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Big Jew-Off at Cannes

European cineastes clash with American ironists and shlock-meisters at the film-world’s biggest hoedown

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A Filmmaker’s Shock and Awe

Russian-born Julia Loktev’s haunting new The Loneliest Planet sends beautiful youth into the wilderness

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Schlocky Horror Picture Show

The Possession, starring Matisyahu, fails to live up to the potential of Jewish horror films

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Polanski Making Dreyfus Movie, Hint Hint

Accused rapist, a Jew, decries ‘age-old witch hunt of a minority group’

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A Yidisher Pop

Lindsay, Mel, and a Lesson in Yiddish

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Daybreak: Polanski Is A Free Man

Plus Lebanon simmering, and more

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Sundown: Rahm in Jerusalem

Plus Woody speaks up for justice, and more in the news

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Polanski Speaks

Director issues first self-defense since arrest

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Out to Get You

A haftorah of enemies, real and imagined

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Daybreak: Was Barak’s ‘Vacation’ a Secret Meeting?

Plus Polanski’s request, another Ponzi scheme, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Israel Makes Offer For Shalit

Plus Polanski’s way out, Egypt’s hated wall, and more in the news

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Sundown: Polanski’s Awesome New Prison

Plus smoked meat in a pastrami town

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Gore Vidal: Polanski Is a Persecuted Jew

Novelist-provocateur thinks religion, not rape, to blame for director’s woes

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Whither Polanski

With silence from Switzerland, everyone else debates director’s arrest

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Character Flaw

Fagin’s dearest companions have been villains and thieves. This time Roman Polanski makes him a victim.