Middle-Earth Midrash: A Jewish View of The Hobbit (part 1)

December 11, 2013 at 9:03 am by

  Note: the printed book The Hobbit (1994 edition) is indicated by an italicized title, while Peter Jackson’s 2012 film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is referred to with quotation marks. “According to the Nature of the Dwarves”: An Introduction to Dwarves and Jews On my way home from seeing “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” […]

Being There

January 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm by

Being There is not the kind of movie you just happen to come across. This moody, surreal movie from 1979 is complex and mysterious, and leaves you wondering if you “got it” at the end. This is why I found myself arguing with others long into the night about the correct interpretation of the film. […]