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  • ‘Hannah Arendt’ movie captures intensity of intellectual combat

    The new biopic of the German-Jewish philosopher dramatizes her rejection by Jews deeply offended by her coverage of the Adolf Eichmann trial for The New Yorker and her belief in Jewish complicity with Nazi crimes. More ▸

  • NYT ❤ ‘Fill the Void’

    The New York Times can’t get enough of “Fill the Void,” the no-longer-new film by haredi Orthodox director Rama Burshtein. The paper has run nearly half a dozen stories featuring the film; the latest piece, by A.O. Scott, appeared Friday. So if you get that deja-vu feeling when you thumb through the paper, it’s not… More ▸

  • With new films, Hollywood finally telling story of fledgling Israeli Air Force

    Nancy Spielberg and Meyer Lansky’s nephew are among those working on films that tell the stories of the volunteer airmen from abroad who helped Israel control the skies during the War of Independence. Tom Tugend reports for JTA. More ▸

  • Ben Feldman hams up the Jew factor on ‘Mad Men’

    As AMC’s acclaimed “Mad Men” enters its sixth season, the actor who plays Jewish copywriter Michael Ginsberg says he’s not trying to play on Jewish stereotypes but to convey the challenges of being an outsider. Chavie Lieber reports for JTA. More ▸

  • Disney is already planning a second “Oz” film

    The film hasn’t even been in theaters for 24 hours, and Disney has already confirmed “Oz the great and Powerful” will have a sequel. Despite the film’s somewhat negative reviews, screenwriter Mitchell Kapner has been tapped to write the sequel, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the original film’s cast, which include James Franco and Mila Kunis, seem… More ▸

  • The Dude turns 15

    To a certain subclass of young American males, today is an anniversary on par with 4/20, 15 years since the debut of the cult classic that gave us such gloriously quotable lines as, “Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax, you’re goddamn right I’m living in the past!” It’s tempting to… More ▸

  • Israeli films fall short again at Oscars

    Two Israeli documentaries in contention for the Oscar for best documentary failed to bring Israel its first coveted golden statue. More ▸

  • In 2 Oscar-nominated documentaries, Israel takes a hit on occupation — and helps pay for it

    Two films financed by the Israeli government and now vying for the Academy Award for best documentary feature take sharp aim at Israel’s policies in the Palestinian territories. More ▸