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  • “Spotlight” and the heroic editor of The Boston Globe

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 12, 2016 | 11:07 am

    “Marty belongs in the pantheon of great Jewish heroes,” Josh Singer, a co-writer of the Oscar-nominated film “Spotlight,” said during a recent interview at a Santa Monica coffee house.

    He was discussing the real-life newsman at the center of the much-lauded film about how Boston...

  • Israel bypassed in Oscars race

    By  Tom Tugend

    December 19, 2014 | 1:26 pm

    Israel is out, but a Polish Holocaust-related film is in, as movies from nine countries advanced on Nov. 19 in the Oscar race for best foreign-language film.

    “Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem,” Israel’s entry, did not make the cut. The film depicts the five-year legal struggle...

  • Desperately Seeking Sorkin

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 20, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    I had this fantasy about Aaron Sorkin. It’s probably only natural that I should want to know him, because he is, after all, the most intelligent and sharp-witted writer working in Hollywood today. His prestige began with “A Few Good Men” (1992), surged with his creation of the 1999...