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  • Jonah Hill’s not-so-nice Jewish guy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 6, 2014 | 5:48 pm

    In January, 2012, when Jonah Hill -- who first became famous for his comic roles in raunch-fests-with-heart, like “Superbad” -- had just received an Academy Award nomination for his dramatic turn as a shy statistics whiz in Bennett Miller’s baseball saga “Moneyball,” he told the...

  • DiCaprio defends ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

    December 31, 2013 | 9:51 am

    Leonardo DiCaprio has responded to critics who say that “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Martin Scorsese’s new flick about Wall Street bankers getting reckless in the ’90s, condones the horrible behavior of its characters.

    In the film, DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, a real-life...

  • The Holocaust, the Mideast, cons and Americana

    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...

  • Watch: New ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ trailer

    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...

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  • Ad featuring Bar Refaeli airs over IDF’s objections

    March 21, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    An ad showcasing Israeli innovations featuring Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli aired despite protests from the military.

    "Created in Israel," as the ad is titled, is part of an Internet campaign by Israel's Foreign Ministry that features products and technologies developed in...

  • Two Jews on Film: J. Edgar’ review

    November 9, 2011 | 2:03 pm

    Every once in awhile, you experience a performance by an actor that simply blows your mind…And that’s exactly what happened to me, when I watched Leonardo DiCaprio portray J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood’s new film, ‘J. Edgar’.

    What makes a great performance are the subtle things...

  • DiCaprio converting to Judaism?

    December 6, 2010 | 9:38 am

    Leonardo DiCaprio is rumored to be considering converting to Judaism for his longtime girlfriend, Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli.

    The possible conversion by DiCaprio, a non-practicing Catholic, is a sign that the popular American actor and Refaeli will marry, the Daily Mail reported...

  • Bar Refaeli, Leonardo DiCaprio return to Israel

    November 15, 2010 | 2:55 pm

    Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli and her boyfriend, popular American actor Leonardo DiCaprio, arrived in Israel for a vacation under heavy security.

    The couple, who arrived Sunday, were accompanied by DiCaprio’s mother, Irmelin, and actor Kevin Connolly of “Entourage.” They arrived in...

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