Big Jew-Off at Cannes

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

A Filmmaker’s Shock and Awe

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

Schlocky Horror Picture Show

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

Polanski Making Dreyfus Movie, Hint Hint

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

A Yidisher Pop

Lindsay, Mel, and a Lesson in Yiddish

Daybreak: Polanski Is A Free Man

Plus Lebanon simmering, and more

Sundown: Rahm in Jerusalem

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

Polanski Speaks

Director issues first self-defense since arrest

Out to Get You

A haftorah of enemies, real and imagined

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

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

Daybreak: Israel Makes Offer For Shalit

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

Sundown: Polanski’s Awesome New Prison

Plus smoked meat in a pastrami town

Gore Vidal: Polanski Is a Persecuted Jew

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

Whither Polanski

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

Character Flaw

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

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