It’s easy to see what writer, director, and cinematographer Joshua Z Weinstein was attempting here. Weinstein is neither a member of the Haredi community nor does he speak the Yiddish language. Yes, the film is in subtitles. Menashe (me-na-sha) takes the structure of a film you have seen before, where a single father can’t get […]

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Beach Rats

Eliza Hittman creates the types of movies that unfortunately reinforce the worst stereotypes about teenagers, homosexuals and those struggling with identity. Her latest Beach Rats, which debuted at Sundance, is a parent’s worst nightmare. Beach Rats might make the viewer uncomfortable, and we are talking beyond American Honey territory, more along the lines of Mysterious

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