A torture-cum-horror thriller in Hebrew may be a game changer in the fabric of acceptable Israeli film-industry tradition, but critics and audiences there have turned Big Bad Wolves into a sensation. Named the best film of 2013 by the Israeli Critics Association and the irrelevant but highly quoted Quentin Tarantino, it has been racking up global controversy in film festivals around the world, finally landing in New York. Up to a point, it’s an edge-of-your-seat hair-raiser that deserves the attention. Then it crashes in a baffling last-minute scene that seems tacked on after watching too many derailments by the Coen brothers. Read More
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