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Q&A: François Ozon

The award-winning French filmmaker on his new World War I drama ‘Frantz’

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Oscar Winner Reminds Us Why Jewish Moms Are the Best

After winning an Oscar for Best Original Song—’City of Stars’ from ‘La La Land’—lyricist Benj Pasek thanked his mom for letting him ‘quit the JCC soccer team to be in a school musical.’

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‘Joe’s Violin,’ From Germany to the Bronx

The Oscar-nominated short documentary tells the story of how a Holocaust survivor’s violin made it into the hands of a 12-year-old immigrant in the Bronx

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Have Yourself an Unorthodox Little Christmas

This week on Unorthodox, how Chinese food and movies became a Jewish Yuletide classic, the Jews behind your favorite Christmas songs, and why Soviet Jews have ‘Christmas’ trees

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Why Amy Schumer Is the Perfect Choice to Play Barbie

After it was announced that Amy Schumer was in talks to play Barbie in an upcoming live-action feature film, she was subjected to body shaming. And where else? On social media.

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The 10 Best Jewish-Themed Movies of 2016

The year’s can’t-miss releases, from Chantel Akerman’s ‘No Home Movie’ and Maren Ade’s ‘Toni Erdmann,’ to a wordless, cinematic graphic novel about fascism and war fever

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‘Jackie,’ and Living Through Despair

At a time when America’s leadership causes unease and even fear, I turn to the example of Jackie Kennedy, who continued to strive as a mother and citizen after her husband’s death

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Where Is Disney’s Jewish Heroine?

Disney’s newest animated film ‘Moana’ is the latest in a long and recent line of non-Caucasian, lead female characters. So why not a Jewish one?

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Portman, in All Her Glory, Transforms Into Kennedy, in All Her Pain

‘Jackie’ tells the story of the First Lady in the days following JFK’s assassination

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Churchill’s Former Home Becomes Hitler HQ for New Transformers Movie

For the fifth Transformers installment, director Michael Bay has given audiences yet another reason not to go to the movies

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‘Wiener-Dog’ Is a Brutal Trip Through American Suburbia

Director Todd Solondz’s new film centers on a long-faced dachshund who bears witness to the emptiness of her owner’s bleak lives

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Tarantino Steals the Show at Jerusalem Film Festival

A dispatch from the 33rd annual Jerusalem Film Festival, where Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Julieta’ took in cheers and Israel’s Culture Minister Miri Regev heard jeers

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Watch 30 Minutes of Jerry Lewis’s Unreleased Holocaust Film

Was ‘The Day the Clown Cried’ really all that ‘bad, bad, bad,’ or was it just ahead of its time?

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Why I’m Excited to See ‘Tikkun’

‘Tikkun’ tells the story of a yeshiva student in Jerusalem who questions his faith after surviving a near-death experience

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Cannes 2016: Five Films to Look Out For

A dispatch from the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera

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Streit’s Exhibit, Complete With Pink-Gilded Matzo, Ushers in Launch of Documentary

‘Streit’s Matzo and the American Dream’ tells the story of the 90-year-old family-run matzo factory in New York’s Lower East Side, that will soon become condos

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When Stoner Yeshiva Students Become Arms-Trafficking ‘War Dogs’

Jonah Hill and Miles Teller star in a new film about two drug-loving arms dealers from Miami who land a $300 million defense contract

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Woman Among Boys

Israeli actress Gal Gadot appeared on ‘Kimmel’ this week to promote ‘Batman v Superman,’ in which she plays Wonder Woman. Quickly, Gadot’s breasts became the focus of their conversation.

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Seth Rogen Invites You to His ‘Sausage Party’

The ever-consistent Rogen has released the first trailer for his new animated movie, featuring ‘one sausage’s quest to discover the truth about his existence’

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The ’90s Called: Two Bernie Sanders Movie Cameos

Watch the Vermont Senator pass out candy on Halloween, and play a ranting, baseball-loving rabbi

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10 Can’t-Miss Films of 2015

From Hollywood to Timbuktu, it was a very good year

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Other Israel Film Festival Wrap-Up

Documentaries ‘Arabic Movie’ and ‘Partner With the Enemy’ are powerful stand-outs

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‘Censored Voices’ of the Six-Day War

Watch the exclusive premiere of the trailer for the award-winning documentary, featuring Israeli author Amoz Oz

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Fischermania

‘Pawn Sacrifice’ tells the story of the 1972 World Chess Championship in Iceland, a Cold War match between Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union and American Bobby Fischer

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Seth Rogen Wants You to Pay to Watch Him Drop Shrooms and Blow Coke in a Star of David Knit Sweater On Christmas Eve

The face of Jewish comedy breaks out the penis jokes in his new film, The Night Before

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Love and Rock ‘N’ Roll in Sderot, an Israeli City Under Near-Constant Fire

A new documentary from filmmaker Laura Bialis explores the influential music scene in a place you’d least expect

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Hollywood at Its Worst

The ‘Entourage’ movie is one giant, stereotypical step backward

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