Hollywood’s Oscar-Winning Rabbi Takes Jewish History to the Stars

Marvin Hier puts two decades of documentary filmmaking to work—but for what cause?

The Jewish Gang That Pulled Off the Most Famous Bank Robbery in Communist History

A new Romanian film starring Vera Farmiga recreates a notorious incident with echoes in today’s European anti-Semitism

What Well-Meaning Jewish Romantics Can Use To Get in the Mood for Valentine’s

The Tattler’s suggestions for a cozy date night in that doesn’t involve ‘Annie Hall’ or ‘Manhattan’

Q&A with Filmmaker Nathan Silver

How to make movies without actors and other insights

The Hills Are Alive, Not Dead, With NBC’s Live ‘Sound of Music’

The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?

Remembering Film Critic Stanley Kauffmann

The articulate observer who was unafraid to disagree with popular opinion

Frum Female Underground Films

A spate of Orthodox women are turning to filmmaking (some restrictions apply)

The Not-So-Great ‘Dictator’

In his Arab-despot farce, Sacha Baron Cohen tries too hard to get under the skin of Arabs, Jews, and Americans

Mel Gibson, Jews, and Power

The movie star’s brand of anti-Semitism, revealed anew in a recent Joe Eszterhas letter, is precisely what made him want to tell the Maccabee story

Dumb, Dumberer, and Dumberest

In their new yuk-fest The Three Stooges, the Farrelly Brothers deracinate a Jewish classic. But the brutish schtick got old a long time ago.

Blackout in Tehran

Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been banned from making movies for the next 20 years. Here’s how he got around the mullahs.

Helpless

The nebbish is the bumbling caricature of a Jewish male, embodied by figures like Woody Allen and George Costanza. Where did he come from?

Oscar Nominations Announced

Israeli film ‘Footnote,’ Jonah Hill, Woody Allen among nominees

They Shoot Horses

Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of War Horse saps the imaginative power of the play in favor of sentimentality

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

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