Posts Tagged ‘romeo and juliet in yiddish’

Critics Roundup — May 10

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Dark Shadows |Yellow||Green|Red|Green
God Bless America (limited) |||Green|Green|
I Wish (limited) ||||Green|
Under African Skies (limited) ||||Green|
Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish (NY) ||||Yellow|
Where Do We Go Now? (NY, LA) |Green||Red|Yellow|
Patience: After Sebald (NY) |||Green||
You Are Here (NY) |||Green|Green|
The Cup|Yellow||||
Steve Jobs: Lost Interview|Yellow||||

DP/30: Romeo & Juliet In Yiddish, writer/director Eve Annenberg

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Review: Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish feels like it wants to be a big, sprawling, artistic statement on art and religion and big life lessons and the chasms that divide us. Unfortunately, while it’s certainly sprawling, it’s also often unruly and chaotic and all over the place, keeping itself from being as profound as it aspires to be by tripping over its own ambitions. I found myself frustrated frequently by writer-director-actor Eve Annenberg’s frenetic approach to integrating classic Shakespeare and Orthodox Judaism with a tale of midlife crisis and faith, even though at times the very things that I found most exasperating were also kind of charming, in their way.