Jewish Film & New Media

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring

Got Jewish Milk?: Screening Epstein and Van Sant for Intersectional Film History
Harvey Milk was an iconic gay activist whose life has been the subject of two major films: Rob Epstein's award-winning documentary The Times of Harvey Milk (USA, 1984)1 and Gus Van Sant's biopic Milk (USA, 2008).2 Widely recognized as part of the queer...
"It Happened before and It Will Happen Again": On Line User Comments as a Noncommemorative Site of Holocaust Remembrance
On the night of February 26, 2012, A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, Iran, 2011) won the best foreign language film category of the American Academy Awards. Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, the film tells the story of a middle-class Iranian couple...
On Capua's Anatole Litvak: The Life and Films
On Capua's Anatole Litvak: The Life and Films Anatole Litvak: The Life and Films. By Michelangelo Capua. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015. 211 pp., ISBN 978-0-7864-9413-2 (pb), US $35.00.The film director Anatole Litvak is not a readily familiar name because,...
On Case's Calling Dr. Strangelove: The Anatomy and Influence of the Kubrick Masterpiece
On Case's Calling Dr. Strangelove: The Anatomy and Influence of the Kubrick Masterpiece Calling Dr. Strangelove: The Anatomy and Influence of the Kubrick Masterpiece. By George Case. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2014. 212 pp., ISBN 978-0-7864-9449-1...
On Lassner's Espionage and Exile: Fascism and Anti-Fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film
On Lassner's Espionage and Exile: Fascism and Anti-Fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film Espionage and Exile: Fascism and Anti-Fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film. By Phyllis Lassner. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016. 272 pp., ISBN 9781474401104...
On Pick-Hemo's Wounded Homeland: The Changing Representation of Trauma in Israeli Cinema
On Pick-Hemo's Wounded Homeland: The Changing Representation of Trauma in Israeli Cinema Michal Plck-Hemo, Wounded Homeland: The Changing Representation of Trauma in Israeli Cinema [(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)]. Tel Aviv: Resling,...
On Pomerance and Palmer's George Cukor: Hollywood Master
On Pomerance and Palmer's George Cukor: Hollywood Master George Cukor: Hollywood Master. Edited by Murray Pomerance and R. Barton Palmer. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015. 186 pp., ISBN 978-0-74-869356-6 (hc). US $120.Murray Pomerance and...
On Pozner and Laurent's Kinojudaica
On Pozner and Laurent's Kinojudaica Kinojudaica: Les representations des Juifs dans le cinéma de Russie et d'Union soviétique, des années 1910 auxannées 1980. Edited by Valérie Pozner and Natacha Laurent. Toulouse/Paris: La Cinématheque de Toulouse/Nouveau...
Talking Cures?: Jews and Sex Therapy in Nymphomaniac and A Dangerous Method
Jewish psychotherapists and sex therapists abound in television and film, and the nonprofessional Jewish advisor on sex, sometimes in the form of a concerned friend, is a frequently seen figure. The Internet Movie Database lists seventy-nine films and...
The Importance of Jewish Ritual in the Secular, Postmodern World of Transparent
In the Amazon original television series Transparent (Jill Soloway, USA, 2014-), the secular Jewish Pfefferman family often struggles to find spiritual meaning in their contemporary California lives. One of the sites of their spiritual struggle and subsequent...
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