LightSeptember 13, 2021 If there’s one great way to sell a movie, cast three extremely likable stars and let them run with it, but make sure there’s one killer female among the group. That’s what Netflix did with Rawson Marshall Thurber’s “Red Notice,” the streaming service giant’s winter action-adventure comedy. They … Read more

Tovah Feldshuh to Star In BECOMING DR. RUTH This December at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Returning to the stage in New York City this fall, six-time Tony- and Emmy-nominated actor Tovah Feldshuh will star in a tour-de-force theatrical show Becoming Dr. Ruth, presented Off-Broadway at Edmond J. Safra Hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. The one-woman show, written by Mark St. Germain, … Read more

Golems, Dybbuks and Rabbis: A Look at Scary Movies With Jewish Roots

“Skull” by BenedictFrancis is licensed under CC BY 2.0 It’s a horror film buff’s favorite time of year: The nights are getting longer, the air is getting colder and the fallen leaves are making those eerie skittering sounds that seem to follow you down the street. If you’re seeking some Jewish representation in your scary viewing lineup, … Read more