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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 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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In Jerusalem, The Show Must Go On

New Israeli films and the occasional siren at the Jerusalem Film Festival

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‘The Misfits’ Actor Eli Wallach Dies at 98

The prolific nonagenarian appeared in more than 90 films over 60 years

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Is ‘Raiders’ the Most Audacious Holocaust Movie Ever?

Indiana Jones kicks off Spielberg retrospective at Museum of Jewish Heritage

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Jewish Sexual Pathology, Islamist Terror, and the Collapse of the West at Cannes

The French film festival goes raw on depictions of incest, murder, DSK, Ukraine, Timbuktu, and stardom

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Remembering Menschy Actor Bob Hoskins

The Brit beloved for his role in ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’ died this week at 71

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What Science Fiction Tried To Teach Us About Jihad, and Why No One Listened

How Alejandro Jodorowsky muddled sci-fi by turning Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ into a New Age manifesto

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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?

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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

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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’

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Q&A with Filmmaker Nathan Silver

How to make movies without actors and other insights

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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?

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Remembering Film Critic Stanley Kauffmann

The articulate observer who was unafraid to disagree with popular opinion

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