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
Plus WikiLeaks makes another splash, and more in the news
Here’s what to root for
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.
Director Joseph Cedar on Orthodox Judaism, The Social Network, and the nightmare scenario behind his latest Academy Award-nominated film
Plus high-tech Tel Aviv, Iranian threats, and more
Israeli film ‘Footnote,’ Jonah Hill, Woody Allen among nominees
Plus U.N. report refers to Gaza ‘collective punishment,’ and more in the news
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.
We did slightly better than a coin flip
Whom to root for Sunday night
Plus Natalie Portman probably says ‘Kennahurra,’ and more
Plus Iraqi church massacre, the Tea Party (Israeli), and more in the news
Rakoff’s movie lands Short Film prize
Waving ‘The White Ribbon,’ of God and video games, and more
Looking back at ‘A Serious Man’
Oscar nominee exemplifies new kind of Israeli film
Two Best Foreign Film nominees offer differing takes on the ties that bind
Congrats to Tablet contributing editor David Rakoff
‘Ajami’ is country’s first Arabic-language submission
What’s more unlikely than a romantic comedy