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  • ‘Waltz with Bashir’ Wins Coveted Golden Globe

    By Tom Tugend

    January 12, 2009 | 5:50 pm

    Israel’s “Waltz with Bashir” won the Golden Globe for best foreign-language film on Sunday evening, solidifying its frontrunner status to take home Israel’s first Oscar at next month’s Academy Awards.

    The edgy, animated film about a traumatized veteran trying to recover his memories... read on

  • Why we should care about the actors’ strike

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 8, 2009 | 6:56 pm

    Israel is at war with terrorists. The U.S. economy is headed for the deepest economic depression since 1929, and, a few weeks ago, Bernie Madoff swindled $50 billion from investors who trusted him, crippling families, foundations and non-profit organizations around the world. This in... read on

  • Joel Stein hates Torah (but loves that Jews run Hollywood)

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 6, 2009 | 8:23 pm

    I like Joel Stein. He makes me laugh. But I seriously question the motive for his recent column “How Jewish is Hollywood?” in which he facetiously declares that Jews unequivocally and absolutely control the media. And that, well, “as a proud Jew,” he’d like to keep it that way.

    ... read on
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  • Poor Hollywood?

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 5, 2009 | 12:44 pm

    As last Friday’s LA Times pointed out, even Hollywood – the emblem of glamour and excess – cannot avoid the economic slump. It is expected that more layoffs will follow recent job cutbacks across all media, from networks to studios to smaller independent outfits. Not to... read on

  • Waltzing to the top

    By Tom Tugend

    January 5, 2009 | 1:51 am

    Israel’s “Waltz with Bashir” received another major boost when the cream of American movie critics picked the path-breaking animated film for top honors.

    The National Society of Film Critics named “Waltz” as the best picture of 2008 at its annual meeting on Saturday (1/3)... read on

  • Roseanne is not funny but she *is* an ignorant fool

    By The Web Guy

    January 2, 2009 | 5:19 pm

    We already knew she wasn’t funny after we walked out on her disgusting routine about her vagina which marred an otherwise excellent benefit show organized by Sarah Silverman for Israel’s Arava Institute, but we didn’t realize how ignorant she was until now.

    From Roseanne’s blog:

    ... read on

  • A Golden Nod to ‘The Reader’? Really?

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 17, 2008 | 3:45 am

    There is little doubt in my mind that Kate Winslet is one of Hollywood’s most talented screen gems. It was she, as much as Leo, that kept me going back to see Titanic over and over and over again. Amidst all the melodrama sinking into the sea, it was Winslet that kept the film afloat... read on

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Danielle Berrin writes the Hollywood Jew blog, a cutting edge, values-based take on the entertainment industry for jewishjournal.com. A Los Angeles Times profile dubbed her...

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