In his Arab-despot farce, Sacha Baron Cohen tries too hard to get under the skin of Arabs, Jews, and Americans
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?
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.
Tablet Magazine’s ‘100 Greatest Jewish Films’ premieres Monday
The women of the film, out of the corner, a generation later
‘Peep World,’ out next week, is sort of maybe worth your time
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.
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.
The Julia Roberts blockbuster—and the Elizabeth Gilbert memoir it’s based on—get the prayer part all wrong
A haftorah of breaking down and sobering up
Here’s what to root for
‘Ajami’ is country’s first Arabic-language submission
Watching James Cameron’s CGI epic and reconsidering the Hanukkah story
Deceased actress was very close to her
A haftorah of jealousy and judgment
Legendary lawyer’s daughters speculate as their documentary opens
Foreign income is untaxed, so movie producer Arnon Milchan moves back
Saying it’s one-sided
Canadian, Israeli directors protest
By ‘Inglourious Basterds’
In Israel, the ‘real American hero’ was a different kind of soldier
Coming to a theater near you
Trailer for ‘New York, I Love You’ sure to thrill Jewish boys everywhere
Writer, former Communist, name-namer, and maybe bad for the Jews
Or else it’s a Christ allegory
Excellence in design
Makes only its filmmaker look bad
Pop-star Spears in talks for a Holocaust movie
A British soldier’s 1949 home movies
How a filmmaker turned his movie flop into a groundbreaking book