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Review: Eyes Wide Open
Though Hair Tabakman’s intense melodrama seethes with eroticism, for most of the film the only flesh on view is the raw meat in Aaron’s (Zohar Shtrauss, who with his beard looks like Dostoevsky) butcher shop in a stark Haredi neighborhood in Jerusalem.
| May 07, 2010
From Russia with love
The Internet has, of course, ruined the music industry. That’s the conventional wisdom. But for many musicians, the Internet has been a boon.
Moshe’s Thinning the Herd finds its audience
| April 09, 2010
They aren’t the most auspicious of couplings: an Arab and Jewish girl in Nazi-occupied Tunis in 1942; a butcher and his apprentice in Haredi Jerusalem; the survivor of a terrorist bombing and a stranger who might be a guardian angel.
Love is stronger than death at Jewishfilm.2010
| April 02, 2010
Boston Turkish Film Festival 2010
In a scene in Çagan Irmak's IN DARKNESS (2009; April 3 at 3 pm), one of several provocative films in this year's Boston Turkish Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts, a woman explains to a TV interviewer that her political party is neither for Shari'
Divine madness rules the ninth annual Turkish Film Festival
| March 19, 2010
Review: A Prophet
Visionaries thrive behind bars: Dostoevsky, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X. "The truth is ugly," explains one would-be sage, Charles Manson. "So we put our prophets in prison."
Jacques Audiard's Scarface for the new millennium
| March 05, 2010
Play by Play: March 13, 2009
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
| March 10, 2009
Oh, you like Melville?
We cannot stress this enough. As much as no one cares about your laptop or iPhone, everyone sneaks a peek at what their peers and classmates are reading.
Five books to land your first college mate
| August 27, 2008
The upshot of all this building and scheming is that you can turn Paris into an Aztec city and settle Fyodor Dostoevsky in Tenochtitlan.
Sid Meier brings Revolution to the people
| July 21, 2008
Time with Tolstoy
War and Peace is the epic to end all epics.
The new translation of War and Peace
| November 28, 2007
The Rape of Europa
The filmmakers are assuming that after so much documentation of murder and torture we could stand to consider instead the material and cultural losses.
Art-love tunnel vision
| September 26, 2007
Turkey’s chances of getting into the European Union may be fading, but its role as a rising star in world cinema looks secure.
From genius to genre at the Boston Turkish Film Festival
| March 28, 2007
Victor’s is a small storefront done up with linen and elegant lacy napkins to suggest a kind of budget-gourmet experience.
Like walking through the pages of Dostoevsky — in a good way
| March 02, 2006
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