As a Goy it may not be my place to say so but damn I found WHEN JEWS WERE FUNNY to be insightful. I'm a huge fan of Jewish comedy, and this exploration of exactly what Jewish humour is, IF it is, and what it means makes for one hell of an existential documentary.
I’m the first to admit that I can be a grump when it comes to the hype train ahead of certain movies. There is an almost imminent outpouring of adoration for many films the second a poster or trailer drops and I find it very tedious. The film hasn’t even had its world premiere yet but it already has a die hard fan base who have created memes and GIFs aplenty, doing their very best to wear me down and…
So much better and stronger than I thought this was going to be. As always, over exposure to marketing and trailers sours me on things. So waiting several years to watch this on a Friday night lockdown at home was definitely the right choice.
There's beauty to this entire story. Not a pretentious one either, just a universally understood and identified with beauty. The past, present and future are all so important and are all connected to the choices we…