Fred Melamed

‘Shiva Baby’ Review: The Perfect Blend of Anxiety-Driven Drama and Cringe-Worthy Humor

College student Danielle must cover her tracks when she unexpectedly runs into her sugar daddy at a shiva—with her parents, ex-girlfriend and family friends also in attendance.

8 Great

‘The Vigil’ Review: Watching Over The Ungrateful Dead

Joseph Braverman reviews The Vigil, a solid enough horror feature from director Keith Thomas, who adds some Jewish lore to the proceedings.

7 Good

Sundance 2021 Review: ‘Together Together’ Thanks the Often Thankless Role of Surrogacy

A 40-year-old man hires a young woman and their relationship challenges their perceptions of love.

6 Fair

TV Review: ‘WandaVision’ is Marvel Studios’ Big Swing Into The World of Television

Blends the style of classic sitcoms with the MCU in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision -two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives-begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘Shiva Baby’ Takes Cringe Comedy to a New Level

At a Jewish funeral service with her parents, a college student runs into her sugar daddy.

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