Michael Moore Aids ‘Five Broken Cameras’ Director

Controversial filmmaker Emad Burnat was detained at LAX

Terror and the Surveillance State on Film

Zero Dark Thirty and the Israeli documentary The Gatekeepers are up for Academy Awards. Only one should win.

Hollywood’s New Shoah

The Golden Globes and Oscars reward Lincoln and Django. Are slavery movies the new Holocaust flicks?

Iran, Oscar Committee Both Hate Ben Affleck

From “Argo” to “Gangster Squad,”  a celluloid news round-up

Israeli Documentaries Make Oscar Shortlist

‘The Gatekeepers’ and ‘Five Broken Cameras’ are being considered

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

Antique Politik

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

2 or 3 Things I Know About ‘A Separation’

The Iranian film beat the Israeli film and the Polish Holocaust film

Daybreak: U.S. Doubts Iran Bomb Program

Plus WikiLeaks makes another splash, and more in the news

Your Oscar Cheat Sheet

Here’s what to root for

Dictatorial

Sacha Baron Cohen has been warned not to commit any stunts at the Oscars. But why should he listen? It’s not as if he’ll ever win one.

Writing Footnote

Director Joseph Cedar on Orthodox Judaism, The Social Network, and the nightmare scenario behind his latest Academy Award-nominated film

Sundown: Roseanne for President

Plus high-tech Tel Aviv, Iranian threats, and more

Oscar Nominations Announced

Israeli film ‘Footnote,’ Jonah Hill, Woody Allen among nominees

Daybreak: Hopeless, Syrian Rebels Get Fiercer

Plus U.N. report refers to Gaza ‘collective punishment,’ and more in the news

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