Cinema Escapist

Exploring the world and self through a cinematic lens

Articles by Jake Goldwasser

Review: In Your Arms (Denmark, 2015)

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In Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm's first feature length film, the writer/director takes on the difficult subject of euthanasia.

Review: Menashe (United States, 2017)

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"Menashe" is the first Yiddish-language feature film to hit theaters since the Holocaust.

Review: The Wedding Plan (Israel, 2016)

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Rama Burshtein's sophomore film manages to make -- from a tired plot -- a lively comedy with a lot to say about Orthodox Jewish women...

Review: Berlinized (Germany, 2012)

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"Berlinized" is a peek into the bizarre art culture that grew out of the fallen Berlin Wall.

Review: Your Name (Japan, 2016)

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Makato Shinkai's 2016 film "Your Name" is a vibrantly-animated meditation on memory in Japanese culture, told through the story of a teenage body swap.