Film and Theatre Reviews

In a secular age, it appears that the cinema, whether documentary or fiction, remains the pulpit of the people, sharing their joys and their woes, using the intimate knowledge of the filmmaker to tell moving and compelling stories.

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  • SHTTL, although not publicly released, has garnered acclaim and accolades at various film festivals (*1). I had the privilege of watching it during a recent screening at the Montreal

  • Intrigued by the buzz around “Oppenheimer,” I decided to watch the film because of its historical focus on Robert Oppenheimer, the architect of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima

  • Sky

    Barbie was the most enjoyable movie – it has music, jokes, and a powerful message.

  • Jerusalem

    On August 24, the Federation CJA, the central Jewish community organization in Montreal, launched its annual fundraising campaign with a remarkable event. They secured all eight screens of the

  • Ancient Greek battle equipment

    The Five Books of Moses and the weekly Torah portions in synagogues are usually named after the first significant word in each book. For example, Shemot (Name in English)

  • Bookshelf

    “Genius and Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World, 1847-1947” is a captivating book that explores the diverse range of human experiences through the lives of Jewish individuals across the

  • Mountain view

    Art unveils the shared threads of our human experience, transcending individual narratives. After immersing myself in Piya Chattopadhyay’s Sunday Magazine on CBC Radio, a compelling urge to correspond with

  • Ancient Greek temple

    The captivating program vividly depicts dramatic stories and intense battles for supremacy among Egypt, Israel, and Rome, narrated by accomplished contemporary historians. Herod marries the Hasmonean princess Mariamne in

  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

    Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks noticed Hebrew lacks a direct word for “history.” The closest term, “Zachor,” emphasizes the duty to remember. Within the Torah, two commandments are intricately tied

  • Synagogue benches

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG), the remarkable Justice of the US Supreme Court, departed on the evening of September 18, 2020, just as the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, began.

  • Balcony

    the film exposes the travails of leadership and brings history to life. Will she or won’t she use the secret weapon? what goes through her mind as she faces

  • Montreal skyscrapers

    Recently, I had the privilege of viewing two compelling documentaries featured at the Israel Film Festival in Montreal. One of them, “Mrs. G.,” directed by Dalit Kimor, delves into

  • Montreal skyscraper

    “Apples From the Desert,” directed by Matti Harari and Arik Lubetzki, is a captivating precursor to the current Netflix series “Unorthodox.” The film delves into the narrative of a

  • Road at sunset

    Yesterday, I immersed myself in an awe-inspiring documentary chronicling the transformative journey of teshuvah, a Hebrew term encapsulating repentance and redemption, undertaken by the entire community of Kielce. Bogdan

  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

    I’ve delved into an in-depth exploration of the Holocaust in Hungary, and in doing so, I’ve gained a profound understanding of my late Mother’s poignant statement, “Anyone who survived

  • Over Labor Day week, Montreal hosted the 37th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival. From August 22 – September 2, the festival showcased an impressive lineup of over

  • Jewish Public Library

    Yesterday, a captivated audience filled the Montreal Jewish Public Library’s auditorium to watch “Disobedience,” a film recounting the extraordinary life of Aristide de Sousa Mendes. Following the screening, attendees

  • Violin

    Yesterday, I was honoured to attend Theodore Bikel’s compelling one-person show, “SHOLOM ALEICHEM: LAUGHTER THROUGH TEARS,” at the Segal Center in Montreal. Bikel skillfully brought Sholem Aleichem’s essence to

  • Door

    Last night, I made a special effort to watch the documentary “Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness,” a recent biography delving into the life of Sholem Aleichem, showing at