I have watched a great deal of films made for, by, and about Jews, but honestly it’s just not possible to see them all so I won’t even try. Here are my reviews and ratings of some of these films that I have never watched.
1. Yentl (1983)
I don’t need to see this film to know it’s full of yiddish words and sexism. On the other hand, it is directed by a woman. In this house we respect women in film. 7/10
2. Bugsy (1991)
I’m going to assume this is about Bugsy Siegal who was a Jewish mobster with an unsolved murder. That’s badass. We need more Jewish representation in crime families, I think. And good Jewish mysteries. Bugsy Siegal provided us with both in his life. May his memory be a blessing. 9/10
3. Schindler’s List (1993)
You know what, I do actually need to watch this. Preemptive 8/10
4. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
No thanks, if I wanted to talk about poor Jews for two hours, I’d go to therapy. 3/10
5. Full Court Miracle (2003)
Jews playing basketball? Now this I gotta see. 6.5/10
6. The Great Dictator (1940)
Did you guys know that Charlie Chaplin’s body was stolen and held for ransom? Isn’t that wild? Like they expected his widow to pay actual money to get her dead husband’s body back? She didn’t, but that’s bananas. On a similar note, his ghost has been seen sometimes at the American Legion which I guess was kind of a club for a bunch of Hollywood stars. Can you imagine meeting the ghost of Charlie Chaplin? I think I met the ghost of Clark Gable once when I was in Nevada. I was- oh, right, the movie. Uh… 5/10?
7. The Ten Commandments (1956)
I just feel like if I’m going to watch a movie about Moses, it’s going to be The Prince of Egypt. That movie slaps. 9/10 for that one, 4/10 for this one because it’s not The Prince of Egypt.