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  • Payne’s ‘Nebraska’ a small-town triumph

    By Melissa Weller

    December 8, 2013 | 1:20 pm

    Imagine what a movie showcasing an ordinary, lukewarm existence might look like. One without mobs or crooked cops and the only color in the characters’ lives is the blue on their collar. Worse still, life is totally ordinary and you live in Billings, Montana. Your great romantic...

  • 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...

  • $1.3 million reward offered for information in Leviev jewelry heist

    August 6, 2013 | 10:23 am

    An insurance company is offering a $1.3 million reward for clues leading to the recovery of stolen diamonds and jewels owned by Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev.

    The $136 million in jewelry was stolen July 28 from a resort in Cannes, France, where it was part of an exhibition on...

  • Leviev jewel heist value increased to $136 million

    July 30, 2013 | 10:11 am

    The theft of diamonds and jewels owned by Israeli billionaire Lev Leviev could be the largest jewelry heist in years after the worth of the stolen items was estimated at $136 million.

    Immediately following the robbery on Sunday afternoon at a resort in Cannes, police estimated...

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  • Noah Emmerich of ‘The Americans:’  Emmy Awards watch

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 29, 2013 | 6:18 pm

    Actor Noah Emmerich folded his lanky body into a chair at L’Ermitage Hotel and pretended to clandestinely scan the lobby. “Those guys over there could be suspicious,” he quipped, and then added, “You don’t have a poison pen, do you?”

    The affable actor was joking, of course --...

  • Israel’s First Slasher Flick at Screamfest! [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 22, 2011 | 6:34 pm

    I was walking out of a screening of the cheeky new animated film, “Puss in Boots,” starring Antonio Banderas as the titular bad kitty, at Grauman’s Mann Chinese 6 Theatres when a splattering of fake blood on the cinema’s glass doors, gaunt skeletal figures and assorted skulls...

  • Von Trier questioned over Cannes ‘Hitler speech’

    October 6, 2011 | 11:07 am

    Director Lars von Trier was questioned by Danish police for saying at the Cannes Film Festival that he had sympathy for Hitler.

    Inciting racial hatred and justification of war crimes is illegal under French law.

    Von Trier said Wednesday in a statement released by his publicists...

  • Not Mel Gibson

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 24, 2011 | 6:01 pm

    Will the real anti-Semite please stand up?

    Is it: a) Mel Gibson; b) Oliver Stone; c) John Galliano; d) Charlie Sheen; e) Lars von Trier — or (f) all of the above?

    Trying to determine the worst offender may seem a Sisyphean task considering the past year’s almost farcical...

  • Israeli director Cedars awarded at Cannes

    May 23, 2011 | 10:31 am

    Israeli director Joseph Cedars won the best screenplay award at the Cannes film festival for his movie “Footnote.”

    The director, whose film “Beaufort” was nominated for an Oscar in 2007, had already left Cannes on Sunday and was called back to receive his prize. He did not return in...

  • Rabbi at the Canneas Film Festival?

    By JewishJournal.com

    May 20, 2009 | 4:23 pm

    by Rabbi Mendel Schwartz

    As my plane entered its final approach over Nice Airport, all I could see was spectacular, crystal turquoise water. Further along the horizon were the beautiful mountains and the glistening French Riviera.

    I was off grabbing a cab from the airport to the...

  • Israeli film ‘Waltz With Bashir’ has an anti-war beat

    By Tom Tugend

    October 22, 2008 | 9:49 pm

    "Waltz With Bashir" is a startling hybrid of a movie vehicle which came from behind to become Israel's entry for Oscar honors, announced last month, and may well pull another surprise when the Academy Award for best foreign-language film is announced.

    The oddly titled film...

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    May 29, 2008 | 2:32 pm

  • Israeli films take a lead role at Cannes

    By Jane Ulman

    May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    Against a backdrop of threatening skies, clearly not a metaphor for the future of Israel's film industry, two Israeli feature films premiered on May 15, opening day of the 61st Cannes Film Festival. And a short by Israeli student filmmaker Elad Keidan took first prize in the...
  • Next Year in Cannes

    By Max Gottlieb

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    It's a tough thing trying to arrange a Shabbat dinner at the Cannes Film Festival.

    My friend, Scott Einbinder, had gotten the idea two years ago, during my first trip to the festival. At first, I was hesitant. I was focused on business, a filmmaker obsessed with my career. Plus, I...

  • Israelis Do the Riviera

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Amid the celebrities and paparazzi crowding the Cannes Film Festival last week, Katriel Schory roamed the bustling boulevard Croisette like a proud parent.

    "Israeli cinema has never had such a presence here," Schory, director of the Israel Film Fund, said via the cell phone that...

  • School Violence Goes Extreme

    By Talya Halkin

    May 25, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A teacher's severed head drawn on a classroom blackboard, a student methodically emptying the shelves of the school library onto the floor, school phone lines that suddenly go dead -- these and other unsettling signs appear early on in Yaniv Berman's 2005 film "Even Kids Started...

  • Letters

    June 16, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Smart Card

    The idea that in medieval Europe, among Christians, the smartest people generally practiced celibacy, while, among Jews, the scholars and rabbis had big families, had occurred to me some time ago ("Are Jews Smarter?" June 10).

    Another possible reason for Jewish...

  • Spectator

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Location, location, location is the secret to many people’s success. But for Meir Fenigstein, founder of the Israel Film Festival, timing is the key. That’s why he’s moved the Los Angeles portion of his 21st annual Israel Film Festival from spring to late fall, where approximately...

  • A Cannes Boycott?

    By Tom Tugend

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish ire over a recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks in France may spread to a new battleground -- the film industry.

    Concerned by the attacks, the American Jewish Congress (AJCongress) is urging Hollywood stars and studios to consider France's current and past anti-Semitism...

  • The Circuit

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Challah if You Need Me

    Last month The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' ACCESS program along with The Brandeis-Bardin Institute and numerous L.A. area singles organizations co-sponsored the Shabbat at Sunset Communitywide Dinner. The event may have been the follow-up to...