Benjamin Kerstein
Benjamin Kerstein

Benjamin Kerstein is an Israeli-American writer, editor, and novelist.

Orson Welles’s Recovered Last Feature Is An Absolute Masterpiece

How a fabled film, long in the works, was ultimately released––and triumphed.

Why ‘The Last Jedi’ Is The Worst Star Wars Movie Ever

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is an egregiously bad movie: Poorly written, badly directed, lazily acted, and bombastically grating in both sound and image.

‘Star Wars’ Killed American Cinema By Creating The Blockbuster

By the simple fact of making and continuing to make so much money, ‘Star Wars’ became the film everyone wanted to make again.

Is The Israeli Right On A Collision Course With Trump?

The Israeli political right was briefly euphoric over President Trump’s unexpected election. The most prominent was the head of the religious-right Jewish Home party, Education Minister Read Full Article >

Let’s Revisit John Ford’s Classic Film About Our More Perfect Union

This greatest film, the most Homeric of all American films, the quintessence of John Ford’s homage to the America that was once and will not be again, was his first great film: ‘The Iron Horse.’

‘Interstellar’ Reaches To Infinity, But No Further

For all his success and despite his undeniable talent, Christopher Nolan has yet to make anything approaching a great film, even though ‘Interstellar’ is his best yet.

The Beautiful Light: A Contemplation Of Terrence Malick

Terrence Malick’s art embraces the elemental questions of Western theology: Being and not being, sin and purity, God and the silence of God.

The Iran Deal: American Influence Retreats

For the last six or seven decades, the United States has not really had to answer to anyone. It now seems possible, for the first time, that this may no longer be the case.