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Film review: City of Ghosts

Matthew Heineman’s exceptional, award-winning documentary reveals Isis's cruelty and others’ bravery

Anne Joseph

Fri, 13:48

Film review: City of Ghosts
  • Jake Gyllenhaal in Okja:
    Film

    Jake's going big — with a pig

    He's known for his subtle style - but Jake Gyllenhaal's gone wild in his latest film, he tells Stephen Applebaum

    Stephen Applebaum

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Jake's going big — with a pig
  • Ed Mosberg addresses participants at the 2017 March of the Living
    Film

    Talking to survivors

    Llion Roberts' new documentary Destination Unknown captures the stories of Holocaust survivors. He tells Stephen Applebaum how and why he made the film.

    Stephen Applebaum

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Talking to survivors
  • Ed Mosberg at Birkenau during the March of the Living 2017, listening to the Hatikvah.
    Film

    Testimony of the survivors

    Ed Mosberg has made it his life's work to testify about the horrors of the holocaust.Now he is featured in an extraordinary new film.

    Stephen Applebaum

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Testimony of the survivors
  • Rachel Weisz as the enigmatic widow
    Film

    Review: My Cousin Rachel

    Rachel Weisz's performance is intoxicating in this adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel, says Anne Joseph

    Anne Joseph

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Review: My Cousin Rachel
  • Richard Gere and Lior Ashkenazi in Norman
    Film

    Review: Norman

    There's much to like about Richard Gere's portrayal of a hustler who meets an Israeli politician, says Anne Joseph

    Anne Joseph

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Review: Norman
  • Film

    Film review: Baby Driver

    If fast cars doing impossible things are your cup of tea, drift into Baby Driver, says Michael Moran

    Michael Moran

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Film review: Baby Driver
  • Film

    Film review: Wonder Woman

    The previous entries in the DC Comics film series have met with mixed reactions. Can Israeli actress Gal Gadot deliver the franchise’s first unequivocal hit?

    Michael Moran

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Film review: Wonder Woman
  • Film

    Cinema, croissants and queues

    Michael Etherton from UK Jewish Film gives us a peek at life on the other side of the velvet rope

    Michael Etherton

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    Cinema, croissants and queues
  • Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan in The Big Sick
    Film

    Sundance in London

    Anne Joseph previews the up-coming London Sundance film festival.

    Anne Joseph

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Sundance in London
  • Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer in Snatched
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    Review: Snatched

    The new Amy Schumer movie is too lazy for laughs says Stephen Applebaum

    Stephen Applebaum

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Review: Snatched
  • Lior Ashkenazi in Norman
    Film

    Playing prime ministers

    Londoners get a sneak preview this week of a film about an Israeli Prime Minister and a New York hustler, played by Richard Gere. Anne Joseph talked to Lior Ashkenazi, who plays the PM.

    Anne Joseph

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    Playing prime ministers
  • Miriam Margolyes as Madame Rubinstein
    Film

    Review: Madame Rubinstein

    A play about cosmetics queen Helena Rubinstein fails to convince our critic

    John Nathan

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Review: Madame Rubinstein
  • Maha Haj
    Film

    A director's dilemma

    Maha Haj's film about a Palestinian family is a highlight of the Seret London Israeli film festival.

    Anne Joseph

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    A director's dilemma
  • Film

    Film review – Alien:Covenant

    Ridley Scott’s prequel to the long-running space-monster franchise promises weighty philosophical musings alongside the thrills. But does it deliver?

    Michael Moran

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    Film review – Alien:Covenant
  • Film

    The man who fought to save Europe's Jews

    Ahead of a London screening of "Not Idly By -- Peter Bergson, America and the Holocaust" Ned Temko looks back at the man who woke the world up to the horror of the Holocaust

    Ned Temko

    Friday, May 5, 2017

    The man who fought to save Europe's Jews
  • Film

    8 non-Jews in Jewish roles

    A new film stars Richard Gere as a New York 'hondler'. We take a look back at some other great examples of non-Jews in Jewish roles.

    Michael Moran

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    8 non-Jews in Jewish roles