Jordan Hoffman


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  • The "and" of the title could also be a "versus."

    Fellipe Barbosa's outstanding "based-on-a-true" travelogue recounts (in Portuguese, English, French, Swahili, Chichewa and even a little Danish) the final leg of Brazilian Ph.D. candidate...

  • In most cases, the last person who should be credited as a writer-director-producer (and music producer) for a documentary about a life is the subject themselves. But Bobbito García's industrious DIY hustle is part of his legend. No else...

  • It's a recipe for trouble. Thomas (Tim Kalkhof) is a baker in Berlin whose fling with Oren, a visiting Israeli businessman, grows more serious with each of his monthly visits. When he gets ghosted, Thomas pokes around and learns Oren has died in...

  • 1 year ago | Film Reviews

    What will become of Zion? No, not the loosely defined term for a Jewish homeland in the Middle East, but a mild-mannered and fundamentally righteous shopkeeper living in Jerusalem and pulled between conservative religious forces and modernity. (Oh...

  • Zion (Igal Naor) is a key member of the small, proud, friendly Jerusalem synagogue at the center of The Women's Balcony. It's the type of place where you can tie your neighbor's prayer shawl to his chair so it falls off when he rises. Then...

  • 1 year ago | Film Reviews

    The key word in the title is My. Bertrand Tavernier's three-hours-and-change film-essay is not a history lesson. It's an invitation to take the seat next to a renowned director as he shares the movies that mean something to him. We begin in Tavern...


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