Ben Kenigsberg

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  • 10 years ago

    Darshan, the Embrace is the kind of artistic endeavor for which the word hagiography was invented: a documentary portrait of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, a Hindu leader who devotes her life to spreading inspiration, providing charity, and dispen...

  • 10 years ago

    Having risked a tarnished reputation with last month's screenings of Walk the Line, MOMA now opens this year's Premiere Brazil series with the favela-to-riches equivalent: Breno Silveira's Two Sons of Francisco, the purported true story of two ser...

  • 10 years ago

    Having established his genius for stoner repartee ( Dude, Where's My Car?; Harold & Kumar), Danny Leiner aims for something more sophisticated with this sepia-hued mope- fest, in which a cross-section of 10 New Yorkers— a few of whom briefly ...

  • 10 years ago

    At his grandmother's request, callow 19-year-old Daniel (Ash Newman, a poor man's Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) travels from London to the Jewish quarters of Paris, Berlin, Prague, Budapest, and Belgrade to search for her father's grave—lost to time ...

  • 10 years ago

    Don't worry, it's kosher," ex-Hasid Yankel (Spencer Chandler) tells just-left-the-fold Mendy (Ivan Sandomire) before pushing his friend to swallow a pill. But notwithstanding that sensational come-on—or the tagline included in the film's publ...

  • 10 years ago

    Making economical use of a shopworn metaphorical device, How I Killed a Saint explores Macedonia's 2001 near–civil war with its minority Albanian population through the prism of a house divided: Forward-thinking Viola (Labina Mitevska), back ...


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