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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 Surrogate’ sells at Sundance—for $6 million!

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 24, 2012 | 6:31 pm

    When I spoke to filmmaker Ben Lewin of “The Surrogate” recently, he said he was “cautiously optimistic” and more than a bit cynical about his film’s chances at the Sundance Film Festival, but turns out he need not have worried.  His fact-based movie—about a paralyzed...

  • Kristin Scott Thomas on “Sarah’s Key:” “I Don’t See It As a ‘Holocaust’ Film” [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 18, 2011 | 5:14 pm

    Kristin Scott Thomas conjures images of the quintessentially British thespian, having portraying upper crust or reserved characters in films such as “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “The English Patient,” for which she received a 1997 Oscar nomination.  In previous newspaper...

  • Possible Oscar at stake in Israeli film fight

    By Tom Tugend

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm


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    The story of two movies vying to represent Israel in the Oscar race is full of intrigue, confusion, backbiting and alleged skullduggery.

    The films themselves are also quite interesting.

    The brouhaha comes at a time when the Israeli film industry is gaining...

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  • Religious Tensions Spark ‘Campfire’

    By Tom Tugend

    November 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Sitting in a booth at Milky Way restaurant, Joseph Cedar, a lean young man in jeans and baseball cap, hardly looks the part of an Orthodox Jew, who is also one of Israel's most perceptive filmmakers.

    He is in town for a couple of days to talk about his latest movie,...

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