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Rotting Corpse-Brides of Jewish Hollywood

Ari Folman’s sci-fi half-animated ‘The Congress,’ David Cronenberg’s horror comedy ‘Maps to the Stars,’ and the end of movies

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Tablet Nominated for National Magazine Award

Columnist J. Hoberman recognized for film criticism

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Jerry Lewis Respects Women So Much…

…that he doesn’t want them to do comedy

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The Shining Is About What?

Room 237 uses Talmudic exegesis to uncover whether Kubrick’s film is about Indians, the Holocaust, or bears

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Tablet’s Guide to the Academy Awards

Brush up on your history and learn more about the nominees

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Schlocky Horror Picture Show

The Possession, starring Matisyahu, fails to live up to the potential of Jewish horror films

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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.

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Footnote to Footnote

Introducing new columnist J. Hoberman

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Prize Fighters

Joseph Cedar’s Footnote pits a Talmudic scholar against his academic son in a tale equal parts midrash, riddle, and Israeli political tragedy

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A Very Woody Wedding

Huppah Dreams

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Singing Sensation

Moishe Oysher, a midcentury cantor and performer, is enjoying an unexpected second act

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‘Greenberg’ Gets Raves

With Ben Stiller as the shlemiel

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A Hasid Among Us

As Natalie Portman makes her screen debut in ultra-Orthodox garb, we scan film history for her antecedents