by Len Weiler Son of Saul is a powerful new film about a Jewish prisoner, working in the Auschwitz death factory during World War II, who discovers the body of a boy he believes is his son and determines to save him from the flames and give him a proper burial.
At last year’s Cannes Film Festival there was a strong selection of films to consider but one movie made a lasting impression with images and a story people cannot forget. László Nemes‘ Son of Saul won the coveted Grand Prix award and has been the film “you must not miss” at Toronto, Telluride and New York […]
Dear Friends, In a matter of five days the Golden Globes gave some pretty strange awards, winners gave drunken speeches and the Academy announced the Oscar nominations with some overlap and surprises. The surprises were often in what was left out. We have asked filmmakers and other movie experts to offer their thoughts on what […]
by Len Weiler There’s a universality to coming-of-age stories.
Read two critical perspectives on About Elly (Asghar Farhadi, 2009) by Rob Avila and Len Weiler. About Elly opens on May 22, 2015 at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema in San Francisco, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley, and Camera 3 in San Jose. For release dates in other areas, click here.
Recently in EatDrinkFilms, attorney Len Weiler reviewed Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, while couples therapist Winifred Reilly interviewed the film’s co-director Shlomi Elkabetz. This week Rabbi Yoni Regev adds another perspective on the acclaimed contemporary courtroom drama. Gett is playing in cinemas nationwide.