Jewish Journal

Oscar contenders focus on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Tom Tugend

January 22, 2013 | 1:02 pm

The Israeli films "The Gatekeepers" and "5 Broken Cameras" are nominated as best documentary in the Academy Awards. (Sony Picture Classics/Alegria Productions)

Two films on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are in the final lap of five Oscar contenders for best documentary feature.

“The Gatekeepers” is told from the perspective of the six men... read on

  • Israeli movie wins top prize at Palm Springs film fest

    By  Tom Tugend

    January 13, 2013 | 10:12 pm

    The Israeli movie “Fill the Void” has been named best foreign-language film, beating out entries from 41 other countries, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in Southern California.

    The International Federation of Film Critics' (FIPRESCI) prize for the Israeli entry... read on

  • Two-and-a-half Jews spearhead Oscar nominations

    By  Tom Tugend

    January 10, 2013 | 8:43 am

    Spearheaded by two-and-a-half Jews, “Lincoln” led the field with 12 Oscar nominations, announced Thursday (1/10) morning.

    Nominated in their respective categories were Steven Spielberg as director, as well as co-producer (with Kathleen Kennedy), playwright Tony Kushner for best... read on