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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


‘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

'I Think This ...' filmmaker brings short to Worcester

The footage lovingly if sorrowfully shot by his father of Yuval Hameiri's mother on her last day alive was inadvertently erased. Loss on top of loss. In Hameiri's "I Think This is the Closest to to..View More


Can a movie with a conscience be a box office hit?

At one point in the movie “Manpower” – director Noam Kaplan’s first long feature, which competed at the recent 30th Haifa International Film Festival and is now showing at of..View More

Zero Motivation

Comedies, drama, even Mafia supplant conflict at Israel Film Festival

It's a change three decades in the making, said the founder and executive director of the Israel Film Festival: a real coming of age of Israeli cinema. "We had a lot of films about the Arab-Israeli..View More

David Broza

David Broza and his collaborations

David Broza was feeling feisty. It was Wednesday night, several days after the premiere of his documentary, “East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem” at the Woodstock Film Festival, and he was at..View More

Kippur DVD

Unconventional Israeli filmmaker to show works, share thoughts at Stanford

With a 40-year career creating short films, politically charged documentaries and character-driven narrative features, Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai is widely respected among the cognoscenti of film..View More

Next to Her

Hollywood readies for Israel Film Fest

Hollywood will get an injection of Israeli cinema on Thursday evening, as the curtain rises on the 28th Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles. In tune with the fest’s birthday, 28 feature and a..View More

Eyes of a Thief

Palestinian cinema comes of age with ‘Eyes of a Thief’

Anyone needing proof of the political minefield that is Israeli-Palestinian relations only needs to consider recent events in the film world. First, Israel’s Culture and Sports Ministry that I..View More

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