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Film Review: ”Synonyms“ Boasts Vision but Lacks Connection

Synonyms (Nadav Lapid) 2 out of 4 stars. In Israeli director Nadav Lapid’s latest film, Synonyms, we follow the journey of a young Israeli man as he attempts to abandon his ingrained cultural identity in favor of a new one. … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Tel Aviv on Fire” Offers Broad Comedy As a Salve for Open Wounds

Tel Aviv on Fire (Sameh Zoabi, 2018) 3 out of 4 stars. A surprisingly light comedy about a very weighty subject, Sameh Zoabi’s Tel Aviv on Fire takes place mostly inside a Palestinian broadcast studio where the eponymous television series, set in … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Working Woman” Fights the Good Fight

Working Woman (“Isha Ovedet”) (Michal Aviad, 2018) 3 out of 4 stars. Israeli director Michal Aviad’s Working Woman explores the trials and tribulations of a married mother of three as she re-enters the workforce, hoping to earn much-needed money following her … Continue reading

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