Tag Archives: israel

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988): “I’m a man, like everyone else.”

A highly controversial film about the life and human frailties of Jesus Christ, The Last Temptation of Christ (1988, dir. Martin Scorsese) caused quite a stir upon its release. Portraying Jesus as a human man who is tormented by the voice of God as he builds his following and is eventually crucified, the film is […]

JeruZalem (2015): Quick-shot review!

Yet another found footage horror film set in an interesting and historical location, JeruZalem (2015, dir. Doron & Yoav Paz) invokes ancient legends within the context of the religious melting pot of the city of Jerusalem in Israel. When Sarah (Danielle Jadelyn) and her best friend Rachel (Yael Grobglas) travel to Israel for a fun […]

Waltz With Bashir (2008): “Memory takes us where we need to go.”

Waltz With Bashir (2008), directed by Ari Folman, is a Israeli animated film which explores the concept of trauma and its relationship with memory. Years after his service with the Israeli Defense Force during what Israel calls the Lebanon War, Ari Folman (the director, and also main character) meets a friend who explains that he […]