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Iconic Israeli Director Menahem Golan Dies at 85

Film about his Hollywood movie empire debuted at 2014 Cannes Film Festival

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Dawn of the Planet of Qasem Suleimani

In Hollywood’s twisted view of hardliners, lessons for our generals, diplomats, and politicians

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The Theology of ‘Jurassic Park’

Viewing Spielberg’s 1993 sci-fi classic through the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s lens

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Paul Rudd Loves ‘Annie Hall’

Woody Allen’s 1976 flick is the Jewish actor’s favorite romantic comedy

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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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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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‘Son of God’ Continues the Biblical Movie Trend

New Bible-based storyline bound for the big screen

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How A Middle School Teacher Inspired ‘Noah’

Darren Aronofsky credits Mrs. Fried with the idea for the film, cast her in it

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A Film Theory

Today on Tablet, Rachel Shukert takes on slavery in the movies

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The Not-So-Great ‘Dictator’

In his Arab-despot farce, Sacha Baron Cohen tries too hard to get under the skin of Arabs, Jews, and Americans

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Fantasyland

Michael Chabon may finally score a hit as a screenwriter for Disney’s new sci-fi flick John Carter. But will success in Hollywood ruin his fiction?

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Visionaries

What makes a Jewish film? To open our 100 Greatest Jewish Films week, critics A.O. Scott and Jody Rosen talk about movies from Abie’s Irish Rose to Zelig.

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A List of Our Own

Tablet Magazine’s ‘100 Greatest Jewish Films’ premieres Monday

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Is ‘Dirty Dancing’ the Most Jewish Film Ever?

The women of the film, out of the corner, a generation later

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A Sort of, Maybe Jewish Movie

‘Peep World,’ out next week, is sort of maybe worth your time

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‘Proud to Be Jewish’

Natalie Portman, Oscar winner and face of Dior Cherie perfume, condemned Dior designer John Galliano’s anti-Semitic outburst. In 2005, she spoke about her deep Jewishness for the book Stars of David.

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Natalie and Me

In 2004, Natalie Portman—likely to win a Best Actress Oscar for Black Swan this weekend—spent a year at Hebrew University. So did I, and it’s her fault I started smoking.

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Eat, Pray, Love Your Brother

The Julia Roberts blockbuster—and the Elizabeth Gilbert memoir it’s based on—get the prayer part all wrong

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Toy Soldiers

A haftorah of breaking down and sobering up

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Your Oscar Cheat Sheet

Here’s what to root for

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Israel Nears Third Straight Oscar Nomination

‘Ajami’ is country’s first Arabic-language submission

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Judah’s Avatar

Watching James Cameron’s CGI epic and reconsidering the Hanukkah story

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Brittany Murphy’s Mother Was Jewish

Deceased actress was very close to her

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With a Vengeance

A haftorah of jealousy and judgment

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Being Jewish Made Kunstler a Radical

Legendary lawyer’s daughters speculate as their documentary opens

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Israel’s Tax Law Brings Billionaire Home

Foreign income is untaxed, so movie producer Arnon Milchan moves back

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Lebanese Critics Pan ‘Lebanon’ Movie

Saying it’s one-sided

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Toronto Film Fest to Honor Tel Aviv, Controversially

Canadian, Israeli directors protest

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Critics Fascinated, Repulsed, and a Little Bored

By ‘Inglourious Basterds’

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G.I. Jew

In Israel, the ‘real American hero’ was a different kind of soldier

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