Jewish Journal

  • Argentina’s very Jewish Oscar nominee

    by Diego Melamed, JTA

    3 days ago

    If Damian Szifron’s “Wild Tales” (“Relatos Salvajes” in Spanish) wins an Academy Award on Feb. 22 – it was nominated last week for Best Foreign Film — it will be Argentina’s third Oscar and the first for a film directed by an Argentine Jew.

    The film, which combines humor,...

  • Poland sends request to extradite Polanski to court

    by Wojciech Zurawski, Reuters

    4 days ago

    Polish prosecutors have sent a request to a regional court in Krakow for the extradition of filmmaker Roman Polanski to the United States over a 1977 child sex-crime conviction, the Prosecutors' Office in Krakow said on Tuesday.

    "The further actions in this case will depend on...

  • And the 2015 Jewish Academy Award nominees are…

    By Tom Tugend

    1 week ago

    “The Grand Budapest Hotel” topped the field with nine Oscar nominations — in a tie with “Birdman” — as Hollywood unveiled the list of official Academy Award contenders on the morning of Jan. 15.

    Tribesmen looking for the Jewish angle noted that “Budapest Hotel” was inspired by...

  • Meet Stefan Zweig, the Jewish novelist who inspired ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

    by Gabe Friedman, JTA

    1 week ago

    Wes Anderson’s whimsical film “The Grand Budapest Hotel” was nominated for nine Academy Awards Thursday morning, just days after winning the Golden Globe for Best Comedy or Musical. Named one of the best films of the year by several top critics, it could earn Anderson, a director...

  • ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ leads Oscar nominations


    1 week ago

    “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” a film inspired by the writing of Austrian-Jewish novelist Stephan Zweig, led the Oscar nominations with nine, including for best picture and best director.

    The Academy Awards nominations were announced Thursday in Los Angeles by the Academy of Motion...

  • Woody Allen to make TV series for Amazon

    by Gabe Friedman, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Woody Allen has never written for television. But at the ripe age of 79, the venerable Brooklyn-born filmmaker is apparently set to write and direct his first TV series, an Internet-only show for Amazon.

    Amazon, the online purveyor of virtually everything, is relatively new to...

  • Paris attacks loom over Golden Globes ceremony


    2 weeks ago

    Actors including George Clooney, Kathy Bates and Helen Mirren wore “Je Suis Charlie” buttons at the Golden Globes Awards ceremony in memory of the 12 people killed in the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris.

    The terrorist killings in the French capital in the preceding days, which also...

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