‘Baba Joon’ already won Best Picture at Israel’s version of the Oscars. Can the movie about conflict inside an Iranian Jewish family win again?
And—cautiously, tremulously—Rachel Shukert offers a dissent
Muslim > gay, black > female, and everybody > the Jews
He wrote The Imitation Game. His mom was Jewish community liaison.
Pawel Pawlikowski’s Holocaust film takes home an Academy Award
From Boyhood to Birdman, everything you need to know for Sunday night
Pawel Pawlikowski’s bracing film up for Foreign Language Academy Award
Somehow, the mangling of the Broadway actress’s name may be the best thing to happen to her underappreciated career
The better, more real, and more compelling of the two Israeli-Palestinian intelligence films opens this week in the U.S.
Woody Allen abuse allegations cast shadow over reception of ‘Blue Jasmine’
Hollywood has a model of a principled political stand in the writer of ‘Gone With the Wind’ and the Broadway hit ‘The Front Page’
Alice Herz-Sommer featured in Oscar-nominated film, The Lady in Number 6
As Hollywood looks to mine B-movies for remakes, genre schlock has growing escapist appeal in Israel
Plus a rabbi’s take on Inside Llewyn Davis, and more in the news
Plus Harvey Weinstein’s role in Michelle Obama’s Oscar appearance
Tick tock like clockwork
Plus Israeli documentaries strike out at the Academy Awards
A look back at the week that was
Brush up on your history and learn more about the nominees
‘The Gatekeepers’ and ‘5 Broken Cameras’ vie for the Academy Award
Billy Crystal is long gone, but the Academy Awards medley need not be! The Tattler sings of 2012’s best films.
What if Lincoln, Life of Pi, and other Academy Award-nominated films got sequels starring Jewish characters?
Controversial filmmaker Emad Burnat was detained at LAX
Zero Dark Thirty and the Israeli documentary The Gatekeepers are up for Academy Awards. Only one should win.
The Golden Globes and Oscars reward Lincoln and Django. Are slavery movies the new Holocaust flicks?
From “Argo” to “Gangster Squad,” a celluloid news round-up
‘The Gatekeepers’ and ‘Five Broken Cameras’ are being considered
Joseph Cedar’s Footnote pits a Talmudic scholar against his academic son in a tale equal parts midrash, riddle, and Israeli political tragedy
In choosing vintage Dior for her Oscars dress, Natalie Portman became an icon of fashion diplomacy—by maintaining both her ethics and her endorsement deal
The Iranian film beat the Israeli film and the Polish Holocaust film