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  • An X-Man takes aim at Nazi war criminals

    July 24, 2012 | 12:06 pm

    From the demented geneticist known as Mr. Sinister to the evil giant Juggernaut, the X-Men have battled some pretty wild foes over the years. But in an upcoming five-issue mini-series called “The First X-Men,” one member of the Marvel superhero team will take on some villains...

  • The genesis of psychoanalysis [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 23, 2011 | 12:37 pm

    How the brilliant, disturbed Sabina Spielrein influenced Freud and Jung

    It is the summer of 1912 in “A Dangerous Method” — a film whose storyline is drawn from real-life events — and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), a young Russian-Jewish psychoanalyst, is discussing with...

  • Don’t forget to remember: Why ‘X-Men’ is an important Holocaust film

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 21, 2011 | 5:19 pm

    There is a nasty little phrase being thrown around in entertainment circles that Jews may find discomfiting: Holocaust fatigue. The implication is that Holocaust narratives have become so ubiquitous and trite as to induce a kind of queasy listlessness in movie audiences. Another...

  • When Mutants Matter

    By Adam Wills

    June 8, 2011 | 9:01 am

    “To those who said X-Men First Class was good, I want to stab you in the face.”

    My friend Jason posted this to Facebook yesterday. Hyperbole aside, I understand his frustration.

    Fox was in spin mode this past weekend trying to explain a lower-than-expected opening for the...

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  • X-Men:  First Class—Top Moments From The Most Jewish Superhero Movie Ever [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 1, 2011 | 12:32 pm

    As “X-Men: First Class” continues to glean first class reviews, it’s worth noting that the mutant saga is perhaps the most Jewish superhero film to grace the silver screen:  which makes sense considering the movie marks the return of producer Bryan Singer to the franchise. (He...