There's a new Jesus movie out and, while it's about the Christianity's central figure, the film has and it has A LOT of Jews in it!
Mary Magdalene was released on Friday, April 12, and it is…about... drum roll, please! ... Mary Magdalen, who is possibly Jesus' most controversial and most frequently mentioned apostle. The filme movie is directed by Garth Davis — who also directed Lion and the TV series Top of the Lake — appears to be the first female-centric depiction of Jesus' story. With a script written by two… >> Read More
It's kind of baffling to think that there's a gorgeous, fully animated feature based on the Passover story, but it's true: The Prince of Egypt is real, and it's available to stream on Hulu.
The…1998 DreamWorks movie about the story of the Jewish people's exodus from Egypt is arguably one of the best animated movies out there. The music alone is simply impeccable, and while he may be a cartoon, Moses is pretty foxy in a very hipster kinda way. But that's not all! There are actually a lot… >> Read More
Well, this is awkward.
Like many of you, I was kvelling when an Israeli director, Guy Nattiv, and his wife, Jamie Ray Newman, won an Oscar for best live action short film on Sunday night. Nattiv,…who was born in Israel and moved to the U.S. five years ago, even mentioned his Holocaust survivor grandparents in his moving acceptance speech. “My grandparents are Holocaust survivors. The bigotry that they experienced in the Holocaust, we see that everywhere today, in America, in Europe. This film is about education, about teaching your kids… >> Read More
We thought 2018 was the year of Ruth Bader Ginsburg — but 2019 is also shaping up to be a very RBG-centric year. The documentary about her life was just nominated for an Oscar (mazel tov!) and,…in spite of recent health issues, the 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice shows no signs of slowing down. Which brings us to some very important news: Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be in the Lego Movie sequel. Yes, the iconic Jewish feminist is entering the world of animated Lego minifigures — which is something we didn't know we needed… >> Read More
After a Christmas day screening of Mary Poppins Returns, my husband, 7-year-old daughter and I stood in the lobby of the movie theater, discussing the meaning of the film. “Fiscal…responsibility,” said my practical spouse, impressed by how the magic of compound interest had saved 17 Cherry Tree Lane from the clutches of bank repossession. But our daughter had quite a different take. “Hold your loved ones tight,” she said. Her favorite moment in the film? “When the father realizes the kids are right,” as… >> Read More