Ambler Screenwriter Pens Newly Released Film

For 10 years, screenwriter and Ambler native Andrew Barrer waited for his film “Die in a Gunfight” to be developed, produced and released in...

Julia Haart Fight Back Against ‘My Unorthodox Life’ Critics

The day “My Unorthodox Life” premiered on Netflix, its subject Julia Haart was frustrated by the negative reviews — especially those from Jews who live the way she once did.

‘My Unorthodox Life’ Typical Reality Fare

It’s a good thing Christopher Lasch isn’t around today to consider reality shows such as “My Unorthodox Life” and others of its ilk.

‘Asia’: A Study in Loneliness, Understanding

The main characters in “Asia” share a couple things — loneliness, feeling out of place — without sharing anything at all.

‘Sublet’ Charms But Doesn’t Dazzle

If director Eytan Fox wanted his film “Sublet” to be an easy summer watch, he succeeded; if he wanted the film to deliver a...

Clumsy Documentary Tells Fascinating Story

There’s no shortage of interesting material in “Of Animals and Men,” a Polish documentary about Jan and Antonina Żabiński,.

‘Upheaval’ Captures Menachem Begin’s Essence

If “Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin” had been a Netflix-commissioned documentary, we’d be subjected to six one-hour episodes with countless repetition, speculation and other means of filler.

‘Final Account’ Visits an Uncomfortable Place

“Final Account,” a new documentary from recently deceased English director Luke Holland, is as straightforward in its presentation as it is complicated in its...

‘400 Miles to Freedom’ Celebrates Jewish Diversity

When Avishai Mekonen watched the 1993 film “Philadelphia” for the first time, he knew he wanted to be a filmmaker.

‘If You See My Mother’ Brings Mother’s Day Laughs

It’s almost Mother’s Day, but depending on your family’s vaccination status, you may not feel comfortable taking the moms in your life out for...