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So far Nora Lee Mandel has created 261 blog entries.

A Tale of Love and Darkness

A lovely tribute to a great writer and his Jewish mother-muse.

By |August 18th, 2016|Book adaptation, Family drama|0 Comments

The Tenth Man

An adult prodigal son returns home from New York City to the old Jewish neighborhood known as El Once in Buenos Aires.

By |August 5th, 2016|Family drama, Foreign|0 Comments

Miles Ahead

Star, cowriter, producer, and director Don Cheadle's passion project, a biopic of jazz legend Miles Davis.

By |July 31st, 2016|Biopic, DVD/Streaming/On Demand|0 Comments


The prime reason to see this artsy film is the beautiful black-and-white, weird, and mystical imagery of cinematographer Shai Goldman.

By |June 9th, 2016|Israeli|2 Comments

Germans & Jews

This thoughtful, wide-ranging documentary covers the changing relationship between Jewish and German intellectuals since the Holocaust.

By |June 9th, 2016|Holocaust|0 Comments

Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

Israeli director Ada Ushpiz applies the argument that “the personal is political” to Hannah Arendt’s life to understand her perceptions and to provide context for the controversy over Eichmann in Jerusalem.

By |April 30th, 2016|Documentary, Holocaust|0 Comments

I Saw the Light

The biopic checks off all the major highlights of country singer/songwriter Hank Williams’s life—to a point.

By |April 17th, 2016|Biopic, Musical|0 Comments

Hello, My Name Is Doris

Wearing its heart on its colorful sleeve, this Sally Field starrer works very hard to have the central character make sense.

By |March 30th, 2016|Romantic Comedy|1 Comment

Here Come the Videofreex

In 1969, a group of hippies interested in new technology, but with no regular access to equipment, were given a budget and video cameras by the CBS network—see how the revolution was televised.

By |March 30th, 2016|Political|0 Comments