Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films

Wes Hopper
Venerable film critic Molly Haskell unveils a warm respect for the blockbuster filmmaker, discussing his evolution from wunderkind to serious filmmaker through the lens of his very personal struggle with Judaism.

A Dybbuk Strikes Again in a Spooky New Polish Film

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
September 12, 2016

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).

New Film Portrays Norman Lear as America’s Conscience

Wes Hopper
August 15, 2016

Noman Lear: Just Another Version of You is a celebration of the life of a remarkable man. The behind-the-scenes insights into his famous shows are compelling, but it’s his later role as the conscience of America that’s the real takeaway.

Famed Holocaust Documentarian is the Focus of New Oscar-Nominated Film

Wes Hopper
February 24, 2016

Thirty years after the release of Claude Lanzmann’s landmark Holocaust documentary, Shoah, a new documentary short revisits the inscrutable filmmaker’s legacy by exploring the difficulties, both personal and professional, he faced during the nearly 12 years it took to complete the film.