“What is a laugh really worth?” asks contributor Aviva Kempner. “These actors expressed their concerns about the film and were essentially told to ‘get over...
The true-life story of reclaiming art stolen by the Nazis stars Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Charles Dance
Aviva Kempner recommends reworking “Gett, the Trial of Vivian Amsalem” and documentary “Above and Beyond” for U.S. audiences
The Oscar snubs of the “Selma” star and director Ava DuVernay sparked a Hollywood racial diversity debate
The female star of Mike Leigh’s period drama was omitted from both the Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations
Filmmaker Aviva Kempner offers 6 recommendations to holiday moviegoers
“Rosewater,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Pride” all teach valuable lessons about the current immigration issue
Summertime and the “livin’ is easy.” My recent rail trip from Brittany to Paris allowed me the opportunity to reflect on the joy of traveling...
From Jewish Community Center’s Theater J to FilmFest DC, one fan of the arts reviews the current slate of dramatic fare in our nation’s capitol
Kristen Bell and an inspired Iran-set vampire movie give this moviegoer a new hope
“Next time we go to any major museum in Europe or America today, we will remember that some of the major works may have been...
Seems like I am not the only one falling for tales from overseas
The stage legend is sustaining his family’s legacy with the autobiographical play “Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life”
Now that my mother is no longer alive, I will be forever grateful for Spielberg’s wise insight to document the past to help prevent future...
From “Captain Phillips” to Agnieszka Holland’s “Burning Bush”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg told me that Greenberg helped lead to the Supreme Court’s practice of not holding oral arguments on the holy day
Guest blog: Last week in D.C. was a glorious one for networking with top talent and seeing great films with the potential to move audiences...
Gary David Goldberg Channeled the Colorful Experience of Growing Up a Brooklyn Jew – an Appreciation
Guest blog: Although Goldberg was most famous for shows as “Family Ties,” I was most enamored with him for “Brooklyn Bridge”
Guest blog: Rama Burshtein’s “Fill the Void” captures an intimate story that is about the emotions confronting a young Orthodox woman faced with a romantic...
Guest blog: 27th installment of the festival also screened Deepa Mehta's adaptation of Salman Rushdie's "Midnight Children"
Guest Blog: That film about same-sex marriage might change minds, as "Blue Caprice" could on gun control
Guest blog: America's racial history is brought into clear focus via the highly entertaining "Pullman Porter Blues" and "Lincoln"
Guest blog: For me, seeing young actors join in the fun confirms the important tradition of a new generation learning tthe art of repeat-joke-telling
Even though I live in Washington, D.C., I’ve make sure for over 20 years to attend the opening weekend of the festival, where a true...