The nicest thing that can be said about the 'Downton Abbey' movie is that it's better than the two 'Sex and the City' films
Almodovar's ‘Pain and Glory’ is much more than a cinematic self-portrait
Prof. Yaakov Malkin was one of the founders of the Department of Cinema and Television at TAU, and I was among the students in its first class
‘Yesterday,’ the film by Danny Boyle focusing on the Beatles, is something of a curiosity, but not very satisfying even in that category
Netflix's 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,' starring Zac Efron, doesn’t try to penetrate Ted Bundy's mind or consciousness, only to tell his story. It’s an intriguing cinematic experience for other reasons
Steven Spielberg sought to preserve the memory of Holocaust, but he also turned that memory into entertainment
Two films shot in black and white competed for the Oscar in cinematography this year. What's behind the filmmakers' choice?
‘Green Book,’ starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, is a feel-good movie, but its take on 1960s race relations in the U.S. is simplistic kitsch
‘The Favourite’ is a razor-sharp comedy, sophisticated, brimming with life – and above all, relevant
In the 1950s and 60s, many argued that allowing German to be heard for purposes of entertainment was harmful to the memory of the Holocaust
'Mary Poppins Returns,' starring Emily Blunt, suffers from a certain absence of soul
The documentary "King Bibi" studies how Netanyahu morphed from a shy young man into the arrogant and aggressive politician he is today
Damien Chazelle’s 'First Man' isn’t the patriotic cinematic spectacle one might expect, but a paradoxical work that fuses technology with sentimentality
In ‘Transit,’ German director Christian Petzold has fashioned a bold confrontation between time and place, one that expresses the survival and endurance of Holocaust memory
Even though the movie by Norwegian-Pakistani director Iram Haq has a powerful and even shocking story to tell, it is told in a didactic, schematic fashion that veers into the realm of melodrama
'Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life,' a film by Tomer Heymann, about a hugely successful Israeli gay porn star, is a quantum leap in the work of one of Israel’s leading documentarians
Almost all of Neil Simon’s plays and stage hits became films, but none of them became a pillar of cinematic comedy
But there's still fury in Spike Lee’s 'BlacKkKlansman,' which reflects that nothing has changed in America since the '70s
The films of the Egypt-born director Moshé Mizrahi, who died Friday, sparked a cinematic revolution in Israel. His sensitive work was in sharp contrast to the ‘bourekas films’ he loathed
What it was like meeting Claude Lanzmann, the man who tried to understand the impossible
Set in London’s Haredi community, 'Disobedience,' starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams, transcends its social confines to create a complex story
Why are filmmakers so inexorably drawn to Agatha Christie's work?
It’s unlikely that any director today would be willing to take on Nabokov’s novel, and that’s a pity
This Balfour Declaration documentary offers a Zionist ethos nostalgia overdose and a superficial gloss on the Arabs living in pre-state Palestine
With her sharp wit, elegance and photogenic face, the Israeli actress oozes charm. But does she have what it takes to not only present an Oscar, but actually win one?
'Some Like It Veiled' starts with a bold idea: a comic approach to the tensions between Muslims and the rest of the population in France. But the result is tinged with embarrassment
'A Fantastic Woman' isn’t a film about a transgender woman; it’s about a woman who loves, loses her love and fights for the universal human right to mourn her loss
Finally, an Academy Awards ceremony to look forward to
It’s impossible to take your eyes off the screen in ‘Phantom Thread,’ a masterful work with a core both dark and romantic
He was the male protagonist in Girls, played the bus driver-poet in Paterson and Kylo Ren in The Last Jedi. What can we expect now from Adam Driver?