Film news and reviews

Holy Zoo

‘Denial,’ acceptance, and other Jewish matters in the movies

Some films capture the essence of Jewry. But they're not necessarily showing at YES Planet or Cinema City, so viewers need to make something of an effort to see them. Get The Times of Israel's by a..View More


Israel’s ‘Sand Storm’ fails to make Oscar shortlist

Israel’s ‘Sand Storm’ fails to make Oscar shortlist

Israel's hopes for an Oscar as best foreign-language film were dashed when "Sand Storm" failed to make the cut as competing entries from 85 countries were narrowed to nine however, three of the nine..View More


Lost and Found

Movies: Lost and found

People like to think that the Holocaust ended in jubilation as the Allies liberated the camps. But the story of World War II is incomplete without a reckoning of the displacement, confusion and loss..View More


From the blog

Home Alone

Dance on Film: The Moderni Series

Israel's rich modern dance scene is made more accessible and endurable through another of Israel's renowned art forms-- its film industry.   Israeli film has experienced significant growth the..View More


Big Bad Wolves

2013: A Year of Growth For Israeli Cinema

Although this year, Israel will not have a film competing for an Oscar, there is no doubt that Bethlehem, Israel's submission to the Academy will be seen by American audiences. 2013 brought Israeli..View More


Israel Film Center Recap: Doc Aviv

The 2013 Doc Aviv Film Festival included a diverse selection of Israeli premiere documentaries. On a oddly misty night in the new Tel Aviv port (though it felt more like London), the festival opened..View More


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