Kevin Spacey Foiled by Woody Allen’s Disdain for Technology

The actor sent the director a brown-nosing subscription to Netflix

Wallace Markfield, Contender

The novelist and film critic was the most gifted also-ran of the 1960s Jewish-American literary renaissance

Primary Sources

Five Books: Jews in film, Jews and booze, the poisonous sound of children’s voices in Ben Marcus’ novel, Tony Judt’s last conversations, and more

Listless

Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List is both a moral and an aesthetic disaster, an embodiment of much that is wrong with American-Jewish life

Sundown: Gingrich Expounds on the Palestinians

Plus Christie is the top bridesmaid, 100 Jewish films visually, and more

100 Greatest Jewish Films

Day 5, Nos. 5 to 1: Annie Hall is for lovers, Sunset Boulevard is brutally candid, and E.T. is the greatest Jewish film of all

100 Greatest Jewish Films

Day 4, Nos. 25 to 6: Meet the Parents makes intermarriage OK, Ghostbusters explores Jewish theology, and The Graduate goes just around the bend

100 Greatest Jewish Films

Day 3, Nos. 50 to 26: Exodus is Zionist agitprop, The Social Network revisits the creation myth, Funny Girl is a nesting doll of Jewish womanhood

100 Greatest Jewish Films

Day 2, Nos. 75 to 51: Barton Fink is the greatest Jewish noir, Heathers is a classic morality play, and Jeff Goldblum is, well, Jeff Goldblum

Visionaries

What makes a Jewish film? To open our 100 Greatest Jewish Films week, critics A.O. Scott and Jody Rosen talk about movies from Abie’s Irish Rose to Zelig.

100 Greatest Jewish Films

Schindler’s List is astoundingly stupid, Inglourious Basterds is cartoonishly potent, and more in our list of the greatest Jewish movies of all time

A List of Our Own

Tablet Magazine’s ’100 Greatest Jewish Films’ premieres Monday

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