Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ Is a Hot, Wet, Cinematic Mess

It rains and rains in the most eccentric Old Testament adaptation, and most Jewish biblical blockbuster, ever made

Bassler’s Letter: How Hollywood’s Man in Vienna Escaped the Nazis

A fascinating letter tells the gripping story of the fateful extraction of the influential film industry lawyer Paul Koretz

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?

A Question From the Tattler: Why Didn’t John Travolta Know Who Idina Menzel Is?

Somehow, the mangling of the Broadway actress’s name may be the best thing to happen to her underappreciated career

Hollywood’s Greatest Masterpieces Get Religion, Unlike Schlocky Biblical Dramas

Forget ‘Noah’ or ‘Son of God’; to engage religious viewers, Hollywood should make more films like ‘Groundhog Day’ or ’2001′

Hollywood and the Nazis, Revisited

Why has Ben Urwand’s new book been subjected to such damning responses?

The Myth of Jewish Hollywood’s Collaboration With the Nazis

A Harvard researcher was convinced he’d found evidence of 1930s movie mogul fascism. But did he get it wrong?

HBO Mae West Biopic Casts Bette Midler in Lead, Brassy Broads Come Full Circle

A match a century in the making brings two tough, funny, liberated stars into glorious alignment

Aspiring Basketball Stars Head to Suburban Westchester, Where the ‘Shot Doctor’ Is In

John Goldman relies on geometry and practice to help players from NBA star Elton Brand to actor Elliott Gould

My Favorite Anti-Semite: Frank Norris and the Most Horrifying Jew in American Literature

The progressive-era novelist’s greedy, red-haired, Polish Jew, Zerkow, is the 20th century’s greatest golem

Is This ‘the Face of the Future of Judaism’ for a New Generation in Los Angeles?

TV and film director Jill Soloway has been running a de facto Jewish community. The question is whether it can outlast her success.

The TV Jewish Badass Who Can Make America Great Again

Fourteen years ago, Fox canceled a brilliant show about a Hollywood producer. Too bad: With America in a slump, he’s just the hero we need.

Hollywood’s Creepy Love Affair With Adolf Hitler, in Explosive New Detail

Uncovered: new evidence of Jewish movie moguls’ extensive collaboration with Nazis in the 1930s

Obsessed With Hollywood

Rachel Shukert’s new novel Starstruck rekindles her childhood romance with the golden age of film

No Place Like Home

The new Disney Oz flick stars Jewish actors. Somewhere, over the rainbow, that will no longer matter.

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