The deadline for the 2017 AJFF Call for Entries is nearly here. In the spirit of considering films for the annual festival*, we've been thinking about subjects we wish more films explored. One subject in particular: Shel Silverstein, the poet who inspired countless young people with his quirky sense of language. *Not that a film about Shel Silverstein is guaranteed a slot at AJFF. That is absolutely not what we are saying. So, see what it is we are talking about.
You could say looking at films with a Jewish connection is sort of our thing. So we decided to take our expertise and pick apart, with a minimalist view, one of our favorite classic films: Driving Miss Daisy.
Dates for the 17th annual AJFF have been announced! Consider yourself booked from January 24 to February 15, 2017. To help you, we've got a little reminder you can print out, tack to the fridge, use as a bookmark. Go on, be creative!
Among the standouts of the Olympics in Rio is the attention Jewish Olympian Aly Raisman's parents have captured because of their unabashed emotion when their daughter competes. They seem to outwardly embody Olympic parents as a whole. In that spirit, we wanted to take a look at some of the most supportive Jewish parents in film.
Sometimes what you watch is largely dictated by the mood you're in. So at this, the end of summer, we're suggesting a film for when... it's time to head back to school.
You could say looking at films with a Jewish connection is sort of our thing. So we decided to take our expertise and pick apart, with a minimalist view, one of our favorite classic films: The Graduate.
From the big screen to the small, we have some ideas about what to watch this month. Among our recommendations is a Nazi thriller, a remake of a classic, Seth Rogan's raunchy new animated film, and two films screened at AJFF, including one from this past year.
The words "film remake" are not always met with exuberance and excitement, oftentimes because the film being remade was highly appreciated in its original form. But what about films you never heard of, from a country far away? There's a long tradition of Israeli cinema getting remade, and a new film translation is on the way.
Sometimes what you watch is largely dictated by the mood you're in. To that end, we're ready to suggest some films for when...(insert a situation here). In this edition, we tackle Indian Summer, a film for when you just want to go back to summer camp.
Jerry Lewis, at 90, has come out retirement for the upcoming film, Max Rose. With Lewis' return to the silver screen, we thought we'd take a look at the artist and some of his past works.
The 2017 Call for Entries has officially gone out. If you're still looking for reasons to submit your film, we put some together for you with corresponding cat GIFs. Take a look and then submit your film (if you haven't already!).
From the big screen to the small, we have some ideas about what to watch this month. Among our recommendations is the opening film for the Cannes Film Festival, Steven Spielberg's latest, and a look at a classic before it heads back to Broadway.
Albert Brooks is an iconic comedian, and a Jewish talent on the level of our finest film artists. And you don't know enough about his filmography. Thankfully, Netflix is here to help change that. As of today, they've got all seven films he wrote and directed for your binging pleasure. You're welcome.
Pixar's latest animated film, Finding Dory, has swum into theaters. With notable Jewish actor, Albert Brooks, voicing a signature character, we wanted to take a look at the potential link between the Jewish artists in Pixar's films and the characters they play. Take look and come to your own conclusions.
From the big screen to the small, we have some ideas about what to watch this month. Among our recommendations is the highly anticipated sequel to Finding Nemo and two films from the 2016 AJFF.