Parting thoughts from Jan Lisa Huttner
Created on 11/1/2017 2:23:05 PM
Sometimes a filmmaker pulls a few arrows from the quiver of her own life, takes aim, and succeeds in hitting some folks in her audience right in their sweet spots. This is exactly what happened to me when I went to see Gillian Robespierre’s new film Landline.
Created on 7/27/2017 4:51:35 PM
Set in a close-knit community in Jerusalem, the new Israeli film The Women's Balcony is a parable about what often occurs after bad things happen to good people.
Created on 6/16/2017 9:46:05 AM
Rama Burshtein’s sophomore film The Wedding Plan opens with one of the best scenes I have seen on screen all year -- and then goes relentlessly downhill.
Created on 5/19/2017 10:13:28 AM
Everything about Norman is
first rate. The casting is superb, beginning with Richard Gere as Norman and
Lior Ashkenazi as Micha Eshel.
Created on 4/21/2017 10:58:59 AM
Spring brings two new documentary films from Israel to Chicago. One I
loved. The other? No so much.
Created on 3/31/2017 10:13:36 AM
On Sunday (February 12), you can choose between two wonderful films or see both!
Created on 2/9/2017 3:24:45 PM
Now in its eleventh year, the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema (CFIC) has nabbed its greatest programming coup to date.
Created on 11/1/2016 4:49:46 PM
One could dismiss Denial as “just another film about the Holocaust” (as some of my
fellow film critics have already done), but I sincerely believe that would
totally miss the point.
Created on 10/7/2016 12:05:23 PM
If you have seen already Labyrinth
of Lies, then you are obligated to see The
People vs Fritz Bauer as a corrective. If you have not yet seen Labyrinth of Lies, then don’t. See The People vs Fritz Bauer, and
you will be glad that you did.
Created on 9/1/2016 5:30:07 PM