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Cinema Verite

Episode 98: Film critic Jordan Hoffman on the summer’s best movies and fitness trainer-turned-shaman Stacy Berman on finding balance

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Jerusalem Film Festival Opens, Offering a Bit of Sanity in a City on Edge

From surfing in Gaza to the New Wave in France, plenty of offerings help Israelis escape reality for a spell

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First Comes Love, Then Comes Hollywood

‘Harold and Lillian,’ a new documentary about the marriage of a Hollywood storyboard artist and a researcher, is the heartwarming movie you need in your life right now

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Meet Benoit Cohen, the Decorated French Director Who Went Undercover as a New York City Cab Driver

‘You don’t direct people anymore, they direct you,’ said the Jewish filmmaker, who mined the experience for inspiration for his next movie

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And the Oscar Goes To…

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

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Diverse Array of Artists, and Also Mel Gibson, Nab Oscar Nods

The lovely but somewhat overrated La La Land tied Titanic for most nominations in Academy Awards history

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Nazis Claim a Sci-Fi Director Made a Film About a Global Jewish Conspiracy. He Didn’t—But Watch Anyway.

Anti-Semites have wrongly tried to appropriate John Carpenter’s work. In actuality, one of his most iconic films is also his most Jewish.

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Netflix Keeps Adding Israel’s Best TV Shows and Films. Here’s What You Should Watch.

Everything from Israel’s Best Picture winners to its top drama series are now available to foreign audiences, thanks to online streaming and English subtitles

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Happy Trails

This week on Unorthodox, Rosie Gray describes covering the wild 2016 presidential campaigns, and screenwriter Adam Linn explains what not to say to a blind person

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A Plea for a Good Entebbe Movie

The daring Israeli rescue mission is a story tailor-made for Hollywood, yet one it has so far failed to do justice to.

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Watch a 14-Year-Old Amy Winehouse Sing ‘Happy Birthday’

A documentary about the late singer, which features never-before-seen footage, opened over the holiday weekend

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James Horner, American-Jewish Film Composer of ‘Titanic,’ Dies

A plane carrying the 10-time Oscar nominee crashed in California on Monday

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The Kindergarten Teacher Who Won Cannes

Hungarian actor Géza Röhrig stars in Auschwitz drama Son of Saul

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The Forbidden Films of the Third Reich

Nazi propaganda: show it, or bury it? A new documentary takes on the question.

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Questioning Orthodoxy, and Trying Blue Jeans

A scene from Maxime Giroux’s Felix and Meira, out this month in the U.S.

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A Tour Through Poland as Seen in ‘Ida’

Fans of the Oscar-winning film should start in the central Polish city of Lodz

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The Oscar Winner’s White House Connection

He wrote The Imitation Game. His mom was Jewish community liaison.

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What to Expect at the Academy Awards

From Boyhood to Birdman, everything you need to know for Sunday night

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Amy Pascal Stepping Down After Sony Hack

Longtime studio head will form her own production company within Sony

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RIP Joseph Sargent, Director of the Greatest Jewish Action Movie

Taking of Pelham One Two Three director died at 89

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Polish Film ‘Ida’ Shortlisted for Oscar

Pawel Pawlikowski’s bracing film up for Foreign Language Academy Award

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The Big Screen Gets Biblical, Again

A rabbi’s take on Ridley Scott’s new blockbuster, Exodus: Gods and Kings

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‘Zero Motivation’ Satirizes Life in the IDF

Young female soldiers battle office work and boredom in dark comedy

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Mike Nichols: ‘Jewish Humor Is a Way of Surviving’

An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish

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New ‘David’ Book Heading to the Big Screen

Warner Brothers options Rabbi David Wolpe’s book about the biblical hero

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Alex Karpovsky: Not Just That Guy From ‘Girls’

The actor talks writing, directing, and why he loves listening to books on tape

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Philip Roth’s Unquiet Ghost Haunts Young Writers and Makes Everyone Miserable

Alex Ross Perry’s often funny ‘Listen Up Philip’ is as much homage to as critique of the great American writer

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Anger After Director Distances Israeli-Funded Film From Israel

Ministry of Culture wants its $400,000 back on Venice Film Festival entry

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A Heartbreaking Picture of Rare Genius Shows America Without Jews

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is the best film of 2014, and one of the least Jewish movies ever made

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