Posts Tagged jewish

Fiddler on the roof

Fiddler on the Roof (Combo Pack)

Thursday, April 28, 2011 1 Comment

Review As I mentioned in my review of Holy Rollers, when it comes to movies about Orthodox Jews, you may run into the trouble of making it difficult for those who aren’t of the Jewish faith to comprehend what is transpiring in the film. However, though many may not pick up on some of the […]

Barney's Version

Barney’s Version

Monday, February 7, 2011 No Comments

Barney’s Version, a character centric film packed with Jewish humor, followed one man’s emotional experience through love and self-indulgence. And thanks to Paul Giamatti’s character and his superb acting, and the intermittent humor that provided the much-needed contrast to this otherwise emotional film, I was quite touched by it. My one issue with this film, […]

The Infidel

The Infidel

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 No Comments

Though The Infidel, the story of a Muslim man who discovers that he was actually born Jewish, relied on many stereotypical Jewish jokes, it did have some very funny jabs as well. However, my big issue is that the movie tried to take on too much. It dealt with notions of identity crises, fears of […]

Kike like me

TIFF interview with Jamie Kastner

Friday, September 17, 2010 No Comments

The one person I did recognize at the TIFF brunch on Sunday was Jamie Kastner, the director and star of a documentary called Kike Like Me, which I saw a few years ago. He is currently working on two films, including one that is releasing shortly called Recessionize! For Fun & Profit! I, the lucky […]