Jason Solomons is a regular critic on BBC News, Sky News and BBC Radio. He is the host of the Movie Talk interview series on Sky Arts and London Live TV and has presented a film slot on BBC London 94.9 radio every week for over 15 years.
Bar Mitzvah Disco
Remember your bar mitzvah? Not the important religious rite of passage but the party!
This is what the authors of The Bar Mitzvah Disco have given us: hilarious and embarrassing photos, biting accounts by celebrated authors of over the top celebrations, atrocious clothes and painful adolescent experiences – cultural history with a Duran Duran backbeat.
Bookniks: Is Humour Good for the Jews?
We brought you some of the hottest Jewish talent on the comedy circuit for what was an hour of laughs, discussion and kvetching. Jonny Geller asked whether humour is good for the Jews. We also had Canadian comic Judy Batalion, multi-talented Penelope Solomon, everybody’s favourite UK-born Borshtbelt entertainer, Sol Bernstein, and dazzling Adam Bloom. It was a night to remember.
The Bookniks Session
It was a cabaret fusion of music, visuals and a selection of live literary performances from some of JBWs most exciting talent including Idit Eshel, Etgar Keret, Sophie Hannah and it featured music from a mystery.
Woody Allen: Film by Film
Everyone has their favourite Woody Allen film – whether it’s one of his nervous but hilarious urban romances such as Annie Hallor Manhattan, or the later, lighter dramas such as Vicky Cristina Barcelona or Blue Jasmine. Film critic Jason Solomons and broadcaster Robert Elms have been talking London films on the radio for over 15 years now, every week. Guests on the show have included Ray Winstone, Gary Old...
Warner Bros and the Making of the American Dream
David Thomson is arguably the world’s greatest living film critic and writer on the movies. His New Biographical Dictionary of Film was voted by Sight and Sound the best book on film ever written. His latest book, Warner Bros, charts the history of the ultimate family business, taking us behind the scenes of the legendary Warner Brothers film studio, where Harry, Albert, Sam and Jack, unschooled immigrants, turned themselves into the moguls and masters of American fantasy. Out of their stud...