Getting a jump on Oscar festivities, here are five of the best Jewish-themed ones to watch this awards season, from contenders to short gems.
The black and white film 1945, in Hungarian with English subtitles, is charged with historical allegory and symbolic dread. It teaches: Acknowledge the sins of the past, as your soul may depend on it.
The Meyerowitz Stories may be the most Jewish film you see all year that isn’t explicitly Jewish - and it may even be the best film you see all year, period.
Based on the 2008 play Adherence by Piotr Rowicki, the new film Demon plays on the Jewish folktale of the dybbuk, an evil spirit that possesses a living person, often during a wedding, when the bride and groom are particularly vulnerable (which is why they traditionally wear white).