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  • We are all ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

    By Tom Teicholz

    December 6, 2013 | 2:46 pm

    “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Joel and Ethan Coen’s new film, is the fictional story of one week in the life of a folksinger in Greenwich Village in 1961. The title character, played with total conviction by Oscar Isaac and supplied with credible material by the maven of American music,...

  • The Holocaust, the Mideast, cons and Americana

    Iris Mann, Contributing Writer

    November 25, 2013 | 5:02 pm

    Scattered amid this year’s more traditional holiday fare are some ambitious, profound and illuminating films that should intrigue the discriminating audience.

    Among these is “The Last of the Unjust,” a rabbi accused of collaborating with the Nazis, from noted French-Jewish...

  • The problems with the problems with ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’

    By Melissa Weller

    November 5, 2013 | 4:06 pm

    Describing exactly the way Blue is the Warmest Color affected me, as I’m sure it did millions of people, is a struggle, especially from a critical standpoint. It’s an intimate and subjective reflection of people, places and times, carrying the hours with tides of raw emotion rather...

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  • Watch: New ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ trailer

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    October 30, 2013 | 12:26 pm

    Those of you who like a little Jewish white-collar crime with your Chinese food will be pleased by the Christmas Day release of Martin Scorsese’s “Wolf of Wall Street.”

    The film is based on the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort, a stock swindler-turned motivational...

  • Israel Film Festival explores unfamiliar territory

    By Tom Tugend

    April 10, 2013 | 2:28 pm

    Among its other benefits, the Israel Film Festival takes even those of us familiar with the country to places and people we know only superficially, or not at all.

    Three of this festival’s movies — “Fill the Void,” “Sharqiya” and “Zaytoun” — go everywhere from inside an...

  • Israel Film Fest to fete Martin Landau

    By Pat Sierchio

    April 10, 2013 | 2:13 pm

    When he was barely out of his teens, Martin Landau was already a successful cartoonist working for the New York Daily News. In fact, the young artist was being groomed by the paper as its next theatrical caricaturist. Landau knew that if he got the job, he would never give it up. 

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  • Three films to focus on Israeli Air Force

    By Tom Tugend

    February 27, 2013 | 7:22 am

    Some 65 years after a band of foreign volunteers fought in the skies above Israel to assure the nation’s birth and survival, filmmakers are racing to bring their exploits to the screen before the last of the breed passes away.

    Among the competing producers and their financial...

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