Films


Free Screening of ‘Two Who Dared’

The never-before-told true story of American minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha. who helped save Jews during WWII.Read More


After 70-plus Plays, Israel Horovitz Calls for ‘Action!'

By Michael Fox

A robust 75, the award-winning playwright, theater director and screenwriter Israel Horovitz nonetheless isn’t in the market for a new career. Too bad, for his moving debut as a filmmaker, “My Old Lady,” is a rewarding, beautifully acted story of adults overcoming loneliness and bitterness.Read More


A Prince Among Men

By Charles Munitz

Charles Munitz reviews the new documentary “The Green Prince,” about the relationship between an operative in the Israeli Secret Service and the son of one of the seven original founders of Hamas.Read More


An Interview With the Green Prince and His Handler

By Charles Munitz

Former Hamas insider Mosab Hassan Yousef and former Israeli agent Gonen ben Yitzhak, featured in a new documentary, met with the Journal during a recent trip to Boston to promote the film.Read More


“Footnote” to be Screened in Peabody

An award-winning film about a great rivalry between a father and son, two eccentric professors, who have both dedicated their lives to work in Talmudic Studies.Read More


How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

By Robert Gluck

Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle.Read More


An Uninspired Robin Hood Underwhelms

By Shelley A. Sackett

Kevin Kline stars in the movie about Errol Flynn’s last days.Read More


On Film, Faith and Family

By Shelley A. Sackett

An interview with Zach Braff during his Boston press tour.Read More


Wish I Weren’t There

By Shelley A. Sackett

“Wish I Was Here” has some solid soulful messages about family, Judaism and life’s challenges in the modern age of insta-everything.Read More


You’re Way Too Obvious, Girl

By Shelley A. Sackett

Actor Jenny Slate and writer-director Gillian Robespierre embrace Jewish comic influences and upbringings in this indie comedy.Read More


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