As Promised, Footnote

Joseph Cedar's career path has been exhilarating to watch. I've seen each of his four feature films as they've been released here, and each has been better than the one before it. Actually, it might be more accurate to say that his latest, Footnote, which opens Friday, is more complex and audacious than Beaufort, its predecessor, which was stunning in its mastery of screen space and violence.

The violence in Footnote, by contrast, is all verbal and psychological, and no less distrubing and powerful for that. My review of the film is up on the Jewish Week website now.