SHEM (Caroline Roboh, 2004)

Lambasted by reviewers, Shem—which means name in Hebrew—certainly has its share of shortcomings. But it’s hardly the worst film of its kind in recent memory. That would be Ron Howard’s The DaVinci Code (2006).      Asier (Ash) Newman, looking and sounding like Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, is perfectly cast as 19-year-old Daniel, a hedonistic Londoner whose elderly Jewish […]