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  • Crooks aid Nazi cash plot in Austria’s Oscar hopeful

    By Tom Tugend

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Austria's "Counterfeiters," one of five foreign-language films vying for Oscar honors, probes the moral dilemmas facing a special group of Jewish concentration camp inmates in one of the more remarkable episodes of World War II.

    In 1943, as the Nazis realize that the war is going...

  • A moral dilemma— ‘No Country for Old Men’

    By Jason Berger

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The world is rapidly changing. Whether it be the greedy nature of mankind or the constantly upgraded weaponry, the world is evolving for better or for worse. This idea sets up the mainframe for the highly acclaimed new feature film, "No Country for Old Men," a film that not only...
  • Skip into Mel Gibson’s ‘Apocalypto’ now!

    By Jon E. Drucker

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Face it, the previews for Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto" look pretty darn cool. And there was nary a Jew in sight in Mexico before Cortez & Co. arrived., so I don't think we have to worry about anti-Semitism. Of course, that could change if the movie sentimentalizes human sacrifice...
  • The Old Switcheroo

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    November 22, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In Parshat Toldot, we encounter the remarkable event described in Genesis 27, as Yitzhak prepares in blindness to confer an eternal blessing on one of his twin sons.

    He wants to extend that blessing to the viscerally evil Esav, who nevertheless always has acted with the utmost...