Zero Dark Thirty and the Israeli documentary The Gatekeepers are up for Academy Awards. Only one should win.
Plus Syrian Druze are joining the opposition
From “Argo” to “Gangster Squad,” a celluloid news round-up
‘The Gatekeepers’ and ‘Five Broken Cameras’ are being considered
Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki is trying to overturn Jesse Friedman’s 1989 Great Neck molestation conviction
Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been banned from making movies for the next 20 years. Here’s how he got around the mullahs.
Joseph Cedar’s Footnote pits a Talmudic scholar against his academic son in a tale equal parts midrash, riddle, and Israeli political tragedy
The Iranian film beat the Israeli film and the Polish Holocaust film
Plus WikiLeaks makes another splash, and more in the news
Here’s what to root for
Sacha Baron Cohen has been warned not to commit any stunts at the Oscars. But why should he listen? It’s not as if he’ll ever win one.
A response to Agnieszka Holland’s Academy Award-nominated film
Director Joseph Cedar on Orthodox Judaism, The Social Network, and the nightmare scenario behind his latest Academy Award-nominated film
Plus high-tech Tel Aviv, Iranian threats, and more
Plus U.N. report refers to Gaza ‘collective punishment,’ and more in the news
Day 4, Nos. 25 to 6: Meet the Parents makes intermarriage OK, Ghostbusters explores Jewish theology, and The Graduate goes just around the bend
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
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
Plus Natalie Portman probably says ‘Kennahurra,’ and more
Plus Iraqi church massacre, the Tea Party (Israeli), and more in the news
Rakoff’s movie lands Short Film prize
Oscar nominee exemplifies new kind of Israeli film
Where to see Israel’s Oscar nominee
Congrats to Tablet contributing editor David Rakoff