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Past articles by Daniel:

J.D. Salinger’s Books Will Finally Make The Leap To Digital

Salinger is one of the last major American writers to be published digitally. → Read More

Echoes of Argentina’s Jewish Disappeared in ‘Rojo’

Benjamín Naishtat’s “Rojo” is a thriller that has echoes of the tales of the Jewish disappeared under Argentina's military junta. → Read More

Inside Man

Jia Zhangke’s "Ash Is Purest White," socially critical yet officially sanctioned, strikes a middle path for Chinese cinema. → Read More

The Jewish Films You Might Have Missed In 2018

"The Great Pretender," "Support The Girls" and "Maison du Bonheur" are among the best, little-seen films of 2018. → Read More

Chronicles Of John Garfield’s Death Foretold In His Final Film

Born Jacob Julius Garfinkel to Russian Jewish parents, John Garfield was at once ahead of the curve and decidedly a creature of his time. → Read More

Chronicles Of John Garfield’s Death Foretold In His Final Film

John Garfield's last film, the 1951 noir "He Ran All The Way," resonates with echoes of the ill-fated, blacklisted actor's life. → Read More

At The Met, A Kleptomaniac To Dye For

“Marnie” was one of the Hitchcock’s tales of vulnerable beauties psychologically dominated to varying extents by dashing men. → Read More

Could Jerry Lewis Have Become The Jewish Andy Warhol?

In “Fairfax Avenue,” Janet Leigh plays a diva who is writing her memoirs for the Jewish Daily Forward. → Read More

An Exile In Marseilles But Out Of Time

Christian Petzold's 'Transit,' based on a 1944 novel by Anna Seghers offers a noirish take on exile past and present. → Read More

Steve Bannon Gets The Best Of Errol Morris

“American Dharma” presents the same difficulties as following up a film like “Borat”: once people know your game, it’s harder to punk them. → Read More

Errol Morris’s Steve Bannon Film Now Has A Distributor

It’s been almost a year since “American Dharma,” Errol Morris’s Steve Bannon documentary, premiered at the Venice Film Festival. In the interim, another Bannon documentary, Allison Klayman’s “The Brink,” came out to considerably more acclaim; FBI Director Christopher Wray identified white nationalism of the kind winked at by Bannon as America’s major source of domestic terrorism; and Morris,… → Read More

This Was The End Of Francois Truffaut’s Innocence

A filmmaker who discovered his Jewish ancestry only in adulthood, Truffaut here recalls Primo Levi. → Read More

A Love Letter To Max Blecher, Scars And All

According to his admirers, Blecher was a hidden genius of modernist literature, another lost Kafka scattered in the wreckage of 20th century Europe. → Read More

A Love Letter To Max Blecher, Scars And All

According to his admirers, Blecher was a hidden genius of modernist literature, another lost Kafka scattered in the wreckage of 20th century Europe. → Read More

Who Was That Masked Man In ‘Eyes Wide Shut?’

The documentary "Filmworker" tells the heretofore unknown story of Stanley Kubrick's longtime assistant Leon Vitali. → Read More

The Nazi-Era Thriller That Got Its Director Banned From Filmmaking

Everyone from the French communists to the Gestapo decried the film. → Read More

From Argentina, Insane Music, Unexpected Harmonies and Marxist Overtones

Alejo Moguillansky, a Jewish filmmaker from Buenos Aires, talks about his new film, “The Little Match Girl" and its evocation of boho life. → Read More

A Provincial Film About Provincialism — Only In New York

Alex Ross Perry's "Golden Exits" recalls Robert Altman and Woody Allen as it focuses on youthful characters spinning their wheels in Brooklyn. → Read More

In New York, Two Films Showcase Opposite Sides Of The Holocaust’s Intergenerational Trauma

Chantal Akerman's "Dis Moi" and Su Friedrich's "The Ties That Bind" will screen at New York's Metrograph on February 3. → Read More

In Israel and New York, Jews Do Battle In Conversation

Amos Gitai's "West of the River Jordan" and Manfred Kirchheimer's "My Coffee With Jewish Friends" show Jews at their most talkative. → Read More