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The Farewell Party

The Farewell Party…a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

Some stories are particular to their place. This Israeli film might have been set in any western country. That does not detract from the narrative as focus is firmly on the story and strong on the..View More


Zero Motivation

Watch: Trailer For Tribeca Film Festival Award Winning Comedy 'Zero Motivation'

Sometimes the brightest gems of the festival season, and of the year, are found outside the high profile venues of Venice, Telluride, TIFF, and NYFF. And certainly for The Playlist this year, one of..View More


Sweets

‘Sweet’ Spots At Other Israel Festival

Contemplating the eighth edition of the Other Israel Film Festival, which opens Nov. 6, it occurs to me that the event, which underwent a subtle shift in focus a few years ago, has become a richer,..View More


From the blog

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


The Debt

"The Debt": American Remake of Israeli Film Opens This Week

The long awaited "The Debt" opens this Wednesday in NY, and premieres tonight at The JCC in Manhattan to a sold out crowd. This film was one of the most anticipated films that fell through the of of..View More


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