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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...

  • ‘The Wolf’ and the Jewish problem

    By Rob Eshman

    December 31, 2013 | 1:54 pm

    “The Wolf of Wall Street” is nauseating, pornographic and soul-crushing — and you have to see it.

    You have to see it, because you — meaning society, Jews, all of us as individuals — have to face the questions it raises about money, wealth and morality. 

    Director Martin Scorsese...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • ‘Hugo’ writer Selznic talks of the magic of film

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 16, 2012 | 2:50 pm

    On the phone from his home in Brooklyn, Brian Selznick, author of illustrated novel “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” sounds more like your witty Jewish cousin from New York than the creator of a story involving 1931 Paris, automatons and the magical work of the pioneering filmmaker...

  • “Boardwalk Empire’s” Michael Stuhlbarg

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 17, 2010 | 5:01 pm

    “Boardwalk Empire,” the new HBO series, included in its Sept. 19 premiere a scene of five mob bosses gloating about the money to be made in illegal alcohol. The time is the onset of Prohibition in early 1920, the setting a lavish private dinner party at the Ritz-Carlton in Atlantic...