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A Jewish Way To Fight the Flu

Printable Larry David and Woody Allen flu masks

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The Jazz Sound and Jewish Films

David Krakauer links the mediums

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In Memoriam, David Rakoff (1964-2012)

Remembering a brilliant, generous friend

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Sundown: Hizzoner

Plus over a thousand Palestinians displaced last year, and more

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Solondz’s Schlubs

The funny, sad Dark Horse adds a creepy loser in love to the director’s catalog of misanthropes

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Sundown: Bar Refaeli, Bar None

Plus among the Hasidim undercover and in drag, and more

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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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Loved in Death

Shivah Stars

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Sandra Fluke To Wed Her Jew Boyfriend

Let the anti-Semitic conspiracy-mongering commence!

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The WASP Woody Allen?

In Damsels in Distress, preppy auteur Whit Stillman fetishizes a world of limits, quite contrary to the Jewish director to whom he’s often compared

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Sundown: No Cast Lead Prosecution

Plus Bibi spares the Hebron house-hunters, and more

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Iran Around Tel Aviv

A writer born in the capital of Holocaust denial tours the Jewish state as the cold war between Iran and Israel is about to get hot

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Key Words: Woody Allen, Hasidim, Gigolo

Allen to bring cinema to its peak.

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La Différence

While American Jews cultivate a hyphenated identity, French Jews like to make themselves wholly French. Do we still share a cultural language?

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Your Oscar Cheat Sheet

Here’s what to root for

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Contraception: A Defense

Rick Santorum may not like it, but it has its benefits

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The Woodman on Radio Days

Woody Allen and Dick Cavett discuss their childhoods

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Sundown: Young Jews, Many Still Support Israel

Plus the Jewish EGOTs, and more

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Oscar Nominations Announced

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

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Visionaries

What makes a Jewish film? To open our 100 Greatest Jewish Films week, critics A.O. Scott and Jody Rosen talk about movies from Abie’s Irish Rose to Zelig.

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100 Greatest Jewish Films

Schindler’s List is astoundingly stupid, Inglourious Basterds is cartoonishly potent, and more in our list of the greatest Jewish movies of all time

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Ronan

And I’m afraid to tell

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Sundown: Egypt Civilian Gov’t Offers Resignation

Plus, when Brody met Allen, biking through Tel Aviv, and more

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Allentown

A 2006 Woody Allen film festival in Manhattan screened more than 30 of the New York master’s movies. One writer tried to go to every one of them.

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American Master

In a PBS documentary debuting this weekend, comedy guru Robert Weide examines the life and work of Woody Allen, film’s iconic nebbishy New York Jew

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The Woodman

Your Vox Tablet preview

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Woody Allen, American Master

Notoriously private filmmaker opens up in documentary, says Annie Hall just “okay”

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Unhealthy Obsession

Hypochondria, long fodder for Jewish comedy, has real and debilitating costs for people suffering from it, their families and friends, and a healthcare system straining to treat them

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Unrepentant

Larry David, the antihero of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, is particular, a prig, and constantly aggrieved. But he’s fine with that—which is why, contrary to type, he’s not at all neurotic.

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Sundown: We Can Talk About It Now?

Plus, a dispatch from the flotilla, the properly sized bagel, and more