After winning an Oscar for Best Original Song—’City of Stars’ from ‘La La Land’—lyricist Benj Pasek thanked his mom for letting him ‘quit the JCC soccer team to be in a school musical.’
Episode 79: The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg predicts the Academy Award winners, and cookbook author Molly Yeh preps for Purim with sprinkle-filled hamantaschen
The Oscar-nominated short documentary tells the story of how a Holocaust survivor’s violin made it into the hands of a 12-year-old immigrant in the Bronx
The actress, nominated for an Oscar for her role in ‘Jackie,’ is a sort of First Lady to the stars: an example of class onscreen or, well, when teaching Hebrew slang
The lovely but somewhat overrated La La Land tied Titanic for most nominations in Academy Awards history
‘The Oscars feels like it has devolved into the kind of joyless and self-abnegating paean to the political that is the polar opposite of entertainment’
Nearly 85 percent of all Holocaust-themed Oscar nominees—going back to the first, ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ (1959)—have received at least one Academy Award
But ‘the Vamp’ of the silent screen may have spawned today’s Hollywood starlet
Lubezki, who often partners with Alejandro González Iñárritu and Alfonso Cuarón, is up for a third straight Oscar for ‘The Revenant’
Who stands taller in film history than the legendary head of production for MGM, Irving Thalberg?
The rich get richer
‘Baba Joon’ already won Best Picture at Israel’s version of the Oscars. Can the movie about conflict inside an Iranian Jewish family win again?
And—cautiously, tremulously—Rachel Shukert offers a dissent
He wrote The Imitation Game. His mom was Jewish community liaison.
Pawel Pawlikowski’s Holocaust film takes home an Academy Award
Pawel Pawlikowski’s bracing film up for Foreign Language Academy Award
Somehow, the mangling of the Broadway actress’s name may be the best thing to happen to her underappreciated career
The better, more real, and more compelling of the two Israeli-Palestinian intelligence films opens this week in the U.S.
Woody Allen abuse allegations cast shadow over reception of ‘Blue Jasmine’
Hollywood has a model of a principled political stand in the writer of ‘Gone With the Wind’ and the Broadway hit ‘The Front Page’
As Hollywood looks to mine B-movies for remakes, genre schlock has growing escapist appeal in Israel
Plus Harvey Weinstein’s role in Michelle Obama’s Oscar appearance
Tick tock like clockwork
Looking at last night’s jokes at the Academy Awards
Plus Israeli documentaries strike out at the Academy Awards
A look back at the week that was
Brush up on your history and learn more about the nominees
‘The Gatekeepers’ and ‘5 Broken Cameras’ vie for the Academy Award
Billy Crystal is long gone, but the Academy Awards medley need not be! The Tattler sings of 2012’s best films.
What if Lincoln, Life of Pi, and other Academy Award-nominated films got sequels starring Jewish characters?