Jewish Journal

Rochelle Krich

  • ‘Burial’ Unearths Small-Town Secrets

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Toward the end of Nicholas Racz's quirky, quiet, noirish thriller, "The Burial Society," Sheldon Kasner, the film's protagonist but certainly not its hero, whines: "Why can't anything ever be easy for me?" It's a line Woody Allen might have used in "Take the Money and Run," but while...

  • A Jaundiced Lens

    March 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    An edgy moodiness pervades "Kadosh," Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai's jaundiced examination of haredi Jerusalem women oppressed by religious extremism. There is little nuance in this uneven film or in Gitai's intentions: to expose the fanaticism of the haredi community and the misogyny...