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  • ‘La Rafle’ recalls Vichy sins

    November 15, 2012 | 2:15 pm

    The biblical book of Exodus begins the ominous story of the Israelites’ descent into slavery with the following words: “A new generation arose” in Egypt that did not know Joseph. Well, a new generation has arisen in France, and they, unlike their parents and certainly their...

  • The new Jewess: A rising generation of actresses overturns old tropes

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 10, 2011 | 1:16 pm

    The year is 1950. The setting is a dimly lit movie studio backlot. It’s the middle of the night, and an attractive young woman named Betty Schaefer is explaining to her screenwriting partner why she became a writer instead of what she really wanted to be — an actress. The movie...

  • Golden Globes 2011:  The Jewish nominees

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 14, 2010 | 5:01 pm

    “The King’s Speech”—which today snagged seven Golden Globe Awards nominations, the most of any contending film – is the brainchild of British screenwriter and nominee David Seidler, whose flight from the Nazis and Jewish family trauma partly inspired the movie.  Other...

  • Top Crazy Basterd Moments from Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 5, 2009 | 1:31 pm

    The “Inglourious Basterds” in Quentin Tarantino’s lushly-photographed World War II epic are a posse of blood-splattering Jewish-American soldiers turned Nazi slayers. These Reservoir dogs-of-war, led by Brad Pitt as Lieutenant Aldo Raine, lend levity (and gore) to Tarentino’s...

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