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“Marty belongs in the pantheon of great Jewish heroes,” Josh Singer, a co-writer of the Oscar-nominated film “Spotlight,” said during a recent interview at a Santa Monica coffeehouse.
He was disc. . .
Her camera has tracked inmates living on a former slave plantation turned prison farm, a Jewish fugitive who married a Nazi, the eccentric chess master Bobby Fischer, mothers with mental impairment. . .
A few days after receiving the Art Directors Guild award for his work on “The Martian,” production designer Arthur Max ruminated on the seven nominations and two wins he had received from the guild. . .
Soon, Academy Award winners will be popping open some bubbly and the runners-up will be drowning their sorrows. What Champagne or other sparkling wines should they have on ice while they wait on Osc. . .
As couture-adorned A-list celebrities strut down the freshly laid red carpet at this year’s Academy Awards, designer Ashlee Nik will be tuned into the TV coverage and checking Getty Images to see wh. . .
#OscarsSoGoyish is not a hashtag you will see out in the Twitterverse. Even though, like #OscarsSoWhite, it is warranted. African-Americans aren’t the only ones absent from the Academy’s nominations. . .
Twenty-nine minutes past midnight on May 4, 1999, Manny Babbitt’s execution by lethal injection began in San Quentin, Calif. By 12:37 a.m., he was officially pronounced dead.
This isn’t the beginn. . .
In the fall of 2013, as production was gearing up for the Universal Studios biopic about the 1980s rap group N.W.A, the producers needed a screenwriter to help pare down an existing script. The work. . .
Halfway through the 12 years Claude Lanzmann worked on his epic documentary “Shoah,” he decided to take a brief break by taking a swim in the Mediterranean Sea.
As the Israeli coastline receded fr. . .
When the Hungarian-Jewish poet Geza Rohrig agreed to play the lead role in the Oscar-nominated Holocaust drama “Son of Saul,” he knew he was taking on a daunting challenge.
With very little acting. . .
Set amid a 1944 prisoner uprising at Auschwitz, “Son of Saul” stood out as a long shot when its producers first applied for funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. The. . .
Filmmaker Basil Khalil has come up with an astute resolution to the Mideast conflict, based on the proposition that Israeli Jews and Palestinians will cooperate if that’s the only way they can get a. . .
Pity Jennifer Lopez. As far as memorable red carpet moments go, she set such a high bar at the 2000 Grammys with her now-legendary plunging green Versace dress that she seemed destined to never top. . .